March 17, 2018

An excellent rundown on healthy brain Dos and Dont’s - and a great quote: “genes load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger.” Which means our family medical history gives us clues to our health risks, but our actions often can determine whether those risks will clob...

March 15, 2018

Spring is here and it's a great time to eat fresh foods, including seafood, but it's essential that you avoid ingesting toxins with that beautiful meal. Whenever you eat fish and seafood, I recommend that it you opt for low mercury choices. Here’s a great guide that I...

March 14, 2018

A new study finds that a common sweetener has been linked to growth of C. difficile in the gut. C.diff is a very bad actor in the microbiome. It used to be fairly uncommon unless you’d been hospitalized and had a compromised immune system. No more. Now it can be found...

October 13, 2016

Since 2010, concussions have been an increasing problems for kids per the Health of America Report. A 71% increase in related to "rough-sports-related concussions" to be exact. This was tracked by Blue Cross Blue Shield through medical claims for kids aged 10-19 years...

October 6, 2016

There's been a lot of talking lately about studies showing that exposure to ordinary grime can stave off such serious maladies as asthma. Having a dog in the house, for instance, led to lower rates of this respiratory disease in children. I heave a sigh of relief when...

December 12, 2014

 

Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk', according to study

By James GallagherHealth editor, BBC News website

 

Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a large study of 14,000 new mothers. However, there is a large increase in the risk of dep...

February 18, 2014

One of the things I love about medical studies at Bastyr University is the depth of nutrition knowledge that we aquire as a part of our required coursework. This quarter, I have been studying the micronutrients that are essential in our diet (because we can't make them...

February 18, 2014

Two thirds of Americans are now classified as overweight or obese. It's often hard to know how to best support those we love in their pursuit (or lack of pursuit) of better health. But sometimes saying nothing is far superior to saying the wrong thing. This is great ad...

February 17, 2014

2/16/14: Neurobehavioral Dangers of Environmental Toxins in Infancy

 

Not unexpected, really, but this study just published in The Lancet is a true wake up call to understand that the toxins in our environment, which are so prevalent, can severely impact the developing b...

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