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“Third Hand” Smoke: Another Level of Toxic Smoking Danger

Obviously, “first hand” cigarette smoke exposure happens when you personally are doing the smoking, and “second hand” smoke exposure happens when you are next to the smoker breathing it in. […]
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CBD – Cannabidiol: Benefits Without the High?

Recently I published a Cannabis article here on the blog, a general review of my thoughts on marijuana use.  As a follow-up to that article, and to your questions (thank […]
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Cannabis: Good for Your Health?

Today Canada made cannabis legal for recreational use nationwide, and their government will also pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less. As a Functional Medicine […]

Spermageddon: Are Men Becoming Infertile?

It seems like the plot line of a sci-fi movie: the human race faces extinction when male fertility rates plunge. We are not on the brink of extinction but it […]

Pesticides Harming Honeybees

Pesticides are affecting the behavioral biology of honeybees. Scientists aren’t sure how this will play out but it could be very disruptive to our food supply. Two scientists from the […]
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Don’t Raise Your Glass, It May be Toxic

Toxins are linked to many health concerns. One of the things I test for in my patients is the presence of toxins. When toxins like lead or cadmium are found […]
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Is Stress Contagious?

Do you know of someone who stresses you out? Someone who sucks the air out of the room? Studies have shown that stress and emotions are contagious. If that isn’t […]

How Gut Microbes Shape the Brain

Evidence of the association between the gut microbiome (the microorganisms living in the intestines, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa) and the brain, keeps getting stronger. Several studies have shown […]

‘Tis The Season To Prevent Or Treat The Flu

Public health experts say the flu season came early this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning that influenza activity has been increasing since November. […]