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Gluten Intolerance and the Link to Autoimmune Disease

Gluten Intolerance and the Link to Autoimmune Disease

Diagnosing Gluten Intolerance and its Link to Autoimmune Diseases Food and microbial products are the main stimulants of the immune system and the main external regulator of various metabolic pathways.  Accordingly, composition of the consumed food can influence immune responses and inflammatory processes leading to the development of distinct forms of autoimmune diseases. Gluten (a…

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Natural probiotic supplements and improved immunity: an introduction to the powers of beneficial bacteria

Most consumers are familiar with the dangers of disease-causing bacteria; but over the last several decades, medical professionals and lay consumers alike have discovered a host of proven and potential benefits to be had from the consumption of so-called “good” or “friendly” bacteria as well. These helpful microrganisms are referred to as probiotics: and while…

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Q&A with Dr. Shikhman Gluten Connection to Autoimmune Diseases

These questions originally appeared on The Celiac Diva website. Visit The Celiac Diva What got you interested in the study of auto-immune diseases? When I was a teenager, I came across a book Microbe Hunters by Paul Henry De Kruif. After reading the book, I became fascinated by microbiology and immunology. In medical school, I…

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Immune Assistants

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Digestive and Intestinal Assistants

GLUTEN BREAKER | BUY NOW A high-potency, proprietary blend of plant-derived enzymes, specifically formulated to assist in breaking down the fullest range of plant and animal proteins, including casein (milk and dairy products), gluten (wheat, rye, oats, barley, and other grains) and soy proteins. PANCREATIC DIGESTIVE ENZYMES | BUY NOW Pancreatin is a preparation of…

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Normal Microflora Support

PAU D’ARCO | BUY NOW Pau D’Arco is derived from the inner bark of Tabebuia trees native to both Central and South America. Naturally rich in quinones such as napthaquinones, naphthofurandiones, and anthroquinones. More recent scientific studies indicate that Pau D’Arco helps to support healthy intestinal flora. It has also been suggested that it may…