Articles 2017-09-05T19:16:32+00:00

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Energy Hacks for Tired People

I bet some of you who deal with chronic fatigue are feeling very misunderstood by others. Some of you have a genuine lack of desire to socialize and it’s nothing personal, but it can easily

New Medications 2019

Dear Readers, It’s time for my annual article regarding new medications of the year. In 2019, a variety of novel entities received FDA approval, and some drugs were approved after just a few dozen people

Lettuce Alternatives

We thought it was just Romaine! At this point, you should probably just throw out all your lettuce regardless of the origin. It doesn’t matter if it came from Salinas, California because other states may

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Holiday foods are all around us at this time of year! And enjoying these pies, cakes and delicious meals is taken for granted by most of us. But what if you had chronic mouth pain?

Poisonous Holiday Plants

So you know how I love to use plants as ‘medicine’ and frequently recommend herbs to you? Well, there are certain plants that are dangerous, especially at this time of the year. Not all plants

My Favorite Winter Essential Oils

Medications come from many sources including plants. When plants are used to make a drug, the end product drug (not the plant) goes through phases of testing until it gets FDA approved. For example, the

Bitter Melon is Useful for Oral Cancer

There’s a famous quote by Hippocrates that underpins today’s article. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” One food, in particular, is gaining interest lately for its potential use in an unusual

Why You Might Need More Phosphatidylcholine

Fatigue is a challenging issue for people, and it’s hard to test for a root cause beyond standard adrenal and thyroid function tests. Sometimes a third etiology is considered and that would be B-vitamin status.

Peppermint is A Cool Solution for IBS

Many people have lost their joy in eating and that’s because they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. I question that diagnosis because often times it is curable with a change in your diet or

Blindness Caused by Junk Food

When you think of B complex, you probably think of it as one B vitamin, but “B Complex” refers to a group of B vitamins consisting of B1, B2, B3, B6 and others. 
The B

Berberine Helps with Brain-Related Disorders

Berberine is extracted from various different trees including a shrub from the "berberis" family. You may have heard of goji berries those come from the Japanese Barberry tree. Berberine is different, it comes from different

Tragically Bubonic Plague is Alive and Well

Let’s talk about Bubonic Plague from a medical standpoint, not political. I’m not going to entertain any of that because for me, it’s just a disease, not a political talking point. Here's a VIDEO Morning

10 Medical Benefits to Eat Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins can be white, yellow or green. They’re not all orange! Did you know Antartica is the only country that can’t grow a pumpkin? In Colorado where I live, there’s a huge pumpkin patch 2

10 Natural Remedies For Psoriasis & Eczema

Many people take “biologic” drugs that have anti-inflammatory actions on the body and reduce the symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions that are auto-immune in nature. I’m thinking of ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis,

Generic Meds May Not Be a Good Idea

I’ve always been a proponent for generic medications because they are more affordable and supposedly contain the same biologically active ingredient. For years, I’ve highly recommended them to people who couldn’t afford the name brand,

Does MRI Contrast Stay in the Brain?

NOTE: I have begun posting reader comments that are flowing in, these are at the end of this artcle. Thank you for these.Gadolinium is a silvery-white heavy metal that is injected into the body through