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Immune System Questionnaire

Immune System Questionnaire

How is That Immune System of Yours Working???  What you will find below are quick questionnaires outlining different health issues and symptoms associated with immune system involvement. Take the time to fill these out honestly and to the best of your knowledge. In...
A Truly Gluten Free Diet

A Truly Gluten Free Diet

In this articleI have outlined some general guidelines to follow if you have been diagnosed with Celiac disease and/or some level of gluten sensitivity. Please remember reactivity to various gluten products is not always restricted to gastrointestinal/digestive...
Can Gluten Cause Pain and Inflammation?

Can Gluten Cause Pain and Inflammation?

Does gluten really have a significant impact on the body, and can it potentially cause a lot of health issues and inflammation? Isn’t gluten just a problem if someone has celiac disease? What exactly is gluten and what foods contain it? Why has gluten become such a...
Immunity and Your Gut

Immunity and Your Gut

You might say that your gut is your immune system! It is estimated that approximately 70% of your entire immune system resides in the lining of your digestive tract/gut.  In our previous newsletter, we listed the other major immune organs and how stress influences...
Allergies and Histamine

Allergies and Histamine

Most everyone has heard of antihistamines like Allegra, Benadryl, Claritin, and Zyrtec for addressing allergies and related symptoms. In addition, there is another class of antihistamines used for heartburn and gastric reflux such as, Axid, Pepcid, Tagamet and Zantac....
What are GMOs?

What are GMOs?

GMO stands for genetically modified organisms or sometimes referred to as transgenic. The original concept for GMOs seemed to be a good one where farmers could raise these new plants with less pesticides, herbicides and increase their yields. Does not sound bad,...
Bone Loss – Osteoporosis Detection

Bone Loss – Osteoporosis Detection

Did you know in the United States alone there are about 1.5 million bone fractures that are directly related to osteoporosis? It appears that this trend is continuing and early detection and treatment are vitally important. The standard Dexa scan/bone scan only gives...
Insomnia

Insomnia

Most people require 6-8 hours of uninterrupted REM sleep. Not getting this can lead to many health issues and the body is incapable of repairing itself without this deep sleep. The first thing to think of if you wake up after a few hours is consider what you ate...
The Truth Behind Low Testosterone

The Truth Behind Low Testosterone

When one thinks about testosterone we often think of it in terms of only a male hormone. Well, the only thing truthful about this is that men do have much larger amounts of testosterone than women, but testosterone plays a very important role in women as well. So low...
What Is Methylation?

What Is Methylation?

Methylation? What exactly is methylation? It is an overlooked, extremely important biochemical reaction and an essential biochemical reaction that takes place in every single cell of our body. Without methylation, we would cease to exist. It is estimated that a...
Understanding Stress

Understanding Stress

Exactly what is stress? Most of us will immediately think of something that would cause us mental/emotional stress like our job, spouse, family or other relationships. Well, that is true but, stress can come in several different forms that we might not think about or...
Toxins and Detoxification

Toxins and Detoxification

Our bodies are exposed to so many chemicals on a daily basis and we never really give it a second thought. So let’s take a look at how we may expose ourselves to various toxins on a daily basis. In the morning, we may take a long hot shower to wake ourselves up, but...
The Yeasty Beast – Candida

The Yeasty Beast – Candida

What is Candida? It is a group of yeast organisms that are in the fungal family which are related to mushrooms. Candida is normally found in about 80% of all human beings. They are primarily located in the intestines, mouth and skin. Most of the time we are not even...
The Prostate Gland

The Prostate Gland

What exactly is the prostate gland? It is a donut shaped gland that weighs about an ounce and is about the size of a walnut. It is located below the bladder and just in front of the rectum. The prostate wraps around the urethra which is the tube that allows urine to...
PCOS – The Most Common Hormone Disorder

PCOS – The Most Common Hormone Disorder

What exactly is PCOS? PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This imbalance can occur prior to puberty, during adolescence, from age 20- 50’s and into postmenopausal ages. So, this hormonal imbalance can occur throughout most of a women’s lifetime! Furthermore,...
Stress

Stress

Most people will automatically recognize the word stress and are aware of stress in their daily lives. We generally use the word stress when we feel everything has become too much, we are overloaded and wonder whether we can really can cope with the pressures/ demands...
Insulin Resistance – The Silent Health Thief

Insulin Resistance – The Silent Health Thief

What exactly is insulin resistance (IR) and why is it so important to my health? On a technical note insulin resistance is defined as the inability of your cells to respond to the binding of the insulin molecule. The basic function of insulin is to take glucose (blood...
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Did you know there are about 100 different types of arthritis? However, we are going to focus on the most common form of arthritis called osteoarthritis (OA). Most everybody would consider this arthritis to be the “wear and tear” or “old age” arthritis. About 2% of...
Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches

There are several different types of headaches, some major categories are, tension, cluster, sinus, hormonal and many others. However, we are going to confine our discussion to a major category of headaches called migraines. In brief, migraines would be considered a...
Menopause, Hot Flashes and Much More

Menopause, Hot Flashes and Much More

By definition, menopause occurs when a woman has not menstruated for a period of 12 months. The average age when menopause occurs is 51, but the typical age range is from 40 to 58 years old. This is a natural process and does not occur suddenly but usually over...
Leaky Gut and Irritable Bowel Syndromes

Leaky Gut and Irritable Bowel Syndromes

Before we discuss leaky gut syndrome (LGS) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) we need to understand a little more about the small and large intestines. The primary function of the intestines is to determine which food compounds should be deemed important for...
Inflammation – The Major Cause of Disease

Inflammation – The Major Cause of Disease

What exactly is inflammation? Simply put, it is the body’s normal response to injury. Injury to the tissues of the body are due to trauma, infection (acute and/or chronic), autoimmune, heat/cold, food and/or environmental toxins. This entire inflammatory response is...

The Incredible Vitamin D

When we think of Vitamin D, we often think in terms of preventing osteoporosis and maintaining the health of your bones. However, the effects of vitamin D on our body goes way beyond those on bones and current research is finding so many other incredible effects this...

Hormones, Hormones, Hormones

Exactly what is a hormone? Most of the time we think of hormones more in terms of sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This is far from what actually is occurring on a hormonal level in the human body. It is estimated that there are currently...
High Blood Pressure – Hypertension

High Blood Pressure – Hypertension

High blood pressure or in the medical field it is known as hypertension. There are basically two types of hypertension primary (essential) hypertension and secondary hypertension. About 90-95% of hypertension falls under the category of essential hypertension and...
Introduction to Autoimmune Diseases

Introduction to Autoimmune Diseases

What exactly is an autoimmune disease? Simply put this is a condition in which your own immune system attacks your own tissues. Normally, your white blood cells that make up your immune system protects your body against harmful substances. These substances can consist...
ANDROPAUSE – “MALE MENOPAUSE”

ANDROPAUSE – “MALE MENOPAUSE”

From a strict medical standpoint andropause is defined as a loss of androgen dominance. What exactly does that mean? Androgens are hormones such as testosterone which are naturally found in higher quantities in the male gender. When a man looses his “androgen...
Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss, Autism = Brain Degeneration

Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss, Autism = Brain Degeneration

This blog is more of an introduction to brain degeneration and the consequences of brain degeneration such as Alzheimer’s, memory loss, autism, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and many other brain/nervous system disorders. It is important to understand that many...
ALLERGIES, ALLERGIES, ALLERGIES

ALLERGIES, ALLERGIES, ALLERGIES

  Most everybody knows about allergies or have experienced them directly, but most do not understand exactly what allergies are. By definition allergies are defined as a hypersensitive responses of the immune system to a normally harmless substances. These...
ADRENALS, FATIGUE AND MUCH MORE

ADRENALS, FATIGUE AND MUCH MORE

These tiny triangular shaped glands are located on top of the kidneys. Most of us recognize the association of the adrenal glands and the hormone adrenaline that is associated with the fight and flight reaction to stress. However, the adrenal glands do so much more...
Acid Reflux, Hiatal Hernia, Gerd

Acid Reflux, Hiatal Hernia, Gerd

If you are reading this article ,you probably already recognize some of the symptoms of acid reflux: Heartburn– burning pain or discomfort located from the stomach, chest or into the throat. Sometimes this pain can be confused with pain associated with the heart. Sour...
Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Your cervical spine connects your brain stem to your spinal cord. It is an area rich in blood vessels and other soft tissue, such as ligament and tendons. Neck pain is slightly less common than back pain, but no less important or treatable. Common causes of neck pain...
Leg Pain

Leg Pain

The largest nerve in the human body may be responsible for one of the most common causes of leg pain. The sciatic nerve connects the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles, and runs down both sides of the lumbar spine, through the buttock and back of the thigh, and...

Back Pain

Eighty percent of Americans experience one form of back pain or another during the course of their lives. More men over the age of 45 are disabled by back pain than any other condition. It is the third most common reason for surgeries. Because of this, people...
INTRODUCTION TO COLD LEVEL LASER

INTRODUCTION TO COLD LEVEL LASER

What exactly is a laser? Laser is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions Radiation. Basically, a laser is a strong, coherent, narrow beam of light. It is used in the field of medicine/surgery, in many different industries and commonly now...
CRANIOSACRAL , SOT AND MORE

CRANIOSACRAL , SOT AND MORE

What exactly is Craniosacral Therapy or Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)? These two systems of healing are gentle methods that balance the bodies structural and neurological systems. This is done by correcting abnormal spinal, cranial membrane motion and restoring...
FIBROMYALGIA – CRITERIA AND STATISTICS

FIBROMYALGIA – CRITERIA AND STATISTICS

Most people have heard of fibromyalgia, but most patients and even other physicians do not understand this condition. For many years this was an unrecognized condition and most physicians simply thought this condition was completely psychosomatic. However, in 1990 The...
DEPRESSION—MORE THAN THE BLUES

DEPRESSION—MORE THAN THE BLUES

Everyone has experienced times in which we feel sad, lonely, isolated and melancholy. However, “clinical” depression is much more intense and much longer lasting than our isolated times of sadness. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) it is estimated that...