Polysaccharides, Mushrooms & The Complement Immune System

The medicinal properties of fungi are well established. The primary immune-activating constituents include various polysaccharides, including beta glucans, mannans and lectins. The effects of these polysaccharides have far-reaching possibilities for various aspects of the human immune system, including those relating to innate, complement immunity. Polysaccharides & The Complement Immune System The complement immune system is

Mast Cell Activation Disorder & The Cell Danger Response

Summary & Contents The cell danger response (CDR) is a cellular-initiated threat involving the signaling of extracellular nucleotides such as ATP and ADP Extracellular ATP is a potent purinergic signaling molecule involved in inflammation Mast cell activation disorder (MCAS or MCAD) involves the degranulation of mast cells and release of numerous chemical messengers and inflammatory

The Extracellular Matrix: Key To Unravelling Chronic Disease?

Summary & Contents The extracellular matrix is comprised of electrolytes, glycosaminoglycans, polysaccharides, collagen & proteins The extracellular matrix is essential for how cells function through the regulation of the cell’s life cycle, cytoskeletal signaling, growth factor maturation and utilization, cytokine and immune cell recruitment and modulation Toxins like mercury, mold, aluminum, glyphosate and drugs like fluoroquinolones can

Bone Broth, Collagen & Glyphosate Toxicity

Bone broth and collagen supplements are often recommended for healing purposes. While much nutritional benefit may be obtained through bone broth and collagen, there are increasing concerns regarding the toxicity of GMO feeds, the use of glyphosate-containing pesticides on crops, and the inadvertent ingestion of glyphosate through consuming bone broth and collagen supplements or foods.

RCCX: A Link to Complex Illness & Why Its Important

Individuals with joint hypermobility often present with complex symptom presentations, including: MCAD (mast cell activation disorders), POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), autoimmune diseases and dysautonomia, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ME/CFS, mental and behavioral conditions and emotional and sensory processing disorders. Variability of the RCCX cluster provides a very appealing and viable