Endotoxin, Autoimmune Disease, and Alkaline Phosphatase

Maybe you have heard that your gut health may be contributing to autoimmune disease. Maybe you have even heard that your gut bacteria influence your immune system. But how? To answer that, we have to talk about endotoxin and alkaline phosphatase.

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Immune Balance in Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks your own tissues. In Hashimoto's, the immune system attacks the thyroid. In multiple sclerosis, the nerves. In rheumatoid arthritis, the joints. But why does your immune system behave this way? What is the underlying immune imbalance that results in your immune system attacking your body?

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The Thyroid-Adrenal Connection

The hormones from your thyroid interact with the hormones from your adrenal gland. The hormones from your adrenal gland impact the way your thyroid functions. They exist in a balance. When one is out of balance, the other usually follows. So often to restore balance to the thyroid, we have to restore balance to the adrenal glands first. Or vice versa.

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Understanding Your Thyroid Labs through Integrative Medicine

You see, conventional medicine doesn't teach doctors how to properly assess thyroid function. They only teach doctors how to detect severe thyroid dysfunction. Because it is only when thyroid dysfunction is severe that conventional medicine can treat it (with drugs and surgery). Conventional medicine is not interested in knowing when your thyroid dysfunction is mild or moderate because they can do nothing to help you. So most doctors are not interested in looking for a problem if they can't fix it. So they don't run the right tests.

But lucky for you, there are doctors, such as myself, that know how to detect and treat all stages of thyroid dysfunction.

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