Category Archives: Immunology

Can oxidative stress shrink your brain?

With baby boomers growing older, the age of the population in the United States is increasing. About 50 million Americans are affected each year by over 600 neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative disease refers to conditions in which nerve cells progressively degenerate … Continue reading

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Is gluten making you overstimulated?

There has been a lot of controversy lately over gluten sensitivity, but the existence of celiac disease is something no one can argue against. Celiac disease affects 1 in 141 individuals in the United States and can cause intestinal damage. … Continue reading

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Lyme isn’t all you can get from a tick bite

You have tested negative for Lyme disease with ELISA, Western Blot and iSpot Lyme. However, you still have symptoms synonymous with Lyme disease like muscle and headaches, fatigue, chills and fever. Testing negative for Lyme disease, doesn’t always mean that … Continue reading

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Oxidative stress? Let’s take a look at DOPAC…

In the past several weeks, there have been a number of posts about oxidative stress and the effects that it can have on neurotransmitter pathways, including the tryptophan pathway and catecholamine synthesis. Dopamine metabolism can also contribute to oxidative stress. … Continue reading

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What to expect when you’re expecting: do you expect environmental toxins?

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is meant to bring awareness to environmental protection. Ironically, since then, the amount of chemicals (i.e., insecticides, pesticides, manufacturing) used in the environment has increased. US industries make and import around 80,000 … Continue reading

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Flu bugs aren’t the only infection that cause stomach problems: Viruses may worsen IBD

As Easter approaches and kids eagerly wait for candy from the Easter Bunny, parents will be watching to make sure they don’t eat too much at once and get a stomachache.  All of us have experienced stomach upset from time-to-time … Continue reading

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