Traditional Remedies Resurfacing for Drug Resistant Bacteria

 

            Emory scientists investigated the potential disease fighting properties of three plants listed in ‘Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests’ from Civil War doctors.   While they did not understand the mechanisms of herbs and plants they used, US Civil War physicians worked tirelessly to save wounded soldiers lives and limbs.  Current medical researchers,

Traditional Remedies Resurfacing for Drug Resistant Bacteria

            Emory scientists investigated the potential disease fighting properties of three plants listed in ‘Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests’ from Civil War doctors.   While they did not understand the mechanisms of herbs and plants they used, US Civil War physicians worked tirelessly to save wounded soldiers lives and limbs.  Current medical researchers, facing the grim specter of multiple antibiotic resistance in today’s bacteria,

Pesticides found to increase children’s blood pressure

News of pesticide effects on human health have littered the internet and social media.  For some time, but the number grows each year.  This study by researchers at the University of California San Diego, found increases in children’s blood pressure associated with pesticide exposure. 

They took advantage of Mother’s Day pesticide use in Ecuador,

Starve the Yeast

           Sometimes conventional medical research sounds eerily like functional medicine conferences I attend.  In this case, University of Buffalo researchers promote starving yeast infections of iron.  In mice they used deferasirox to bind iron in saliva.  This lowering of iron in the mice mouths lowered the organism’s survival rate.

            As the resistance of yeast to pharma anti-fungals grows,

Egg in Their Face ?

            The debate over cholesterol intake rages on in the world of cardiovascular medicine.  After years of “fat is evil” propaganda, the tide turned to acknowledge that some fat is better than others.  We even recognize that fat can be a good thing.  A question however continues to plague each of us as we sit down at the dinner table or walk through the grocery aisles,

Don’t Breathe Too Deep

            If anyone tells you that what your child breathes in every day does not matter, besides unfriending them on Facebook, hand them this article first.  If the myriad studies on the effects of cigarette smoke is not enough, this article examines the potential link between particulate matter in the air and the development of working memory in young children. 

The Genomics of Long-Term Memory

            The brain
and especially its memory function have long fascinated mankind.  Its capacity to remember facts, events, and
more has remained a challenging mystery despite countless attempt to probe the
process.  As a listened to a genomics
podcast by Illumina called, Illumina Genomics on iTunes, Dr. Ted Abel at the
University of Iowa discussed his team’s research into how our brains retain
long-term memories using acetylation and epigenetics. 

The Genomics of Cardiac Disease Risk

Who knows how much investment is going into finding the
genes behind various chronic diseases? 
Fixing what is broken always seems to take more energy and effort than
preventing the disease damage in the first place… an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure.  As a listened to
a genomics podcast by Illumina called,

This FADS1 is Here to Stay

The internet buzzes with fad diets
claiming amazing results for all-comers even to the extreme of becoming a
Breatharian (eating only air and light). 
While I profess no interest in giving up food for a breakfast of air and
light, I do strive to guide others in finding an optimal nutrition plan for
them.  Several factors go into my
patient’s optimal nutritional approach.