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Pomegranates, Cholesterol, Hormones & Cancer

2019-06-28T14:40:44-05:00

Pomegranates are as close to a miracle food as Mother Nature gets. Pomegranates protect your heart, safeguard your estrogens, “sensitize” insulin receptors better than many diabetic drugs without nasty side effects, slow down aging, and fight cancer. A pomegranate a day keeps the Mack truck of disease away! My grandmother often said, in her very thick Russian accent, “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true.” This does not seem to be the case with these juicy purple fruits and kernels (arils).   Pomegranates fight against lots of bad stuff.  Anti-inflammatory Anti-oxidant Anti-bad [...]

Pomegranates, Cholesterol, Hormones & Cancer2019-06-28T14:40:44-05:00

Can You Have Dysbiosis Up Your Nose?

2019-01-30T12:05:57-05:00

Bacterial Assault Every time you take a breath you inhale a wallop of bugs. Bacteria are present in just about every breath of air you take. The question then becomes, how do your airways protect you from a multitude of on-going infections? Turns out that when bacteria are inhaled through a snort, tiny fluid-filled sacs called exosomes directly attack the bacteria. Uber-protective anti-microbial proteins also head over to the battle so they can aid in on the attack. The whole idea is to deal with the invaders locally so the rest of you doesn’t have to. All this is taking place [...]

Can You Have Dysbiosis Up Your Nose?2019-01-30T12:05:57-05:00

Zinc Lozenges Shorten Cold Time, But Not All Zinc Is Equal (How to gain a pound of wisdom)

2019-01-29T15:29:47-05:00

Zinc lozenges have long been sold at local health food stores and pharmacies to treat the common cold. But a new study out of Finland proves the exact do’s and don’ts to help you help yourself when sniffles start to surface. According to a meta-analysis (looking at data from a number of studies to attempt to separate fact from fiction) of three randomized controlled trials, “zinc acetate” lozenges (with zinc dosages 80 to 92 mg/day) were found to boost recovery rates from the common cold by 300%. On the fifth day 70% of the patients sucking on the zinc lozenges had [...]

Zinc Lozenges Shorten Cold Time, But Not All Zinc Is Equal (How to gain a pound of wisdom)2019-01-29T15:29:47-05:00

The Air You Breathe Is “On-Fire”

2019-02-13T11:35:45-05:00

5 Steps To Protect Yourself by Berkson The environment is now a major part of our health issues. To trek from doctor’s office to doctor’s office looking for solutions to your health problems, without addressing your environment, is sticking your head in the sand and could be preventing you from getting or staying well. Many of us live under urban “Pigpen” clouds. In the air, although you cannot see it, is a fine particulate matter that you inhale. That cloud of tiny particles hammers your respiratory health and adversely affects your intestinal lining and brain tissue. So part of being healthy, [...]

The Air You Breathe Is “On-Fire”2019-02-13T11:35:45-05:00

Circadian and immune rhythms: a match made in heaven and a mismatch that manifests in disease?

2019-01-17T19:11:58-05:00

Timing is everything — in war, timing can make all the difference between a hero and a traitor; in love, and timing can produce a happy relationship or a horrific break-up. Now, timing also affects our ability to fight off disease. Our immune defense appears to lean on our internal physiologic clock. Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine were able to show that the ability of the immune system to recruit appropriate surveillance and fight off pathogens (bad bugs), was timing related. To have a healthy immune system we need to be in timing sync with light and dark. [...]

Circadian and immune rhythms: a match made in heaven and a mismatch that manifests in disease?2019-01-17T19:11:58-05:00