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…

Combating Chronic Infections

Many infections we are fighting today tend to be more challenging because of antibiotic resistance of biofilms. What are biofilms? Biofilm consists of microorganisms encased within a self-produced matrix of exopolysaccharides and exoproteins that strongly adheres to interfaces and resists dislodgement. Microorganisms residing within biofilms are highly resistant to antimicrobials including antibiotics and bacteriocins produced…

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Humans in modern societies typically consume food at least three times daily, while laboratory animals are fed ad libitum. Over consumption of food with such eating patterns often leads to metabolic morbidities (insulin resistance, excessive accumulation of visceral fat, etc.), particularly when associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Because animals, including humans, evolved in environments where…

Addressing America’s Top Deficiency with a New Product

One of the most common nutritional deficiencies and most commonly misdiagnosed problems in America is B-Complex Deficiency Syndrome. (BCDS) Since most doctors feel either that vitamin deficiencies are a lot of bunk, or that “enriched” processed foods fill nutritional voids, lots of bogus diagnosis are given to people suffering a simple deficiency of B vitamins….

The Business of Cancer

  The cancer drug model is broken, with profiteering coming way ahead of true innovation and the patient. It’s a paradox at the heart of the pharmaceutical industry: if drugs cured anyone, there wouldn’t be a market for the drugs and that’s especially the case when it comes to treating cancer. Drug companies make the…

Conventional Blood Labs Versus Functional Blood Labs

There are few things more frustrating than exhibiting health symptoms and not understanding the cause. On the one hand, it’s comforting that a blood test should come back normal, but on the other hand, your body is telling you something is being missed? There’s a difference between ranges on blood tests in standard and functional…

It’s Not in your Head

Panic Attacks and Heart Palpitations From Hyperthyroidism Many people don’t realize that panic attacks and palpitations can be symptoms of hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid, or autoimmune Graves’ disease. Some patients are even misdiagnosed as having panic disorder or heart problems when they are actually hyperthyroid. Once treated for their overactive thyroid, they go on to be free of…