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The Risks and Dangers of Antibiotics

Posted On May 19, 2016

I see patients on a daily basis who have been affected by antibiotic drugs. For example, they’ve been treated with tetracycline or trimethoprin for acne or a UTI and have never been well since. Overuse of antibiotics can can to antibiotic resistance, allergic reactions, digestive problems and yeast infections. Antibiotic Resistance After the 1940s, the treatment of…

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9 Stress-Related Skin Problems

Posted On Apr 26, 2016

  When stress is frequent, prolonged or chronic, healing and rapidly growing tissues like hair, skin and nails are hit the hardest. In fact, these tissues can be a barometer for how much stress is affecting your body. In this blog we focus on the effects of stress on skin. Below are 10 skin problems…

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Acne, Carbohydrates and Hormone Imbalances

Posted On Apr 07, 2016

What Is Acne? Acne is the term which is commonly used for inflammation of the sebaceous glands of the skin. The sebaceous glands are the glands on the skin which produce oil, which helps to lubricate the skin and keep it soft and supple.To some degree, it has been estimated that acne affects up to…

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Inflammation – The Fire Within

Posted On Mar 17, 2016

The word inflammation originates from the Latin word inflammatio, which means fire. As ominous as it sounds, inflammation is not an inherent enemy. We have a tendency to see inflammation primarily as a disease process, when in fact inflammation is a necessary innate response of our body’s immune system, a process that brings the necessary resources required…

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Celiac Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Posted On Mar 03, 2016

What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an immune disorder in which people cannot tolerate gluten because it damages the inner lining of their small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrients. The small intestine is the tubeshaped organ between the stomach and large intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley…

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Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes

Posted On Jan 26, 2016

When blood glucose levels rise after a meal, the pancreas releases insulin into the blood. Insulin and glucose then travel in the blood to cells throughout the body. Insulin helps muscle, fat, and liver cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream, lowering blood glucose levels. Insulin stimulates the liver and muscle tissue to store excess glucose….

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Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome

Posted On Jan 06, 2016

We have always been told that carbohydrates are the good guys of nutrition and that, if we eat large amounts of them, the world should be a better place. In such a world, the experts tell us there will be no heart disease and no obesity. The truth is, overeating high-carb foods can prevent a…

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Adrenal-Friendly Recipes: Savory Winter Soups

Posted On Nov 04, 2015

You can’t get much better than a warm bowl of soup on a winter’s day. Soup is such a versatile food that makes a wonderful addition to any meal, or is great alone at lunch or as a light dinner. Here are a few of my favorite recipes for soup. A few are the best…

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Your Magnificent Immune System: How it Works

Posted On Oct 21, 2015

  The human immune system is a magnificent and well-coordinated network of cells, organs, glands, and physiological processes. Nearly every cell, organ and tissue in the body is involved either directly or indirectly in the immune process. From the outside in, the skin and mucous membranes offer the first line of defense. The intact layers…

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How Stress Suppresses Your Immune Function

Posted On Oct 08, 2015

Acute stress temporarily enhances the front line immune defenses that help protect you from infection due to injuries – like bites or scratches received in “fight or flight” – but suppresses all other immune activity. During the stress response, your energy and resources are focused on escaping the immediate stressor, not on dealing with less immediate threats…

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