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Auto-Immune Conditions

Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system starts attacking the body’s own cells thinking they are abnormal or foreign.  There are two general types of autoimmune diseases: those that affect specific organs, such as the pancreas (Type I diabetes), and … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a complex array of chronic infection, inflammation, toxicity, and immune dysregulation.  It is the number one vector-borne disease in theUnited Statestoday and is reaching epidemic proportions.  As of 2009, there were approximately 38,000 reported cases of Lyme … Continue reading

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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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Nutrition and Lifestyle for Immunity: The Th1 and Th2 balance

T-helper (Th) cells are classified in a variety of classes, the main ones being designated Th1 and Th2.  The balance between these two types of T-helper cells can determine the state of your immune system functions in and impact your … 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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