Mast cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS): When Histamine Goes Haywire…

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS): When Histamine Goes Haywire… Mast cells are present in most tissues throughout the human body, especially connective tissue, skin, intestinal lining cardiovascular system, nervous system, and reproductive organs. They are part of the allergic response designed to protect us from threat and injury.  When the body is exposed to a…

low dose naltrexone (LDN)

Low Dose Naltrexone: The New Treatment You’ve Never Heard Of…

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN):  The treatment you’ve never heard of… Why haven’t you heard about this amazing new breakthrough for conditions ranging from autoimmunity to cancer?  Perhaps because as of yet no company has stepped forward with the billions of dollars needed to do a large-scale study on low-dose naltrexone (LDN).  Unfortunately getting FDA-approval for use…

Diet-induced Changes in our Gut Microbes

Diet-induced Changes in our Gut Microbes

Diet-Induced Dysbiosis of the Intestinal Microbiota and the Effects on Immunity and Disease Read full article HERE Kirsty Brown  †, Daniella DeCoffe  †, Erin Molcan and Deanna L. Gibson  * Department of Biology, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada; Abstract Diet-induced Changes in our Gut Microbes. The gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota is the collection of…

Dr. Jill's Summer Reading List

Dr. Jill’s Summer Reading List

Dr. Jill Carnahan’s Summer Reading List will inspire, motivate and get you on course for a healthy living lifestyle. So sit back, grab and apple, find a nice quiet place in your home (preferably outside) and enjoy Dr. Jill Carnahan’s Summer Reading List. Dr. Jill’s Summer Reading List Top 10 Inspirational/Motivational Love Does Better Than…

Mind Altering Microbes: How your gut microbiome may influence your mood

Mind Altering Microbes: How your gut microbiome may influence your mood

“I’ve got a gut feeling about this” Mind Altering Microbes:  How your gut microbiome may influence your mood. While we have certainly heard that appetite and digestion are controlled by the enteric nervous system  (also known as “the master control panel in your gut”), who would’ve thought that the gut might also control your emotions and mood?  It’s…

Is Toxic Mold Exposure the Cause of Your Symptoms?

Is Toxic Mold Exposure the Cause of Your Symptoms?

Is Toxic Mold Exposure the Cause of Your Symptoms? Are you one of the many people unknowingly living or working in water damaged building?  Did you know it may be dramatically affecting your health?  It’s estimated that indoor air pollutants, including mold and mycotoxins may be contributing to more than 50% of our patient’s illnesses.  Typically we think of…

Healthy Gut = Healthy You!

Healthy Gut = Healthy You!

Healthy Gut = Healthy You! There is a microbial zoo living inside you, literally trillions of microscopic organisms―more than 10,000 different kinds of them―all co-existing with each other and you. In fact they outnumber you ten to one and ninety percent of the genetic material, (DNA and RNA) in your body is not yours, it belongs…

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance-What's up With Wheat?

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance-What’s up With Wheat?

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance-What’s up With Wheat? Have you been told you have “gluten-intolerance” or worse… that you have celiac disease?  Many people go for years without knowing the connection between gluten and their gastrointestinal symptoms, autoimmune disease (thyroiditis, arthritis, lupus etc), skin disorder (eczema, acne, psoriasis), and even neurological disorders (epilepsy, ADHD, autism,…