7+ Ways Fragrance Changes Your Hormones And Immune System (Must Read For Chemically Sensitive People)

Fragrances are slow toxins which can disrupt the endocrine-immune-neural axis possibly causing the unprecedented rates of diabetes, cancer, neural ailments, teratogenicity, and transgender instances. R

We’ve already discussed how parts in fragrance can act as haptens and cause allergic sensitization (in this hapten post and this fragrance post), so in today’s post we will be discussing more mechanisms as to how fragrance can disrupt your immune system.

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The 35+ Benefits Of French Maritime Pine Bark (Pycnogenol, Flavangenol And Oligopin)

n this post, we will discuss the benefits of French Maritime Pine Bark and Pycnogenol as well as their mechanisms of action.

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The 29+ Benefits Of Sophora flavescens (Ku Shen)

Ku shen (sophora flavescens) is a root with powerful effects on cancer, metabolic diseases, neurological disorders and more.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of ku shen, its caveats, and where to buy ku shen.

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Haptens: A Root Cause Of Food Intolerance, Chemical Sensitivity, Skin Sensitivity, And Autoimmunity

Many of my chemically sensitive clients have reactions from inhaling, eating, and skin/air contact with chemicals.

Haptens effect on the immune system supports why they can wear a gas mask in a perfumey room and still get sick.

I haven't seen anyone else online talking about haptens and I've noticed that a lot of my allergies and chemical sensitivities have improved by reducing my hapten exposure.

In study models, haptens can be used in to induce food intolerance, chemical sensitivities, skin disease, and autoimmunity.

In this post, we will discuss the how haptens may have detrimental effects on humans.

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The 22+ Benefits Of Oxymatrine (With Natural Sources, Synergies, And Mechanisms)

Oxymatrine has shown to have anti-arrhythmic, immune regulatory, and anti-tumor properties and is used in China for treatment of viral hepatitis, cancer, cardiac diseases (such as viral myocarditis), and skin diseases (such as psoriasis and eczema). R

In this post, we will discuss the many benefits of oxymatrine, its natural sources, and its mechanisms.

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The 27+ Benefits Of Matrine (with Natural Sources And Mechanisms)

Matrine is a very powerful alkaloid that has many neuropharmalogical benefits.

In this post, we will discuss matrine's benefits, natural sources for it, and some of matrine's 195+ mechanisms.

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The 28+ Benefits Of Embelin And Its Natural Sources

Embelin suppresses cancer, combats inflammation, ameliorates autoimmunity, and destroys many infectious agents.

It also has anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, neuroprotective, and cardioprotective protective effects.

In this post, we will discuss the MANY benefits of embelin, its natural sources, and some synergies of embelin.

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What Is Toxin Bioaccumulation? How Biotoxin Accumulation Causes (Reversible) Chronic Dysfunction

Recent evidence suggests that 70–90% of chronic disease is likely related to environmental determinants. 

In this post, we will discuss how biotoxin accumulation may cause chronic illness.

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PON1: Increase Longevity And Detox Pesticides with 99+ Ways To Increase Paraoxonase 1

Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is an enzyme that plays a role in most diseases.

In this post, we will discuss how you can use PON1 to improve overall health, longevity, and detox mechanisms.  

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How Jet Fumes And Hypoxia On Planes Affect The Body

Hypoxia (loss of oxygen) is a major stressor on the body.

On average, one can live ~21 days without food, ~2 days without water, but only a few minutes without oxygen. R

Most studies review long term exposure of hypoxia, but in this post we will discuss what happens to the body on a cellular level when exposed to hypoxia in the short term, such as flying or space travel (in a non-hormetic way).

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Why NRF2 Activation Can Make You More Sick

Recent cancer research has helped us understand how the body detoxes.

By studying upregulated genes in tumorous cells, we were able to find the Nuclear Erythroid 2–Related Factor 2 (NRF2) pathway.

NRF2 is a major transcription factor in detoxing the body and keeping it healthy.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits/downsides of NRF2 activation, as well as why NRF2 may be hurting you more than helping you (and what you can do about it).

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The 7+ Benefits Of Bladder Mallows (Herissantia)

Bladder Mallows is a common herb found in Brazil. 

In this post, we will discuss Bladder Mallows' possible benefits and some alternatives.

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The 17+ Benefits Of Huang-Bai

Huang-Bai has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of depression, meningitis, bacillary dysentery, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and liver cirrhosis. R

In this post, we'll discuss it's benefits, mechanism of action, and properties of different blends of this herb.

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380+ Ways To Inhibit Biofilms

Biofilms (sometimes described as "cities for microbes") are glue-like membranes produced by microbes (bacteria, fungi and yeasts) to protect themselves being discovered by our immune system, among other functions (described below). 

In this post, we're going to go over what diet and supplements (as well as advanced techniques) can be used to prevent and/or kill unwanted biofilms from common bacterial and fungal pathogens.

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The 18+ Benefits Of Tianma and Gastrodin

Tianma and Its 81+ Major Compounds

Tianma (also called Gastrodia Elata) works on many systems of the body including the brain, liver, heart, eyes, ears, bones, and lungs.

It has many potential benefits in preventing treating common neurological and metabolic disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, epilepsy, liver disease, diabetes, neuropathy, and more.

In this post, we are going to be talking about Tianma, its bioactive components, and their benefits.

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Artificial Sweeteners Alter Signaling In The Brain and Pancreas

Not all artificial sweeteners aka (nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) or low-calorie sweeteners (LCS)) are bad. 

Use of artificially sweetened foods (ASF) has increased in the past 50 years in the USA and there are clear parallels with changes in the prevalence of being overweight and the rise of obesity. R

Just because something is deemed as "safe" by the FDA, does not make it safe for humans.

In this post, I will break down the effects of artificial sweeteners on the body and give an alternative list to which ones are "safer" or even beneficial

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The 11+ Benefits of Damiana (Turnera Diffusa or Aphrodisiaca)

Damiana is a shrub native to southern Texas in the United States, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. 

Maya Indians called this species mis kok ("broom for asthma"). 

Damiana has been traditionally used as a remedy against stomach ache, lung diseases related to tobacco abuse, bladder and kidney infections, rheumatism, diabetes, and scorpion stings. 

Today, it's commonly sold in headshops as a "legal high", because smoking the leaves may produce similar effects to smoking marijuana. 

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Arsenic Lowers IQ and Disrupts the Gut-Brain Axis

Arsenic is so common, but it is not talked about much. 

It is hidden in our food and supplements, but has devastating effects on the body that we will discuss below.

We will also discuss what you can do to protect yourself from arsenic in our toxic environment.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Kill Mitochondria And Brain Function

The Actual Dangers of Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors and What You Can Do About It

Proton pump inhibitors are used very commonly by gastroenterologists for anyone with "stomach" issues.

It is probably the first thing they will give a patient before looking further into what the real cause is.

They have serious short-term and long-term downsides and are destroying our brain and our gut.

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IL-8: 53 Ways to Naturally And Artificially Lower This Chemokine

Interleukin 8 (IL8 or CXCL8) is a chemokine produced by macrophages and other cell types such as epithelial cells, airway smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells. 

IL-8, also known as neutrophil chemotactic factor, has two primary functions: 

It induces chemotaxis in target cells, primarily neutrophils but also other granulocytes, causing them to migrate toward the site of infection.
It also induces phagocytosis once they have arrived.

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