The evolving epidemic of autoimmune disease

Research now shows that autoimmune disease – a condition in which the immune system attacks the body – impacts more people than heart disease and cancer combined. Unfortunately, few medical doctors know how to help patients who are suffering from this modern epidemic because they may not be able to identify its symptoms, properly screen…

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Toxins in hair products harmful to black women

Many black women use chemical straighteners and relaxants as part of their normal routine, whether it’s to meet society’s standards of beauty or simply to make their hair more manageable. However, these products come with a cost as they contain chemicals associated with early puberty, obesity, asthma, and increased cancer risk. While the majority of…

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Improve digestion by optimizing stomach acid

Doctors tend to diagnose a patient with high stomach acid if they experience symptoms like acid reflux, gas, bloating, and heartburn. This diagnosis typically is reached without actually performing a lab test to measure stomach acid levels and usually results in a prescription for antacids, histamine type 2 receptor agonists (H2 blockers), Proton Pump Inhibitors…

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Pregnancy or postpartum can trigger hypothyroidism

For many women, the onset of their hypothyroid symptoms began either during pregnancy or just after. Most of these women went on to be diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. Pregnancy often triggers Hashimoto’s due to normal shifts in immunity that cause an already beleaguered immune system to…

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