Cordyceps and Hashimoto’s Disease

Cordyceps and Hashimoto’s Disease

The Therapeutic Effect of Cordyceps on Hashimomoto’s Disease and Graves’ Disease

In 2016, a clinical trial was conducted in China that aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of cordyceps on Hashimoto’s disease and Graves’ disease.

The research paper was entitled, “Dual-Directional Effects of Corbrin Capsule on Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases” and was published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Let’s find out what this research paper showed if cordyceps could help Hashimoto’s disease and Graves’ disease.

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Hashimoto’s Disease: The Infection Connection

Hashimoto's Disease

Hashimoto’s disease can have many triggers including iodine, low birth weight, pregnancy, smoking, mercury, drugs, stress, leaky gut, environmental toxins, and of course infections.  This article will focus on the connection between infections and Hashimoto’s disease.

The infection connection and Hashimoto’s disease is something I have been investigating since 2005 when I first learned about the connection between Yersinia enterocolitica and Hashimoto’s disease.  Since then, I’ve been researching the infection connection to Hashimoto’s disease and science continues to shed more light on this area.

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Epstein Barr Virus and Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto's Disease

Epstein-Barr Virus or EBV is a herpes virus (Herpes 4) that is significantly connected to Hashimoto’s disease and many other autoimmune diseases.  It is the most common infection I see in my patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  Testing for Epstein-barr virus is fairly straightforward but treatment can take a long time.

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Monolaurin Interview With Dr. Jeff Moss

Monolaurin Interview With Dr. Jeff Moss

In this interview with Dr. Jeff Moss I discussed all of the health benefits and uses of monolaurin which is one of my favorite supplements for infections and healthy immune system function.  The interview is about twenty minutes but it is packed with great information.

What is Monolaurin?

Monolaurin is a “monoester” formed from lauric acid which is a medium chain fatty acid.  Monolaurin is the main antiviral and antibacterial found in human breast milk as well as in coconut.  Monlaurin works well against certain viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.  Monolaurin has also been shown to improve immune system function in addition to its ability to target infections. Read more

Curcumin Benefits

Curcumin Benefits

Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant derived from turmeric root used heavily in traditional Indian cuisine.  Turmeric is a close relative of ginger which I use quite a bit to improve digestion and reduce inflammation.

Curcumin was first used about 4,000 years ago in Chinese and Ayruvedic medicine.

Curcumin has a tremendous amount of research behind it and it is one of my favorite natural anti-inflammatories.  But it’s powers don’t end with inflammation.  Research has shown that curcumin has the following benefits: Read more