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Antibiotics Block our Immune System from Fighting the Bugs

  Antibiotics can be life-saving drugs—but they also weaken our immune system and lower our defenses when we need to fight off infections. The drugs interfere with ‘first-line’ immune cells—known as neutrophils—and they also weaken the intestinal barrier which stops invading bugs. As a result, we’re much more susceptible to ‘severe infection’, said Koji Watanabe […]

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Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Infections

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that high doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents. The findings of the clinical trial, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, could help reduce one of the leading causes of serious illness, […]


The War Against Depression

Depression is a war A battle against yourself Every thought is a bullet Every movement is a punch Every word is a stab in the heart Depression is a thief It steals everything you once had Everything left behind are the things that keep you trapped Depression is a murder It killed the girl I […]


Ketogenic Diet Benefits

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body begins to break down stored fat and to burn it for energy. As part of this process, your blood level of ketones — byproducts of fatty acids that have been broken down — rises sharply. Diets that are extremely low in carbohydrates often induce a state […]

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Unexplained Nausea

  Unexplained nausea and your lab work looks normal? Can certain fruits and vegetables be the culprit? Yes, it can. Nausea and vomiting can be a common symptom from pancreas problems in individuals. Clinical pancreatitis you will see on blood work and scans but sub clinical pancreatitis you will not. Sub clinical pancreatitis you may […]


Seven Reasons You Can’t get Over Candida

Overview Intestinal candidiasis is a condition caused by the yeast-like fungus Candida albicans. Candida albicans is referred to as yeast and is normally present in the intestines, blood and vagina. In the gastrointestinal tract, the level of Candida albicans is kept in check by bacteria that is also normally present. An imbalance can cause an […]

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Infertility Part 2 of 2 with Case Study

Part 1 of 2   I have decided to blog about infertility, as it has been a growing problem for many couples. I want to talk about a success story that I just learned about recently. I had a 45 year old lady in to see me again for some current health concerns. I […]

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