Articles on the Immune System

General Health
Fiona McCulloch ND

Coronavirus Guide

News about the coronavirus is everywhere, and people are worried. Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND, offers solid guidance on its prevention, as well as treatment.

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chronic fatigue syndrome and dysbiosis
Immune System
Sarah Wilson

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!

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PCOS
Erica Nikiforuk ND

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.

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The Cause of PCOS is Inflammation and Lipotoxicity
Immune System
Fiona McCulloch ND

Causes of Inflammation in PCOS: Lipotoxicity and Leptin

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.

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Immune System
Fiona McCulloch ND

Gluten causes Leptin Resistance

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.

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