autoimmune disease

Can You Predict Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease) or Celiac disease are very common and can affect most organs.

They impose enormous burdens on the health care system not only in cost, but in quality of life for millions who suffer from them.

Autoimmunity results when insults from our environment, diet, and lifestyle interact with our genes to disrupt normal immune balance. They can take years to develop as the body becomes increasingly frustrated and tired of the insults it may be experiencing internally.

The body is like a rubber band, and autoimmune illness can result when the body starts to lose its ability to return to normal. But if you remove some of the factors that keep stretching it to its limits, you can increase the life of the rubber band and at least push back the time it takes for it to lose its elasticity.

Immune activators eventually lead to immune imbalance. Immune imbalance then leads to auto-reactivity to one’s own tissues, proteins and organs – eventually causing damage to those components.

What if you could predict autoimmune disease 10 years earlier than when your symptoms develop?

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Study Compares the Effect of Soybean and Coconut Oil On Belly Fat and Heart Disease Risk in Women

A randomized, double-blind clinical trial involving 40 women aged 20-40 years who had waist circumferences greater than 88cm (greater than ~35in) compared the effects of coconut oil and soybean oil on markers of belly fat and risk of heart disease (1). The women were split into two groups of 20. All women were instructed to […]

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New Study – Vitamin D and Cancer Survival

Cancer patients who had higher levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D were linked with better survival rates and longer remission than those who are vitamin D-deficient. The findings were published in July 2014 in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The meta-analysis reviewed 25 studies that measured  vitamin D levels at or near the […]

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The Most Important Lesson From Facebook’s Emotional Experiment

There has been quite a bit of chatter regarding the recent study on how emotions can be transferred between Facebook users. What happened? The facebook feeds of 689,003 were manipulated to show slightly more positive or negative posts. The results found that the emotions expressed by your friends on Facebook do influence our own emotions. […]

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Coconut Oil and Cancer Development

As a whole, high-fat diets have been correlated with increased risk of skin, liver, breast, colon, and prostate cancers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9), but the health effects may be stratified differently depending the type and source of fat. Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) have unique structural and physiological properties that may offer differential effects on development of certain tumors […]

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