autoimmune

July 14, 2012

The ESR Blood Test – How it Helps with Diagnosing Many Diseases

An Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) blood test (also known as Westergreen Sedimentation Rate) is an important medical screening performed to detect inflammation in the body caused […]
August 30, 2012

What is CRP?

What is CRP? CRP is C-reactive protein, a protein found in the body that reacts to inflammatory response. Called a complement protein, CRP and other proteins […]
November 1, 2012

Lower Your Risk of Pancreatitis

What is the Pancreas? The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum, the very first part of the small intestine. […]
December 3, 2012

Thyroid Testing – Thyroid Antibodies Test

Why Do I Need a Thyroid Antibody Test? Over 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. The thyroid gland can produce too much hormone, […]
December 7, 2012

Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac

There’s a lot of media attention regarding gluten free diets. There has been an increase in the interest in gluten free diets: new books, new foods, […]
May 23, 2013

Online Blood Tests are Available – Should You Order?

If you want to take control of your health, save money and get answers quickly, know that you can order your own blood laboratory test via […]
July 25, 2014

Thyroid – What do all the components do?

TSH and T4 levels alone are unreliable markers of tissue thyroid levels. Many individuals who report symptoms associated with hypothyroidism have normal TSH and T4 levels. […]
July 30, 2015

Could you have a bleeding disorder and not know it?

When most people get hurt, their body creates a blood clot at the site of the injury to stop the bleeding. In order for the blood […]
August 17, 2015

Taking A Closer Look, Part 2: Commonly Ordered Blood Tests

As we highlighted last week, there are numerous blood tests that can aid your doctor in diagnosing and/or monitoring your unique health issue. Let’s take a […]
December 20, 2016

Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test

When exposed to a pathogen, your body’s immune system creates antibodies in order to fight the infection. However, a specific kind of antibody, antinuclear antibodies, actually […]
August 8, 2017

Lyme Disease – Get Tested if you have Symptoms

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans by blacklegged ticks that are infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. A few characteristic symptoms that you may experience if […]
August 21, 2017

I have an Abnormal CBC, Now what?

A Complete Blood Count (CBC) checks your white blood cell count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelet count, lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils. An abnormal […]
October 18, 2017

Elderberry for Flu and Cold Symptoms

Elderberry has been used for centuries for multiple purposes, such as to treat wounds or respiratory illnesses like colds. Elder is a shrub or tree and […]
November 29, 2017

Celiac Disease

We have all heard of people who are on gluten free diet; there are some who follow this diet by choice and others who follow this […]
April 23, 2018

The Importance of Gut Health

What is considered as “The Gut?” It is typically considered your digestive tract – which includes a muscular tube that starts at your mouth and ends […]
November 19, 2018

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Year Round

With summer officially gone, the beginning of fall means cooler temperatures, and often times people think you do not have to wear sunscreen any other time […]
December 3, 2018

Why it is important to check your Hemoglobin A1C levels if you are a diabetic

Why it is important to check your Hemoglobin A1C levels if you are a diabetic: If you are diabetic, you know that it is crucial to […]
December 10, 2018

Importance of Zinc for your health

Importance of Zinc for your health: Zinc is one of the most important minerals necessary for your overall health. Zinc has many functions in your body […]
December 17, 2018

Can oral hygiene increase inflammation?

Can oral hygiene increase inflammation? There are many medical articles, including clinical studies, that show correlations between the mouth and body – poor oral hygiene can […]
December 27, 2018

Should You be Eating More Fermented Foods?

Should You be Eating More Fermented Foods? Fermented foods have many health benefits and you might want to start incorporating them in your diet. Fermented foods […]
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