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Day 7 Sanctuary of Functional Christmas

Moldy and Blood Brain Barrier https://sanctuaryfunctionalmedicine.com/topics/mold/moldy-and-blood-brain-barrier/ Everyone is exposed to mold on a practically daily basis. How can it really cause so many different symptoms as functional MD’s claim? Over time, I intend to answer those questions for a long list of symptoms, but for today, let’s look at the brain. Several studies indicate that…

NAC – N Acetyl Cysteine Supplement Review

Overview The loved and hunted amino acid derivative, N acetyl cysteine, offers a number of potential benefits to those seeking to recover from or prevent the occurrence of several diseases and conditions.  Those of us practicing functional medicine love its multifaceted uses (as noted below).  For some reason government regulators are hunting it and considering…

Introducing POTS

Many younger patients come to our office with a life-disruptive mix of random symptoms that have lasted years, sometimes with a prior diagnosis of POTS, or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and they want answers.  These patients primarily complain of dizziness, palpitations, passing out, difficulty exercising, and other cardiovascular symptoms.  Most also complain of seemingly vague…

Part 18: POTS and Dysautonomia Post COVID Explained

In our final summer series edition, we return to the medicine kitchen to discuss POTS and Long COVID. POTS, or postural orthostatic syndrome, took a while to gain acceptance in mainstream medicine; they have only recently begun to understand it as a probable autoimmune condition. This dysfunctional condition of the autonomic nervous system results in…

Part 10: POTS after COVID: Dysautonomia Documented

Most in the general public would not recognize the word dysautonomia nor the syndrome called POTS.  For those suffering with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a type of dysautonomia, or dysregulation of our autonomic control system, they can’t forget it. The dizziness, palpitations, syncopal episodes, fatigue, and sometimes inability to function well while standing upright…