We’re all familiar with the unpleasantness of bug bites. Not only can be itchy and painful – the thought of a creepy-crawler sinking its teeth into you can be a little unsettling. But some bug bites can come with much more serious consequences. A bite from certain ticks can potentially inoculate you with harmful and…
Today we’re going to dive into exactly what mast cell activation syndrome is and what might be an underlying cause.
So before you book your next excursion, implement these healthy travel hacks to protect yourself and keep yourself feeling great on the go.
There’s no denying that we live in an increasingly toxic world. Nearly everything we come in contact with seems to be contaminated. And there’s an endless number of harmful substances all around us. One of the toxic chemicals that’s been garnering more and more attention recently, are polychlorinated biphenyls – also known as PCB’s.
Whether you’re looking to improve the state of your current home or looking into buying a home, when you have multiple chemical sensitivities every detail makes a difference to your health. There aren’t many resources available on this, and since I’ve struggled with home issues myself I wanted to provide you with a helpful resource on making your house more of a home.
Are Pollutants Causing Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes? The Link Between Persistent Organic Pollutants and Metabolic Syndrome
So, if lack of exercise and unhealthy diet don’t explain the whole story, what does? In this article, we’ll find out why some researchers suggest that exposure to environmental pollutants are a major contributing factor to metabolic syndrome.
Glyphosate toxicity is a topic I’ve written about numerous times. This time we’ll talk specifically about the various ways glyphosate exposure could lead to devastating health consequences, one of which includes pretending to be glycine, an amino acid that is crucial for protein synthesis.
Here we’ll discuss phthalates, one of the worst offenders among EDCs, and the latest research on its potential impact on breast cancer risk.
This Little-Known Bacterium Could Be The Infectious Cause of Crohn’s Disease – And It Can Be Treated
If you or a loved one has suffered from Crohn’s disease, you may have been told that the exact cause of your misery is still unknown. They might have told you there are many possible causes for Crohn’s disease – age, ethnicity, family history, immunodeficiency, history of NSAIDs use, etc.
If you’ve ever spent time reading about allergies, you might have come across people talking about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). People with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome often struggle just to obtain a diagnosis – due to the complexity of the disease and the lack of awareness within the mainstream medical community, patients can go months, if not several years, without relief for their illness.
Now imagine this happening in your own body. Your connective tissue – the “glue” that helps hold everything in place – is poorly constructed and isn’t strong enough, meaning that your skin and joints can stretch and hyperextend beyond normal human limits. The thought of being super flexible might sound cool, until you realize that it’s not just the limbs that get all jumbled up, your nerves do, too.This is a reality for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.
Iron is a well-known essential mineral that plays key roles in a variety of important processes in your body. You’ve probably been told by your parents or doctors about the dangers of iron deficiency, especially if you’re a woman. Perhaps the most important of the warnings is that without iron, your body wouldn’t make enough…
Living with food allergies can sometimes feel like a curse. Allergies require constant vigilance and lots of explaining. It can almost make eating seem like a chore. And it can be a bummer to explain that you can’t dig into that pizza at the Super Bowl party. It can also feel pretty lonely.
While the B vitamin complex might get a lot of attention, there’s one specific type that deserves a spotlight of its own – and that’s vitamin B6. This article is more than a list of benefits… It’s a deep dive into the role of B6 in your body. I think this vitamin is often overlooked and underrated so I wanted to be sure to explain exactly why it’s so important.
Growing up, your parents probably told you that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Turns out, apple cider vinegar may do just the same. From weight loss to cold and cough remedies to insect repellent, this superfood seems to be good for, well, just about everything. People put it in food and salad dressings, and they even drink it straight.
When the World Trade Center towers fell, carcinogenic substances were sprayed across an 8 mile radius. Asbestos, lead, beryllium, mercury, dioxins, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and PCBs covered lower Manhattan. Over 17 years later, we are still seeing the effects of this terrible tragedy.
Molecular hydrogen or H2 gas is a very small neutrally charged molecule that has the ability to cross cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier.
In the functional medicine world, we are all about preventive care. But, there aren’t a ton of resources written on helpful testing – the sort to catch potential health conditions early or look deeper at the root cause of your symptoms.
If you’ve struggled most of your life with depression and nervousness, or even tend to feel a little down in the dumps, you might want to check to see if you are undermethylating. Methylation status something I regularly check patients for because it’s a process the body needs to run diverse and vital functions, but oftentimes their methylation processing isn’t quite balanced – causing them to undermethylate or overmethylate.
Even though methylation is a hot topic in the world of medicine right now, most of the conversation revolves around undermethylation. If your attention perked up when you saw that today’s blog is about overmethylation, I’m guessing you’re already a bit familiar with MTHFR mutations and some basic concepts of methylation.