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Cytokine Storm

COVID-19 and the Cytokine Storm

May 29, 2020

It has become increasingly clear that the most serious outcome of COVID-19 is the so-called cytokine storm, which occurs in a small majority of patients, but which is responsible for the deadly outcomes. What is the Cytokine Storm? Cytokines are cell signaling molecules that drive cells to areas of inflammation, infection, or trauma. They essentially…

Telomere Length

Telomere Length and Aging

May 25, 2020

Telomeres are protective caps at the end of DNA strands called chromosomes, which house our genome, our genetic material. In young humans, it’s length is 8000 to 10,000 nucleotides long. Telomere’s length, however, shortens with every cell division until it ultimately stops dividing or it dies. Why is this important? The longer your telomere is…

Glutathione Levels

Glutathione & N-Acetyl Cysteine: Master Antioxidants Critical for Our Health

May 11, 2020

Glutathione is one of the strongest and most important antioxidants produced in the human body. Because of the way the body metabolizes and manufactures related nutrients, glutathione cannot be discussed apart from N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), a form of the amino acid cysteine. NAC raises glutathione levels in the body, sometimes even better than oral glutathione…

COVID-19 and Inflammation

Unexpected Cause of Death in Young COVID-19 Patients is Related to Blood Clotting

May 6, 2020

Researchers at Mount Sinai in New York and in the Netherlands have noticed young patients testing positive for COVID-19 have a significant increase in strokes, heart attacks, and pulmonary embolisms. Often these patients have no symptoms of COVID-19, or at most, very mild symptoms. What is happening? Is there a link between COVID-19 and inflammation?…

Pulse Oximeters Vital During The Pandemic

April 29, 2020

Too many patients are showing up at emergency rooms with perilously low oxygen levels, putting them at risk for severe complications and even death related to Covid-19. However, a simple home gadget called a Pulse Oximeter can help patients seek help sooner. The Pulse Oximeter is a small device like a large clothespin. It functions…

Food for Parkinson’s

Using Food in the Fight Against Parkinson’s

April 23, 2020

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is life-changing, and it can be a terrifying diagnosis for many people. Considered to be a progressive, neurodegenerative disease, the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s can vary from person to person. Symptoms include muscle tremors, muscle pain, decreased dexterity, speech difficulty, dementia, depression, insomnia, constipation, urinary problems, weakness, mobility issues, and…

Fast-Carbs

Fast Carbs Undermining Our Health

April 22, 2020

Fast carbohydrates are those starches that are absorbed quickly from our intestinal tracts. This results in these carbs being rapidly absorbed in the body and converted to glucose. This, in turn, causes our pancreas to release large amounts of insulin which tell our body to store fat! It also elevates cholesterol and triglycerides particularly LDL…

Phthalates and Preterm Births

The Connection Between Phthalates and Preterm Births

April 16, 2020

Phthalates, a group of hormone-mimicking chemicals that are utilized in many of the products we use, may increase the risk for preterm births, a new study suggests. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality, and a recent study discovered that exposure to phthalates, even before conception, may increase the risk of preterm birth.…

Natural Menopause Remedies

What Can I Do to Reduce the Symptoms of Menopause?

April 9, 2020

As a woman ages, she goes through natural reproductive life stages, beginning with the premenarche stage and ending with menopause. Menopause typically occurs when a woman is in her late 40’s or early 50’s, and it marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle. While menopause is a natural biological process, it can make daily…