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WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – 78% OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS AFFECT WOMENDr. P***a I am often asked...
02/21/2024

WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – 78% OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS AFFECT WOMEN
Dr. P***a

I am often asked why autoimmune diseases affect women more than men. Thanks to new research, we finally have a concrete answer. Autoimmune diseases are medical conditions that occur when your body’s immune system incorrectly attacks your own cells and tissues. You might recognize names such as Graves’ disease, celiac disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Alarmingly, these conditions seem to favor women, with a whopping 78% of those afflicted being female. In fact, autoimmune diseases now rank as the fifth major cause of death for women under 65 years old.

The primary reasons why women are more susceptible to autoimmune diseases are due to the influence of female s*x hormones and the X chromosomes. S*x hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone have a significant influence on autoimmunity.

WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – ESTROGEN

Estrogen, the primary female hormone, has a hand in escalating autoimmune diseases. Studies show that women with autoimmune diseases tend to have more severe symptoms during certain phases of their menstrual cycle when estrogen levels are high. Estrogen can directly tweak the functionality of genes involved in immunity and kickstart B cells, which churn out antibodies that often attack the body’s own cells.

There are three main types of estrogen in the human body: estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3). They are all produced in different amounts and have different functions.

E1 is primarily produced after menopause and helps maintain bone density. E2 is the most common type of estrogen in premenopausal women. It plays a crucial role in reproductive health, but also affects other organs, such as the brain and heart. E3 is mainly produced during pregnancy. It helps support fetal development and can also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Increased levels of E2 have been linked to the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease that affects multiple organs and systems in the body. This is because E2 activates immune cells and increases inflammation in the body. Low levels of E3 during pregnancy have been associated with an increased risk of autoimmune diseases in both the mother and child.

WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – PROGESTERONE

Progesterone is a hormone that plays an important role in regulating the female reproductive system. It is primarily produced by the ovaries, but can also be produced by the adrenal glands and placenta during pregnancy.

While progesterone is mainly known for its role in preparing the uterus for pregnancy and maintaining a healthy pregnancy, it also has other functions in the body. One such function is its role in modulating the immune system.

Studies have shown that progesterone can have both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects on the body. This means it can help reduce inflammation and suppress the immune response. These effects are beneficial during pregnancy to prevent the mother’s body from rejecting the fetus, which has genetic material from the father and could otherwise be recognized as a foreign entity by the immune system.

However, these same effects on the immune system also lead to an increased risk of developing autoimmune conditions. Progesterone has been found to sway the immune response, leaning it towards creating more antibodies and autoantibodies. Research has linked progesterone levels to certain autoimmune conditions, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.

It is believed that fluctuating levels of progesterone during a woman’s menstrual cycle has the potential to trigger autoimmune reactions in susceptible individuals. Excess progesterone impairs immune system functioning and often leads to the development of autoimmune diseases.

WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – LOWER LEVELS OF TESTOSTERONE

Testosterone, a male hormone, has immunosuppressive effects that offer protection from autoimmune diseases. Studies have shown that men, who naturally have higher levels of testosterone, are less likely to develop certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

Testosterone has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have found that testosterone supports the production of regulatory T cells, which play a crucial role in maintaining immune balance and preventing autoimmune responses.

Interestingly, women with polycystic o***y syndrome (PCOS), a condition characterized by high levels of male hormones, have a higher risk of developing autoimmune disorders. In other words, increasing testosterone levels in women doesn’t appear to offer protection from autoimmune conditions so there are many other factors at play.

WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – X CHROMOSOMES

Women’s genetic makeup, particularly the possession of two X chromosomes, is another piece in this puzzle. X chromosomes contain a large number of genes related to immune function. Typically, one X chromosome in each cell is ‘switched off,’ but intriguing recent findings show that some genes on the supposed ‘switched off’ X chromosome can still be active.

This heightened activity leads to a surplus of specific proteins in women compared to men, fueling autoimmune responses. Conditions that result in an abnormal number of X chromosomes, like Klinefelter’s syndrome or trisomy X, have been linked to an even higher risk of autoimmune diseases.

WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – FEMALE GUT MICROBIOME

Another unexpected player in this scenario is the gut microbiome which is the ecosystem of bacteria that make a home in our intestines. Lab studies on mice have demonstrated that shifts in gut bacteria can sway the development of autoimmune diseases.

Furthermore, the composition of gut bacteria varies between males and females. This gender variation in gut bacteria might play a protective role against autoimmune diseases in males, possibly due to the influence of testosterone levels.

Studies have shown that women with autoimmune diseases have imbalances in their gut microbiome. They tend to have lower levels of beneficial bacteria and higher levels of harmful bacteria compared to healthy individuals. This imbalance, also known as dysbiosis, leads to chronic inflammation and a weakened immune system.

When there is an imbalance in the gut microbiome, it often triggers an inappropriate immune response leading to autoimmune conditions. Additionally, certain strains of bacteria in the gut have been found to directly contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases by producing toxins or causing damage to intestinal cells.

WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

When it comes down to it, it is not just a matter of genes and hormones. The environment we live in also plays a key role. Exposure to microbial infections, chemicals, heavy metals, mold toxins, smoking, dietary factors, and stress impact the likelihood of developing autoimmune diseases.

TARGETING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS

While genetics play a role in predisposing individuals to autoimmune diseases, we don’t have much control over that at the moment. What we can do is focus on environmental factors that are linked to the development of autoimmune diseases.

One major environmental factor that has been linked to autoimmune conditions is exposure to toxins. Toxins come in many forms, including heavy metals, mold, hidden infections, and chemicals. These toxins are all around us and enter the body through various routes such as ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin.

ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS – HEAVY METALS

Heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, are known to be harmful to our bodies in high doses. However, even low levels of exposure over time can accumulate and cause damage to our cells and tissues, leading to chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases.

Heavy metals induce oxidative stress, leading to an inflammatory response in the body. This reaction activates immune cells and promotes the production of autoantibodies, causing damage to healthy tissues.

One example of a heavy metal associated with autoimmune diseases is mercury. Mercury exposure has been linked to the development of systemic lupus erythematosus. Mercury induces oxidative stress and alters immune cell function, leading to the production of autoantibodies involved in SLE.

Another heavy metal of concern is lead, which has been linked to the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have shown that exposure to lead affects immune cell function and increase inflammatory responses in the body, contributing to RA development.

ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS – TOXIC MOLD

Mold exposure is another significant factor in the development of autoimmune conditions. Mold produces mycotoxins, which are toxic substances that can wreak havoc on our immune system. In addition to causing respiratory issues and allergies, mold exposure has been linked to autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and MS.

ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS – HIDDEN INFECTIONS

Hidden infections are also a common trigger for autoimmune conditions. These can include bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections that may go undetected for years and cause chronic inflammation in the body. The constant activation of the immune system in response to these hidden infections often leads to the development of autoimmune diseases.

ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS – EVERYDAY CHEMICALS

Chemicals found in everyday products such as cleaning supplies, personal care products, and pesticides have also been linked to autoimmune conditions. These chemicals disrupt the balance of our hormones and immune system, leading to chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases

WHY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AFFECT WOMEN MORE THAN MEN – 78% OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS AFFECT WOMEN

Autoimmune diseases affect women more than men, with 78% of sufferers being female. The reasons span a complex meshwork of genetics, hormones, gut bacteria, and environmental influences. The interplay between these factors negatively affects the immune system, leading to the development of autoimmune diseases.

Chirothin vs. Diabetes Drugs1-ChiroThin is the fastest,safest, and most long term way reach your weight loss goals when ...
02/21/2024

Chirothin vs. Diabetes Drugs

1-ChiroThin is the fastest,safest, and most long term way reach your weight loss goals when followed as instructed.
2- With ChiroThin you lose 10-15% of body weight in 6 weeks instead of 6-12 months
3-All natural products designed specifically for weight loss instead of a drug that was not designed for weight loss.
4- With ChiroThin, there’s no shots or injections, as you do with the off-label diabetes drugs
5- ChiroThin is designed to help prevent muscle muscle loss while diabetes drugs are not. Loss of lean muscle is a documented side negative side effect of using diabetes drugs for weight loss. Diabetes drugs for weight loss result in you being “under-muscled” and “over-fatted” which is combo that leads to rebound weight gain and a higher metabolic age.
6- Save time and money by working with a local doctor that you meet with and trust.
7- You will reach your weight loss goals FASTER with ChiroThin!
8- ChiroThin gives you a plan to keep the weight off long term. Off label diabetes drugs DO NOT. What do you think will happen when you stop taking the drugs??

Depression is not an antidepressant deficiency. In fact, for the 40% of Americans complaining of gut symptoms, depressio...
02/08/2024

Depression is not an antidepressant deficiency. In fact, for the 40% of Americans complaining of gut symptoms, depression may be one of those symptoms.

Studies have found that the inflammatory signals in the gut can travel to the brain, triggering depression.

When inflammatory molecules, such as cytokines, cross the blood-brain barrier, they disrupt the neurotransmitters crucial for regulating mood and emotions.

These cytokines also inflame the brain, slowing conduction between nerves and causing brain fog, depression, fatigue, and loss of motivation.

Intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut, is a condition in which the gut lining becomes compromised, allowing substances to leak into the bloodstream and trigger inflammation in the brain.

What’s often required is an inflammatory overhaul to remove triggers from the diet, stabilize blood sugar, manage any chronic infections, and shore up other areas of imbalance.

A personalized gut-healing approach can have profound impacts on depression, energy, and motivation—factors that antidepressants do not address.

What are the symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease?There are hundreds of symptoms, but here is a list of some of the most comm...
02/07/2024

What are the symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease?

There are hundreds of symptoms, but here is a list of some of the most common symptoms:

Hypothyroidism
Hyperthyroidism
Depression
Exhaustion
Brain fog
Unexplained or excessive weight gain or loss
Loss of outer third of eyebrows
Dry or coarse hair
Nervousness
Irritability
Increased sweating
Heart racing
Hand tremors
Muscle cramps
Anxiety
Difficulty sleeping
Reduced libido
Hives
Rashes
Anemia
High cholesterol
Constipation
Thinning of your skin
Fine, brittle hair or hair loss
Weakness in your muscles—especially in the upper arms and thighs
More frequent bowel movements
Low Vitamin D
Low B12 or ferritin
Excessive appetite or loss of appetite
Irregular menstrual cycles
Water retention
Lots of energy (often too much)

Discover the science-backed benefits of fasting and how it can supercharge your weight loss journey:🔥 Metabolic Switchin...
02/07/2024

Discover the science-backed benefits of fasting and how it can supercharge your weight loss journey:

🔥 Metabolic Switching: Kickstart fat burning by tapping into stored fat for energy.
🍽️ Reduced Calorie Intake: Naturally consume fewer calories and shed pounds effortlessly.
💪 Increased Fat Burning: Elevate fat-burning hormones for maximum results.
💡 Improved Insulin Sensitivity: Enhance your body's ability to manage weight effectively.
🔬 Cellular Repair: Experience the rejuvenating effects of cellular repair processes.

Proinflammatory Diet May Prompt Worse Pain Course in Knee OAMedscape Medical News 2-3-24Shocker !! They needed a researc...
02/03/2024

Proinflammatory Diet May Prompt Worse Pain Course in Knee OA
Medscape Medical News 2-3-24

Shocker !! They needed a research study to determine eating a pro inflammatory diet worsens pain in OA??

My 11 year old knows this. Embarrassing that medical doctors need a research study to prove this. Now let’s see if they implement an anti inflammatory diet as part of their treatment. Doubt it. You can’t out pill a bad diet.

MEN: As men age, the body naturally makes less testosterone. Testosterone can be down 40% by the time you’re in your mid...
01/30/2024

MEN: As men age, the body naturally makes less testosterone. Testosterone can be down 40% by the time you’re in your mid 40s. Stress, weight gain and lack of exercise can lower levels further.

7 lifestyle tips for staying on top of your game:
1. Reduce weight (fat cells decrease available testosterone)
2. Boost testosterone levels through strength training.
3. Reduce testosterone “robbers” like caffeine, alcohol and ci******es.
4. Counteract stress with regular exercise.
5. Choose hormone-free foods and lots of organic vegetables.
6. Get enough sleep. (8hrs is optimal)
7. Test and monitor hormone levels

01/28/2024

Actions, not intentions, will bring you to your destiny.

01/25/2024

Cellular Health: The negative impacts of stress on cellular health can not be overstated. DNA damage, hormonal imbalances, inflammation, free radical production, impaired cellular communication, and many other adverse effects result from chronic stress…

We now offer our In-Home Cellular Inflammation Test Kit: 100% non-invasive, 50X more powerful at uncovering the root of your illness than standard blood tests, and a fraction of the cost.

This test can shipped throughout the US and results reviewed virtually.

Call 910-798-5560 to order or DM me here.

Thyroid dysfunction is one of the MOST poorly managed conditions in ALL of healthcare! Watch our FREE 25 min Master Clas...
01/25/2024

Thyroid dysfunction is one of the MOST poorly managed conditions in ALL of healthcare! Watch our FREE 25 min Master Class to find out why MOST patients continue to suffer and run from doctor to doctor (usually 7-8) before seeing us and finally understanding WHY they’ve not gotten better. Watch for FREE here
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If you have gut health issues such as inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut, chronic bloating, or constipation, y...
01/25/2024

If you have gut health issues such as inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut, chronic bloating, or constipation, you need to work north-to-south to identify and address problems.⁠

Disruptions at any stage of the digestive process have a domino-like effect, preventing every following step from functioning as it should. ⁠

This is why jumping right into probiotics or other single-supplement solutions may not yield positive results. ⁠

Is the problem with your microbiome? Your stomach acid? Gallbladder? Pancreas? Small intestine? ⁠

Every stop along the movement of food through the GI tract needs to be evaluated to evaluate from where problems arise.⁠

Link in comments for our FREE 25 min workshop on our approach towards chronic health conditions and why we get amazing results.

Four commonly overlooked signs of hypothyroidism:1. Weight gain2. Fatigue3. Itchy skin / cracked brittle nails4. Mental ...
01/23/2024

Four commonly overlooked signs of hypothyroidism:

1. Weight gain
2. Fatigue
3. Itchy skin / cracked brittle nails
4. Mental health issues

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01/23/2024

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🌟 Staying Motivated on Your Weight Loss Journey! 🌟

Losing weight can be challenging, but with the right motivation, you can achieve your goals! Here are 3 ways to keep that fire burning:

1️⃣ Set Clear, Achievable Goals 🎯: Instead of vague goals like "I want to lose weight," aim for specific ones like "I want to lose 10 pounds by December." Break it down into mini goals too – celebrate every pound or every healthy choice!

2️⃣ Visualize Your Success 🌈: Create a vision board or set a picture of your goal outfit/body type as your phone wallpaper. By constantly reminding yourself of your end goal, you'll find the strength to push through on tough days.

3️⃣ Find a Buddy 👫: Whether it's a friend, family member, or an online community, having someone to share the journey with can be a game-changer. Swap recipes, do workouts together, and celebrate each other's successes!

Remember, every journey has its ups and downs. Celebrate your small victories and keep pushing forward. You've got this! 💪💖

01/23/2024
Low stomach acid can lead to symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, belching and bloating, and discomfort...
01/22/2024

Low stomach acid can lead to symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, belching and bloating, and discomfort after eating meats and proteins. ⁠

If you don’t address the root cause, which is frequently an H. pylori infection, this can lead to problems throughout the digestive tract and can raise your risk of chronic disease. ⁠

One way to help manage symptoms and heal the gastric lining while addressing the underlying cause is with deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).⁠

Licorice is a great medicinal herb except that it contains a compound called glycyrrhizin that can raise blood pressure. (Although people with low blood pressure may find this helpful.)⁠

DGL removes this compound while retaining the restorative properties.⁠

Instead of always reaching for the antacids or other drugs, learn the various underlying causes of these issues and what to do about them. The good news is they often are easily managed.

Diabetic patients with prolonged disease, poor glycemic control, and diabetes-related complications face an elevated ris...
01/22/2024

Diabetic patients with prolonged disease, poor glycemic control, and diabetes-related complications face an elevated risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis. Recognizing the reciprocal adverse relationship between these conditions is crucial in clinical practice and designing public health measures for managing both conditions.

Sleep has a profound impact on the hormonal balance in your body, particularly the hormones that regulate hunger—ghrelin...
01/19/2024

Sleep has a profound impact on the hormonal balance in your body, particularly the hormones that regulate hunger—ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin, the ‘hunger hormone’, signals your brain when it’s time to eat. Leptin, on the other hand, sends signals indicating when you’re full. Lack of sleep can lead to higher ghrelin and lower leptin levels, increasing feelings of hunger and the likelihood of overeating.

What should you eat and avoid with thyroid issues ? There so much confusion and misinformation out there, no wonder pati...
01/19/2024

What should you eat and avoid with thyroid issues ?
There so much confusion and misinformation out there, no wonder patients can’t get better. I just had to rant because I read an email tonight from a functional medicine “guru” who’s selling programs to clinicians, who is promoting antiquated ideas that have been proven out right wrong. 2 key issues
1. You need iodine supplements for a healthy thyroid
2. Avoid goitergentic foods, such as cruciferous veggies ( broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, cabbage )
If you’re working with someone who promotes these antiquated ideas, run, don’t walk, away from them. I understand there are differing views, however, if you dont do the research, you will have to choose to believe one side or the other. I have done the research and trained with the top func med researchers and clinicians, that’s where my conclusions come from. You you gonna believe ?

Initial exposure to foods, primes the immune system to recognize a food antigen as being non-threatening, resulting in o...
01/15/2024

Initial exposure to foods, primes the immune system to recognize a food antigen as being non-threatening, resulting in oral tolerance. However, if the immune system is exposed to that same food antigen bound to chemicals (hats), it may not recognize the chemical-bound food as friendly food and therefore react adversely to it.

Ugh, leaky gut — doesn’t that sound lovely? Although this condition sounds gross, there are greater concerns, including ...
01/10/2024

Ugh, leaky gut — doesn’t that sound lovely? Although this condition sounds gross, there are greater concerns, including its connection to chronic disease. Due to chronic stress levels, toxic overload, poor diet and overall bacterial imbalance, leaky gut is sweeping the nation.

This is alarming, given that intestinal permeability has been mentioned in medical literature for the past century. Researchers may understand the ins and outs of your gut, but do you?

We offer in home testing kits to check for food sensitivities, mineral deficiencies and toxicities. There are many causes of leaky gut and once identified, can be addressed. Don’t guess, test!
9107985560
www.wilmingtonhealthandwellness.com

If you still have unanswered questions, you need to think outside the “traditional” box. Good news! Dr. Alaimo’s 31+ yea...
01/04/2024

If you still have unanswered questions, you need to think outside the “traditional” box. Good news! Dr. Alaimo’s 31+ years experience can shed new light on many chronic health challenges. We now offer virtual , at home testing and treatment for many health conditions, including, neuropathy, thyroid, weight loss resistance, ADHD, and leaky gut. At home testing includes food sensitivity testing, toxicities, nutritional deficiencies and oxidative stress caused by free radicals (which drives inflammation). We don’t guess. We test! For more info or set up a phone consult, go to www.wilmingtonhealthandwellness.com

NOW AVAILABLE :At-Home Cellular Inflammation Test Kit: 50X more accurate than any blood test at identifying cellular inf...
01/03/2024

NOW AVAILABLE :
At-Home Cellular Inflammation Test Kit:

50X more accurate than any blood test at identifying cellular inflammation. Poor cellular health equals premature aging and has now been linked to so many chronic health conditions. (Taken at home and is completed in minutes)

If you’re interested in ordering kits, just reach out. Since , it’s all virtual, we can ship and consult pretty much anywhere in the country.
910-798-5560

Babe Ruth never worried about swinging and missing or striking out. His attitude was, it’s one swing closer to my next h...
01/02/2024

Babe Ruth never worried about swinging and missing or striking out. His attitude was, it’s one swing closer to my next home run. Keep swinging.

01/01/2024

If any of my local peeps. Needs a ride, please call me. Dont take a chance. I got you. 910-274-8051

10/06/2020

Chicken Zoodle Soup the ChiroThin way! Packed with flavor, healthy, quick, and easy. What more could you ask for? Want to learn more? just visit http://chiro...

10/02/2020

Public Health England's conclusions come as ministers consider new measures to combat obesity.

10/01/2020

Ireland’s highest court isn’t sweet on tax breaks for footlongs. The country’s Supreme Court ruled that the starch used in Subway sandwiches is too sugary to meet the definition of “bread” — …

09/25/2020

In this short video, we are going to share 5 easy to follow topics to help you become a healthier and thinner version of yourself! With over 150,000 people h...

09/21/2020

This easy Chicken Piccata recipe is a must try!! The chicken is very tender and melt in your mouth delicious. You guys will absolutely love this chicken picc...

09/16/2020

We are in love with this easy recipe. There’s fresh zucchini, tomatoes, basil, parmesan, and lots of garlic. The best part? It only takes 20 minutes to make....

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