Tagged: interleukin

Intestinal Bacteria Increase the Cortisol Production

Adrenal fatigue is supposedly linked to cortisol levels imbalances and measuring the cortisol levels whether in blood or saliva as part of assessing the health status is very popular. But what causes the cortisol release? Heavy exercise, infections, trauma or emotional stress, sleep deprivation, calorie restriction, coffee and endotoxins of course. People usually blame low cortisol levels to “fatigued” adrenals but the truth is that the HPA axis including the adrenals is just dysregulated not fatigued. HPA axis is just...

Fungal Infection and Systemic Inflammation

You probably read a lot about the drugs blocking various cytokines (possibly induced by fungal infection) present in immune reactions that are involved in psoriasis pathogenesis. It known that SIBO (endotoxins from small intestine), bacterial toxins from root canal tooth or some other dental infection are able to initiate those types of immune reactions. Antifungal immunity and Psoriasis But there is also another type of pathogen that may cause chronic inflammation – fungus. Blastomyces dermatitidis, Aspergillus species, Cryptococcus species, Candida...

Psoriasis – Viral Infection, Interleukin-29, Th17, Antiviral Proteins

Last year the researchers from Germany published their discovery that atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) sufferers have lower levels of antiviral proteins in their skin when compared to psoriatics. This is an interesting fact in my opinion since currently I consider psoriasis as a disease involving the viral infection. Here is an excerpt from their press release: An immune messenger determines How the skin of patients with psoriasis protects itself from virus infections Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis are the two most...