Mar, 20
2013
kyledrew There’s a principle that Doug talks about called “rotation” of anti-fungals. It means that after you take one anti-fungal for a while, you should change – or rotate – to a different one. This is a principle that athletes have used for a long time in their training. Periodization is the exercise equivalent of rotation.

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Mar, 15
2013

Spring Cleaning

denni What is it about springtime that makes us want to throw open the windows (and wash them!) and clean out the closets? Maybe it’s the feeling of fresh starts we crave. Just seeing the buds of new life inspires new beginnings.

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Mar, 12
2013

The Best Cleaners for Mold

msmith Household mold is a common problem; mold is a ubiquitous organism, and it has little trouble finding quiet corners of our homes to colonize in. Many times, a little mold here or there is more or less harmless. But left unattended, molds will go on to produce spores, and certain species of mold can produce mycotoxins under the right conditions. These spores and mycotoxins can eventually go airborne, getting pushed through your home via the ducting and wind up in the air you breathe.

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If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? Will Rogers

Drug giant Merck has had a drug on the market called Tredaptive. It is a mixture of the harmless Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid) with another component called laropiprant. Why the mixture if niacin has worked so well for heart patients? I believe it was created for patentability, but Merck claims to have added laropiprant to prevent the niacin induced “unpleasant redness of the face. 

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Mar, 07
2013

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“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.” Winston Churchill

You’ve seen the headlines the past few days; CDC says “nightmare bacteria” a growing threat, or NYC Warns of “absolutely terrifying” meningitis outbreak. 

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Mar, 06
2013

Seasonal Eating

denni Hopefully by now we’ve all begun to heed the plea for eating “local". Buying foods that are produced close to where we live rather than those that have been shipped from across the country or the world makes sense. Foods that have been recently harvested have the best nutritional value, the best flavor, are most affordable and have the least environmental impact.

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Mar, 04
2013

Gluten Intolerance Symptoms?

doug-headshot-bw Gluten Sensitivity vs. Mycotoxin Exposure

Wheat is commonly contaminated with a fungus that makes a poisonous substance called a “mycotoxin.” Physicians and most researchers are unaware of mycotoxins. Many of us absolutely know that wheat causes us misery and we are hungry for any physician to diagnose “wheatitis.” Somewhere along the line,

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