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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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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are truly one of the double-edged swords in medicine. While they have saved many lives from bacterial infections, antibiotics have also been implicated in the development of bacterial mutations to create drug-resistant species. In 2003, approximatlely 20 percent of … 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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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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Basic Treatment Guidelines

Dry Skin Brushing, Breathing, Sleep and Routine, Castor Oil Packs, Essential Fatty Acids, Apple Cider Vinegar,  Probiotics, Water,  Movement, Magnesium, Play, Biotone and B Vitamins

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One Perspective on the Flu Shot

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the flu shot is recommended for people who are at high risk for having serious flu complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk for complications.  These … Continue reading

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