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The 7 Major Modifiable Factors in Systemic Inflammation, Allergy, and Autoimmunity.

Monday, May 13, 2024 3:02 PM

Excerpt from Dr. Vasquez’s “Integrative Rheumatology and Inflammation Mastery”

#1 – Food: The top pro-inflammatory effects of diet, including food allergies and intolerances. 

#2 – Infections and Dysbiosis: Chronic exposure to microbial effectors/effects. 

#3 – Nutritional modulation of the immune system: Nutrigenomic (the relationship between nutrients and gene expression) modification of immunocytes (cells involved in immune response) phenotype (how your characteristics form from your DNA)

#4 – Dysfunctional mitochondria: Especially the pro-inflammatory, pro-oxidant, and anti-apoptotic (cell death which gives way to new cells) consequences of dysfunctional mitochondria (produces chemical energy). 

#5 – Stress, sleep deprivation, spinal health, social and psychological considerations: Included in this section is a collection of important considerations which start with stress management, sleep hygiene, and psychological and social factors. In includes spinal health, surgery, specialized supplementation, and sometimes we all just need to vacate for a while and implement some geographic cure for the sake of inspiration, life enhancement, exposure to new ideas and lifestyles, and the breaking of thought patterns. 

#6 Endocrine imbalances: Hormones can promote or retard the genesis (beginning) and perpetuation of inflammation/allergy/autoimmunity.

#7 Xenobiotic (Synthetic substances foreign to the body) immunotoxicity: Exposure to and accumulation of toxic chemicals and/or toxic metals can alter immune responses toward allergy and autoimmunity and away from immunosurveillance against infection and cancer.
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