Cytokines

Intro to C4A (Complement Component 4 A) & Its Role in CFS, Mold, Histamine Intolerance

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Information is sparse on C4a, but I’ve tried to gather what there is.  C4a is often elevated in chronic inflammation. C4A is not what your doctor would usually test, even though it can tell you a lot about your health. However, you can request it from your doctor and plug your test results into Lab […]

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Cytokines

MMP9: Functions, inhibitors, & Genes

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MMP-9 is an important marker for those suffering with CIRS from Biotoxin/Mold exposure. However, it is also a great for identifying inflammation associated with some of the most common chronic illnesses out there, including Autoimmune Diseases, Heart Disease, Cancer, and even chronic stress. But certain genes can make you more susceptible.

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Cytokines

SOCS3: The Root Cause of Leptin Resistance

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Some concepts I will be talking about require basic information on SOCS3. SOCS3 is elevated in mold illness and some types of chronic inflammation. This introduction will come into play when talking about leptin resistance and other concepts. This is a technical post. This post will be updated in the future regarding supplements that decrease […]

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Cytokines

VEGF Role in: Inflammation, Heart Disease, Cancer & Brain Function

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VEGF plays a role in heart disease, cancer, chronic inflammation, depression, tissue oxygenation, cognitive function, kidney disease and macular degeneration. VEGF can be harmful at high or low levels.

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Cytokines

How To Perform Better & Be Healthier by Decreasing Interleukin-1 (IL-1b)

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This is post is part of series that’s deconstructing the immune system in various ways. I spoke about Th1/Th2 dominance and wrote multiple posts on how to reduce it. I also spoke about TNF, which is one of several really common cytokines that can destroy our health and performance. Interleukin-1 is another one of those performance-killing cytokines […]

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