LRA ELISA/ACT
By Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD
September 30, 2019

Today, at least 1 out of every 6 Americans, or 40 million people in the United States, suffer from one or more autoimmune and immune dysfunction diseases. As a result, chronically ill Americans spend over $300 billion per year directly for autoimmune syndrome treatments that often do not reduce their suffering or improve their health.

Our immune system is designed to defend during the day and repair at night. When this pattern is upset, we enter a cycle of repair deficit (lack of repair) resulting in an overburdened immune system. An overburdened immune system can mean that our...

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Honey Bee, Propolis
By Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN
September 27, 2019

Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS® is a unique and powerful immune system supporting supplement that was formulated by Japanese microbiologist Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, who also created Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics.

The immune system supporting ingredients in Propolis PLUS® are Brazilian Green Propolis, astaxanthin, vitamin E, flaxseed oil and Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic extract. The unique benefits of each of these ingredients will be discussed in this blog post.

Propolis

History of Propolis

In addition to honey, honeybees make another important substance...

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fish
By Karolyn A. Gazella

In the August issue of Natural Medicine Journal I wrote a paper on how climate change and global warming are negatively impacting food quality.1 I provided several examples showing that global warming is causing declines in protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, and some B vitamins in our food supply. Preliminary research also shows that global warming reduces plant carotenoid concentrations.

New research is adding still another valuable nutrient to that...

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Boy swinging
By Ian Bier, ND, PhD, LAc
September 20, 2019

From 1997 to 2016, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) diagnoses have almost doubled, from 6.1% to 10.2%, in children and adolescents age 4 to 17.1

In 2013, the 5th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released. In this edition, the criteria for identifying ADHD symptoms was expanded and modified to make it easier for physicians to provide a better diagnosis. Instead we are seeing a larger percentage of children being misdiagnosed and ultimately suffer the consequences of taking unnecessary prescription...

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holding hands
By Adam Killpartrick, DC
September 17, 2019

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and human growth hormone (HGH) work together in the body to support optimal aging. This is a very complex process and if excessive levels of IGF-1, either low or high, are present in the body, it can lead to various health problems. HGH is generally considered to employ anti-insulin actions, whereas IGF-1 has insulin-like properties. By maintaining relatively low levels of IGF-1 and synergy between HGH and IGF-1 throughout your patients’ adult life, they may be able to live a healthy lifestyle and experience optimal aging.

HGH and IGF-1 Play...

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By David Zava, PhD
September 16, 2019

Delivery of the bioidentical hormones estradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg), and testosterone (T) through the skin as a cream or gel (topically) has become a mainstay of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for women and men. A plethora of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, compounded, and even over-the-counter topical BHRT products are available. The popularity of these products lies not only in their ease of use, but in proven clinical efficacy1-5 in treating hormonal deficiencies mostly brought on by aging of the female (...

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By Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO

Jacob Schor has, in recent years, presented in lectures and publications about the research of Hajime Kimata, an allergist who conducted randomized trials showing that humor has beneficial effects on allergic diseases, including atopic dermatitis.1 Kimata has also conducted some provocative research on the effect of kissing and sexual intercourse on atopic dermatitis (AD), as well as the effect of humor on testosterone and erectile dysfunction.

Kimata published a study in 2003 where he examined a group of 60 Japanese subjects with either allergic rhinitis or AD and...

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PERQUE K2D3
By Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD
September 04, 2019

While genetic factors play an important role in determining bone mass as people age, individual choices can either promote or impede bone health. Controllable factors such as diet and nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle habits like smoking and alcohol consumption are responsible for 10 to 50 percent of bone mass and structure. Supplementation with the ideal combination of critical nutrients can support bone health. PERQUE K2/D3 Plus Guard is a novel formulation of vitamins D3 and K2 with 2-Beta...

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Night Sky Milky Way
By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Last Sunday, the New York Times published an opinion piece by the astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the college originally conceived by Thomas Jefferson.

In the Times article, Dr. Johnson points out that "…. the global amount of artificial light at night has been growing by at least 2 percent per year. ... In the United States, east of the Mississippi there remain only...

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By Ronald Hoffman, MD

They are billed as the new keys to longevity, an endless inventory of “spare parts” that can regenerate sick or tired organs, a veritable Fountain of Youth. But are stem cells the medical cure-all of the future, or are they just a snake-oil pitch to the desperate and vulnerable?

While Regenerative Medicine research is proceeding frenetically on a variety of disease fronts, with occasional promising results, a “free-fire” zone has emerged in which stem cells are touted as a cure-all.1 Stem cell therapies are being offered for everything from knee pain to lupus,...

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