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…

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…

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…

Fasting for Inflammation Reduction Dr. Jay Davidson

The Power of Fasting: Altered Eating Patterns Can Reduce Inflammation, Improve Health, and Slow Aging

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines.   Article summary: Fasting is a common ritual in religious traditions throughout the world. Fasting leads to reduced disease, improved health, and longer lifespan. The activity of pro-inflammatory proteins, called cytokines, is reduced through fasting. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are observed in many chronic diseases. Pro-inflammatory cytokines initiate…

Anxiety, Depression, & Chronic Ilness Dr. Jay Davidson

What to Do When Anxiety & Depression Team Up with Chronic Illness

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article Summary: Public health officials say a group of anti-anxiety medications could be the next U.S. drug epidemic. Antidepressant use has gone sky high—with one in eight Americans reporting use in 2014. Psychiatric medications are notorious for having numerous side effects—and they don’t address the source…

Juicing and Smoothies for Chronic Illness

Ultimate Guide to Juicing and Smoothies for Chronic Illness

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Ultimate Guide to Juicing and Smoothies for Chronic Illness Article Summary: Cold-pressed juices and smoothies, with leafy greens, nutrient-dense vegetables, low-sugar fruits, and boosters, can play a key role in any healing protocol. They’re quick, easy, healthy meals or sides that give the digestive system a…