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Vitamin D Deficiency Causes B5 Deficiency

A new study published late last year has shown that a chronic deficiency of vitamin D can limit the production of B vitamins by our beneficial gut bacteria. More specifically, the researchers found that vitamin D deficiency caused a secondary pantothenic acid deficiency, known as vitamin B5. This B vitamin is important for normal production [...]

Parkinson’s Patients May Benefit from Niacin Supplementation

Genetic Parkinson's disease may benefit from niacin A 2016 study by Lehmann et al suggests that patients with a genetic form of Parkinson's disease may significantly benefit from the supplementation of niacin. In the body, niacin is converted into a compound called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), an enzyme used in the mitochondria of [...]

Nutrients Can Change Genetic Expression

The latest trend in functional medicine is to test patients' genetics to help individualize treatment. Perhaps the most recognized example of this is the MTHFR test for methylation defects. Sites like MTHFR.net have helped to educate thousands of people on this. However, recent studies are also showing that the appropriate intake of nutrients can influence [...]

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Helps Patients with Lyme Disease

Chronic infections like Lyme disease are becoming epidemic in the US. According to the CDC, 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed each year. The struggle to find new effective therapies is a real one. Antibiotics often do not adequately kill or control the infection, with a significant negative impact on the digestive tract. [...]

Antioxidants Help Decrease Smart Phone Stress

Everyone has a smart phone practically attached to their bodies nowadays. The problem with this is that they are literally cooking your body, just like a tiny microwave oven. If you're talking into it, it's cooking your brain. If you're carrying it in your front pants pocket, it's cooking your ovaries or your testicles. If [...]

Thyroid Health

The thyroid may the culprit in many health problems and can be treated naturally.   Thyroid Health 01/30 by Drug Free Solutions | Blog Talk Radio ... about this critical gland and how it impacts your body!! Join Nikki Cyr and myself in discussing thyroid pathology, testing, auto-immunity, thyroid regulation, leaky gut, and natural management [...]

Remember Your Heart Health on Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine's Day, here are some great articles on cardiovascular health and integrative treatment options:   Aspirin a day makes you blind- Wolfson Integrative Cardiology Millions of people in the US are taking aspirin thinking that it prevents heart attacks and strokes. The reality is that studies show a trivial benefit of aspirin [...]

By |2013-02-13T10:34:48+00:00February 13th, 2013|Dr. Strauchman, Functional Medicine Therapies|0 Comments

Fibromyalgia Articles of Interest

This is a great article that discusses the approach that must be followed to achieve lasting benefits for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. My Opinion As It Relates To Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue ... Healthy Aging Medical Centers. Go to: Home; Anti-Aging Medicine. Hormone Replacement · For Men · What is Testosterone? ... Over the years [...]

By |2013-02-13T10:26:56+00:00February 13th, 2013|Doctors, Functional Medicine Therapies|0 Comments

High-normal blood sugar could adversely impact the brain

High-normal blood sugar could adversely impact the brain Friday, September 7, 2012. The September 4, 2012 issue of the journal Neurology® published the finding of Australian researchers of an association between high normal plasma glucose levels and a decrease in brain volume in nondiabetic men and women. Although research has established an association between type [...]

Reduced vitamin D levels linked to critical childhood illness

Reduced vitamin D levels linked to critical childhood illness Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The September 1, 2012 issue of the journal Pediatrics contained a report by Canadian researchers which reveals a greater prevalence of deficient vitamin D levels in children hospitalized with critical illnesses. J. Dayre McNally, MD, PhD of Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario [...]

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