Consumer Alert #1

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Consumer Alert for all people who consume and feed their pets  vitamin C/ citric acid/ ascorbic acic and digestive enzymes which are consumed by themselves or in multivitamins, or added to human and pet foods. These nutrients could be harmful to you and your pets. The FDA has allowed companies to add these ingredients to our foods and vitamins and our pets foods and vitamins which have been derived from industrial produced apergillus niger also known as black mold. Their reasoning is the black mold is not harmful if you consume it but is only harmful if you breathe it. The FDA failed to recognize that industrial produced aspergillus niger also produces two deadly and toxic mycotoxins called fumonisin and ochratoxin. These mycotoxins are metabolic byproducts  produced by the black mold, aspergillus niger. They can not be killed because they are not alive and they can’t be destroyed by any means. These mycotoxins are potentially carcinogenic( cause cancer ), neurotoxic ( brain and nervous system damage/ Alzheimers, Parkinsons,  seizures,etc. ), immunosuppression and immunotoxicity ( ability to fight off cancer and infections is compromised ) and nephrotoxic ( renal/ kidney diseases ). Not all vitamin C and digestive enzymes are derived from aspergillus niger. You’ll need to check with the manufacturer and find out what sources were used to derive, extract, and produce their vitamin C and digestive enzymes. It may take some investigating and patience. Usually the person who answers the consumer questions with these companies will have no idea what your talking about. Be persistent until you get to the right person that has biochemistry, physiology, and pathology training. Most companies employ scientists and or doctors who can give you the correct answer your looking for. I have changed pet food for my dog and I have removed certain vitamins and digestive enzymes from my clinic shelves and replaced them with fungus and mycotoxin free products. Did you know that all grains and other foods while growing in the fields and being stored  have been contaminated/ infected with mold/ fungus/ yeast and their mycotoxin byproducts? Did you know that when you consume meat and dairy products from animals that have been fed these contaminated mycotoxin foods that you’re now digesting and absorbing those same mycotoxins? Did you know that grass fed beef and wild harvested meats such as deer, elk, etc. don’t contain mycotoxin like commercially raised animals? http://restoretohealth.us

Part 8 Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

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Low grade chronic infections from bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites, and mycoplasmas have long been suspected as causes for autoimmune diseases. It’s not unusual to have multiple co-infections. All these infections create an inflammatory response. Unfortunately most medical doctors never test for these infectious microorganisms or even recognize these microorganisms are linked to autoimmune diseases even though published medical research has shown there are links. They seem to be content with only treating the symptoms with immune suppressing drugs and anti-inflammatory drugs. Epstein-Bar virus (a herpes virus), and bacterial infections of Yersina entercolitica, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), and Helicobbacter pylori have all been linked to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Mycoplasma infections have been found in over 90% of those diagnosed with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and mycoplasmas have been found in Guillain- Barre syndrome according to the published medical research. At Restore To Health Naturopathic Clinic and Wellness Center we offer natural antimicrobial herbal preparations to fight these infections and specialized Functional Medicine lab tests to diagnose these infections. Our goal is to diagnose and treat the root causes of disease and illness rather than just treating the symptoms. This is our final segment on autoimmune diseases. If you have questions or need help call us at 406-855-3837. http:/restoretohealth.us

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Wishing everyone a stress free, safe, and healthy, Merry Christmas 2016 and Happy New Year 2017, Dr. Jenkins

Part 7 Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

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Dr. Jenkins first heard of mycotoxins in 1991 by a close friend who was a nutrition scientist. Mycotoxins are toxins produced by mold, fungus, and yeast. Mycotoxins are nonliving substances that can’t be destroyed or killed. They cause cellular damage to the DNA and are mutagenic / carcinogenic. Once the DNA is damaged it is no longer a self-cell but becomes something foreign, a non-self-cell, that our body’s immune system recognizes and tries to destroy. All grains such as wheat, rye, barely, corn, etc., and other foods like peanuts are universally contaminated with mold/ fungus which produces these mycotoxins. These mycotoxins are then ingested or inhaled by the unsuspecting public.  Even coffee beans are contaminated. The mold and fungus grow on these foods when they are in the fields before harvested and can grow in the storage bins and silos. What’s even more disturbing is that the nutrition industry  uses mold and fungus in a fermentation process to produce digestive enzymes and vitamin c which are contaminated with these deadly mycotoxins.  Mycotoxins  can affect any cell in our body and create an immune response and inflamation as well as being heptatoxic / liver toxic, nephrotoxic / kidney toxic, neurotoxic / nervous system and brain toxic, etc., and can suppress the immune system. Most doctors are not even aware that these mycotoxins can be playing a part in autoimmune disease, cancer, and other diseases. Restore to Health Naturopathic Clinic and Wellness Center offers specialized lab tests to diagnose the presence of these mycotoxins in the human body and then offers specific specialized natural therapies and nutritional protocols to help detoxify and excrete these toxins from the body. A generalized detox program that most people and doctors are familiar with will not be adequate in dealing with these mycotoxins. Functional Medicine offers so much more than just conventional medicine. http:/restoretohealth.us

Part 6 Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

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As a Naturopathic Practitioner and a Nutritionist with over 40 years experience, I  as well as other health care experts and researchers, know that the foods and beverages we consume have a major impact on our health. Certain foods can cause an inflammatory response which is linked to every disease known to mankind. Gluten which is found in grains is one of the best known foods to cause an inflammatory response. Gluten is a protein which triggers the chemical zonulin to be released in the GI tract lining. Zonulin tells your GI tract lining junctions to open up. Normally the GI tact lining junctions are very tightly knit which only allows for microscopic nutrients to pass into the blood stream. When you GI tract lining become opened up by the effects of zonulin it creates what is known as leaky gut. Gluten has a chemical structure similar to the chemical structure of your thyroid tissues which leads to the concept of molecular mimicry. Your immune system may mistakenly attack your thyroid cells thinking it’s gluten. Another common food which elicits an immune response due to it’s inflammatory properties is cow dairy products. Cow dairy contains the proteins Casein 1 which are very inflammatory. Fortunately, as an alternative, goat dairy contains Casein 2 which is not inflammatory and will not cause an immune response. There may be other foods  that you are consuming which can cause an immediate immune response and inflammation. Some foods may have a delayed  immune and inflammatory reaction which may take up to 4 days to appear.  Restore to Health Naturopathic Clinic and Wellness Center offers Immuno Lab blood tests which tests for over 152 possible foods which can cause an immediate or delayed  inflammatory immune response.  http:/restoretohealth.us

Part 5 Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

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The GI tract starts at the mouth and end at our rectum. The GI tract houses 80% of the immune system, especially in the Peyer’s patches in the intestines. The health of the GI tract determines the health of the immune system. Stress and its byproducts of cortisol, adrenaline, and nor-adrenaline create massive amounts of inflammation and damage in our GI tracts. When the lining of the GI tract becomes inflamed it causes more holes and larger holes in the GI tract to form. Normally the GI tract lining has very tight junctions between the cells that create very small microscopic holes. These microscopic holes allows only microscopic nutrients to enter into the blood stream which are then transported throughout the entire body nourishing every cell. When the GI tract lining is inflamed and damaged an abnormal amount of large undigested food particles, microbes, and toxins can enter and leak into the blood stream. This is known as leaky gut syndrome. When these abnormal food particles, toxins, and microbes enter into the blood stream the immune system cells recognize them as being foreign invaders and a threat to our health and an immune response is activated to rid the body of these invaders. Chemicals known as cytokines are released when the immune system attacks the foreign invaders which creates even more inflammation Leaky gut creates a chronic hyperactive immune system and is another major contributor to AD. This leaky gut syndrome has to be recognized and treated in order to effectively treat any autoimmune disease. Dr. Jenkins offers natural therapies to repair the leaky gut syndrome at the Restore To Health Naturopathic Clinic and Wellness Center. http:/restoretohealth.us

Part 4 Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

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One of the 5 major underlying causes of AD is stress. Stress produces inflammation. The adrenal glands, which are part of the endocrine system, produce catabolic/destructive hormones when it responds to physical, mental, and emotional stress. These hormones are cortisol, a long acting destructive/catabolic hormone, and adrenaline and noradrenaline, two short acting destructive/catabolic hormones. These catabolic/ destructive hormones produce inflammation in every cell in the body they come in contact with. This includes our immune cells, the cells that produce immune cells, and the tissues and glands where the immune cells reside such as the thymus gland, bone marrow, and the Peyer patches in the intestines. Damage to our immune system from these catabolic/destructive hormones cause the immune system to malfunction and become either hyperactive or hypoactive. Autoimmune diseases can occur when the immune system is chronically hyperactive.  At the Restore To Health Naturopathic Clinic and Wellness Center Dr. Jenkins offers natural therapies to combat stress and balance the endocrine and immune systems. Dr. Jenkins can order Adrenal Stress Index Tests and other Functional Medicine tests to determine the health and function of these systems in order to correctly diagnose your problems. http:/restoretohealth.us

Part 3 Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease Madness

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Autoimmune Disease (AD) effects over 50 million Americans and a large percentage of these individuals around 75% are women. These ADs are considered to be the top 10 leading cause of death in women under the age of 65. There are over 100 different types of ADs which cause serious chronic illness. It’s estimated that it’s responsible for more than $100 billion in health care costs annually. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the worlds most common AD and is the number one cause of hypothyroidism. It also has a ratio of 10 to 1 female to male occurrences. Ad effects every human organ system and has yet to be embraced by the medical community and the public as a category of disease. Our current conventional western medicine health care system does not recognize ADs as diseases of the immune system as a whole but are treated as diseases of particular organs and bodily systems. Because ADs are found indifferent medical specialties such as rheumatology, endocrinology, neurology, cardiology, hematology,dermatology, and gastroenterology. Each specialty of medicine focuses on singular diseases within its specific catagory and there hasn’t been a general focus on AD as a specific disease like cancer. Cancer can effect every human organ, gland, tissue, call, and bodily system like Ads but with cancer you’re assigned an oncologist to treat your disease. AS of yet there isn’t a unified branch in conventional western medicine to treat ADs. There aren’t any autoimmuneologists. Each medical specialty doctor will prescribe for ADs immune suppressing drugs in order to manage the the disease but not cure the disease. They believe that ADs are not reversible or curable but can only be managed. These immune suppressing drugs are deadly, toxic, and cause cancer as well as other health problems. these drugs leave the body in an immunocompromised state where you are suscepetible to cancer and other infectious diseases. These drugs have unwanted side effects such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, and weight loss. THANKFULLY there is Hope for poeople suffering from ADs!  There is a new branch of medicine called Functional Medicine which seeks to find/diagnose the root causes/triggers of ADs with unique specialized tests conventional medical doctors are not aware of  and then treat the ADs with safe, non-toxic, natural therapies.  As a naturopath and Functional Medicine doctor, Dr. Jenkins offers these services at the Restore TO Health Naturopathic Clinic and Wellness Center. http:/restoretohealth.us

Part 2 Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease Madness

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Most doctors can’t tell you what causes autoimmune disease. The so called experts will tell you they don’t really know what causes autoimmune disease. All they will tell you is that the immune system has gone crazy and has begun to attack the body’s healthy cells which it was designed to protect. The immune system was designed to recognize foreign microbial/infections from viruses, bacteria, mycoplasmas, fungus, and parasites and  destroy them. The immune system was designed to recognize your body’s own cells from foreign non-self-cells. The foreign non-self-cells are the infectious microbes. When the immune system begins attacking healthy cells the doctors prescribe medicines, which are deadly and toxic to the human body, in an attempt to suppress the immune system. This leaves the body’s immune system weakened and susceptible to cancer and other deadly infections. The doctors are treating the symptoms of a hyperactive immune system but not treating the root cause of the hyperactive immune system. The immune system doesn’t just go crazy and become hyperactive. There has to be a trigger, root cause, for the immune system to become hyperactive. As a naturopath and functional medicine doctor, Dr. Jenkins, focuses on diagnosing and treating the root causes of autoimmune diseases with natural, safe, and non-toxic therapies. www.http:/restoretohealth.us

Part 1 Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease Madness

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The most common forms of autoimmune diseases include Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), PA (Psoriatic Arthritis), SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), Grave’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Addison’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Sjogren’s Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes,etc. Restore to Health Wellness Center’s Dr. Jenkins, a naturopath, chiropractor, acupuncturist, and functional medicine doctor, has over 35 years experience in helping patients with autoimmune diseases with natropathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, and functional medicine protocols and by diagnosing the root causes of these autoimmune diseases. . http:/restoretohealth.us

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