Leaky Gut: More complex than you think
If you see online programs like a “30-day leaky gut challenge,” beware: This demonstrates a serious lack of understanding. For some people healing leaky gut is straightforward. For many others, it’s quite complex and the route you take depends on what caused it in the first place, which can be different for everyone. In this video learn about the many factors that go into leaky gut, the gold standard of testing, and how to know where to begin with the recovery process. (Facebook-Live-07-30-2020)
Leaky lungs: Asthma, chronic cough, and respiratory difficulties
Leaky lung — or pulmonary epithelial permeability — can have the same underlying mechanism as leaky gut and leaky brain. These include inflammation, poor diet, unmanaged autoimmunity, chronic infection, toxic overload, or other factors. If you have respiratory issues or notice your autoimmune symptoms flare when you’re exposed to poor air quality, this may indicate leaky lung. In this talk, Dr. Kharrazian explains what leaky lung is, how it develops, and strategies to manage it. He then answers questions from viewers, going into more depth on dietary, lifestyle, and nutraceutical strategies to support leaky lung. (Facebook-Live-07-30-2020)
Leaky Brain: brain fog, memory loss, depression
You may have heard of leaky gut but did you know you can get leaky brain too? The most common symptoms are brain fog and slower mental speed, but leaky brain plays a role in numerous brain disorders. Learn more in this talk and from great questions from viewers. (Facebook-Live-07-23-2020)
How BPA and BPA-free chemicals impact autoimmunity and other chronic health conditions
Our lives are inundated by plastics, but plastics contain harmful compounds that have been shown to promote autoimmunity, hormone imbalances, inflammation, obesity, and other health disorders. In this video Dr. Kharrazian goes over the immune effects of using plastics, BPA-free products, and even silicone with your foods and beverages, and offers tips and examples of how to reduce your overall toxic burden of not only APA and BPA-free chemicals, but also other household toxins. (Facebook-Live-07-16-2020)
10 reasons why autoimmune patients don’t get better
One thing you won’t find on this list is a supplement deficiency. Instead, key dietary, lifestyle, and attitudes about your own health play the most important roles in managing autoimmunity for many people. (Facebook live 07-09-2020)
The vagus nerve and gut health
In this video, Dr. Kharrazian explains how the vagus nerve affects digestion and other aspects of gut health, factors that can compromise vagus function, and the best ways to strengthen your vagus nerve — not all vagal exercises are alike and you want to use the most effective ones. Dr. Kharrazian has worked with many patients over the years whose gut health was significantly compromised from poor vagal tone, particularly those impacted by brain injury.
Focus and Concentration
The brain is one of the most demanding organs when it comes to energy and oxygen. It also gives us the most troubling symptoms when it’s not working right. Poor focus and concentration can stem from multiple factors, such as autoimmunity, inflammatory foods, chronic infections, blood sugar imbalances, and poor oxygenation. Energy drinks, coffee, and sugar are a short-term strategies with long-term repercussions. Instead, look for the underlying cause of your poor focus and concentration and address that.
Why do we get food sensitivities?
Food sensitivities have become increasingly common these days, especially among people with autoimmune and chronic health disorders. There is little understanding of what causes them. In this talk I will go over the various mechanisms that cause food sensitivities. Learning the underlying cause can help you better manage your diet and enjoy more foods. The talk is followed by a Q&A with viewers.
Are you always tired?
Dr. Kharrazian addresses the primary mechanisms that underlie always being tired and fatigued, regardless the triggering mechanism (mold, Lyme, autoimmunity, brain injury, etc.) . It typically involves multiple factors that need to be addressed. Short talk on fatigue followed by audience Q&A.
Causes and solutions for chronic abdominal bloating
A variety of factors can underlie chronic abdominal bloating, including low stomach acid, bacterial infections, neurological issues, and more. In this live Facebook talk Dr. Kharrazian goes over the primary factors that causes chronic bloating and how to address them. He then answers questions on the topic from viewers.
Glutathione: Your personal bodyguard
Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant, meaning it helps protect your cells from pathogens such as viruses. It also lowers the risk of developing food and chemical sensitivities, and is a powerful ally in managing autoimmunity and preventing tissue destruction.
Unfortunately, environmental toxins, chronic stress, unhealthy diets, inflammation, medications, alcohol, aging, and many other factors continually deplete glutathione.
Making sure your glutathione status is strong and reducing glutathione depletion can play a profound role in immune resilience to viruses and in managing autoimmune disease, inflammation, chemical sensitivities, food sensitivities, and other chronic health issues.
Glutathione supplements and precursors come in many different forms. How do you know which one to take? How much should you take? How can you tell it’s working? I cover these questions and much more during this live talk.
Mold toxicity — the silent factor in chronic illness
Mold toxicity is a silent factor a lot of people don’t consider when rooting out causes for chronic health issues.
Because most of its signs and symptoms are invisible to everyone else, it often goes unsuspected until symptoms become disabling.
Many factors can play a role in mold toxicity, from water damage in your home, school, or workplace, to indoor humidity levels, genetic susceptibility, and your unique immune function.
In this live online lecture I explain how mold toxicity occurs, what to look out for, ways to test for and address it, and more.
The role of mental and emotional resilience in immune resilience, and how to improve yours
While the focus on immune resilience to covid-19 and other pathogens and stressors focuses on diet, supplements, and exercise, it’s important to also incorporate good mental and emotional resilience habits. As with any skill, it takes daily application and practice to build the brain pathways of healthy mental resilience. This in turn significantly supports your immune health not only against covid-19, but also for autoimmune management, chronic inflammation, and other health disorders. Followed by a Q&A.
Tips on using a pulse ox for COVID-19 vigilance but also general autoimmune and health support
The use of a pulse ox has gained popularity since it became known as an early detection tool for covid-19 infection. However, you can also use it as a tool on your ongoing journey managing autoimmunity and other chronic health conditions. Learn how important oxygenation is too health, how to monitor it, and how to improve it. Followed by a Q&A.
How immune tolerance improves immune resilience, plus viewer Q&A
In this video Dr. Kharrazian talks about immune tolerance but also topics such as the importance of vitamin A to protect the lungs, new research on foods that cross react with COVID-19 and which tissues in the body COVID-19 cross reacts with, why we may see a surge of food sensitivities after the pandemic, antibody testing, and much more.
Dr. Kharrazian talks about autoimmunity and COVID-19 and answers viewer questions
In this video Dr. Kharrazian addresses common questions regarding autoimmunity and the coronavirus and then answers many questions related to autoimmunity, immune resilience, Hashimotos, gut health, and other topics related to chronic health conditions.
Dr. Kharrazian on inflammation and immune resilience
In this Facebook live video Dr. Kharrazian talks about the impact of inflammation on immune resilience to COVID-19 and in general. He also answers questions from viewers about functional medicine, immunity, inflammation, supplements, lab testing, autoimmunity, and more.
Basic concepts of immune function and autoimmunity
This video is a must-watch! Many people with autoimmune conditions are asking whether they are more susceptible to the coronavirus and what they can do to improve immunity. In this video Dr. Kharrazian explains basic concepts of immune function, autoimmunity, and how to improve immune resilience in general. This was originally a Facebook Live video on Dr. Kharrazian’s Facebook page.
Hashimoto’s and COVID-19
Many people with Hashimoto’s are asking whether they are more susceptible to the coronavirus and what they can do to improve immunity. In this video, Dr. Kharrazian explains basic concepts of immune function, Hashimoto’s, and how to improve immune resilience in general. This was originally a Facebook Live video on the Hashimoto’s 411 Facebook group.