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Elevated Lipoprotein(a)

Lipoprotein(a) is heavily associated with cardiovascular risk—far more so than is elevated cholesterol. It’s very similar to LDL (the “bad” cholesterol), except that it has an apolipoprotein A attached to it. (LDL also has one apolipoprotein B protein attached to it, as does Lp(a).) But unfortunately, we don’t know that [...]

By |2018-12-07T16:21:29+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Metabolic Endotoxemia

It sounds like a mouthful, I know. So let me break down the words: metabolism refers to how your body takes food and turns it into energy and building blocks for repair, while eliminating waste (at the cellular level) produced as a byproduct of this process. As for endotoxemia: endo- [...]

By |2018-09-14T15:05:52+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Glutathione and Autism

Glutathione is a peptide of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It is arguably the most powerful antioxidant in the body; it’s also required for one of the liver’s six main pathways of Phase 2 Detoxification, and it offers immune support and cytokine balancing in chronic illness. Recently it [...]

By |2018-08-17T16:18:26+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Detox|0 Comments

Periodontitis and Chronic Disease

We’ve long known—or at least suspected—that there is a connection between oral infections and systemic illness. The famous dentist Westin Price postulated at the turn of the century that this was due to focal infections: the bacteria in the mouth actually travel to other parts of the body and create [...]

By |2018-08-03T14:55:16+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

GERD and SIBO: The One Leads to The Other

SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) is when good bacteria are in the wrong place: specifically, bacteria that should be in the large intestine are instead in the small intestine, or when there are more bacteria in the small intestine than there should be. GERD, heartburn, or reflux involves hydrochloric acid in [...]

By |2018-06-15T08:01:47+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Inflammatory Markers: CRP, hsCRP, and ESR

I wrote here on the basic theory of what inflammation is. Briefly: in initial stages, inflammation is part of non-specific immunity. It just means something hurts and your immune system calls all hands on deck to deal with it. In later stages, inflammation becomes specific: this means your immune system is [...]

By |2018-03-02T16:51:02+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Biofilms

Microbiology 101 The only thing protecting a free-floating microorganism from the outside world is its cell wall. Cell walls are very important for letting good stuff (from the organism’s perspective) inside, and expelling the garbage. As soon as that microorganism comes in contact with a surface, though, it can attach [...]

By |2017-08-18T18:11:42+00:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Is Dairy Different in Europe?

I wrote here on the difference in European bread versus bread produced in the United States. Many of my patients (myself included) also discovered a distinct difference between the dairy in Europe versus in the States, as well. Here’s why. Different Components of Dairy There are three main macronutrients in [...]

By |2017-07-07T18:01:58+00:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|0 Comments

A Surprising Potential Cause of Bipolar Disorder

Some 6 million people in the United States suffer from Bipolar Disorder. Research indicates that genetic factors account for about 80% of it. It is widely believed to be incurable and lifelong, able to be managed only with antipsychotic medications. But it may have a surprising cause. Iodine and Bipolar [...]

By |2017-07-01T07:32:29+00:00July 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Health|0 Comments

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