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Category: Autoimmune

Can Constipation Make You Crazy?

“Many neurologic and psychiatric disorders are associated with constipation,” noticed a neurology department in Copenhagen, Denmark, in a paper published in the Journal of Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. Funnily enough, I have noticed the same thing in my own clinic. In fact, in my experience, dysfunctional bowels seem to accompany almost every neurologic and psychiatric issue […]

Study Finds Link between MS and Food Allergies

A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry has found that patients with multiple sclerosis who have food allergies had more relapses and a higher likelihood of gadolinium-enhancing lesions than patients with no known allergy. They assessed more than 1,300 adults with clinical MS and MRI-confirmed disease activity who had a self-reported history […]

New Discovery: Every Neurological Disease Has an Immune Component

Newly discovered vessels in the brain connect directly to the immune system, says a research study by the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine. This pathway was previously not thought to exist and could have a major impact on how to address neurological dysfunction. Numerous neurological disorders present with signs of inflammation and accumulated […]

How to Treat Dementia? Fix the Gut.

It may not seem logical to use dietary therapies to treat Parkinson’s Disease, but it should be our first course of action when a loved one begins to exhibit signs of dementia. The key is to realize that inflammation is behind most if not all symptoms. New research into treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia […]

Food Sensitivity Testing: MRT vs Cyrex. Which is Best?

I recently received a request to explain the differences between the Mediator Release Test (MRT) and the Cyrex food sensitivity panel. I’ve asked Board Certified Naturopath Diana C. Bright, MS, RD, CCN, CLT, CGP to lay it out all for us. Here is how Dr. Bright explains it: To understand immunology I had to read […]