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Manganese and Zinc in Lyme Disease

Many of my patients with chronic infections struggle with low iron levels—perhaps not overt anemia (though sometimes this is present too), but often low iron saturation in the bloodstream, and low ferritin, the storage form of iron. This is because most organisms—bacteria, viruses, and fungi—use iron for various functions of [...]

By |2019-12-06T11:32:05-07:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) for Biotoxin Illness

We treat a lot of biotoxin illness (mold and Lyme or other tick-borne illnesses) and CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) at Nature Cure Family Health, using many of the principles first put forth by Dr Ritchie Shoemaker. There is a bit of a debate among doctors who treat biotoxin illness regarding whether [...]

By |2019-11-01T08:53:28-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

How Taurine Affects Anxiety and Adrenaline

I wrote here about how taurine affects overexcitable membranes in general, and it essentially boils down to two interrelated things: the NMDA receptor (which is stimulated by the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, and inhibited by calming neurotransmitters glycine and GABA), and calcium conduction (the flow of which occurs when the NMDA receptor [...]

By |2019-08-09T06:53:19-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Chronic Illnesses, Supplements|0 Comments

Inflammatory Markers: CRP, hsCRP, and ESR

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

I wrote here on the basic theory of what inflammation is. Briefly: in initial stages, inflammation is part of non-specific immunity. It just means something hurts and your immune system calls all hands on deck to deal with it. In later stages, inflammation becomes specific: this means your immune system is carefully targeting a specific invader, [...]

Inflammatory Markers: CRP, hsCRP, and ESR

By |2018-03-02T16:42:13-07:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, CRP, cytokine, ESR, hsCRP|Tags: |Comments Off on Inflammatory Markers: CRP, hsCRP, and ESR

Biofilms

Microbiology 101 The only thing protecting a free-floating microorganism from the outside world is its cell wall. Cell walls are very important for letting good stuff (from the organism’s perspective) inside, and expelling the garbage. As soon as that microorganism comes in contact with a surface, though, it can attach [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:12:27-07:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Is Dairy Different in Europe?

I wrote here on the difference in European bread versus bread produced in the United States. Many of my patients (myself included) also discovered a distinct difference between the dairy in Europe versus in the States, as well. Here’s why. Different Components of Dairy There are three main macronutrients in [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:12:28-07:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|0 Comments