Autoimmune

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is There Hope for Lasting Remission?

Let’s talk inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). By that I mean Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). I mentioned in a previous blog post that I was born and partially raised in Trinidad in the Caribbean. Well, in Trinidad, when it comes to donating and receiving blood, we have a different system. I promise this is …

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A Deeper Look: How Your Stressful Childhood Led to Autoimmune Disease

Is childhood stress really connected to chronic disease? There is definitely a distinct connection between the mind and the body. Ongoing research continues to validate this fact. Some of the most interesting research about this topic, in my opinion, revolves around the connection between childhood trauma and the inflammatory response, specifically the autoimmune response. But …

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Primary Hypothyroidism: Why Just Checking TSH isn’t Enough

Thyroid function is quickly becoming an often-discussed topic both in health and wellness circles and among the general population. It seems as though more and more people are experiencing thyroid dysfunction of some sort. Whereas in the past this was not the case, most people probably know someone who has struggled or is struggling with …

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Long-Awaited Help for Individuals with Autoimmune Diseases

Do you have an autoimmune disease or know someone struggling with autoimmunity? Chances are you answered yes. Autoimmune diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent. The cause of autoimmune diseases is still largely unknown; however, physicians and scientists have observed that environmental influences play an important role in their development and progression. We’ve constructed an assessment that …

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