The Immune System Expert

At the base is your genes, all 23,000 of them. Each of these is inherited by your parents and are present your whole life. However, they are not necessarily noticed until some other factor activates them.
The genes can be turned on or off, much like a light switch, by what we can visualize as the points on the health are:
-The Chemical Self
-The Physical Self
-and the Mental Self

Cathy Bedel
CFMC, Certified Functional Medicine Coach

The Autoimmune Matrix

It is understood that autoimmune diseases are caused by chemical, physical,
or mental influences turning on certain genes. In other words, autoimmunity is
bred by lifestyle choices and behavior. It is also important to note that each of
these elements can interact with one another.  If we are not
tending to our physical self, our chemical self reacts and vice versa.

Food Allergies & Sensitivities

For such people with allergies, the joy of eating is diminished by the ever-present concern that they might consume a food or food ingredient that will elicit an adverse reaction.

Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease

Do You Have Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity or Even Full-Blown Celiac Disease?

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Cathy Bedel, CFMC

Cathy Bedel, Traditional Naturopath at Lighting Paths LLC

I found that when the body, mind and spirit are in balance, we become the best version of the person God created us to be.  Inspired by this, I chose to pursue a diploma as a Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy through Trinity School of Natural Health, training as a Qest4 practitioner and certification as a Health Coach through Functional Medicine University- Wholestic Nutrition

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Everything you need to know about your immune system

The Immunology of Gluten Sensitivity
The Food Inflammation Test: Going Beyond Checking for an Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Response
The term ‘food sensitivity’ relates to a purely immune system-mediated response involving various classes of food-specific immunoglobulin molecules that can form food immune complexes
What are Lectins?
Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins present in most plants, especially seeds like cereals, beans, etc., in tubers like potatoes, and also in animals. Dietary lectins act as protein antigens, which bind to surface glycoproteins (or glycolipids) on erythrocytes or lymphocytes.
Immune Hypersensitivity
Immune Hypersensitivity to Foods: Why food?
Dysfunctions of the Immune System
– Substances that balance the immune system
– Categories of Immune Dysfunction
– Causes of Immune Dysfunction
– Signs and Symptoms of Immune Dysfunction
– Adverse food reactions
– Dysbiosis
– External toxins can cause immune dysregulation
– The important role of zinc

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