Understanding Blood Markers: The Good and the Bad

Unravel the significance of blood markers with insights from Dr. Rutherford. Discover how crucial blood panel analysis is and why simply relying on the “normal” label might be misleading. Learn how inconsistencies in lab ranges and the way doctors interpret results can impact diagnosis and patient care.

The Impact of Blood Sugar Spikes on Hashimoto’s

Discover how blood sugar fluctuations play a crucial role in the development and management of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Learn about the effects of dysglycemia on cortisol levels, inflammation, and immune responses. Explore the significance of blood sugar control and its influence on Hashimoto’s symptoms and overall thyroid health.

Is Fibromyalgia a Real Diagnosis?

Fibromyalgia, often deemed a ‘diagnosis of default’, is a complex, multi-symptomatic condition, more than mere muscle pain. It’s a unique constellation of various dysfunctional systems in each patient, not a definitive diagnosis. The term, however, provides a shared language for sufferers, legitimizing their experiences.

COVID-19 and Autoimmunity: A Trigger We Can’t Ignore

Dr. Rutherford, an experienced practitioner in autoimmune diseases, has observed a trend of COVID-19 acting as a trigger for autoimmune responses. His patients reported worsened or new autoimmune symptoms after contracting COVID-19. This article delves into his experiences, the historical links between viruses and autoimmunity, and the emerging recognition in the medical community of COVID-19 as a potential autoimmune trigger.

Calming The Storm: Managing The Fight or Flight Response for Improved Health

Understanding and managing the fight or flight response is key to tackling chronic diseases like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. This primal defense mechanism, governed by the brain, is crucial in handling stress. However, when overactive, it can exacerbate chronic conditions. Through tailored solutions focusing on neuron function and individual needs, we can calm this response for improved health.

Hashimoto’s Disease: Its Impact on Your Immune System

Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune condition, causes a consistent immune response, weakening the immune system. Common triggers include gluten exposure, food sensitivities, and overworking. With at least 42 known triggers, the immune system is under constant strain, which can increase susceptibility to illnesses such as colds and flus, ultimately leading to increased health risks.

Controlling Inflammation With Autoimmunity

Inflammation is a natural immune response that helps protect the body against harmful invaders such as bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. However, when inflammation becomes chronic and persists in the body, it can lead to a variety of health problems, including autoimmune diseases.

Is Salt a Trigger for Autoimmunity?

Recently, there has been growing interest in the relationship between salt intake and autoimmune disease, with some suggesting that a high-salt diet may contribute to the development or worsening of these conditions.