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Immunology

Gluten Part 3- Herbs

As mentioned in Part 1, gluten sensitivity is easier to diagnose and treat than gluten intolerance in Western medicine. However, in Chinese medicine there are MANY herbal formulas to address this problem. They are composed of herbs that "Regulate Qi" and relieve "Food Stagnation". Ironically, "sprouted" grains & seeds, fruits, and fermentation are HEALING and indispensable:

fu xiao mai [wheat]

yi yi ren [pearl barley]is not believed to be allergenic

Gluten Part 2- Diet



Why is necessary to differentiate a Traditional Gluten-free Diet from a True Gluten–free Diet? 
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Gluten is a family of storage proteins found inallgrains. 
Bran is the outer coating, and inside the bran is the endosperm where the majority of gluten is found. Gluten serves to nourish the grain, but it also protects it from predation- noxious.

There are many families of grain proteins, gluten is just one family. In other words, alpha gliadin is not the only grain protein that causes problems.

10-Point Vaccine Backup Plan

The vaccine issue has come full circle. Community, public, and world health organizations have done their job at the population health level to decrease the global incidence and prevalence of vaccine-preventible diseases- even eradicating some. It is now our job at the individual level. Meaning, even if only 1/ 100,000 children has an adverse reaction to a vaccine [the number needed to harm/ NNH];that one child is still that family's one-in-a-million!!

If vaccinating, delaying/ partially vaccinating or not vaccinating, also have a back-up plan for prevention & intervention.

Influenza & Cytokine Storm


The CDC reports that the H1N1 virus  is now a regular human flu virus that continues to circulate seasonally worldwide. In Naturopathic medicine, the prevention and treatment of H1N1 was based on the concept of Cytokine Storm or Cytokine Release SyndromeCytokine Storm is when too many immune cells are rapidly activated in a single place. It is a severe inflammatory immune response that damages body tissues, making one feel worse not better.  

Middle-aged people are more vulnerable to Cytokine Storm compared to elders.
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