Immune System

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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Do I need to go gluten-free to feel good?

This is the infamous question of our modern health culture. Is gluten free the ONLY way to be? Is gluten the cause of your bloating, fatigue, joint pain, brain fog and weight gain? Well, the answer is…. Maybe. BUT don’t stop reading here! The evidence is currently mixed about the phenomenon known as non-celiac gluten …

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Do I have a food sensitivity? | Micro Energy Drains

Food sensitivities are all the rage to talk about these days. Indeed, whether you are in a large fast food chain or a small Mom & Pop restaurant you will see signs that say “Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free”.  Now these things are great, I am all for personal empowerment with food, but it …

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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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