What is PANS/PANDAS and is it treatable? The knowledge and awareness about Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep (PANDAS) is rapidly growing, but did you know that of the nearly 150 different strains of Group A streptococci (GAS) infections, only 10-12 are thought to account for symptoms of PANDAS? Researchers are continuing to learn more about the exposures to multiple infectious organisms and the relationship to innate immunobiological mechanisms and the potential for subsequent autoimmune and/or autoinflammatory processes. What
Don’t Get Sick – 8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System! The school year has once again started and winter is sadly on the horizon, which means the cold and flu season is upon us also. While there are many things we readily know we can do to prevent a sniffling nose or a fever, there’s always room to build off those foundations and incorporate immune boosting ideas! 1. Clean Hands In addition to washing your hands before meals, it’s
The Difference Between Food Allergies and Sensitivities Current data suggests that nearly 10% of people experience food allergy symptoms, which has been trending upward in the last 2-3 decades. Like many chronic conditions, the expression of food allergies can be influenced by genetics, environment, and the genome-environment interactions, or epigenetic effects . Additionally, food-related symptoms may not be exclusively allergies, but they can also be defined by intolerances or sensitivities which typically elicit more mild symptoms and are non-immune reactions.
The Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting Would you consider yourself to be a morning person or a “night owl”? While many people will differ on which part of the day they feel most awake and productive, all life forms have always been able to make adaptations in relation to the light/dark cycle. This predictable rhythm includes changes in food availability. In human history, this meant acquiring food when accessible and storing additional food in anticipation of a period of rest
EMFs & RF – Should We Be Concerned? It may seem as if the invisible forces of radio frequencies (RF) and electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are just that – invisible, unnoticed, and harmless. However, in today’s society, we’re immersed in these wireless forces on a regular basis through cell phones, wifi routers, baby monitors, TVs, appliances, and more. These external forces contribute to overall radiation exposure and cell phones, which are often in close proximity to the body, are among the