6 Powerful Ways to Improve Brain Health

What does it mean to have a healthy brain? It means having a brain that is readily capable of performing all of it’s vital functions. This includes basic functions, like regulating the involuntary functions of the autonomic nervous system, and higher-level functions, such as facilitating cognition and decision-making, and coordinating fine and gross motor skills. … Continue reading 6 Powerful Ways to Improve Brain Health

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Vagus Nerve – Inflammation – Heart Rate Variability

In the brilliant scientific paper, ‘The pulse of inflammation: heart rate variability, the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway and implications for therapy,’ Dr. Jared M. Huston, Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center discovered a neural control circuit that acts to keep the body’s cytokine production, and therefore inflammatory response, in check.[1] During the 1990s, the … Continue reading Vagus Nerve – Inflammation – Heart Rate Variability

Are Laxatives Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut?

These days, it seems like more and more Americans are taking laxatives to combat constipation. Osmotic laxatives, like Miralax and Lactulose, are one of the most popular OTC options for this. What these types of laxatives do is fill the digestive tract with particles, which attract fluid inside the gut, flushing out the system and … Continue reading Are Laxatives Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut?

What Your Doctor Didn’t Teach You About Blood Sugar Problems

Dr. Osborne discusses functional nutritional aspects of blood sugar regulation. For more in depth information on the functional medicine approach to blood sugar control visit *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This video is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Additionally, this information is not … Continue reading What Your Doctor Didn’t Teach You About Blood Sugar Problems

Diet and Good Gut Bacteria Could Epigenetically Change Your Gene Expression

There are many different diets available in the nutritional world today that could dramatically adjust our gut bacteria, depending on what we consume. High-fat, low-carb diets, low-fat, high-carb diets, fasting, and cleanses are just a few examples of popular diets, and even what some may call “fads”, which might leave a person confused (and hungry). … Continue reading Diet and Good Gut Bacteria Could Epigenetically Change Your Gene Expression

How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights

There are about a hundred trillion microbes living inside your gut -- protecting you from infection, aiding digestion and regulating your immune system. As our bodies have adapted to life in modern society, we've started to lose some of our normal microbes; at the same time, diseases linked to a loss of diversity in microbiome … Continue reading How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights

5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

IF YOU CAN’T CONVINCE THEM, CONFUSE THEM – Harry Truman The current media debate about the benefits (or lack of harm) of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our diet misses the obvious. The average American increased their consumption of HFCS (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds … Continue reading 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

Cancer & GERD

Metabolic Inflammatory Conditions Where does it all start? This important question can determine the success or failure of medical treatments so we better get it right. Actually there are several starting places to chronic illness but the one I want to talk about here starts in the stomach, which starts screaming at us with a … Continue reading Cancer & GERD

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis

Magnesium Thirst Magnesium Hunger We thirst for magnesium rich water. Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood. Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know when … Continue reading Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis

Mercury and Cancer – Research and Dental Amalgams

Dr. Rashid Buttar testified before congress that “the association of mercury to chronic diseases is well documented in the didactic scientific literature. The search for the association between mercury and cardiovascular disease reveals 358 scientific papers exemplifying the relationship; between mercury and cancer we find 643 scientific papers. The association of mercury with neurodegenerative diseases … Continue reading Mercury and Cancer – Research and Dental Amalgams