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Chander Marrs

ZAG and Endometriosis: Could this Protein Offer Clues to a Devastating Disease?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 /

It’s funny sometimes how a solitary clue can lead one on a remarkable journey of discovery. That happened last week when the good folks from the Endometriosis Research Center posted an abstract on social media about a potential new biomarker … Read More


money and drugs

Out of Balance: The Unbridled Power of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Monday, October 27th, 2014 /

A staggeringly large number of people are hurt or killed by pharmaceuticals each year. Medical mistakes and pharmaceutical induced injuries are the 4th most common cause of death in American hospitals (1). Casualties reveal that the medical system is broken, … Read More


HRT

Quick News: HRT, Gallstones and Gallbladder Disease

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 /

Hormone replacement therapy or HRT, used by millions of women worldwide to minimize the severity of menopausal symptoms, is associated with increased risk of gallbladder disease necessitating surgery to remove the gallbladder. A recently published, very large (+70,000 women), longitudinal … Read More


Ostrich Medicine

Ostrich Medicine: Shouldn’t we Recognize Host Defenses?

Monday, October 20th, 2014 /

Everyone is aware of the proverb about the ostrich with its head in the sand. It has been a recurrent problem in medicine throughout its history. Louis Pasteur discovered that organisms, only visible with a microscope, caused disease. It became … Read More


Introducing Heal with Friends

Introducing Heal with Friends

Monday, October 20th, 2014 /

We’re at it again, trying to push health research and communication out of the dark ages and into the 21st century. As part of our mission to expedite health and medical research through conversation, collaboration, and crowdsourcing, we give you … Read More


celery

Celery Flavinoid: A Possible Treatment for Breast Cancer?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 /

Millions of women routinely receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat the myriad of symptoms associated with menopause. HRT formulations contain either estrogen (synthetic estrogen-like compounds) alone or a combination of estrogens and progestins (synthetic progesterone like compounds). The use … Read More


PTSD

Helping a Loved One Suffering from PTSD

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 /

Recently, I wrote about the biological impact of PTSD. You can read the first article of the series here. This week I want to look at what you can do if you have a friend or loved one who you … Read More


Chandler Marrs

Could the Way You Walk Indicate Mitochondrial Dysfunction?

Monday, October 13th, 2014 /

The answer is an unequivocal, yes. The way you walk, your gait, can be diagnostic of mitochondrial disease and dysfunction. Whether your stride is long or short, rhythmic or arrhythmic, quick or slow, symmetrical or asymmetrical, balanced or unbalanced can … Read More


Chandler Marrs

Hypersensitivity to pain, my ass!

Friday, October 10th, 2014 /

A multitude of reports have emerged in recent years denoting the over use of pain killers and other medications. With narcotic pain killers, in particular, data suggest a four-fold increase in opioid use since 1999, and over 100,000 deaths by opioid … Read More