Immune System

Thyroid Antibodies: Measuring Autoimmunity

The thyroid gland is the master of our metabolism. It controls the production of ATP, our fuel source, and therefore impacts every system within the body if it is not functioning optimally. In conditions of hypothyroidism, we see T4 and T3 hormones lower and TSH rise. In conditions of hyperthyroidism, we see T4 and T3 hormones rise …

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vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D and PCOS, Hashimoto's

Vitamin D Deficiency, PCOS, and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

A recent study was done on women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) who also have a vitamin D deficiency. The study found that these women fare better when they taken higher doses of the vitamin. The women in the study had improved glucose and lipid metabolism markers when they increased their daily intake from 1,000 UI, …

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chronic fatigue syndrome and dysbiosis

Chronic Fatigue? – Investigate the gut

The intestinal tract is also known as many things, the second brain, the center of immunity, the first line of defense, and all of these descriptions are far better at elucidating the critical role of this essential organ. It is true that dysfunction of intestinal tract has repercussions far beyond constipation and diarrhea. When you have a gut infection, dysbiosis, intestinal hyper-permeability or other pathologies the effects are far reaching including joint pain, chronic illness, anxiety and depression, brain fog, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, weight loss resistance, and the list goes on!

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROBIOTICS: IMMUNOMODULATION IN THE GUT AND BEYOND

The immune system is divided into 2 segments – the innate and the adaptive immune system. These 2 arms work together synergistically to protect the host from infectious disease. In mammals, the adaptive immune system includes both the systemic and local (mucosal) types, where cells and molecules interact to provide this protection in a complex …

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