Gluten Related Autoimmune Attack… It’s happening to me right now!

DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS

Presenting as a severely itchy, stinging, blistering, SYMMETRICAL rash.

This gluten causing rash is called DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS and is a manifestation of coeliac disease; otherwise known as the “gluten rash” or the “coeliac disease rash.”

The name, dermatitis Herpetiformis, is a descriptive name.  The rash is not related to either dermatitis or herpes, but a specific autoimmune skin condition. Continue reading Gluten Related Autoimmune Attack… It’s happening to me right now!

How Blood Pressure Testing is Flawed & Hypertension Overdiagnosed!

Blood Pressure is Self-Regulating

I strongly believe mainstream blood pressure testing may be inaccurate and flawed because of slack practices.

Depending on the activity at hand, blood pressure is supposed to go up and down. Fluctuations are routinely made in order to direct appropriate amounts of oxygen and nutrients to specific parts of the body. 

When the doctor takes your blood pressure it is a snapshot of what your body is doing to self-regulate at that particular time.    

Blood pressure is self-regulating and the body’s natural response to a stimulus.

Continue reading How Blood Pressure Testing is Flawed & Hypertension Overdiagnosed!

Estrogen Dominance. The Damaging Effects for Men & Women!

Estrogen dominance has become a hot topic in recent years.  I believe that it has also become a little confusing.

So what exactly does it mean when we talk about Estrogen Dominance? Continue reading Estrogen Dominance. The Damaging Effects for Men & Women!

Acid Reflux, GERD & Heartburn… Explained!!

There are many reasons that people suffer  from Acid Reflux, GERD & Heartburn; and contrary to popular belief its NOT from too much acid!!

Don’t believe the drug companies advertisements; acid reflux symptoms are not caused by too much acid in the stomach.

In fact, research suggests, it is quite the opposite.

Firstly lets distinguish between the 3 conditions; although similar they differ in their manifestations. Continue reading Acid Reflux, GERD & Heartburn… Explained!!

Wheat, Gluten & Gluten Related Disorders EXPLAINED !

Wheat,  Gluten,  Gluten Sensitivity,  Coeliac Disease,  Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity and Gluten Intolerance….  HOW CONFUSING!!   

There are so many terminologies surrounding wheat and gluten today that  I feel the need to clarify them.  They create so much confusion and a majority of the time they being are used incorrectly.

Firstly, what is Gluten?

Gluten is a generic term; it is found in the endosperm (nutritive starchy tissue surrounding the embryo) of all grains (a grain is the seed of a grass).  These proteins can be broken down into smaller proteins called Prolamines and Glutelins. Continue reading Wheat, Gluten & Gluten Related Disorders EXPLAINED !

Why you Should NEVER take ANTACID Medications

What are Antacid Medications?

Antacids work by neutralising the acid made by your stomach. This neutralisation makes the stomach contents less corrosive.

Antacids ingredients include aluminium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate and magnesium trisilicate.

What we are not told is that this action, in-turn, blocks important enzymes required for proper digestion.

5 Symptoms of Stomach Acid Imbalance

  1. GERD
  2. Acid Reflux
  3. Heartburn
  4. Indigestion
  5. Ulcers

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Hashimoto’s. A Silent Epidemic affecting Adults & Children

A Personal Account !

I know the depth of this disease and firsthand how it affects someone’s quality of life.  After a very long battle my daughter overcome Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Autoimmune Thyroid Disease) and is now in full remission.  She was 23 when diagnosed.

From early childhood and into her early teens she struggled with weight issues. Not that she was ever large, she was just a little overweight & as a young girl this directly affected her mental state.

I was not aware of the extent of her self-consciousness about her weight until she was in her mid-teens as she hid a lot of this from me. Continue reading Hashimoto’s. A Silent Epidemic affecting Adults & Children

The Immune System & Autoimmune Disease … Explained !

A Critical Perspective

In Summary

Autoimmunity is an immune response of an organism against its own healthy cells and tissues.  When the body attacks itself it causes cell and tissue damage.  This in turn leads to organ damage and inflammation. 

This disorder is called autoimmune disease.

 Whether they know it or not, millions of people suffer from autoimmune disease.  It’s become epidemic.

People are desperately seeking solutions to mysterious and debilitating health issues, some go a lifetime without any diagnosis.   Continue reading The Immune System & Autoimmune Disease … Explained !