Cold Shower Tips and Tricks

Are you struggling to take that "cold plunge"? Perhaps you've heard about the benefits of cold showers. From improving immunity, circulation, testosterone, fertility, recovery after workouts, complexion, emotional resilience and willpower to reducing weight, stress, inflammation, joint pain, depression and even hair loss!Β [1] It's clear that there are a myriad of benefits to be gained. … Continue reading Cold Shower Tips and Tricks

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AUTOIMMUNE ARSENAL: Antimicrobial + Antifungal Medication for Gut Dysbiosis

This is the first of a series of posts related to autoimmune disease and the 'weapons' we have against it. Hence the title Autoimmune Arsenal ;). There are numerous theories on the causes of autoimmune diseases from genetic predisposition to increased chemical use in the environment, drugs, emotional stress, heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, 'Leaky Gut', … Continue reading AUTOIMMUNE ARSENAL: Antimicrobial + Antifungal Medication for Gut Dysbiosis

HUMIRA: The Miracle That Wasn’t

I once thought this was a miracle cure for my autoimmune problems. One jab and the pain in my joints would go away so fast that I'd forget about them in a few days! Sadly it's not. With each dose I'm starting to feel some unintended side effects like redness, swelling and itching that spreads … Continue reading HUMIRA: The Miracle That Wasn’t

Journal: 1st April follow up with the Rheumatologist

Significant results from the latest bloodtest: Uric Acid: 212 umol/L (down from 315, norm = 212-453) C-Reactive Protein: 18.5 mg/L (down from 41.3 last month, norm = 0-10) Red blood cell (RBC) count: 3.94 mil/uL (up from 3.74, norm = Β 4.5-6.3) Hemoglobin (HGB) count: 12.5 g/dL (down from 12.6, norm = 13.5-18) Mean corpuscular volume … Continue reading Journal: 1st April follow up with the Rheumatologist