Chronic Illnesses

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Proton Pump Inhibitors associated with Heart Attacks

One out of every 14 Americans uses a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to treat GERD. PPIs include the over-the-counter omeprazole (aka Prilosec), pantoprazole or Protonix, lansoprazole or Prevacid, esomeprazole or Nexium, etc. Aside from the fact that these medications treat the symptom of GERD without addressing the root cause, I’ve [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Possible Cause of Crohn’s Disease Found

Crohn’s Disease is one of the diseases collectively called Irritable Bowel Disease (as opposed to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is primarily a collection of symptoms.) Both Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, the other Irritable Bowel Disease, are characterized by ulcerations in the GI tract leading to blood and/or mucus in the [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|2 Comments

Depression: A Sign of Cardiovascular Disease?

There’s a big connection between your neurotransmitters and your immune system—particularly what are known as inflammatory cytokines: signaling molecules released by the immune system that trigger actions of other cells towards healing. Here’s how it works. First: What Inflammation Is Inflammation is what happens when you body gets damaged. This [...]

Molecular Mimicry and Autoimmune Diseases

Molecular mimicry is when one molecule mimics another one in the way it behaves in the body. Specifically, it’s when the immune system mistakes one antigen (or potential pathogen) for another. But before I explain how this can lead to autoimmunity, allow me to recap how the immune system works. [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: |0 Comments

Treating Chemical Sensitivity

I wrote here that I don’t run micronutrient analyses very often, because most cases don’t actually require this. Usually a healthy, whole foods-based diet and a good multivitamin will cover most of the body’s micronutrient requirements. This is true… but the operative word is usually. Chemically Sensitive Patients One exception [...]

By | March 25th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Detox, Health, Supplements|2 Comments

Mold Toxicity: What It Looks Like and What to Do About It

At first I was incredulous. Why were so many people showing up in my office with mold sickness—in Tucson, Arizona, of all places? It turns out that, while mold grows in damp places, spores can survive in incredibly adverse conditions, including in dry deserts—and reanimate when the conditions are better. [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Home|Tags: , |1 Comment

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