Diseases

The Three Stages of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can go through several stages. It may cause different symptoms, depending on how long the patient have been infected and where in his /her body the infection has spread. A practitioner’s guide Stage 1 of Lyme Disease Patient appears with adherent tick or immediately after a tick’s removal at your practice. This is what the patient needs to know:

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) & Lyme Disease

What are Mast Cells? Mast cells are immune cells that originate in the bone marrow and release up to 200 signalling chemicals, or mast cell mediators, into the body as part of an immune system stabilizing defense response against foreign invaders (parasites, fungi, bacteria, or viruses), allergens and environmental toxins and contribute to tissue homeostasis and repair, according to Matthew

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The Mystery of Lyme Disease – a Overview on the History of Borreliosis

Even though there had been descriptions of similar diseases from several dermatologists in the early 20thcentury in Europe (1909: Erythema migrans from Afzelius (S); 1924: Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans-ACA from M. Jessner and A. Löwenstamm (D/PL); 1943: Lymphadenosis benigna cutis-Lymphozytom from Bo-Erik Bäfverstädt (S)), from a historical perspective, the myth about Lyme-Borreliosis started in 1977. At this time Allen C. Steere

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Autoimmune Disorders: There is Another Way

Managing Autoimmune Disorders by Treating the Root Cause Autoimmune diseases are reaching epidemic levels, in part, because there are so many of them. Current medicine lists between 80 and 100 different types of autoimmune disorders or diseases. Some of the more common ones include Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Hashimoto’s Disease, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Grave’s Disease,

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What is IBS and How to Treat it

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS – Irritable bowel syndrome is a common digestive condition that is thought to affect 40% of us at some time in our lives. IBS usually starts before the age of 35 and can be lifelong. Typical symptoms include Constipation Diarrhoea Passing mucus when you pass a stool Bloating Abdominal cramping or stomach pains Feeling

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Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention with Integrative Medicine

Cardiovascular disease is traditionally treated through medications and lifestyle modifications, yet adherence to these treatments is often poor. The use of complementary therapies, such as non-prescription vitamins and chelation, is increasing, and patients are seeking information from their physicians about the safety and effectiveness of these therapies. When considering integrative therapies for cardiovascular disease, it is important to understand the

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Parkinson’s disease. The link between the disease and the gut

Scientists have discovered additional evidence which links the neurodegenerative disease to the gastrointestinal tract, opening new possibilities for treatment. History For many decades, research on this disease has concentrated on the brain. Scientists initially focused on the loss of neurons that produce dopamine, a molecule involved in many functions, including movement. The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional communication system between

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Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms and the Treatment that Works

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches. Scales typically develop on joints, such elbows and knees. They may develop anywhere on the body, including the hands, feet, neck, scalp and face. Psoriasis Symptoms About 5M adults in the U.S. suffer from this disease. Psoriasis is a condition of the immune system that can range from mild

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Thyroid Issues and Rebalancing

Exhausted, moody and forgetful? Gaining weight without changing your diet or exercise routine? Still asking your doctor: Why is it that I’m tired, but I can’t sleep? These symptoms may indicate an issue with your thyroid. The thyroid system plays a critical role in your metabolism. Along with insulin and cortisol, your thyroid hormone is one of the big three hormones

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What to Know about Leaky Gut Syndrome

Your digestive system is VITAL for your overall health. It is within your digestive system where most of the nutrients you take in are absorbed. In addition, your upper gastrointestinal tract contains most of your entire body’s immune system cells – roughly 80%! When the digestive system is weak, such as in the case with leaky gut, it brings to

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