Mitochondria & Immune Function

Mitochondria: Cell Powerhouses That Play a Vital Role in Immune Function

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines.  Article summary: Mitochondria are structures within cells that produce energy for cellular functions and processes. Mitochondria are famous as energy producers; however, they play a vital role in immune function as well. The mitochondria help to direct and activate the immune system. While mitochondria are focusing…

Radon in Home Dr. Jay Davidson

Radon: Is There a Radioactive Threat in Your Home?

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article Summary: Radon is a radioactive gas found naturally in the environment. Radon exposure can lead to lung cancer, and the risk is significantly higher if cigarette smoke (even secondhand smoke) is a factor. Radioactive radon gas comes from the normal breakdown (decay) of radium, a radioactive…

Mold Illness Dr. Jay Davidson

Mold Illness: Mold Toxins Suppress the Immune System, Trigger Chronic Disease, & Inhibit Healing

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Mold toxins suppress the human immune system and provide a substantial challenge for people with chronic illnesses. Molds are invasive and versatile fungi that grow both indoors and outdoors. Warm, damp, and humid environments are ideal for mold growth. A mold illness called “sick building syndrome”…

Glyphosate Increases Risk of Cancer Dr. Jay Davidson

Exposure to Glyphosate Increases Cancer Risk and So Much More

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article Summary: The World Health Organization identified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in the year 2015, and now glyphosate is the target of many lawsuits from cancer patients who aim to prove that glyphosate exposure led to their cancers. Monsanto/Bayer, the maker of the glyphosate-based herbicide…

Digital Dementia Dr. Jay Davidson

Digital Dementia: Is Too Much Screen Time Making Us Addicted, Anxious, & Antisocial?

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article summary: Digital dementia is a genuine threat and overuse of screen time can lead to a host of physical and mental health issues. U.S. teens who spend greater than three hours a day using electronic devices are 35% more likely to have a risk factor for…

Microbiome Testing Dr. Jay Davidson

Microbiome Testing: Dispelling the Myths & Questioning the Status Quo

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article Summary: The microbiome is a collection of microorganisms that live within the human gastrointestinal tract and perform many significant health-promoting functions. Stool sample microbiome testing is the standard for detection of microbiome bacterial species in the functional medicine realm, and whether or not you have certain…

Strongyloides Dr. Jay Davidson

Spotlight on Strongyloides, a Pathogenic Human Parasite

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article Summary: Parasitic infections can go undetected, but can also lead to severe illness and even death, and are epidemic in modern society. One of the leading reasons that there is a parasite epidemic is because there is a toxicity epidemic. Parasites absorb toxic heavy metals…

Parasites and Viruses: Pathogens That Join Forces to Disrupt the Body’s Immune Balance

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article summary: There are primarily two categories of immune system function, mediated by Th1 or Th2-type immunity. The most favorable scenario is a well-balanced Th1 and Th2 response, suited to any immune challenge. The Th1 and Th2 balance comes under fire when parasites and viruses join…