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Why no salad, dairy, and chicken

The US food supply is so badly contaminated with fecal bacteria that salad, dairy, and chicken are the top causes of federally reported food poisoning, hospitalizations, and deaths since 1990 according to the CDC. I have personally seen my patients reverse 30 years of obesity and diabetes with plant based diets when high protein low […]

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Walnuts

J Nutr Biochem. 2013 May;24(5):912-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2012.06.009. Epub 2012 Aug 20. Walnut diet reduces accumulation of polyubiquitinated proteins and inflammation in the brain of aged rats. Poulose SM(1), Bielinski DF, Shukitt-Hale B. Author information: (1)USDA-ARS, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston MA 02111, USA. An increase in the aggregation of misfolded/damaged […]

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Anticancer effects of sweet potato

J Med Food. 2014 Jul;17(7):733-41. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2013.2818. Epub 2014 Jun 12. Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) – A Valuable Medicinal Food: A Review. Mohanraj R(1), Sivasankar S. (1)Department of Biotechnology, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Vinayaka Missions University , Kancheepuram, India . Abstract Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam, also known as sweet potato, is an extremely […]

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Microbiome of the intestinal tract related to autism

Microbiome of the intestinal tract related to autism Anaerobe. 2012 Apr;18(2):260-2. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2011.12.018. Epub 2011 Dec 22. Microbiology of regressive autism. Finegold SM(1), Downes J, Summanen PH. (1)Infectious Diseases Section (111 F), VA Medical Center WLA, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA. sidfinegold@gmail.com This manuscript summarizes some of our earlier work on the microbiology of autism subjects’ […]

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Deadly Mycotoxins Found In Breakfast Cereals

Written By: Margie King, Health Coach Read the full article: Deadly Mycotoxins Found In Breakfast Cereals It’s been estimated that mycotoxins infect around 25% of the world’s cereal crop. Mycotoxins include over 300 toxic compounds produced when certain molds or fungi infect crops. A new study shows that breakfast cereals can be a significant source […]

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TCM PHARMACOLOGY OF AUTISM

M.M. VanBenschoten, OMD, MA, CA Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder first described by Leo Kanner in 1943. CDC estimates of prevalence are 1 of 68 children born in 2002 with 1 in 42 males for the autism spectrum disorders that include Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. The prevalence of ASD has increased 37 fold […]

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Twenty Reasons for Zero Dairy

The consumption of milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, etc. may increase your risk of the diseases listed below according to the resources listed.   1. Heart Attacks and Strokes 2. Breast, Colon, Lung, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer 3. Childhood Diabetes 4. Infantile Autism   5. Osteoporosis and Hip Fracture 6. Allergies, Asthma, Sinus and Ear […]

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TCM Pharmacology of Streptococcal Infections

 by:  M.M. Van Benschoten, OMD Streptococcal infections have an incidence of 3.2 to 6.9 cases per 100,000 persons for group A and B type bacteria. Diseases related to group A strep include pharyngitis (strep throat), impetigo, pneumonia, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, otitis media, sinusitis, and meningitis. Outbreaks of group A strep were common before the pasteurization of […]

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Asking the Right Questions by M.M.Van Benschoten, OMD

Questioning the patient is an essential part of the four diagnostic methods in TCM.  In complex cases, asking the right questions and paying close attention to minor symptoms can help to determine the location of pathogenic factors and direct appropriate treatment.  A complete history of previous illnesses, surgeries, and hospitalizations with a review of current […]

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Two Cases of Tourette’s Syndrome

Two Cases of Tourette’s Syndrome M.M. Van Benschoten, OMD Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by motor and/or vocal tics. The condition is 4 times more prevalent in boys than girls. Recent research indicates immune dysfunction as a major component of this multifactorial disease. Hyperactivation of T and B cells with impaired antibody responses […]

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