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Test for Gluten Intolerance If You Have Hashimoto’s

February 4, 2019

Test for Gluten Intolerance If You Have Hashimoto’s Numerous studies show a strong link between gluten intolerance and Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland, causing hypothyroidism. This is because gluten has a molecular structure that closely resembles thyroid tissue — gluten sensitivity triggers an attack on the thyroid gland. Gluten (technically,…

Virus

Viruses Trigger Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmunities

January 28, 2019

Viruses Trigger Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmunities Autoimmune disease is a modern epidemic in which your body’s immune system, which normally helps defend you from pathogens, mistakenly attacks your own organs and tissues. Current research tells us multiple factors can play a role in causing autoimmunity, including viruses. More recently, a virus has been linked…

Vitamin D

Don’t Overlook the Necessity of Vitamin D Cofactors

January 21, 2019

Don’t Overlook the Necessity of Vitamin D Cofactors Sufficient vitamin D levels requires more than a healthy diet and taking supplements—good vitamin D levels need the right cofactors too. A shocking three-quarters of the US population has too little vitamin D, even in sunny locales. Vitamin D is necessary to dampen inflammation and tame autoimmune…

Vegetables

Bad Gut Bacteria Big Risks in Hardening Arteries

January 14, 2019

Bad Gut Bacteria Big Risks in Hardening Arteries Unhealthy gut bacteria are a bigger risk for atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries than smoking, cholesterol levels, obesity, or diabetes. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart disease. That’s because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation. In fact, most modern health disorders are rooted…

Happy Woman

Manage Hashimoto’s by Supporting T Reg Cells

January 7, 2019

Manage Hashimoto’s by Supporting T Reg Cells When it comes to autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, dampening inflammation and immune attacks on the thyroid is the primary goal. One of the most powerful allies in this quest is to support your regulatory T cells (T reg cells). These are immune cells that do what their name implies…

Stem Cell

Effects of Trauma and Harm Passed on for Generations

December 26, 2018

Effects of Trauma and Harm Passed on for Generations The notion that genes dictate our destiny has been solidly debunked in favor of epigenetics, the study of external or internal mechanisms that switch genes on and off. Exciting new research shows epigenetic memory can span multiple generations. Studies have linked epigenetics to cognitive dysfunction, autoimmunity,…