Research Archives | Ann Shippy MD
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5 Ways to Avoid BPA Exposure From Your Paper Receipts

You’ve just been shopping at an upscale natural foods store, you’ve filled your cart with organic veggies, and you’re feeling great heading to the checkout. You’ve done “everything right” for […]

Exercise Each Day May Keep Cancer Away

Exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, but there’s an increase of studies suggesting that it can also reduce the risk of developing several types of cancers. A study conducted […]
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Pucker Up! Can Kissing Change Your Microbiome?

Intimate kissing—the kind where saliva is exchanged—is a courtship staple unique to us humans and very common in most world cultures. In the midst of sharing an intimate smooch you’re […]

Harmful to Fish, Harmful to You: Red Tides and Algae Blooms

In October of 2017 Floridians saw the emergence of a red tide on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Local officials immediately closed beach access and sent out […]
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Digital Detox: Working Yourself to Death (Literally)

We’re all guilty of checking work email during our ‘off’ hours. Maybe you scrolled through your inbox bored on a Sunday afternoon? Maybe you replied to a colleague while making […]
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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 […]