There are still a lot of unknowns about what causes Parkinson’s disease. Several studies indicate that dopamine metabolites are involved in some way. Several studies show something called Salsolinol works in ways that interfere with the dopamine balance and works in similar ways. Salsolinol can be synthesized from dopamine and acetaldehyde. Patients with chronic polysystemic…

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As a naturopath, I see countless patients taking probiotics; generally self-prescribed or sometimes recommended by a friend or health food store employee. Many times the patient will report probiotics didn’t help, not realizing there is an art to probiotic selection. Popularity of Probiotics Probiotics are “live organisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a…

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What Is Secretory IgA IgA stands for Immunoglobulin A. Our bodies contain 5 different types of immunoglobins; IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD. We have many different types of immune cells, and these are a few of them. They each have unique roles to play. IgA is the most abundant immunoglobulin in the human body. In…

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Yeast Infections = Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC) The medical term for yeast infections is vulvovaginal candidiasis. VVC is a condition that affects about 75% of women at least once during their lifetime [1]. It’s usually well managed and responds well to conventional treatments. It usually arises from Candida albicans, a yeast-like fungal organism which is actually…

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