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Topics, tips, general information, controversies and commentaries on a variety of health topics, by Elaine Moore.

The Use of Potentilla (cinquefoil, bloodroot) in Thyroid Disorders and Colitis

By Elaine Moore on 7/25/2016
Used since ancient times, Potentilla species are now being used in Russia to treat Graves' disease, multinodular goiter, and hypothyroidism.
Alternative medicine
Graves' Disease
Research News
bloodroot
goiter
leaky gut syndrome
nodules
polyphenols
potentilla white
white cinquefoil root

Atrial Fibrillation in Graves' Disease

By Elaine Moore on 7/20/2016
Two autoantibodies associated with Atrial Fibrillation in Graves' patients
Graves' Disease
Research News
beta-1 adrenergic receptors (AAbeta1AR)
beta-blockers
hyperthyroidism
M2 muscarinic receptors (AAM2R) antibodies
palpitations

Graves' Disease Following Subacute Thyroiditis

By Elaine Moore on 7/9/2016
Graves' Disease can develop within several months after a condition of subacute thyroiditis.
Graves' Disease
Research News
SED rate
Subacute thyroiditis
thyrotoxicosis
TRAb
TSH Receptor antibodies

When the Immune System is Weak in Autoimmune Disease

By Elaine Moore on 5/3/2016
Special considerations must be made in autoimmune disease patients with common variable immunodeficiency
Autoimmune diseases
Graves' Disease
Research News
caspase-9 deficiency
common variable immune deficiency
CVID
immunodeficiency
low immunoglobulins
low T-suppressor cells
T-lymphocyte antigen 4

Autoimmune Disease Treatment with Fewer Drugs

By Elaine Moore on 3/7/2016

A fascinating article, "Healing Without Drugs," in the March 11, 2016 issue of The Week describes inducing a Pavlovian type response to reduce drug dosages while deriving the same benefits as a higher drug dose. The article is excerpted from an article that originally appeared in MosaicScience.com

Research News
drug treatment
healing without drugs
Pavlovian response
toxic drugs

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Autoimmune Disease

By Elaine Moore on 2/23/2016

Pertinent to a recent discussion in the Q&A, I've found more information on leaky gut from a patient, Jesse Thomson, who describes his remission from the autoimmune disease ankylosing spondylitis in an ebook, Reversing Autoimmune Disease: A Personal Success Story.This book is available on Amazon.

Autoimmune diseases
ankylosing spondylitis
leaky gut

Autoimmune Disease Patients Needed for Research Study

By Elaine Moore on 2/2/2016

Virginia Glass, Donor Recruiter for Plasma Services Group, is in need of patients with autoimmune diseases, including Graves' disease, to participate in a new study in which they would donate a sample of blood. The goal of this research is to help isolate and identify new disease-associated autoantibodies and to isolate proteins that might be used as diagnostic disease markers. 

Research News
Autoimmune patients wanted
Research study

New Allergies to Fruit Can Develop in Pollen Allergies

By Elaine Moore on 2/1/2016

In a Dec 10, 2015 Medscape article, Oral Allergy Syndrome: When an Apple a Day is Not Advised, Gary Stadtmauer, MD, describes the association between various pollen and food allergies. 

allergies
food allergies
IgE
oral allergy syndrome
pollen

Epidemic of Hypothyroidism

By Elaine Moore on 1/27/2016

In an article, "The epidemic of low thyroid disease, in the 25th Anniversary Edition of AntiAgingMatters, (Dec 2015) Doctor Rick Wilkinson explains how every cell in the body depends on adequate thyroid hormone to carry out its intended functions. For instance, muscle cells without adequate thyroid hormone might feel tired or weak and painful. Many of the common symptoms of hypothyroidism occur in so many other conditions that they're overlooked and typically include elevated lipid levels, depression, weight gain, high levels of homocyseine, high blood pressure, ad anxiety. In contrast, Wilkinson discusses the debate surrounding Mona Lisa's presumed hyperthyroidism based on her brilliant stare based on comments made by the cardiologist Dr. Levine who found hyperthyroid patients to be bright and quick.

Hypothyroidism
hypothyroidism in Graves' disease
TSH vs thyroid hormone levels

New MS Treatment Resets the Immune System

By Elaine Moore on 7/9/2015

German researchers have developed a new therapy that reduces myelin destruction in patients with MS.  It's encouraging to see how this simple application works. Treatment addressing the causes of autoimmune disease is the true goal and this study shows that researchers are now moving in the right direction. Read about the study at http://www.healthline.com/health-news/ms-breakthrough-treatment-resets-immune-system-stops-myelin-attacks-060513

Autoimmune diseases
Research News
MS
Multiple sclerosis
Myelin
T-cells


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