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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

Microneedling with PRP

Guest Post by Dr Mariah Mosley Acne scars? Fine lines/wrinkles? Uneven skin tone? Wanting a brighter complexion? At Nature Cure Family Health, we are now offering a cosmetic medical procedure that may be for you! Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that helps rejuvenate [...]

By |2019-11-08T07:43:42-07:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Beauty|0 Comments

Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) for Biotoxin Illness

We treat a lot of biotoxin illness (mold and Lyme or other tick-borne illnesses) and CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) at Nature Cure Family Health, using many of the principles first put forth by Dr Ritchie Shoemaker. There is a bit of a debate among doctors who treat biotoxin illness regarding whether [...]

By |2019-11-01T08:53:28-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Gut Dysbiosis and Bile Acids

Everything in the body is interconnected. We know that by now, right? Just like there’s a “gut-brain axis”, there’s also now the bile acid-gut microbiome axis as well. This is because the two are mutually reinforcing. I wrote here on how bile keeps SIBO in check, and therefore gallbladder dysfunction (or [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:39:17-07:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Lithium as a Neuroprotectant

Lithium is a trace mineral that doesn’t get a lot of attention. It’s not included in most multivitamins. There hasn’t been a great deal of research historically into its effects in the body. It’s known best not as a mineral, but as a high dose pharmaceutical for the treatment of [...]

By |2019-10-18T07:34:36-07:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

Spotlight On: Cinnamon

We’re entering the holiday season, which always makes me think of warming spices like cinnamon. The smell and flavor of cinnamon are due to an oil called cinnamaldehyde, which comprises about 90% of cinnamon’s essential oil. Cinnamaldehyde is believed to be the source of cinnamon’s spectacular array of health benefits. [...]

By |2019-10-11T08:31:59-07:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

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