The Autoimmune Hormone Connection

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Hormones Comments

  Autoimmune disease is undeniably on the rise and who does it affect most? Us ladies! This might not come as a shock, but what might surprise you is just how much your autoimmune disease can completely wreck your hormones. In this post we are going to explore the autoimmune hormone connection and what this means for you. What is …

Could Maternal Autoimmune Disease Cause Autism?

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Fertility, Pregnancy Comments

Back in November, I wrote in-depth post about the increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children of mothers with Hashimoto’s. There has been speculation about the connection between maternal autoimmune disease and the risk of ASD in children, and a recent review of 9,775 cases and 952,211 controls in the scientific journal Behavioural Brain Research further highlights this …