Do you avoid gluten despite not having an issue with it? Gluten avoidance is a hot topic, and many people assume that humans shouldn't consume foods with gluten. But is there a good reason for this? Furthermore, are there drawbacks to avoiding gluten? Before we get there, what is gluten and why do people say … Continue reading Should everyone avoid gluten?
Hashimoto's symptoms can be very debilitating. Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition causing lower thyroid output. Since the thyroid controls metabolism throughout the body, people with Hashimoto's feel worn out all the time. Addressing this condition is very difficult, and rarely successful. Most of the time people simply want to feel normal again, to retain … Continue reading Healthy habits key to reversing Hashimoto’s symptoms
Normal TSH levels are an important consideration for thyroid health, though they give an incomplete picture on their own. When you assess thyroid function, other tests such as T4, T3, reverse T3, and TPO antibodies provide a fuller picture. Be that as it may, having high or low TSH often functions as an early warning … Continue reading Normal TSH levels require a healthy lifestyle: What you need to know
"It's all in your head." "There's nothing wrong with you." "All tests come back negative." If you're someone battling a chronic illness, statements like these from your healthcare provider likely cut at you like a finely sharpened razor. Then, of course, come the subtle remarks from your friends and family. It's not that they don't … Continue reading Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
A new study showing the relationship between the circadian clocks and autoimmunity hints at a potential lifestyle fix to help quell the fires of autoimmunity. The study, published in Nature Communications, found that disruption of the circadian clock in myeloid cells by removal of the gene BMAL1, which teams up with CLOCK to function as … Continue reading New study sheds light on circadian rhythms and autoimmunity