Dr. Lauren

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About Dr. Lauren

Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. She received her NMD from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and she holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. She also writes fiction under a pen name in her spare time. Visit her author website at www.authorcagray.com.

The Mood-Boosting Winter Vitamin

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a variant of major depressive disorder that occurs during darker winter months when the days grow shorter. It’s fortunately far less common in sunny AZ. But it still does occur. This may be in part because, despite the sunshine, Vitamin D deficiency is still common [...]

By |2019-12-13T08:36:46-07:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Mental Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

Manganese and Zinc in Lyme Disease

Many of my patients with chronic infections struggle with low iron levels—perhaps not overt anemia (though sometimes this is present too), but often low iron saturation in the bloodstream, and low ferritin, the storage form of iron. This is because most organisms—bacteria, viruses, and fungi—use iron for various functions of [...]

By |2019-12-06T11:32:05-07:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Quinolone Toxicity

Fluoroquinolones are a very effective class of antibiotics including levofloxacin (Levaquin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin, gemifloxacin (Factive), and delafloxacin (Baxdela). They work well for otherwise antibiotic-resistant organisms, and many doctors prescribe them as a first line treatment for infection, just assuming that the responsible organisms might be resistant to [...]

By |2019-11-27T08:30:44-07:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Feast of Weeks and Pentecost

Today's meditation explores the symmetry between the Feast of Weeks of the Old Testament, and Pentecost. We jump around a lot:  Moses goes to Sinai and God descends on it in fire (Ex 19:18.) This represents the birth of the nation of Israel as a theocracy: the giving of the Law.  This [...]

By |2019-11-15T10:03:46-07:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

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