Month: May 2020

Female Physiology and Copper Metabolism

  Female Physiology and Copper Metabolism Women who manage copper normally present the fewest complaints regarding female health issues.  There is a subset of estrogen dominant women that usually have impaired copper excretion.  This tends to be an inherited pattern seen mostly in the maternal female line.  There may be a family history of disorders …

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Maternal Fluoride and Infant IQ

Maternal Fluoride and Infant IQ A recent Canadian study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that a mother’s fluoride exposure during pregnancy is associated with decreased IQ scores in her child, particularly affecting boys.  Fluoride is known to cross the placenta.  It alters proteins and neurotransmitters in the central nervous system and accumulates in the learning …

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Tonsillectomy Associated with an Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases

Tonsillectomy Associated with an Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases Are you as healthy as your parents?  Generally, I find that with each younger generation their health is overall worse than their parents.  This is one due to one single factor but to a variety. For my generation, baby boomer, it was routine for everyone to …

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Not Much Change?  1918 Pandemic vs 2020 Pandemic Part 2 of 2

Not Much Change?  1918 Pandemic vs 2020 Pandemic Part 2 of 2 To put things in perspective, here are some facts about the 1918 Spanish flu and other modern day pandemics from the Center for Disease Control’s website: It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of possible avian origin.  It is estimated that …

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Not Much Change?  1918 Pandemic vs 2020 Pandemic Part 1 of 2

Not Much Change?  1918 Pandemic vs 2020 Pandemic Part 1 of 2 (Note:  the following is excerpted from a Sept. 28, 1918 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association – JAMA) The Prevailing Pandemic of Influenza “During the past two weeks, there has begun a severe and rapidly spreading epidemic of influenza in …

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Coronavirus Has Mutated Into At Least 30 Different Strains

Coronavirus Has Mutated Into At Least 30 Different Strains A new study from China analyzed the strains from 11 randomly chosen coronavirus patients, and detected 30 different mutations, 19 of which were previously undiscovered.  Some of these mutations could lead to functional changes in the virus’ spike protein, the protein the coronavirus uses to attach …

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Wine, Women, and Danger

Wine, Women, and Danger In a 2016 Washington Post article based on U.S. federal health data, it was reported that “women in America are drinking far more, and far more frequently, than their mothers or grandmothers did, and alcohol consumption is killing them in record numbers.” The article concluded that “The current and emerging science …

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