Why Every Woman Needs To Have a Gluten Antibody Test BEFORE Pregnancy

Hispanic girl hugging pregnant motherIt is becoming better known that poor digestion, leaky gut and dysbiosis can lead to health problems outside of the GI tract. In several previous articles I have discussed the effects of gluten on the brain as well as the effects of gluten on the cardiovascular system. In addition to these hazards, current research indicates a clear relationship Continue reading

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease—A Neurologist Speaks Out

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Alzheimer’s disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with it. There is no known cure, and few truly effective treatments

Research suggests the best hope is in prevention focusing on exercise and diet, specifically replacing carbohydrates with Continue reading

In Defense of (Raw) Milk

rawmilkThere is plenty of clinical and nutritional evidence that milk, this hailed “natural” drink, is the source of numerous immunological, gastrointestinal and perhaps neurological disorders. While it is important to acknowledge these facts, it is equally necessary to remember that the milk we are talking about is a highly processed industrial product that only remotely resembles the natural variety.

Depending on the pasteurization method, raw milk can be heated at 161 F up to 212 F Continue reading

How Do We Reduce Inflammation?

inflaIn Part I of this series, we looked at what inflammation is and how it contributes to cancer development and progression. In Part II, we examine how to discern if inflammation is an issue for you, some valuable assessments to consider to measure it, and the very specific actions you can take to lower inflammation levels that Continue reading

Healing the Heart in Body, Mind and Emotions

Integrative cardiology is a newer field in the larger scope of integrative medicine. It specializes in treating the heart from a body, mind and emotions perspective and in doing so; decreases the reliance upon using medication alone to help the function of the heart. Since most medications have an average of 70 side effects and some up to 525, Continue reading