Airborne Mycotoxins

            As a functional MD caring for a multitude of mold toxic patient, I am frequently fielding the question of “how did I get mold toxins in me?”.  I am also faced with defending this field of mold detox to conventional medicine.  This particular article provides a few answers to how this whole process occurs and leads to patients experiencing multi-symptom,

Faithfulness to First Loves

Faithfulness to First Loves

Proverbs 5:15-23

The betrayal of first loves is deepest of all.  We have read last week of the consequences of betrayal. We read here of the commanded actions towards one’s wife of their youth.

Drink from her and do not share with others.  

A Race Between our Brain and our Body

Medical research supports both brain exercise and body exercise for our health.  Given the quest for deeper understanding researchers next wondered if the brain or the body led the way in staying healthy.  Boris Cheval et al published their attempt to determine the race between brain and body in Health Psychology.

By monitoring cognitive function and physical activity in a European group from age 50 to 90,

Failed Fertility Therapy

We all prefer good news over bad news, but if functional medicine hopes to remain true to science and reality, we have to acknowledge some failures.  At Sanctuary, some of our female patients not only want to overcome their chronic health issues but want to bear children.  In helping them, we look to detox,

Amino Acid Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

As the epidemic of Alzheimer’s grows, scientists search for whatever therapy options arise out of the ongoing investigations into root causes.  Scientists search for the complex and sophisticated, but sometimes simple possibilities poke their heads up and surprise.  Researchers recognized alterations in the metabolic activity of early Alzheimer’s and asked themselves if this could contribute to the cognitive symptoms.

Curcumin – Nanoscale Multi-Tool




Curcumin, the multi-tool of functional medicine just got nano-scaled.  As the article notes, curcumin has frustrated scientists for years.  It clearly affects multiple bodily processes like inhibiting NF-kB, TNF alpha, and IL-6. Each of these substances play a role in inflammation.  However, our body’s limited ability to absorb curcumin and the swiftness of its metabolism hinders the potential benefits.