In conventional medicine autoimmune disease is a chronic life-long health condition that is considered to be incurable. This is what we are led to believe. However, a new discovery in the field of autoimmunity gives not only hope but opens new treatment opportunities.
During last decades different models such as molecular mimicry, “bystander effect” and viral persistence were proposed as possible mechanisms that initiate the overreaction of the immune system and lead to an autoimmune disease.
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Science Daily reports, “With infectious diseases, it is often not the pathogen itself, but rather an excessive inflammatory immune response (sepsis) that contributes to the patient’s death, for instance as a result of organ damage. On intensive care units, sepsis is the second-most common cause of death worldwide. In patients with a severely compromised immune system specially, life-threatening candida fungal infections represent a high risk of sepsis.” (more…)
Caprylic acid is a medium chain fatty acid that is not toxic to humans; it can be broken down and used to make energy if needed. This same fatty acid is extremely damaging to nasty gangs of Candida and bacteria, making it a safe way to help boost your immune response.
Researchers who looked into problems of frequent urination found that the urinary tract was typically infected with a mixture of germs including Candida albicans, Helicobacter pylori, and Cytomegalovirus, all of which are opportunistic infections that may or may not coexist with other bacterial infections. It is typical that individuals with recurring problems (urinary tract, digestive, lungs, sinuses) have a mixture of germ gangs that make standard anti-bacterial or anti-viral treatments ineffective. These researchers found that caprylic acid disrupted germ gangs and brought relief to the frequent urination issue. They combined caprylic acid with fish oil supplementation to further enhance their results. (more…)
The spectrum of disorders related to Candida overgrowth is wide. Candida albicans is opportunistic yeast that is found in every healthy human being.
Candida releases ammonia into its environment whenever it sees fit.
The problem with Candida overgrowth is that in the most extreme cases it can be deadly. (1)
Because Candida is native to the mouth, the gut, and the vaginal tract, it is common to see Candida overgrowth in otherwise healthy individuals. (2) For example, if you are fighting the flu or are under more stress than usual, Candida overgrowth can show up as thrush in the mouth or as a vaginal yeast infection.
How Candida Invades Your Body
Once Candida has spread within the body, it can deeply infiltrate healthy tissue. Areas like the gut, immune system, and lymph tissue are highly susceptible to a Candida attack. (more…)
The digestive tract is loaded with trillions of microorganisms that form a natural ecosystem commonly called the gut flora. This ecosystem is designed to be symbiotic in that it benefits both the individual and the microbes. Certain lifestyle stressors throw off the natural symbiosis and cause a rise in pathogenic microbes, chronic gut inflammation and damage to the gut lining. (more…)
|A microscopic image of an intestinal fungus. (Iliyan Iliev / Cedars-Sinai Medical Center / June 8, 201
Bacteria in the gut play a crucial role in human health, and imbalances in bacterial populations can contribute to many disorders. New research suggests that fungi, though not as common in the intestines as bacteria, may also play a role in causing and modulating disease. (more…)
Did you know what goes on in your gut can dictate your mood, your perspective, and your sense of optimism?
Having earned the title of the second brain, the gut is in constant dialogue with the:
Everyday stress could cause harmless microbes in your body to become pathogenic! These bacteria will rapidly multiply and mutate, leaving you at risk for an infection.
- Immune system
- Brain and neurological system
- Hormonal system
- Our inner ecology
The connection between the gut and our psychology is a two-way street. On the one hand, gastrointestinal inflammation and infection can contribute to things like depression and brain fog. (1) On the other, mental stress or trauma can cause intestinal permeability or “leaky gut.” (2) (3) (more…)