General Health

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RFM Study Notes 09/06/10 re Estrogen, Testosterone, Insulin, Progesterone, Progestin, Cortisol, Dopamine, Tyrosine Low Dose Naltrexone.

Epilepsy and non-localized brain dysfunction have been invoked as underlying factors of BPD (severe post traumatic stress disorder). Serotinergic, Dopaminergic, Noradrenergic, and Cholinergic neurotransmitters abnormalities seem to be involved Anterior Cingulate Gyrus = Mood Second toe greater than big toe = known as Morton's toe = patient needs Pyridoxyl 5 Phosphate secondary to inability to [...]

Parasites

How Do Patients Get Parasites?   Testing and Diagnosis   Symptoms   Prevention   Treatment     Please understand that the only time we receive training regarding parasites is when we study tropical diseases during our infectious disease rotation. That is about ten minutes of training.   When a patient is refractory (nothing works) [...]

Organic Food

The Human Microbiome Plays a Major Role in Health At a recent medical conference I attended at Harvard University, I learned about the bacteria that live within us might influence everything from our weight to our cancer susceptibility - namely the human “microbiome.” We’ve known for more than one hundred years that we are colonized [...]

Optimal Weight

The only way to control your appetite and your weight is to limit carbohydrates to less than 100 grams a day. Twenty years of low-fat diet advise has failed in clinical trials and in real life to lower the incidence of heart disease and obesity. Please stop the dieting roller coaster ride, with one exception [...]

Nutrition and Supplements

YOUR BASIC SUPPLEMENT REQIREMENTS   Yes,  I have 50+ bottles of nutritional supplements. The word supplement means just that, a supplement to a healthy diet.  Yes, I understand that selecting, preparing, and actually eating real food is a chore. This chore requires learning  what nutrition is, and be willing to dedicate some time to caring [...]

Neuronal Plasticity ~ You Can Change Your Brain

It is breathtaking to learn that we have the ability to physically and functionally change our brains. Dr. Andrew Newberg, director of the Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania has devoted his career to examine how the practice of meditation changes both the structure and the function of the brain. [...]

Melatonin and Mitochondria

MELATONIN AND MITOCHONDRIA Mitrochondria are implicated in apoptosis. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) has the capacity to reduce apoptosis programs (cancer) and to enhance apoptosis programs (worsen neurodegenerative and ischemic conditions). Melatonin: scavenges oxygen and nitrogen based reactants in the mitochondria, thus limiting the loss of intramitochondrial glutathione lowers mitochondrial protein damage improves electron transport chain activity reduces [...]

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone which is presently available over the counter. When most people hear about Melatonin the first word that comes to mind is that Melatonin helps improve sleep. Sleep continues to be a medical mystery. However, we do know that one of the reasons we feel sleepy is because our core body temperature [...]

Lance Armstrong – How Did He Pass Banned Substances Tests

LANCE ARMSTRONG ~ HOW DID HE PASS DRUG TESTS Lance Armstrong was involved in a sprawling, sophisticated doping program. He claims to have been tested 500-600 times over 14 years. USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) claims it tested Armstrong 60 times. And the International Cycling Union tested Armstrong about 200 times (many of the tests [...]

Laboratory Studies, Tests, Specialist Consults

When a new patient presents their history, please know my brain is listening, and there are thousands of neuronal synapses firing.  As I listen, I look at you and notice the quality of your skin and hair, your general color, puffiness in your eyes/body, whether or not you have broken capillaries in your cheeks, do [...]