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. Read More
Burdock root has been used for centuries (over 3000 years) in China and in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for "purifying the blood", but in this post we will discuss the actual ways burdock works on improving the body. Read More
Two key players in healthy aging are proper neuropeptide signaling and healthy induction of autophagy. R
In this post, we will discuss how neuropeptides either induce or inhibit autophagy. Read More
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). Read More
In common day western society, we are consistently bombarded by artificial light.
Our workspaces are indoors, powered by fluorescent blue lights (which blue has its own negatives).
We only get sun rarely and it's either partial (such as through glass while driving to work) or too much (single sessions of long periods hanging out at the beach).
We also try to supplement for the sun by taking vitamin D hormone supplements, which is not as bioactive for creating the active form vitamin D. Read More
Amylin is a hormone that is co-stored and co-secreted with insulin from the pancreatic beta cells in response to nutrients (eating).
It mediates important brain functions, including appetite inhibition, cerebrovascular structure relaxation, and neural regeneration.
It also plays a role in regulating glucose metabolism and modulating inflammation.
Amylin shares characteristics of satiation signals, like CCK, but also of adiposity signals, like leptin or insulin. Read More
Get Ride of Psoriasis and Improve Skin Health!
There is a lot of bunk material out there about psoriasis and how to treat it, so I want to effectively and scientifically tackle this autoimmune disorder.
Get tan while being indoors. Oh yeah, and deactivate autoimmunity. Read More
Alpha-Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone plays a role in many autoimmune, inflammatory, and chronic conditions.
Recent evidence suggests that oxidative stress, auto-immunity and melanocyte apoptosis are involved vitiligo.
Essentially what happens in vitiligo is hyperactive T cells decide to target and kill melanocytes:
- Melanocytes have abnormally high levels of cellular stress, which can be caused by inherited factors, genetic factors, or both.
- Stressed melanocytes produce signals that activate innate immune cells to initiate inflammation that leads to autoimmunity.
- Innate immune signals recruit adaptive immune cells (primarily CD8+ T Cells) into the skin, which then find melanocytes and kill them, resulting in white spots, or depigmentation.
Lose Weight with SCIENCE! #75 Is My Favorite:
Disclaimer: Exercise and diet are beneficial for you in many ways. This is NOT a replacement for exercise and diet. Also some of these studies are small and some are done only on animals. It is UP TO YOU to asses which of these are beneficial or harmful for you. Obviously, things like "illness and MDMA" are probably things I think you'd want to stay away from. Read More