November 20, 2013 by  
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Bacteria and virusThe onset of rheumatoid arthritis may in part be mediated by gut bacteria, according to a US study that for the first time identifies a link to a specific bacterial species. Using DNA analysis to compare gut microbiota in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and healthy people, researchers from NYU School of Medicine found RA patients with new onset disease had an overabundance of a bacterium known as Prevotella copri.

Sar Rooney’s comment: When I was lecturing final year naturopathic students a few years ago I taught them about the links between harmful gut microbes and Rheumatoid arthritis, Spondylitis and other autoimmune diseases so awareness of the association between gut bacteria and autoimmune disease is far from new but it may come as a surprise to those of you not familiar with microbiology and/or some of the concepts of naturopathic medicine.

I believe that a large number of diseases have an underlying microbial cause that most people are not aware of. Chronic yeast infections, pathogenic bacterial species, certain latent viral forms and parasitic microbes can all play a role in the initiation and progression of a large number of diseases such as autoimmune diseases, some forms of cancer, heart disease, and other serious diseases.

These microbes can deplete nutrient levels and can activate the immune system and produce chronic, systemic inflammation which, in turn, can generate disease.

Identifying the microbial species; using targeted, evidence-based naturopathic treatments to eliminate the pathogens and altering the internal environment to make it ‘unfriendly’ to harmful microbes can produce miraculous results for a large number of health problems in many circumstances.

See your Naturopathic Physician or doctor for specialized care in the treatment of chronic health disorders.

Yours In Great Health,
Sar Rooney BHSc., ND., DC., DASc., GDSc. (Hons), MATMS, MNHAA, MHATO
Naturopathic Medicine practitioner, Lecturer, Researcher
Specializing in Anxiety & Depression | Women’s Health | Chronic Fatigue | Natural Hormone Therapy | Thyroid Disorders | Digestive Health | Autoimmune Disease | Genetic Polymorphisms & Nutrigenomics | Nutritional Medicine | Counselling | Optimal Wellness & Disease Prevention with a Clinical Focus on Identifying & Resolving the Underlying Causes of Symptoms and Disease.

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