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There’s growing evidence that our good bacteria not only provide a first line of defense against pathogens, but impact our whole body, including our mind. Now, studies theorize the immune system affects our brains, too, impacting our behavior. In a nutshell, there’s a molecule in the immune system that tells the brain it wants to […]

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Psoriasis Treatment Lacking

August 20, 2013

Almost a third of people with severe psoriasis, more than a third of people with moderate, and almost half of people with mild psoriasis haven’t received treatment. Of those with psoriasis that did receive treatment, about half were dissatisfied. Granted, psoriasis is a chronic condition, and treatment is tricky (at best), but shouldn’t people with […]

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Autoimmune diseases are when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks itself, and so current autoimmune treatments depress the immune system, causing a host of complications. Research has finally found a way that may stop the body from attacking its own cells without stopping the immune system from functioning. The new method is based on the […]

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Celiac Disease symptoms are caused by an autoimmune disorder where the small intestine becomes inflamed and damaged by gluten, the substance in wheat and some other grains which holds baked goods together (It’s also a source of protein in bread). The damage to the small intestines in Celiac Disease patients is correlated with a poor […]

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It turns out, having the wrong kind of gut bacteria can affect more than just your gastrointestinal tract. While we understand probiotics role in digestion, aiding enzyme creation and food break down as well as discouraging foreign pathogens from taking root, scientists are still exploring what is probiotic’s relationship to other aspects of health, including […]

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