DIM (di-indolmethane)/I3C (Indole-3-Carbinol): Overview

Alternative Names: Diindolylmethane.

DIM has been shown to help regulate and promote a more efficient metabolism of estrogen, and an optimal ratio of estrogen metabolites. DIM is thought to be responsible for the health effects of dietary Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C).  (more…)

Managing Autoimmune Disease

Conventional medicine tends to view autoimmune illness as the result of an overstimulated immune system that attacks organs and tissues as if they were foreign invaders. “Immune suppression, the mainstream medical treatment of choice for auto-immune disorders, completely overlooks the upstream cause, toxic overload, and the downstream detoxification deficiency that leads to the immune system’s confusion in distinguishing self from invader,” write Jodi Friedlander, MS, and Ed Bauman, MEd, PhD. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE), Addison’s disease, and Crohn’s disease affect 5% to 8% of the US population. (more…)

Leaky Gut, Autoimmunity, and Celiac Disease

Though it is often undetected, an estimated 1 person in 133 in North America has celiac disease (CD). This autoimmune disease is characterized by inherited hypersensitivity to gluten, a difficult-to-digest protein found in grains. Bacteria living in the gastrointestinal appear to influence genetic expression. Dr. Alessio Fasano says in an article for Scientific American, “… a person whose immune system has managed to tolerate gluten for many years might suddenly lose tolerance if the microbiome [gut flora] changes in a way that causes formerly quiet susceptibility genes to become active.” Stress and other factors may also turn on the susceptibility genes. (more…)

CURCUMIN: Master Healer

Cancer

It’s rare to see a drug that is shown, in study after study, to have remarkable and significant anti-cancer properties both in vivo and in vitro. But curcumin is such a drug, and it induces tumor apoptosis with no apparent toxicity.

To get just a sampling of how thoroughly curcumin has been studies in cancer over the past few years, consider the following. (more…)

Are You at Risk for America’s Hidden Health Crisis?

As amazing as our bodies are, we cannot completely withstand the health-robbing effects of unhealthy diets, stress and exposure to environmental toxins. These factors contribute to a group of serious health epidemics and one group is rising to the top of the list – Autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune (AI) diseases comprise more than 100 individual types including Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Celiac disease, among others, and are characterized by inflammatory self-destructive immune responses where the immune system turns against itself and attacks organs and tissues.

Are You At Risk? (more…)

Deadly med approved for lupus

Millions of lupus patients desperate for some good news are the victims of a cruel hoax instead — because the first new treatment approved in 56 years might actually be worse than the disease itself.

It could even be deadly.

The drug is called Benlysta, and it’s so bad that even the company-funded study used to get it approved showed almost no benefit at all at the 76-week mark. (more…)

Do-It-Yourself Brain Damage

Every day of every year, people across the fruited plain engage in do-it-yourself brain damage. Sadly, they have no idea.

How can this be? I’m so glad you asked.

First, some background: Along the bottom of the brain is a small, sort of pancake-shaped thingy called the hypothalamus. And although it’s considered part of the brain, it’s not protected by the blood-brain barrier that keeps most of the bad stuff out of our brains. So it’s vulnerable. (more…)

Association Between Vitamin D and SLE

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a disease of the connective tissue, the tissue that forms the body’s structural framework. Tendons and ligaments are made of connective tissue that attaches muscles to bones and bones to other bones. Cartilage is the connective tissue that cushions bones and functions as the body’s shock absorber. Connective tissue binds various tissues and organs together, keeping them in their proper locations, and it forms the network upon which cells cluster together to form organs. All internal organs are held in place with tough sheets of connective tissue called “fascia.” Other connective tissues store unused food materials.

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine” vitamin because it is formed in the body by the action of the sun’s ultraviolet rays on the skin. The fat-soluble vitamin is converted in the kidneys to the hormone calcitrol, which is actually the most active form of vitamin D. The effects of this hormone are targeted at the intestines and bones.

The aim of a study, published in the journal Molecular Biology Reports, was to determine whether vitamin D receptors (VDR) showed susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis(RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus. The meta-analysis consisted of a total of ten studies, six RA and four SLE studies. The findings of this meta-analysis demonstrated that the VDR FokI polymorphism may confer susceptibility to RA in Europeans. Associations were also found between the VDR BsmI polymorphism and susceptibilities to SLE in Asians.1

1 Lee YH, Bae SC, Choi SJ, et al. Associations between vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus: a meta-analysis. Mol Biol Rep. Nov2010

 

Source: Molecular Biology Reports

 

Borax Cures

There are a lot of evidence why borax is effective against nearly all forms of fungus, whether they be mycoplasma found in lupus, rosacea, dog mange, interstitial cystitis plasmodium parasites, Morgellons disease, or even pneumonia. I think borax medicine is one of the medicines most ignored, misinformed or even suppressed in our present society. The authorities have done it so well that very few know that the toxicity of borax is about equal to that of simple table salt. (more…)