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Debra Anderson

Living with Ehlers Danlos is Hell

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 /

I have Ehlers Danlos. On top that disease, I was given fluoroquinolone antibiotics and suffered a severe reaction which then lead to a rare and deadly fungal infection called Glabrata. This is what I have lived through over the three … Read More

Lisa Bloomquist FQ

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Diabetes Onset

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 /

What are the risk factors for type 2 diabetes? Obesity and a high-sugar diet, right?  Those are the most highly publicized factors that can lead to an onset of type 2 diabetes – but they’re not the whole picture. Numerous … Read More

Chandler Marrs

High Blood Pressure in Women: Could Progesterone be to Blame?

Monday, August 25th, 2014 /

High blood pressure develops for a number of reasons, with poor diet, lack of exercise and medication key contributors to chronic hypertension. Explaining high blood pressure in young, otherwise active, athletic and healthy individuals is difficult at best, but when … Read More


Red Raspberry Leaf Tea to Relieve Menstrual Pain

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 /

My alarm goes off at 0600 every morning. I groggily put on my sports bra and tennis shoes and start one of my many work-out DVDs to start my day. I do push ups, pull ups, lunges and squats all … Read More


Walking on the Edge of a Sword: Cervarix Injury in Japan

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 /

This is the story of my teenage daughter who, beginning in 2010, received a series of vaccinations that culminated with the three shot HPV vaccine, Cervarix (Gardasil in the US). Although she had some health issues as an infant and … Read More

Cynthia Caillagh

A Matrifocal View of Endocrine Disruptors and Premature Birth

Monday, August 18th, 2014 /

In the spring of 2012, the results of a long-term study on one of the most overlooked problems in the human experience was released. Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth, jointly sponsored by The March of … Read More

Chandler Marrs

Fetal Hormone Protects Mom Against Preeclampsia

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 /

Preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication that affects 2-6% of all pregnancies in the US and 5-14% worldwide. It is marked by maternal hypertension and protein in the urine, usually presenting after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Despite years of research … Read More

Margaret Aranda, MD

Essure ® Sterilization Coils: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 /

The Essure ® Fallopian tube coils were manufactured by Conceptus, Inc. as a means for “permanent” birth control (click here for pictures). There was a need for something new and different that was a non-hormonal, non-invasive, and uncomplicated method of … Read More

Angela Kawakami

Endometriosis and Hysterectomy: Reality and Recovery

Monday, August 11th, 2014 /

Since my last post in March 2013, after my second surgery for endometriosis I have been through hell and back. My endometriosis continued to spread and cause pain and my doctors all but ignored my declining health. December 24th 2013 … Read More