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 …

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estrogen, autoimmune disease, autoimmune conditions, estrogen levels, estradiol, hashimoto's

Estrogen’s Link to Autoimmune Conditions

Of all the people affected by autoimmune conditions, 75 percent of them are women. A recent study’s findings support a link between fluctuating estrogen levels and autoimmunity.

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 …

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Do you have standard American fatigue?

In the last article, we learned about the effects that blood sugar dysregulation can have on fatigue levels. When it comes to your diet, this means …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Recurrent Miscarriages: Evaluation and Testing to Prevent Pregnancy Loss

Recurrent pregnancy loss, or repeated miscarriages are devastating and challenging to treat. There are numerous causes so a full work-up should be completed to gain clarity into the underlying cause and treat appropriately. We present an evidence-based review of current information in this field of reproductive medicine.

PCOS Metabolism Gut Microbiome Metformin

Metabolism, the Microbiome, Berberine and Metformin

Dr. Fiona goes into some of the underlying mechanisms of how the microbiome affects our metabolic health. The drug, Metformin, illustrates this connection through it’s antibiotic effects.