The discussion of the changes to our diet over the past 100 years that are driving the many chronic diseases common in society can be complex.  However, there are a few indicators which are key and relatively easy to look at.  Perhaps the most important indicator is the sugar to fiber ratio or sugar:fiber.  A […]

Simple Dietary Measures to Look at to Ensure a Healthy Diet

July 25, 2022

Omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) are essential fatty acids.  This means that the body needs them for different functions, and they must be consumed as the body cannot make them from other sources.  Systems that are particularly dependent upon the availability of omega-3 FAs are the immune system, the cardiovascular system and the brain. There are […]

The Omega-3 Fatty Acid DHA Offers Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

July 12, 2022

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which an immune antibody reaction to gluten begins to cause cross reaction against the lining of the small intestine. It is associated with intestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea as well as many symptoms outside of the digestive tract such as fatigue, anemia, osteoporosis, joint […]

Why Celiac Disease is Increasing

June 30, 2022

Perhaps the greatest overlooked aspect of disease risk is the impact of stress.  A search of the topic “stress” in PubMed, the search engine for the National Library of Medicine reveals over 26,000 studies that have looked at stress and health.  The majority of these studies examine a disease risk that is associated with stress.  […]

Stress Accumulates with Negative Health Effects

June 7, 2022

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disorder of nerves within the body, particularly in the legs/feet and arms/hands. Symptoms include: Loss of sensation to touch, vibration, and temperature Intense pain called neuropathic pain Muscle weakness. The various symptoms relate to the degeneration of different types of nerve fibers within the nerve; motor fibers in the case […]

Peripheral Neuropathy

February 24, 2022

A new modeling study that looked at the impact of positive dietary change produced some eye-opening numbers. Much like saving for retirement, dietary benefit compounds over time so the earlier it is started, the more benefit is gained. The changes examined represent changing from the typical Western diet, or as it is alternatively called, the standard […]

The Longevity Benefit of Dietary Change – It is more than most think

February 10, 2022

Long-term cognitive impairment, universally referred to by those who get it as brain fog, is a common after effect of chemotherapy. New research had found that “chemo brain” and long SARS-CoV-2 brain fog are caused by the same mechanism.  The research studied 63 patients with brain fog/cognitive impairment persisting after recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. Of […]

Brain Fog Has the Same Cause as “Chemo Brain”: Understanding this has led to effective treatment

February 3, 2022

Osteoporosis is a growing problem with the aging of the population. The CDC recently published data showing that in the 50 and older population 1 in 5 women have osteoporosis. By age 65 and older this has increased to 1 in 4 women. Osteopenia, which is the precursor to osteoporosis, occurs in 1 in 2 […]

Laser Therapy for Osteoporosis – Helping Bones Back to a Regenerative State

January 13, 2022

One of the most common long-term symptoms resulting from Covid-19 infection is loss of taste or smell. A recent case series investigated laser therapy for this problem.  Subjects rated their degree of loss of taste on a scale of 0-10 with 10 being the worst with complete loss. The typical pre-treatment scores were between 6 […]

There is Help for Post-Covid Loss of Taste and Smell

January 6, 2022

A Path Out of It with Drugless Treatment Depression is a significant problem affecting 15% or 1 in 6 adults at some point in life.  It is the leading cause of disability in developed nations.  The stress of the pandemic has made things worse. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical […]

The Stressed, Inflamed Loop of Depression

January 7, 2021