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Author: Elaine Moore's Blog Created: 8/6/2008
Topics, tips, general information, controversies and commentaries on a variety of health topics, by Elaine Moore.

Genetic Study on Lupus Needs Participants

By Elaine Moore on 7/29/2016
23 and Me is starting a lupus research study
Autoimmune diseases
Research News
Participants needed

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
leaky gut syndrome
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)
M2 muscarinic receptors (AAM2R) antibodies

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
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
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

Research News
drug treatment
healing without drugs
Pavlovian response
toxic drugs

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 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

Autoimmune diseases
Research News
Multiple sclerosis

Mercury as an Autoimmune Disease Risk Factor

By Elaine Moore on 4/19/2015

Mercury may trigger autoimmune disease in women

Autoimmune diseases
Research News

Medication Interactions

By Elaine Moore on 6/11/2014

Furanocoumarin compounds in grapefruit deactive major liver enzyme that metabolizes drugs, making 85 drugs dangerously high.

Research News
drug interactions

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