Immune Health Resources

Autoimmune disorders present in a variety of diseases, including Hashimoto’s disease, lupus, chronic inflammation and fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and endometriosis. On this resource page, we focus on the various autoimmune diseases that may cause–or be affected by–hormone imbalances.

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

The biological basis and the symptoms that accompany autoimmune disorders may not be linked to a specific infection, but rather occur when it attacks the body.

can vitamin d keep the doctor away

CAN VITAMIN D KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY?

Vitamin D supports a healthy immune system and helps suppress excessive inflammation and may be helpful in treating infections.

CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

Chronic inflammation results from myriad factors that hamper the body’s ability to squelch inflammation and leads to autoimmune disorders and other diseases.

DIABETES

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that prevents the pancreas from producing enough insulin. This type of diabetes is a lifelong condition.

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis is a fairly common but poorly understood disease that is frequently undetected, untreated, and misdiagnosed.

endometriosis Q&A

ENDOMETRIOSIS Q&A

Learn more about endometriosis in this interview with Mary Lou Ballweg, founder of and Executive Director for the Endometriosis Association.

endometriosis, yeast, and hormones

ENDOMETRIOSIS, YEAST, AND HORMONES

Endometriosis symptoms often diminish with anti-yeast treatment, which of course includes eliminating sugar from the diet.

FATIGUE

More than one million adults may be affected by chronic fatigue in the US, and over five million may suffer from chronic fatigue associated with fibromyalgia.

hashimoto's thyroiditis

BOOK REVIEW – HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is considered an autoimmune disease and is the leading cause of hypothyroidism.

hormones podcast

HORMONE PODCAST

Listen to this Natural Nurse Podcast, featuring Women’s International Pharmacy’s Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP discuss the topic of hormones and chronic pain.

hormones and chronic lyme disease

HORMONES AND CHRONIC LYME DISEASE

Lyme disease can mimic other autoimmune disorders. Understanding its impact on hormones (and vice versa) may help in developing successful treatments.

HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone has been shown to help in treating Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid.

the ldn book

BOOK REVIEW – THE LDN BOOK

The LDN Book compiles information from various practitioners and researchers who have used low-dose naltrexone in treating various ailments.

living well with graves' disease and hyperthyroidism

BOOK REVIEW – LIVING WELL WITH GRAVES’ DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

Mary J. Shomon’s book points out having too much thyroid hormone isn’t simply malfunctioning glands. Autoimmunity is more likely the underlying cause.

low-dose naltrexone treating pain and more

LDN: TREATING PAIN AND MORE

Low-dose naltrexone is used to treat pain, fibromyalgia, MS, autoimmune diseases, cancer, Crohn’s disease, autism, AIDS, and other disorders.

lyme disease merry-go-round

THE LYME DISEASE MERRY-GO-ROUND

Chronic Lyme disease weakens the immune system. Patients may get sicker due to a compromised immune system, hormone imbalance, and yeast overgrowth.

LYME DISEASE RESEARCH UPDATE

Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms mimic other diseases. The condition may becomes a continuous struggle to restore health.

ms lupus ldn and hormones

MS, LUPUS, LDN, AND THE HORMONE CONNECTION

Research suggests that low-dose naltrexone—and its potential effects on hormone imbalance—may prove a positive treatment option for MS and lupus.

treating multiple sclerosis

TREATING MS WITH SEX HORMONES

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation and nervous system degeneration.

VITAMIN D

With adequate and sensible sun exposure, dietary sources, and supplements as needed, optimizing vitamin D levels appears to offer real health benefits.

YEAST

Disorders such as fibromyalgia and endometriosis may be yeast-related, and often result from a weakened immune system.