Medicine boasts its fair share of long words. Cholestyramine is one of those long words which we use a lot at Sanctuary Functional Medicine as we care for our patient who suffer from biotoxin illness like mold. Typing or saying it over and over gets tiring, so we use the acronym CSM in the office and will do so here.
First of all, I have to admit that I have never recommended Thunder God Vine Root for autoimmune diseases. Maybe you will fault me for not knowing about this potentially beneficial therapy for autoimmune disease, but this is part of practicing functional medicine. New studies come out. New knowledge and understanding come out of research.
While looking to a heavenly father for our daily bread, we do not wait idly. The Israelites were called to gather manna in the desert. We are called to take care for ourselves and others. We are called to take action in preparing while God does the providing.
As I worked through hundreds of articles preparing for my upcoming SFM Empower Immune Prepper course, many of the articles had so much potential for impact that I could not wait to share them in the course. This article by Moray et al jumped out with its emphasis on the connection between stress and immune function.
We are truly a whole person. Functional MD’s like myself recognize how our body, minds, and spirits interact even though we don’t always understand fully the mechanisms. Still, we appreciate when studies support what we practice on a daily basis. This study looked at how cognitive behavioral therapy could lower inflammation and affect inflammatory messengers of our immune system.
Take care with your promises
The Father turns to advising his son on pledges and promises. At the heart of this admonition, he tells his son to not bind himself under a neighbor’s future behaviors. By putting up a security for the neighbor,
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,
As we look to launch our SFM Empower Immune Prepper Course in the coming weeks, I can’t control the urge to share a few bits and pieces of it now. With the onslaught of COVID 19 and the fear surrounding it, this wisdom will be critical to navigate the new world before us.
Faithfulness to First Loves
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.
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,