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Lectins and your autoimmune disease

By on Jul 19, 2018 in Autoimmune Disease | 0 comments

Hello everyone I am very excited to share with you today a new twist to looking at and dealing with your autoimmune disease.  In all the research out there, a lot is said about your gut, the disruption in your microbiome and how this disrupts your health.  Well, I would like to focus your thoughts and attention to an even better look at how the gut plays such an important role in ones overall health. A dear friend of mine gave me a book to read, asking me for an opinion.  The book is by Dr. Steven Gundry – a well known pediatric cardiologist, called The Plant Paradox. I was very impressed and quite intrigued with his introduction to a substance found in quite a few plants called Lectin.   Now, lectin is in the plant for a very important purpose – to protect the seed from its predators, one of them being US!!  So, when we eat a plant that is loaded with this substance, it fights against us – or our gut. Lectins have an agenda in its protection strategy.  It will do anything to stop the predator from eating them, starting by first, breaking down our wall of defense (or the wall of our gut).  Once the Lectin has destroyed our tight junctions (leaky gut syndrome), it now meets up with our Immune system with an agenda to confuse it using Molecular mimicry (the proteins in the Lectin resembles many of OUR OWN PROTEINS in our body!).  Our poor immune system is so confused, it does not now what is real and what is not.  It tries very hard to stop the invasion, but ends up attacking our own proteins.  This is AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE!!.  The next strategy set up in the Letins  line of defense is to enter into our cells and disrupt all communication!  Imagine how a very controlled and peaceful city just got attacked and taken over by the enemy….How horrible for the future survival of this city (or our cell)……is it going to end up dead, or can it recover and destroy this invader? Lectins are in any fruits or vegetables with seeds.  These nutritious foods were placed on the planet for us.  The strategy is to learn...

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Autoimmune and Your Gut Microbiome

By on Jun 28, 2018 in Autoimmune Disease, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Autoimmune and Your Gut Microbione There have been quite a few studies recently on the relationship of the human gut microbiome and autoimmune diseases.  The human gut microbiome is given to us from our mother, but after birth, it is greatly influenced by our lifestyle and eating habits. A normal gut flora is made up of a very complex community of bacteria that work together to protect the gut lining from invaders along with digesting our food.  The gut flora is also in charge of making special protein molecules that help with our daily brain function. This colony of bacteria in our gut is a very important part of our overall health. According to an article in the January issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, any change in this gut bacterium causes a “runaway inflammation characteristic of autoimmune conditions”.  There are now more that 80 known autoimmune diseases in which the immune system disrupts and begins to produce antibodies that instead of fighting infections, attack on the body’s own tissues.  The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) report that there continues to be an increased rise of autoimmune diseases and is presenting as quite a major health problem Using an approach to balance the gut microbiome or flora is showing promise in the prevention of or in controlling and existing autoimmune disease.  Dr. Yuying Liu and her partner from the university of Texas have shown that increasing certain strains of healthy bacteria in a person, has shown to have corrected the imbalance in the gut bacterial community along with a reduction of inflammation.  There is a new shift in health care using our natural healthy “bugs as drugs” to treat human diseases – even beyond the gut itself. Schedule your appointment today to discuss your concerns or worries regarding autoimmune...

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Autoimmune diseases

By on Aug 29, 2017 in Autoimmune Disease | 0 comments

One may ask…..”why are there so many autoimmune diseases seen today?” In our world today, there are quite a few environmental toxins and or chemical that constantly attack and hit at us daily.   Also, there are many of us with a deficit in basic nutrients that our body is needing.  We are lacking in many of the minerals, vitamins, amino acids, water, and fiber that  our body is needing to maintain good health. There is a current article – Why An Apple Today Is Not Good, explaining some of the reasons  health care providers are findings nutritional deficits. “Modern farming methods are blamed for the decline in minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium in fruit and vegetables. Crops are being grown in soil stripped of its goodness”. “Vitamin loss could be exacerbated by fruits being picked before they are ripe”. Dr Thomas said: “We found that since 1940, the minerals and other nutrients that help to make fruit and vegetables good for you have been in startling decline. Eating fruit and vegetables is still beneficial for health, but continuing falls in nutrients could lead to deficiencies in some consumers”. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-207652/Why-apple-today-good.html   Another major concern as an autoimmune risk factor is the changes we are seeing in our microbiome – our invisable organ’ .  Our gut is very involved in a ‘cross talk’ with the brain and our immune system.  A disruption of our gut microbiome is the beginnings of most all autoimmune diseases.  Anything that we eat will affect or gut whether it is positive or negative. There are 6 different changes that takes place in the gut when we have a negative outcome 1. Gut lining gets disturbed 2. Gut begins to absorb nutrients improperly 3. Gut becomes inflamed 4. Leaky gut – which affects your memory, causes joint pain, causes skin rashes 5. Begin to develop a food sensitivity 6. Autoimmune disease Come in and lets talk! We will help you find out the best option to get your health turned around to avoid autoimmune disease.  We will  be able to help identify your health baseline including your gut health.  We will discuss diet, lifestyle changes along with doing  a bioscan to assess where you stand...

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6 Signs Involving Your Gut Function Leading To Possible Autoimmune Disease

By on Jun 7, 2017 in Autoimmune Disease | 0 comments

One may ask…..”why are there so many autoimmune diseases seen today?” In our world today, there are quite a few environmental toxins and or chemical that constantly attack and hit at us daily.   Also, there are many of us with a deficit in basic nutrients that our body is needing.  We are lacking in many of the minerals, vitamins, amino acids, water, and fiber that  our body is needing to maintain good health. There is a current article – Why An Apple Today Is Not Good, explaining some of the reasons  health care providers are findings nutritional deficits. “Modern farming methods are blamed for the decline in minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium in fruit and vegetables. Crops are being grown in soil stripped of its goodness”. “Vitamin loss could be exacerbated by fruits being picked before they are ripe”. Dr Thomas said: “We found that since 1940, the minerals and other nutrients that help to make fruit and vegetables good for you have been in startling decline. Eating fruit and vegetables is still beneficial for health, but continuing falls in nutrients could lead to deficiencies in some consumers”. – Read more about this from this article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-207652/Why-apple-today-good.html Another major concern as an autoimmune risk factor is the changes we are seeing in our microbiome – our invisable organ’ .  Our gut is very involved in a ‘cross talk’ with the brain and our immune system.  A disruption of our gut microbiome is the beginnings of most all autoimmune diseases.  Anything that we eat will affect or gut whether it is positive or negative. There are 6 different changes that takes place in the gut when we have a negative outcome 1. Gut lining gets disturbed 2. Gut begins to absorb nutrients improperly 3. Gut becomes inflamed 4. Leaky gut – which affects your memory, causes joint pain, causes skin rashes 5. Begin to develop a food sensitivity 6. Autoimmune disease Come in and lets talk! We will help you find out the best option to get your health turned around to avoid autoimmune disease.  We will  be able to help identify your health baseline including your gut health.  We will discuss diet, lifestyle changes along with doing  a bioscan to assess...

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Lupus – Autoimmune Disease Utah
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Here’s What You Need To Know About Lupus – Autoimmune Disease Utah

By on Feb 24, 2014 in Lupus | 0 comments

So, Let’s talk about Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease; if you don’t know much about autoimmune disease here is some pretty basic stuff you need to know. You need to be able to know and recognize autoimmune disease symptoms. You need to know different types of autoimmune disease, and you need to know autoimmune disease causes. For information about the know-how on autoimmune disease, check out this webpage: autoimmune disease list Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack it’s own tissues. Symptoms of Lupus include: Fatigue Joint Pain Fever Lupus Rash If you think you might have this autoimmune disorder, read this article I found: Lupus — 8 facts you ought to know about this autoimmune disease … http://health.india.com Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:47:21 GMT Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, who recently passed away allegedly of a drug overdose was suffering from an auto-immune disease called lupus. While it wasn’t the direct cause of her death (we’ll have to wait for the official autopsy report for … However, in this day and age patients suffering from the condition can expect a better quality of life. In this article, we tell you eight things you ought to know about the ailment with inputs from Dr Atul … Read more … Here is a direct Quote from this article: Lupus is an autoimmune disease Lupus is regular name of the autoimmune disease called lupus erythematosus. It occurs when the immune system of your body starts attacking itself or becomes allergic to itself. It kind of over reacts to foreign stimulus and generates a large amount of antibodies which attack different tissues in the body. Sometimes, the autoimmune reaction is limited to the skin tissue (in discoid lupus erythematosus-DLE); in other cases the reaction is seen throughout the body (systemic lupus erythematosus-SLE). Here are more articles on autoimmune diseases. The actual cause of the disease is still not known The actual cause is not known because there is no defined trigger that has been identified. ‘There are multiple genes implicated that increase the chances of developing lupus. Sometimes people whose family members have other autoimmune disease may develop lupus’, says Dr Gattani. Women...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Information – Functional Medicine Utah
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Information – Functional Medicine Utah

By on Feb 11, 2014 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

I have said before that you shouldn’t have to cope with rheumatoid arthritis. If you can treat it in the early stages, you can beat it! I don’t mean treat it in the hospital and with infusions… I mean functionally treat your condition. I am not a rheumatoid arthritis doctor, but I am a functional doctor. Here is a book that is available on amazon describing rheumatoid arthritis and the changes that you will face. —- The First Year: Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Check out customer reviewsPrice:$13.09 New:$5.71 (30) New:$2.92 (48) Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping Author:M.E.A. McNeil Binding:Paperback Manufacturer:Da Capo Press Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease characterized by inflammation of the joints, is one of the most disabling forms of arthritis and affects over two million people in the United States. Without proper treatment it can lead to long-term joint damage … Read more … —- Here is what I think: Don’t read this book! 🙂 You shouldn’t have to cope with the changes in your body. Remember that autoimmune diseases are a problem with your immune system! We need to fix your immune system up so it can battle off the bad and wicked cells that are causing your body to be in this condition! In this book, it will teach you how your life is now going to change, and how you are going to be introduced to a new level of stress and illness… So… what color would you like your wheelchair? NOT! Let’s talk about your condition and fix your immune system so you don’t need to worry about what color of wheel chair you will need.   It’s important to treat rheumatoid arthritis in the beginning stages, so if you or someone you know has rheumatoid arthritis in Utah, call me! I am right in the valley and I can help! Carol Stowell Family Nurse Practitioner Salt Lake City, Utah 801-634-2651 I am available at American Wellness or call me to set up an appointment.  American Wellness and Rehab Clinic 677 West 5300 South Murray, Utah 84123 tel: (801)...

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