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By Mila McManus MD

  • Poor gut health
    • Antibiotics
    • Dysbiosis
    • Steroids
    • High sugar diet
    • Leaky gut
      • NSAIDs (e.g., Advil, Aleve)
      • Glyphosate pesticides on wheat products
      • Lectins
  • Poor nutrition/diet
    • vitamin deficiencies
      • from poor intake
      • from poor absorption
      • side effect of medications (e.g. birth control pills, anti-acids, and blood pressure medications)
    • inflammatory diet
      • fried foods, grains, standard meat products, sugar, chemicals
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
    o IgE vs IgG vs IgA reactions, as well as intolerance and non-Ig-mediated reactions to foods
  • Hormone imbalance and decline
    o Adrenal dysfunction
    o Estrogen dominance
    o Hypothyroidism and Functional hypothyroidism
    o Low testosterone from toxins, stress, insulin resistance
  • Toxins
    o PCBs, phthalates, food dyes, preservatives, pesticides, artificial sweeteners and flavors, to
    name a few
  • Sleep disorders
  • Microbes
    • e.g., viruses, parasites, tick borne illness (lyme, babesia, bartonella, etc)
  • Inactivity
  • Stress
  • Medication side effects
    • including everything on the list the pharmacist gives you
    • many cause deficiencies of important nutrients which will manifest in myriad ways
  • Genetic predispositions, minor and major mutations
  • EMF Exposures-wi-fi, cell phones, laptops, appliances, etc
    o Causes a lot of oxidative stress and damages mitochondria (children more than adults)
    o Linked to many chronic diseases and cancer

 

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