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…

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…

Retroviruses: Dangerous Pathogens in Our DNA

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article Summary: Retroviruses are responsible for many deadly diseases including cancer, leukemia, and AIDS. Retroviruses, unlike typical viruses, are RNA viruses. An enzyme in retroviruses transcribes their RNA into a DNA molecule that can integrate with a host’s DNA. Once in a host cell, a retrovirus…

Dr. Jay’s Top Resources for Healing Chronic Illness

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. I have dedicated my life and set out on a mission to bring together information and protocols to help heal the chronically ill when my wife Heather developed a near-fatal case of Lyme disease. I was able to bring together solutions that changed not only Heather’s life…

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…