Mast Cells (Part 3): The Mast Cell-Glia Interaction In Chronic Inflammation

In this post we will focus on the mast cell-glia (microglia, astrocyte, oligodendrocyte) interaction with our body and how they contribute to chronic inflammatory diseases such as CIRS and SALI.

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The 19+ Benefits Of Cyproheptadine (Periactin) With Side Effects And Mechanisms

In this post, we will discuss therapeutic and off-label effects of Cyproheptadine (Periactin), as well as side effects and mechanisms of this drug.

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32+ Zeitgebers (Biological Cues) And How To Enhance Your Circadian Rhythm

Right now as I write this, I am watching the morning sun, sitting on a bench in Dolores Park with my shirt off an laptop out - in 50ºF weather!

Last night I had no sleep as I just traveled from FL to CA and helping my brother pack until 4am… and I woke up around 5am (8am my normal time… thanks jetlag).

That’s why I believe today’s topic of discussion should be circadian rhythm cues, also called Zeitgebers.

Zeitgebers (the German word for “time givers”) are signals that help synchronize the body's circadian clock with the environment.

In this post, we will discuss the most common zeitgebers, how they affect our circadian rhythm, and how we can use them to enhance our sleep, stress, weight, social life, and more.

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How Ciguatoxins Cause CIRS, Brain Fog, & Loss of NAD+

Ciguatoxins are a harmful byproduct of marine life and their exposure can cause both acute and chronic long term neurological effects.

In this post, we will discuss how ciguatoxins can cause CIRS, brain fog, and loss of NAD+.

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2 Powerful Types Of Power Naps: Caffeine And Nicotine Power Napping

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of napping and techniques to improve your naps.

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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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10+ Reasons Why Alcohol Intolerance Happens And How To Build Alcohol Tolerance (Mechanisms And Genetics)

Are you someone who could handle their alcohol until getting sick, then any sort of alcohol in any amount may make you sick?

This is a common problem with those after their immune system has gone haywire.

In this post, I will breakdown and discuss mechanisms behind the loss of tolerance towards alochol

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The 16+ Benefits Of Spilanthes, Spilanthol, And Alkylamides

Spilanthes is a genus of plants that have major potential as an aphrodisiac and anti-aging tool.

In this post, we will discuss spilanthes, the benefits of its bioactive components, and where to get it.

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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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The 27+ Benefits Of Ecklonia Cava and Phlorotannins

Ecklonia cava is a powerful brown algae that shows promising potential in many metabolic diseases.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of Ecklonia cava, where to buy it, and its mechanism of action.

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All About Phoenixin: Pros And Cons Of Phoenixin And GPR173

Phoenixin is a peptide that regulates reproductive function, behavior, sensory perception, memory retention, cardiovascular health and food intake.

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Parvalbumin: Why You Can't Supplement For Fish

In this post, we will discuss what parvalbumin is, how it plays a role in chronic illnesses, and what you can do to  increase it. 

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The 16+ Benefits Of Catuaba (Trichilia Catigua And Other Catuabas)

Catuaba is a powerful plant that can improve depression, anxiety, fatigue, and more.

In this post, we will discuss the different forms of Catuaba (true vs non-true catuabas), the benefits of catuaba, and dosage of catuaba.

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The 10+ Benefits Of Oak Wood (Robuvit and Quercus Species)

Robuvit and Oak Wood extracts from the Quercus species have shown to have very promising results in combating fatigue in human trials.

In the post, we will discuss the benefits of Quercus species and my experience with supplementing Robuvit. 

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Do You Have Systemic And Long-term Inflammation? (SALI)

Do you have CIRS that does not go away with the traditional or manipulated versions of the protocol?

In this post, we will discuss what is SALI and how this may be a better way to look at similar chronic diseases.

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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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How Essential Oils And Fragrances Cause Sensitization And Fragrance Intolerance

It is paramount to know how to use essential oils correctly.

Improper usage can cause lasting (possibly permanent) side effects and immune sensitization.

In this post, we will discuss how to use essential oils properly and potential sources for hidden essential oils.

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The 14+ Benefits of PeaLut / Glialia (Palmitoylethanolamide + Luteolin)

PeaLut is the combination of two powerful components that when combined can abolish inflammation, increase hippocampal growth, and reduce pain.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of PeaLut and where to buy it.

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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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3 Amazing Benefits Of 3,3′-Diindolylmethane (DIM)

3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM) is the major bioactive indole in crucifers vegetables, generated upon ingestion and hydrolysis of glucobrassicin.

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