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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

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

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


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


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

Robin Karr

Hysterectomy, Hormones, and Dry Eyes

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 /

Most women know that hysterectomy and ovary removal –castration- leads to a variety of issues – from a dry and painful vagina to hot flashes to mood swings. Heart disease and osteoporosis come to mind as well. However, eye health … Read More

Lisa Bloomquist

Side Effects and Unintended Consequences of Popular Pharmaceuticals

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 /

After experiencing an adverse reaction to a popular antibiotic, ciprofloxacin, that involved destruction of my tendons, muscles, and cartilage, as well as my central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, I was left with questions that no one seemed to be able to answer – What … Read More