An increasing number of people worldwide are developing autoimmune diseases – lupus being one of them. Autoimmune diseases (AD) are actually the third most common type of disease in the US after cancer and cardiovascular disease. Considering that human genetics hasn’t changed much in the
As bad as it sounds, inflammation is a protection mechanism that humans have developed to combat injuries and foreign agents. Fever, chills, muscle stiffness, fatigue can all be signs that your body is fighting inflammation. Successful treatment is important not only for getting rid of
Arrival of winter is accompanied by many changes. People start prepping for holidays, snow and cold become a new norm, and most importantly, winter colds and flu infections start lurking around, waiting to get us weak and sick. So, it is the season to start
If you had to guess how many microorganisms live in a person’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract, what would you say? 50 million? 700 million? Maybe even 7 BILLION? Well, turns out our GI tract hosts an astounding 100 trillion microorganisms, most of which are bacteria, followed
As long as we wish to be surrounded by nature and trees, we have to accept the possibility of tick bites and tickborne diseases. And even though many are harmless and cause no noticeable symptoms, there are bacteria, like Borrelia burgdorferi that transmit serious diseases
Most humans have a natural aversion to the sight and even thought of moldy food. This must be an example of a natural defense mechanism humans have developed over the centuries to these often poisonous and even lethal microorganisms. Interestingly, molds have been making human
Many don’t know that autoimmune diseases (AD) are the third most common type of disease in the US after cancer and cardiovascular disease. The primary function of the immune system is to protect us from infectious agents, such as bacteria, viruses, toxins and cancer cells.
Let’s face it. Gut health is often taken for granted, until one day physical symptoms appear and start making our lives uncomfortable, to say the least. There are many factors contributing to gut health, with microbial balance being arguably the most important of them all.
If you’ve been dealing with chronic inflammation, you often wonder what can be done to reduce or eliminate it. Acute inflammation generally happens when your body has trauma like an injury or microbial invasion like in a cut. The inflammation usually clears up within a
If you’ve been living with chronic digestion problems and depression for many years, you know how miserable this feels. Suffering from digestive upset like gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation can be very irritating to deal with. Add in depression symptoms, and it can often feel
When winter and the holidays roll around, this is prime time for nefarious microbes to exert their strength resulting in many people getting sick from various types of infections. With the lack of abundant sunshine and dropping temperatures, most people start spending more time indoors,
With today’s busy lifestyle, more and more people are suffering from chronic fatigue. The good news is, with some help, you can conquer the fatigue and be vibrant again! All symptoms have a root cause, and working with a functional medicine doctor can help you