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AN URGENT AND SINCERE MESSAGE TO MY PATIENTS – JULY 2020

I hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy. For the past few months the COVID-19 pandemic has consumed our thoughts.  I will get right to the point. In the absence of a medical treatment for this disease, peace of mind may be yet to come. If you have co-morbid illness(s), such as diabetes, […]

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Quest Labs, one of the nations largest diagnostic lab facilities, has been FDA approved for serum Antibody testing. This single tube blood draw can determine if you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 4 months and actively have antibodies. This test is 99% accurate. The test is less accurate if exposure was within […]

Nutrition and Immunity

Dr. Steven Rudack, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV

During the flu season or times of illness, people often seek special foods or vitamin supplements that are believed to boost immunity. Vitamin C and foods like citrus fruits, chicken soup, and tea with honey are popular examples. Yet the design of our immune system is complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many […]

Does the Stress Hormone Cortisol Correlate with Increased Morbidity?

“This stress is killing me is more true than you may believe!” The adrenal hormone cortisol impacts nearly all the body’s systems. Cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day, normally peaking in the morning hours and bottoming out at night. In studies, deviations from this pattern are associated with signs and symptoms of adrenal dysfunction. One […]

AN URGENT AND SINCERE MESSAGE TO MY PATIENTS

I hope this post finds you and your loved ones healthy. For the past few months the COVID-19 pandemic has consumed our thoughts. I will get right to the point. In the absence of a medical treatment for this disease, peace of mind may be yet to come. If you have co-morbid illness(s), such as […]

COVID-19 Antibody Testing – Updated 4/28/2020

Quest Labs, one of the nations largest diagnostic lab facilities, has been FDA approved for serum Antibody testing. This single tube blood draw can determine if you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 4 months or actively have antibodies. The cost for the test for individuals with Quest as their insurance contracted lab […]

Introducing the COVID-19 IgG/IgM Antibody Test

Diagnostic Solutions Labs, has been approved by the FDA to provide COVID-19 antibody testing. What is the difference between the nasal testing currently used and this antibody testing? The current testing procedure of a nasal swab has a high degree of false negative results. The FDA approved antibody testing has a 98.6% positive detection. What […]

The Cleveland Clinic Appears To Have Called It Correctly

On March 8th I released an email recommending preventative measures to aid the body’s immune system recommended by the Cleveland clinics Department of Functional Medicine. I will release these recommendations again on Tuesday, March 14th. Did Ohio get it right? Early intervention, preparation for pandemic may pay off. On Feb. 26, two days before President Trump […]

Improved Immune Function

This article discusses how to improve your immune system using botanical (natural) products. A webinar for physicians chaired by Dr. Patrick Hanaway, M.D., the head of the department of functional medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, discussed what may be offered to help our patients immune function against the COVID-19 virus. The webinar discussed some of […]

Four Ways to Support Immune Health

A happy immune system is an important component of wellness. In light of the recent flu outbreak associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the task associated with supporting immune health has become increasingly significant. Avoiding illness is not always possible, but there are several steps healthcare providers can help patients put in place to support immune […]