Scientists are now studying an important link between thyroid autoimmunity and recurrent miscarriages. The link appears to be inflammation during pregnancy.
Articles on the Immune System
A recent study was done on women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) who also have
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!
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.
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.
Learn more about the underlying causes of PCOS – the dysfunction of our fat cells – not often thought as functional – they are actually an endocrine organ that has a profound effect on our entire bodies. Women with PCOS have fundamental differences in the ways that the fat cells function.
Dr. Fiona is interviewed for the Get Fertile Stay Fertile summit on Autoimmunity and Infertility. She discusses the science behind the immunological aspects of infertility, as well as natural approaches to generating a healthy immune system.
Gluten has been linked to a 50% increase in leptin resistance at concentrations found in human blood after eating a typical gluten-containing meal. If you are trying to lose weight its crucial to eliminate gluten or it will likely be a stumbling block to progress.
That time of year has come again – as we spend more inside, viruses and bacteria begin to spread. There are many serious viruses going around this year so tune into this new post to detail natural ways to protect your body from illness. Dr. Erica Nikiforuk highlights some great products, foods and lifestyle suggestions to ward off those bugs!
T regulatory cells are one of the most important immune cells when it comes to keeping autoimmune disease at bay. They are involved in suppressing the immune response when it is finished its work. In conditions like Hashimoto’s and Grave’s, two autoimmune thyroid diseases, these cells are often not at their optimal levels.