Tick-borne illnesses are unfortunately becoming increasingly common (and sometimes it’s hard for people to know whether they’ve even been exposed, since ticks can be as tiny as a poppy seed!) Many tick-borne illnesses all get lumped together with Lyme Disease, and for good reason: most of them can also be [...]
Today's meditation comes from Deuteronomy 12:5-12 Check out this episode!
Alkaline phosphatase, or alk phos, is part of a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) typically run at least once a year. While most of the time, the test is screening for elevation of alk phos (often due to liver disease or biliary obstruction), I’ve seen low alk phos relatively often. There [...]
This week's podcast comes from this article, Essential Fatty Acids, Neuroplasticity, and Brain Injury Check out this episode!
I wrote here about the relationship between the microbiome and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. But the connection between the gut and the brain goes much deeper than that. In fact, it appears that imbalance in the microbiome may actually be a causative factor in various types of neurodevelopmental [...]
Gen 15:13: God said the Israelites would be servants and afflicted for 400 years; Ex 12:40-41: it was 430 yrs. They were 30 yrs late. Perhaps bc Moses killed the Egyptian and fled? Ex 2:10: Moses became Pharaoh's grandson Ex 2:11-15: he kills an Egyptian and flees (he's 40 [...]
Part of the brain’s normal process of development, as well as healthy maintenance throughout life, involves synaptic pruning. Think of it like reallocating resources: cells called microglia roam throughout the brain, cleaning up waste products and trimming connections that aren’t needed. This way the brain can maintain optimum efficiency. This [...]
Today's podcast comes from this article, Probiotics, Prebiotics, and SIBO Check out this episode!
Today's meditation comes from Genesis 37-47 on the life of Joseph. Gen 37:2: he was seventeen 37:3: Israel loved him more than his brothers and gave him the coat of many colors v4: but the brothers hated him v5-9: He makes it worse by sharing his dreams (double dream: [...]
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) involves overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. The small intestine should be relatively sterile in comparison to the far more populated large intestine. But in cases of slow bowel transit (which can occur for a variety of reasons, most commonly hypothyroidism or low vagal [...]