Mold Testing

Is mold affecting you? Symptoms The symptoms of toxic mold exposure may include: coughing wheezing a stuffy nose a runny nose red eyes itchy skin or eyes a sore or itchy throat nosebleeds Toxic mold exposure can also potentially worsen the symptoms of other respiratory conditions. For example, a person with asthma or a respiratory allergy may…

A Game Changer

In 1937, the Nobel Prize in Physiology was awarded to Albert Szent-Gyorgyi for his research on vitamin C. At the time, vitamin C was a rare commodity and could only be extracted from adrenal glands or massive amounts of orange juice. Szent-Gyorgyi’s discoveries helped launch an onslaught of vitamin C research, especially into its ability to enhance immune…

You Better Rethink that Root Canal

After a few patients of mine recommended the movie, “Root Cause,” I finally got around to watching it over the weekend. This is a free movie, and if you have any root canals in your mouth, I highly recommend you to watch it. If you are struggling with an unresolved health issue, this may be…

Where Have the Men Gone?

Sperm counts appear to be plummeting throughout the Western world, according to a large study of men around the world. An international team of scientists analyzed data from nearly 43,000 men in dozens of industrialized countries and found that sperm counts dropped by more than half over nearly four decades. “I think that we should…

Know What You’re Getting

Natural or not? What the label says and what it means are two different things. Natural isn’t the same as natural food for human consumption. Rocks are natural, but we do not intentionally eat them. Yet, unfortunately, many of us do unintentionally ingest ground-up rocks like calcium carbonate (commonly known as limestone or chalk). In fact, calcium citrate, calcium ascorbate,…

One Third of People Prescribed Antibiotics Don’t Even Need Them

The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria set a goal of reducing inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use by 50% by 2020. A study estimated at least 30% of antibiotic prescriptions in ambulatory care settings in the United States from 2010 to 2011 were unnecessary. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing also includes choosing an unnecessarily broad spectrum antibiotic instead…

More Reason to Eat your Veggies

A new Harvard study highlights another reason why mother’s advice to “eat your veggies” is spot on for long-term health and, in particular, cognitive health. The study that started in 1986 and followed 27,842 men for 26 years was designed to highlight the impact of fruits and vegetables on subjective cognitive function (SCF). The subjects were asked…