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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

How Taurine Affects Anxiety and Adrenaline

I wrote here about how taurine affects overexcitable membranes in general, and it essentially boils down to two interrelated things: the NMDA receptor (which is stimulated by the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, and inhibited by calming neurotransmitters glycine and GABA), and calcium conduction (the flow of which occurs when the NMDA receptor [...]

By |2019-08-09T06:53:19-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Chronic Illnesses, Supplements|0 Comments

Lyme Disease

What Lyme Disease Is Lyme disease was is a tick-borne bacterial illness most commonly associated with outdoor activities in New England.  It was first reported in Connecticut in 1975, but unfortunately, it didn’t stay where it came from—although there is still a higher prevalence of Lyme in the New England [...]

By |2018-12-20T15:04:40-07:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Parasites: Do You Have Them?

*Note: I chose the cute illustrated worm so that I wouldn’t give you nightmares. You’re welcome.* We know a lot in our modern world about testing for some types of infectious organisms—we can culture bacteria, and test antibodies for viruses (though sometimes interpretations of these results can be tricky.) Even [...]

By |2018-12-14T15:05:00-07:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

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

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