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Probiotics

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that reside in our small and large intestines that support healthy digestive function, regulate our immune systems, produce enzymes that can kill pathogenic bacteria, and provide nutritional support, including production of vitamin K.  Probiotics have been … Continue reading

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Allergies and the T cell balance

Allergies occur when there is an antigen-antibody reaction.  Antigens can include foods (often proteins), dust, mold, animal dander, pollen, smoke, and petroleum or chemical fumes.  During the first exposure to an antigen, type 2 T helper cells (Th2) of the … Continue reading

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Allergies

There are four different types of allergic, or hypersensitivity, reactions and most common type is called a Type I response.  In this type of reaction, when a person is first exposed to an allergen, several cells of the immune system … Continue reading

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