• PANDAS/PANS: Is a brain infection driving your child’s OCD, Tics & Psychosis?

    Pediatric Autoimmune Neuro-psychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS)/ Pediatric Acute-onset Neuro-psychiatric Syndrome (PANS) are a sub type of acute-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) thought to be caused by an autoimmune response to group A streptococcal infection. Other studies have suggested that chronic stress as well as other types of infections can result in neuro-psychiatric conditions,

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  • Coronavirus: How To Protect Your Immune System – February 4, 2021 Update

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) The coronavirus is fast-spreading, there are already a handful of patients with it at hospitals in Pembroke Pines and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Like other flu viruses, this can be a potentially fatal infection for those who are immunocompromised, children, elderly, smokers, etc. In my opinion, our best defenses are isolating ourselves from

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  • The Impact of Psychological Stress/Trauma on The Immune System’s Ability to Suppress Viruses & Autoimmunity

    Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Titers: Is Classical Immunology Wrong? How does Psychological Stress Impact The Immune System’s Ability To Suppress Viruses?   EBV IgM is an immunoglobulin that, if positive, means you have had an infection within the last 7 weeks. IgG of Viral Capsid and EBNA will usually be positive for life if you’ve ever had

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  • Cold Sores & Transitioning To A Plant Based Diet

    If you are transitioning into a fully plant based diet, congratulations! There are so many health benefits in doing so. You’ll notice that a lot of dairy products like cheese and milk are replaced with much healthier options that are made out of nuts such as Nut-based milks, cultured butter, sweets and cheeses.    

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  • This Probiotic Strain Found To Help The Immune System In Those With HIV/AIDS

    Hey everyone! I’ve been a little MIA with blogging, I’ve been taking an intensive immunology class – and boy is it fascinating! This week, our immunology professor Dr. Zwickey has us researching all different strains of bacteria and their effect on the chemical messengers (called cytokines) and exactly what areas of the immune system they

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  • Hemoglobin Boosting Foods & Herbs

    Hemoglobin determines how much oxygen circulates throughout your body. Low hemoglobin = low oxygen carrying capacity. You will experience fatigue, shortness of breath, low energy, hair loss/thinning, thyroid dysfunction (iron is the backbone of thyroid hormone), among other things. The most common sufferers of iron deficiency are women. Women who have a heavy menstrual cycle

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  • Vitamin D: the “normal” level found to be TOO LOW for muscle growth & regeneration

    Over the past decade interest in Vitamin D has exploded. The reason for this increase in interest is partly due to the re-emergence of the bone disease rickets, but also due to a better understanding of the many biological roles of this vitamin…well, it’s actually not a vitamin. It is a “pre-hormone.” A growing body

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