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Causes of Easy Bruising

Physiology 101 Soft tissue injuries cause the capillaries at the surface of the body to tear; when blood leaks out beneath the skin, this causes a bruise. It should take a decent amount of force to do this, though. If you notice that you’re forming bruises even when you can’t [...]

By | 2017-05-12T17:51:21+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Chronic Illnesses|Comments Off on Causes of Easy Bruising

Low Testosterone and Metabolic Syndrome

Low Testosterone in younger men is increasingly common. Meanwhile, some 35% of the U.S. population suffers from metabolic syndrome, defined as high blood sugar (but pre-diabetic), excess weight around the waistline, hypertension, high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides. It turns out that these two conditions are not only linked, but that [...]

Oil Pulling for Oral Health

How Teeth Stay Healthy There are four layers to your tooth, listed from outer to inner: enamel (hardest and most mineralized), dentin (a protective, also mineralized layer), pulp (containing blood vessels and nerves), and cementum (covering the roots—also mineralized). Just like any other part of your body, teeth are living [...]

By | 2017-03-17T08:58:49+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Detox|0 Comments

What Is Inflammation?

Underlying almost every chronic disease known to man is one common process: inflammation. But it’s not all bad—inflammation serves a critical function, in its proper place. Without it, we would be unable to heal from even the most minor injury. Our bodies are incredibly smart, and are designed to heal [...]

By | 2017-03-10T16:54:30+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|0 Comments

Herbal Treatment Equivalent to Rifaximin for SIBO

I wrote here about SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth): what it is, how to diagnose and treat it. The Antibiotic Approach (Rifaximin) I’m not against antibiotics—they are wonderful when you really need them. I do I try to limit antibiotic prescriptions to cases when they are absolutely necessary, though, since most [...]

By | 2017-03-03T17:26:24+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Health|0 Comments

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Immunology 101 Mast cells are a type of white blood cell that resides in connective tissue, containing small granules (small little packets) of compounds that play a role in immunity. The most well known is histamine, but others include leukotrienes (which also play a role in allergies), serotonin, ATP (your [...]

By | 2017-02-24T16:01:43+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Detox, Health|0 Comments

Psychoneuroimmunology: The Mind-Body Connection

There are two basic schools of thought in medicine: mechanism, and vitalism. The mechanistic school of thought argues that the body can be reduced into individual systems, and each system is complete within itself. The vitalistic idea argues that each system interacts with every other. The field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) [...]

By | 2017-02-17T17:48:53+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|0 Comments

Weather-Related Migraines

I wrote here on the general naturopathic approach to treating migraines. As a rule, migraine predisposition tends to boil down to one of four things, or a combination of the following: food allergies, estrogen dominance, a backed-up liver, and/or cervical vertebral rotation or structural problems. But what of those migraines [...]

By | 2017-02-10T16:57:09+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Health, Women's Health|0 Comments

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