The Cause of Disease: The Great Debate
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), chemist and microbiologist, put forward the germ theory, according to which diseases are caused by infectious microbes, that impair the functioning and structures of different organ systems. This paradigm is the basis for the use of antibiotics to destroy these invasive microbes and vaccines with low doses of the microbe to challenge the body's immune defenses and thereby prevent systemic infection...
TSH What Your Doctor Should Know
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is the hormone produced by your pituitary gland to control the function of your thyroid gland. A high TSH means your pituitary senses that your thyroid is under active. Many labs are misleading physicians by using outdated ranges of normal for TSH, thus preventing doctors from giving their patients the most effective thyroid treatment they need...
Leaky Gut: Can This Be Destroying Your Health?
Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society, accounts for at least 50% of chronic complaints, as confirmed by laboratory tests. In LGS, the epithelium on the villi of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated, which allows metabolic and microbial toxins of the small intestines to flood into the blood stream...
Magnesium, Copper and Cardiovascular Disease
Two of the most important factors to consider in the treatment or prevention of heart disease are dietary copper and magnesium. Absolute or relative copper deficiency may play a critical role in the development of coronary heart disease. As of 1983, it was estimated that at least 75% of American adults were not getting adequate amounts of copper in their diet...
Serum Ferritin and GGT -- Two Potent Health Indicators You Need to Know
Two other really important tests are serum ferritin (which measures stored iron) and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase or sometimes called gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT; a liver enzyme correlated with iron toxicity, disease risk and all-cause mortality). By monitoring your serum ferritin and GGT levels and taking steps to lower them if they're too high, you can avoid serious health problems...
Does Science Support Current Guidelines for Saturated Fat Intake?
In the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA and HHS recommend that we limit our saturated fat intake to no more than 10% of total calories. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lists saturated fat as a “nutrient of concern” and asserts that evidence linking saturated fat consumption to cardiovascular disease is “strong.” ...