Antioxidants are well known for their health benefits. Often derived from plants, they come in the form of phytochemicals that protect the plant from external damage in their environment.
Autoimmune conditions are complex disease states, and autoimmune thyroid diseases represent the most prevalent form of autoimmune disease throughout the population. Belinda Reynolds delves deeper into the key immune alterations of these illnesses, and explains the role of specific nutrients in beneficially modifying innate and adaptive immune responses.
The United Kingdom Selenium in PRegnancy INTervention (SPRINT) study recently investigated the impact of several polymorphisms on selenium status during pregnancy.
Autoimmune illnesses include 80 or more complex diseases characterised by self-reactive, pathogenic immune responses.
Dr Mark Donohoe postulates that low thyroid function may purely be a state of hibernation to slow function and thus minimise potential for health damaging effects. An interesting and informative podcast that challenges the usual paradigms of thyroid treatment strategy.
Suboptimal antioxidant levels are linked to impaired immune responses and an increased susceptibility to infections.
Below optimum functioning of the thyroid and adrenals can have deleterious affects on fertility. Stacey Roberts, an international fertility expert, shares her strategies for treating this in her infertility clientele.