Hiding In Plain Sight: Mercury Still Lurks in Many Common Pharmaceutical Products 

While most people have heard that the mercury based preservative thimerosal was used in infant vaccines and continues to be used in several vaccine preparations, most consumers have no idea that mercury is also a commonly used ingredient in other pharmaceutical products including nasal sprays, eye drops, ear drops and injectable testosterone. Several hundred peer-reviewed

Dietary Genesis

In the beginning, God covered the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. Then using God’s bountiful gifts, Satan created ice cream and doughnuts. And Satan said, “You want hot fudge with that?” and Man said

Brain Iron May Distinguish Parkinson’s From Other Tremors 

Brain iron, along with dopamine, “causes oxidative stress, inflammation, and neurodegeneration,” Dr Franthal explained. “Past studies have proved there is a significantly higher iron deposition in substantia nigra in Parkinson’s compared to healthy controls.” So for the current study, “our objective was to investigate longitudinal changes in nigral iron concentration in PD compared with other

Influence of Diet on the Gut Microbiome and Implications for Human Health

Recent studies have suggested that the intestinal microbiome plays an important role in modulating risk of several chronic diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. At the same time, it is now understood that diet plays a significant role in shaping the microbiome, with experiments showing that dietary alterations

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Helicobacter Pylori 

Discovered in 1982 in those with gastritis and ulcers, Helicobacter pylori or “H. pylori” is one of the most common infections connected to Hashimoto’s disease and also Graves’ disease for that matter. Like Yersinia enterocolitica and Epstein-Barr Virus infections, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can be triggered by H. pylori through a process called molecular mimicry which basically


Gynopedia is an open resource wiki for sexual, reproductive and women’s health care across the globe. Our mission is to provide practical, nonjudgmental information so that users can feel empowered and make informed decisions. The basic idea is that you search for a city – for example, New York City or Seoul – and Gynopedia

Histamine and Histamine Intolerance

Histamine intolerance results from a disequilibrium of accumulated histamine and the capacity for histamine degradation. Histamine is a biogenic amine that occurs to various degrees in many foods. In healthy persons, dietary histamine can be rapidly detoxified by amine oxidases, whereas persons with low amine oxidase activity are at risk of histamine toxicity. Diamine oxidase

Dr. Diana Driscoll Interview: Vagus Nerve and POTS/Mast Cell Activation 

In our interview Dr. Diana Driscoll of POTScare shares how she and her family overcome Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and mast cell activation (MCAS/D) thanks to her groundbreaking research into the vagus nerve. Don’t miss the end of our chat where Dr. Driscoll shares information on a supplement she has created just

GABA Deficient Anxiety

GABA enables your brain to put an end to persistent worrying thoughts going around and around in your mind, GABA is a calming/inhibitory neurotransmitter; it’s like the brain’s natural endogenous Valium. The neurotransmitters GABA and serotonin enable the brain to calm and control anxious thoughts, so when they are deficient it can make it almost

Low-calorie Sweeteners Promote Fat Accumulation in Human Fat

Low-calorie, artificial sweeteners appear to play havoc with the body’s metabolism, and large consumption of these sugar substitutes could promote fat accumulation, especially in people who are already obese, preliminary research suggests. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. “Many health-conscious individuals like

Urine Metabolites May Help Predict which Obese Teens will Develop Diabetes

Metabolic analysis, the researchers said, found that a much lower level of 5-hydroxy-indoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), the main metabolite of the neurotransmitter serotonin, was associated with diabetes. Although serotonin is perhaps best known for mood regulation, it has multiple functions, including controlling the development and function of the pancreatic beta cells that make insulin. “A low

A Healthier Diet Reduces Depressive Symptoms

A new study published in BMC Medicine supports the effectiveness of a healthy diet intervention for relief of depressive symptoms. Participants with depression who received a dietary change intervention experienced significantly more relief from their symptoms than those who received a social support intervention. According to the authors, “Diets higher in plant foods, such as

Coca-Cola’s Secret Influence on Medical and Science Journalists

Industry money was used to covertly influence journalists with the message that exercise is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic, documents obtained under freedom of information laws show. The documents detail how Coca-Cola funded journalism conferences at a US university in an attempt to create favourable press coverage of sugar sweetened

Ketone bodies mimic the life span extending properties of caloric restriction

The extension of life span by caloric restriction has been studied across species from yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans to primates. No generally accepted theory has been proposed to explain these observations. Here, we propose that the life span extension produced by caloric restriction can be duplicated by the metabolic changes induced by ketosis. From nematodes

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