Misleading chronic infection screening in autoimmune disease

Misleading chronic infection screening in autoimmune disease

Infectious disease serology Infectious disease serology are laboratory studies ordered by your physician to support the suspicion that an infectious burden is present. One example would be Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), which causes mono. Your physician might consider this test in a young adult with sudden onset of disabling fatigue, fever, sore throat, swollen lymphRead more about Misleading chronic infection screening in autoimmune disease[…]

Does removing gluten from your diet increase your risk of heart disease?

Does removing gluten from your diet increase your risk of heart disease?

One of the patients with Hashimotos I’ve been seeing on my Monday night student rotation a few weeks ago mentioned a study which convinced her that removing gluten from your diet increases your risk of heart failure.   We’ve had the discussion before, that she would likely benefit overhauling her diet, including ditching the grains.Read more about Does removing gluten from your diet increase your risk of heart disease?[…]

Gluten and Sex…

Gluten and Sex…

  … Hormones!   Yeah, I know… a bit anticlimactic. Although, I certainly could see how some well placed gluten could lead to some good sex!   But what does gluten have to do with your sex hormones?   I was recently introduced to the concept of opioid like products derived from gluten contributing toRead more about Gluten and Sex…[…]