September 2020 / 31 posts found

FDA approves new test that could detect coronavirus in about 45 minutes – CNNPolitics

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Last week, Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, an organization of 51 hospitals and about 1,000 clinics, described testing capacity in the US as highly deficient. The turnaround time on testing results, he said, had ranged from 24 hours to four days, which he called “unacceptable.” If cases of the disease are not identified quickly and community spread continues unchecked, it could soon overwhelm the nation’s medical system, just as it did in Wuhan, China, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Vice President Mike Pence announced […]

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DACBN, ACN – Naples Center for Functional Medicine

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The author of 21 books, including “Safe Hormones, Smart Women,” Dr. Lindsey Berkson has worked as a continuing education professor for doctors and pharmacists. She is a functional medicine specialist focusing on hormones, anti-aging and medical nutrition, especially for breast cancer survivors. Dr. Berkson has been a nutrient formulator, drug inventor, and chiropractor. She has served as a hormone scholar at an environmental estrogen think tank at Tulane University and has published original peer-review research with Houston’s University of Texas Medical School. Education & Experience: This content was originally published here.

EMF Protection: Biohacking Your Bedroom for Better Sleep | Earth Runners Sandals – Reconnecting Feet with Nature

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Sleep is an essential biological function and EMF (electromagnetic frequency) radiation is one of the most overlooked factors affecting optimal sleep in the modern day. While you’re asleep, your body is recalibrating and regenerating itself to function optimally. This includes physiological repair, as well as mental repair (repairing neurotransmitters and manufacturing neurochemicals). However, in order to do its job effectively, your body needs an environment conducive to getting the best sleep possible. This encompasses visible and tactile factors, like sleeping in a dark and cool room, but also includes other details that are often overlooked, such as EMF protection. Dubbed […]

Beer belly raises the risk of early death from illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease | Daily Mail Online

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Having a beer belly raises the risk of premature death – even if the rest of your body is slim, research shows. But having broad hips or larger thighs can help us to live longer, the study said. Researchers looked at data from more than 2.5million people and found that every extra 4in (10cm) of waist size was associated with an 11 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely. Many academics believe waist circumference is a more accurate indicator of obesity, and risk for illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, than the commonly-used body mass index (BMI).  Researchers […]

Biohacking with Ozone Therapy: Does it extend life and reduce disease? – DrsOzone

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Causes of Oxidative Stress The trick is not to eliminate oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction, because that’s impossible, but to mediate it.  We want to diminish the effects of oxidative stress. When a person is in a state of oxidative stress for a long period of time, it’s called chronic oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is inevitable in our daily lives. Even for a healthy person, it is a good idea to diminish oxidative stress to stay biologically younger. Many elements contribute to the cycle of unnecessary oxidative stress, including: The list could continue on for a long time, but you […]

Track Testing Trends – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

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Positivity Rates: Our calculation, which is applied consistently across the site and predates most states’ test positivity tracking efforts, looks at number of cases divided by number of negative tests plus number of cases. We feel that the ideal way to calculate positivity would be number of people who test positive divided by number of people who are tested. We feel this is currently the best way to track positivity because some states include in their testing totals duplicative tests obtained in succession on the same individual, as well as unrelated antibody tests. However, many states are unable to track […]

What Is Immunometabolism? A Functional Medicine Expert Explains

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Immunometabolism is one facet of the larger story unfolding around immunity. I’ve previously written about how immunity is everything, and so much more than a seasonal concern around cold and flu. The new thinking around immunity is about rejuvenation, balance, and resilience. It’s not about a quick boost. Metabolism is the way we process fuel and produce energy, and it’s connected to immunity. Science is showing us that different immune cells ask for different nutrients. Some cells activate at the sign of danger—whether from a sprained ankle or a deadly pathogen—and prefer sugar as a fast fuel. This conversion of […]

Milk, It Does a Baby Good | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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What is the magic ingredient in breastmilk which drives the lifelong benefits for infants who breastfeed?  For some this has been like the holy grail, an elusive answer that would explain why breastfed babies journey through life with lower rates of many inflammatory diseases.  Both my field of pediatrics and functional medicine has promoted breastfeeding where possible for newborns, both groups knowing that it makes a difference for infants.  Many plausible explanations have been offered, including antibodies, growth factors, transfer factors and other ingredients.  I have always thought that a mixture of these is responsible for the benefits rather than […]

Navigating pregnancy during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

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Is it safe to continue prenatal check-ups? Many expectant mothers are fearful of going to appointments while they are taking precautions, such as staying home and practicing physical distancing when outside. “You do see a lot of adaptation happening at the moment in the world where midwives are doing clinics or certain appointments by phone, so that the actual looking at the baby and the growth of the baby appointment can be short,” says Cadée. “I expect that pregnant women will find they’re seeing their healthcare professional less, to protect them and the healthcare professional from getting infected and that […]

Creative Seamstress Makes Dresses With Insulin Pump Pockets For Girls With Type 1 Diabetes | The Diabetes Site News

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This story originally appeared at LittleThings. A seamstress in Hanover, Massachusetts, has a new, never-before-seen specialty. She makes dresses for little girls who are living with diabetes. Julie Christian has been sewing for only the past year. She decided to start a second career after years as a police officer. Originally, Julie’s dream was to make beautifully tailored suits for women. But last summer, she received an unexpected request from a little girl. Ten-year-old Julia Looker has type 1 diabetes. “I asked if she could make me a dress customized for a diabetic pump,” Julia recalled. Julie agreed. She made […]