Breaking the Candida Diet

Have your ever broken your Candida Diet? What happened? Your symptoms came back. Why? Social Media and the Internet will tell you it’s Candida. However, there is a problem. Current medical microbiology using DNA (Polymer Chain Reaction) is showing that Candida occurs less than three percent (3%) of lab tests. Social Media and the internet…

What is the NEI Supersystem?

The Neuro-Endo-Immune Supersystem communicates with the body via shared messenger molecules called neurotransmitters, cytokines or hormones. To help you understand the Neuro-Endo-Immune (NEI) Supersystem, allow me to use an analogy. The body is the computer hardware. Just as Microsoft Windows is the operating system for computers, the NEI Supersystem is the body’s operating system. I’ll use…

Oral Health and Hypothyroidism

Those suffering from thyroid conditions may experience recurrent gum bleeding, easy bruising, and chronic fatigue. Hypothyroid patients have capillary blood supply alterations in gum tissues. Those suffering from thyroid issues have enhanced periodontal bone loss as tooth-supporting alveolar bone is less sensitive to hormonal signals. Periodontitis is a set of inflammatory conditions affecting the periodontium,…

Is Low Dose Naltrexone (#ldn) Stimulating Autoimmunity?

Naltrexone (#ldn) is usually used in 50mg doses as a drug to help heroin or opium addicts, by blocking the effect of such drugs.  By blocking opioid receptors, naltrexone also blocks the reception of the opioid hormones (endorphins) that the brain and adrenal glands produce.   Many body tissues have receptors for the endorphins, including…

Melatonin Suppresses Thyroid Hormones

The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis (HPT axis) is a neuroendocrine system that regulates metabolism.  When the hypothalamus senses low circulating levels of the hormones T3 and T4, it signals to the pituitary, which then signals the thyroid gland to release T3 and T4.  T4 normally is converted to the more active T3, but T4 can also be converted…

Are you confused about Lyme Disease?

Are you confused about flares/cycles/herxes of Lyme disease! When you started the antibiotics, you started to feel better and would say most of your symptoms were gone! You were feeling so hopeful and then BAM…it hit you again. If you are taking antibiotics…why would you flare? Aren’t the bugs supposed to be killed off? Is…