April 2021 / 68 posts found

Optimal Health Centre donates pallets of nutritional supplements to Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas

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Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Optimal Health Centre employees gather around the three pallets of nutritional supplements the company is donating to Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas. By Jon Johnson jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com PIMA – A local Pima business is spreading its goodwill this season to help the victims of the hurricane destruction in the Bahamas.  Doug Grant and his crew at his world-class nutritional supplement production facility at Optimal Health Centre are donating more than $100,000 of their supplement Digestion and their protein dietary supplement Complete Performance to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. “It did a tremendous amount […]

Mold and the Nervous System – Mold Symptoms Treatment Guide | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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We are thrilled to share our new Sanctuary Mold Guide: A Primer with those who are suffering from mold toxicity. While the full guide is available on its own website or to our patients (extended version), you can read a portion here.  We hope this work contributes to your living a healthier more abundant life. Like the immune system, the nervous system often becomes a prime battleground in the fight against mold toxicity syndrome.  It is the system where the local and the distant effects of the toxins coalesce.  Between effects on the energy cycle, direct inflammatory effects, secondary nutritional effects from […]

100 Years After First Diabetes Breakthrough, Canadian Scientists Believe They’ve Found a Cure

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Scientists at the University of Alberta just cured diabetes in mice, opening the floodgates for research on adapting this cure for humans. The potential cure is a landmark moment in preventing the growing prevalence of diabetes in our society, a disease which, according to WHO, burdens 422 million people worldwide. The process involves a stem cell application that reverse-engineers insulin islets out of blood cells—this cured mice of the disease. “We’ve been taking blood samples from patients with diabetes, winding those cells from the blood back in time so that they can be changed, and then we’re moving them forward […]

Americans approve of Biden’s coronavirus response in his first 100 days, polls show – Vox

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Just a few days before President Joe Biden marks his first 100 days in office, a trio of new polls from NBC, CBS, and the Washington Post and ABC show that Americans give Biden high marks for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, while his overall job approval rating remains positive. But Biden also faces criticism from respondents over his handling of an influx of migrants arriving at the US’s southern border, and Sunday’s NBC News poll underscores the apparent durability of Republican voter fraud lies. In all three polls, better than 60 percent of adults approved of Biden’s coronavirus […]

South Australia records jump in coronavirus cases, with 14 new infections in hotel quarantine – ABC News

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South Australia has recorded a significant one-day jump in coronavirus cases, with 14 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, all of them in hotel quarantine. Key points: SA Health said the new active cases included two girls and two boys, a man and woman in their 20s, four women in their 30s and a man in his 40s. It said an additional three cases — a child, and a man and a woman in their 30s — were considered historical but were being added to the state’s case tally, which now stands at 719 since the pandemic began. All of the new cases […]

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5 Reasons Why Your Functional Medicine Practice Needs to Include Genetic Testing

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Genetic testing is the future of better patient care. While genetic testing might have grown in popularity as a way to find out more about your ancestry, it’s actually a valuable tool practitioners can use to give them unique insights into how a patient’s body functions and how their everyday diet and lifestyle choices affect their health. Practitioners can use genetic test results to guide their patients on a path towards longevity and wellness — if they know how to properly interpret the results. A new report on the “State of Genetic Testing & Nutrition” looks at how healthcare practitioners […]

11 common health conditions that may increase risk of death from the coronavirus, including diabetes and heart disease

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Nearly 50% of the patients who died had three preexisting conditions. Here’s what we know about how much various conditions affect the coronavirus’ severity.  Case studies on patients who have contracted the new coronavirus have found that older people and those with preexisting health conditions more commonly develop severe symptoms. According to a report on patient characteristics from Italy’s National Institute of Health released on March 17, at the beginning of the pandemic,  99% of COVID-19 patients who died had at least one preexisting condition.  Different preexisting conditions — including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney disease — […]

Covid-19: India’s hospital crisis deepens, Tokyo goes under state of emergency | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Hospitals in India have launched desperate appeals for oxygen as the Covid crisis spiralled, while Japan issued a state of emergency in some areas just three months before the Olympics are due to open. India on Saturday reported 346,786 new infections in the past day, setting a world record for a third consecutive day, while deaths rose by 2,624 – the highest daily rate for India so far. With governments rushing to accelerate vaccine campaigns, good news emerged on Friday when US regulators approved the restart of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations halted over blood clotting concerns; and the EU said […]

Coronavirus: Okanagan business bans people vaccinated against COVID-19 from entering | Globalnews.ca

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An Okanagan business is causing a stir in Kelowna by banning vaccinated people and the wearing of masks inside the store. “We would rather not be exposed to people who have been vaccinated and who could shed the virus,” said Steve Merrill, Sun City Silver and Gold Exchange’s owner. Merrill says the ban on vaccinated people is to protect his clients and himself. “Shedding is real, it’s a problem now and it is going to be a bigger problem as more and more people line up for these experimental vaccines,’” said Merrill. Interior Health’s chief medical officer addressed the ‘shedding of […]