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TGFb1 (Trans Growth Factor beta 1)

Image by skeeze from Pixabay  We treat quite a bit of biotoxin illness in our practice, including mold, Lyme Disease, and other tick-borne illnesses. One of the tests we run very often is TGFb1. This tends to be high in many biotoxin illness patients (though we usually also run complement c3a and c4a, [...]

By |2020-10-23T07:59:36-07:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

Fitness Benefits of Cutting Down on Sugar

Guest post by Kristen Wells; Image Credit: Unsplash Having a strong sweet tooth is not a good thing. Our previous post on Sugar Addiction and What It Does to You explains the reasons too much sugar is bad for you, and number 1 is: It is the real culprit behind serious cardiovascular conditions, like heart [...]

By |2020-10-16T12:15:15-07:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Oil Pulling

Guest Post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by moho01 from Pixabay  Is it as good as everyone says it is? It is common belief that oral health serves as a gateway to general health. The oral cavity contains some of the most varied and vast flora in the entire human body. The oral [...]

By |2020-10-09T07:24:00-07:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Potential Molybdenum Side Effects

Image by klimkin from Pixabay  I wrote here on Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO, a third kind of SIBO that I am finding in many of my patients. Since molybdenum is a cofactor for the sulfite oxidase enzyme that requires support, it is usually included in the protocol. However, I’ve found that a small handful [...]

By |2020-09-23T08:25:33-07:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

How Nature Supports Mental Health

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay  We all know intuitively that being in nature makes us feel more peaceful. But why is this the case? The Physiology of Depression Your hypothalamus gland in the brain is responsible for the body’s homeostasis, or balance, with the outside world.  It regulates a number of functions, including body [...]

By |2020-09-23T08:22:38-07:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss|0 Comments

Peripheral Neuropathy

Image by Peter Pruzina from Pixabay  Peripheral nerves are those that enervate skin, muscles, and other body tissues. They include motor, sensory, and autonomic nerves. Most of the time when we talk about peripheral neuropathy, we’re referring to the second type: those nerves that transmit touch, pain, heat, and vibration. These are also [...]

By |2020-09-18T07:39:46-07:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Maintaining Your Peace

Image by Gabriela Piwowarska from Pixabay  This season has seemed like a marathon, hasn’t it? Most of us can handle the stress of a sprint, with the finish line always in sight. But the very publicized worldwide stressors of 2020 have just seemed to go on and on, adding to the load each [...]

By |2020-09-11T07:41:38-07:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Resetting Your Circadian Rhythm with Fasting

Image by Monoar Rahman Rony from Pixabay  When an electronic device stops working, what’s the first thing that most of us think to do? Reboot. Hit the reset button. It’s a beautiful solution, because it doesn’t require you to know what’s wrong… often the problem just fixes itself. I wrote here on how fasting [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:03:16-07:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

Melatonin for Pain

Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay  Most of us think of melatonin as a supplement for insomnia. It’s the hormone that the pineal gland in the brain produces with onset of darkness, and it’s suppressed by the light of daytime (or also artificial lights, particularly artificial blue light—which is one good reason to turn [...]

By |2020-08-21T20:18:51-07:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Root Cause of Acid Reflux

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Comfreak from Pixabay  What is acid reflux? GERD, more commonly known as acid reflux, stands for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This is very prevalent, affecting up to 27.8% of adults in the United States. It is often mild; however, it can progress and become severe and [...]

By |2020-08-21T09:10:52-07:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments