Category Autoimmune Disorders June 14, 2018 What Really Causes Oxidative Damage? Oxidative damage is a crucial factor in the development of chronic diseases. To prevent and reverse chronic disease in our patients, we must address the underlying causes of oxidative damage. Read on to learn what causes oxidative damage and how dietary and lifestyle interventions can inhibit the progression of this harmful physiological process. March 9, 2018 The Clinical Utility of Zonulin Testing In recent years, intestinal permeability, or “leaky gut,” has been linked to an increasing number of chronic inflammatory diseases, and zonulin, a small protein produced in the gut, has emerged as a potential biomarker. But is there any use in diagnosing someone with leaky gut? Read on to learn about the utility of zonulin testing and other measures of intestinal permeability in clinical practice. February 21, 2018 The Hypothyroidism-SIBO connection Do you see a lot of patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? While the underlying causes of SIBO are diverse, one that has received more attention in the literature lately is low thyroid function. Read on to learn how hypothyroidism can impair gut motility and contribute to the pathophysiology of SIBO. November 1, 2017 Is Low-Dose Naltrexone a New Treatment Option for Fibromyalgia? Do you have patients suffering from fibromyalgia who have had very little luck with conventional treatments? Read on to learn what low-dose naltrexone might have to offer for this complex disorder. March 15, 2017 Rebooting the System: The Benefits of a Fasting Mimicking Diet While fasting has many health benefits, prolonged calorie restriction can take a toll on patients, both physically and mentally. Diets that mimic the physiological benefits of fasting without the burden of food restriction may be a good alternative. Read on to learn more about fasting mimicking diets, their health benefits, and which patients are likely to benefit most from them. December 28, 2016 The Underlying Causes of Thyroid Disease Do you see a lot of patients with thyroid disorders? The number of people suffering from thyroid disorders continues to rise each year. Read on to learn more about thyroid disorders and how to address the root cause of disease. December 14, 2016 Low-Dose Naltrexone: A Promising Drug for Hard-to-Treat Conditions Clinicians are increasingly using low-dose naltrexone to treat challenging illnesses such as autoimmune conditions and neurodegenerative disease. LDN is extremely safe and well tolerated, especially compared to the drugs typically used to treat these conditions, making LDN a valuable tool for clinicians and an important focus for ongoing research. December 7, 2016 HLA-B27 and autoimmune disease: Is a low-starch diet the solution? Do your patients have an autoimmune disease? Do starchy foods tend to make their symptoms worse? Mounting evidence suggests that individuals who have autoimmunity related to a particular set of genes called HLA-B27 may benefit from reducing their starch intake. Read on to learn why this is. November 9, 2016 RHR: Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker on Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Dr. Shoemaker is a pioneer in understanding how low-dose biotoxin exposure, including toxic mold and algae, impacts our health and contributes to disease. Find out what chronic inflammatory response syndrome is, how people get exposed, and who is susceptible. October 26, 2016 RHR: Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) as a Treatment for Autoimmune Disease Find out how low-dose naltrexone works, what kind of conditions it’s been studied in, and how you might find a doctor that you can work with to take it.