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…

Breastfeeding Lowers Asthma and Allergy

While some mainstream media outlets and part of society continues to disparage breastfeeding, science continues to support the benefits of breastfeeding for infants.  As a functional medicine pediatrician seeking to counsel parents on the best ways to prepare their children for the world, breastfeeding will always be in the top 5 to 10 practices.  Without…

Future Prebiotic Sleep Aid?

Insomnia plagues the lives of many, robbing their daytime of energy and focus, robbing nights of peace.  In functional medicine we offer many therapies to improve sleep such as supplements, lifestyle changes, and neurofeedback.  This research may lead to another option as scientists further unravel the connections between prebiotics and sleep. Coming in various forms…

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…

Warning Against Betrayal

Proverbs 5:1-6 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+4&version=ESV Warning Against Betrayal        Again the writer of Proverbs calls his son to attend to a warning.  The message is simple.  While the words of the adulterous woman sound sweet as honey in the beginning, they lead to great bitterness and are sharp like a sword.  They lead to death. While both the newlywed and the…