Category Archives: Healthcare

What is Functional Medicine?

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE? Functional medicine is frequently referred to as 4-P healthcare; Personalized, Proactive, Preventative and Predictive. It is personalized lifestyle medicine for those committed to living a healthier lifestyle without pharmaceutical dependency. Functional medicine is a specialty of health care practice that evolved from physician’s desire to offer their patients a more proactive […]

Understanding Organics, GMOs and Pesticides

Understanding Organics, GMOs and Pesticides

Part of a healthy lifestyle includes eating fresh, high-quality, minimally processed foods. The difference can be significant in the quality of your life and the onset of chronic degenerative diseases and even cancer. ORGANIC vs. CONVENTIONAL I know there are some skeptics out there that may not believe that organic foods have an influence in […]

The Microbiome, Stress Hormones & Gut Function

Microbiome Stress Hormone by Dr. S. Rudack

Over the past few decades researchers have worked to unravel the delicate connections between the human gastrointestinal microbiota, (the trillions of inherited bacteria within of intestinal tract), and the brain and the mounting evidence suggesting that psychological stress affects gastrointestinal function. Research suggests that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) May be a stress-sensitive disorder. Some research […]

Neurogastroenterology & Dysfunctional Digestion

NEUROGASTROENTEROLOGY, a subspecialty of gastroenterology, studies the overlap of brain and gut function. In 2017, for the first time, UCLA researchers established an association between gut microbiome (the trillions of bacterial viral and fungi cells that live within our colon) and the brain. This relationship is often referred to as the Gut-Brain Axis. Additional research […]

Antibiotics & the Altering of the Human Microbiome

Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs among all age groups. From sniffles to sepsis, antibiotics are the gold standard drug of choice. At one time they were considered a miracle drug, but today, we must ask if this “miracle” has become a Trojan horse. The birth of antibiotics is often cited with the […]

New study demonstrates the impact of sleep disturbance on cognitive decline

Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) are a group of conditions that cause mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. These conditions affect one’s ability to function socially, personally, and professionally. It’s important to recognize that Alzheimer’s disease begins long before symptoms start just like many other conditions. There is evidence that simple prevention strategies can […]

Periodontal Disease May be an Initiator of Alzheimer’s

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings, which are published in PLOS ONE, suggest that periodontal disease, a common but […]

An Answer to Obama Care

The field of medicine has made significant progress saving lives in the specialty of emergency medicine, trauma care, and in prolonging the lives of those with diseased or failing organs in the field of transplant surgery. Despite these milestone achievements, mainstreamed medicine has failed to successfully address the primary threat to Americans developed over the […]

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine

Modern medicine has made many incredible advancements, but despite all the technology and research, many people still suffer from pain, weight problems, mood disorders, and other chronic conditions that no doctor seems to be able to treat. This is where functional medicine comes into play. And gaining recognition and usage from a medical authority like the […]

Science Update – Infant microbiome predicts allergies and asthma later in life

According to a new study published this past Monday in Nature Medicine researchers link the gut microbiome of one month old infants to an increased risk of allergies and asthma later in life. This paper identifies that imbalances in the gut microbiome in at-risk infants causes immune dysfunction leading to a hyperactive immune system. Many […]