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Oktoberfest festival in Germany raises CO2 and methane from cooking leaks and consumer farts! Testing capacity for COVID-19 is good in Santa Cruz County; Scary ultra-black fish in the deep Monterey Bay Canyon; New injectable antibody to prevent Lyme disease will hopefully start testing in humans soon; Interpreting the T and Z scores from a DEXA bon…
 
Mice with Alzhiemer's have more proinflammatory bacteria -- fixing the microbiome with prebiotics may help; Fecal transplant to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Editorial about the high price of insulin, which jumped from $21 in 1999 to $275 in 2019; The complicated role of the kidney in regulating blood pressure -- tips for lowering BP; A new drug …
 
Perfusion of donor lungs through pigs keeps it healthy so it is can be transplanted into humans; Supplement recommendations for dry macular degeneration; Corrections for recommendations for oxalate kidney stones; laundry detergent suggestions; All about celiac disease -- it is common, difficult to diagnose and treatable by dietary restriction; How …
 
Comments on the rise of Telemedicine during the COVID-19 era; Production and distribution problems in the pharmaceutical industry world wide; Telogen Effluvium is an challenging hair loss condition; The important topic of osteopenia in women over 70; Dietary advice to prevent calcium oxalate kidney stones; The importance of serotonin -- treating de…
 
Dangers of chemicals in ash and the water supply after large scale fires; Water safety issues after large scale fires; New information about statins in the elderly -- could they help against cancer? Confusing PAP and biopsy results deciphered; Caller has typical muscle pain side effect from taking a statin; More about HEPA filters ; Conspiracy theo…
 
Organoids are miniature artificial organs built from stem cells that may help drug testing; DNA origami - Playing with DNA to make micron level structures with interesting properties; Research on the anti-inflammatory Low Dose naltrexone for many conditions, including MS, Alzheimer's and early Coronavirus infection; How wearing a face mask could ac…
 
Air quality website gives excellent local data all over the US: https://gispub.epa.gov/airnow; All about myopia, including a new treatment strategy; How safe is eating by take-out or in restaurants with outside seating? Corona vaccine news including vaccine companies pledge to do safety testing and not rush to market; Important study supports that …
 
Health care worker studies prove masks work to lower Coronavirus transmission; Analysis of COVID-19 test samples reveals biochemical causes of the symptoms of the virus; HEPA filter is probably better than a heating device to remove Coronavirus from the air; What is the optimum time to get a flu shot, including a booster shot; Advice for kidney sto…
 
Polymers added to dental drilling water eliminates aerosolization of mist and thus lowers Coronavirus transmission; The use of antivitamins to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria; Mixing bleach and vinegar when cleaning results in chlorine poisoning; Conditioning Electrical Stimulation greatly increases nerve regeneration after nerve injury; Diffe…
 
Advice to reduce health effects of smoke from fires -- lessons from Australia; Beta blockers help combat PTSD, inevitable if your house has just burned down; The difference between cod liver oil and other Omega 3 fish oils; The amazing amount of predictive information comes from analysing your microbiome; Laurie Garret wrote a prescient book, The C…
 
Study examines efficacy of different types of masks to lower Coronavirus transmission; Fecal transplant to fix gut microbiome benefits autistic children; Walking on the beach is okay without a mask, but keep social distancing; Why elders are not allowed in vaccine virus trials; Change in Google search algorithm drastically decreased web traffic to …
 
Coronavirus pandemic increases acute heart attacks and other disease risks; More COVID-19 news: Mask behavior, isolation and contact tracing policies; Review of research concerning the use of Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19; Dr. Dawn evaluates various types of virus protection masks; Caller inquires about a doctor who claims to reverse heart d…
 
Problems with Coronavirus testing and lack of payments by insurance companies; Why Europeans pay much less for health care; Coronavirus transmission is not happening via surfaces as much as we thought; Advice to help heal a fractured ankle; Dr. Dawn finds a wearable fan to blow away Coronavirus droplets; Practical advice to ward off ticks -- Permet…
 
Using functional MRI as a microscope to study effects of drugs and hypnosis on the brain; Is the 3D mammogram more accurate for dense breasts? In a healthy 76 yr-old person with high cholesterol, taking a statin might be too risky; High diversity of bacterial species and a high fiber diet are the keys for a healthy microbiome; Primer on the immune …
 
Interview with Dr. Catherine Forest about living with the COVID-19 pandemic. How to protect yourself and others; Understanding contagion with no symptoms and the importance of testing; New list of COVID symptoms -- loss of smell is important; Contact tracing should be community-based; The difficulties with isolating infected and suspected contagiou…
 
Update on COVID-19 pandemic statistics: From time of infection, viral shedding starts at day 3, but symptoms don’t show until about day 6; Flawed studies claims antioxidants promote cancer; Health benefits of green tea, both ingested and topical; The effect of blood type on health issues -- interesting evidence about COVID risks…
 
Mathematicians boycott producing software algorithms that help police racial bias; Vaccination rates are dangerously down during the Coronavirus pandemic; Where to get potassium -- eating fruits and vegetables is best; The latest birth control options at age 45; Deciding to get knee replacement surgery for arthritis in an elder; IFM conference: Ben…
 
Million dollar bills for Coronavirus treatments -- we need a national healthcare system! Safe levels of coffee drinking, which has good antioxidant properties; Mea culpa for confusing Omega 3 and Omega 6 in discussion of seed oils last week; New research for drugs and berberine to lower cholesterol; More research reviews from the virtual IFM confer…
 
COVID-19: Pets are not a problem, More businesses and sports opening up; The more adverse childhood experiences, the more adverse health effects; The use of Penicillin in for Group B Streptococcus bacteria during labor; The use of Penicillin in for Group B Streptococcus bacteria during labor; Low dose naltrexone and acupuncture for idiopathic perip…
 
Masks not needed when exercising outside; MATH+ therapy is being applied in our hospital; All about how vaccines work and how difficult they are to produce and test; Study on removing pesticides from apples doesn’t quite apply to removing viruses; Very recent advances in fighting pancreatic cancer; Lack of breastfeeding affects the microbiome throu…
 
France bans use of hydroxychloroquine -- a case of poor science? Using low dose Naltrexone for peripheral neuropathy; UV to disinfect surfaces and using Vitamin D and K for immune and bone support; Losing weight and treating diabetes with a warm water balloon; All about fever and temperature control by the hypothalamus…
 
The problem of opening up businesses and activities from the frustrating COVID-19 lockdown; How to clean fruits and vegetables; An analysis of a listener lipid profile labs; Dr Dawn does not recommend NAD supplements because of side effects; Does Pepsid help treat COVID-19? Vitamin D and the immune system; Using Oxytocin to treat cocaine addiction …
 
Choline-Stabilized Orthosilicic Acid for skin and joint health; Do the probiotics in pill form inoculate the digestive tract and stay indefinitely? Comments on “Manhattan Project” metaphor for producing vaccines for COVID-19; The difference between pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals -- MCT and curcumin supplements are discussed; Temporary tattoos a…
 
Interview with Dr. Howard Kornfeld, member of the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group. They are promoting the MATH+ protocol to treat COVID-19 patients at the early stages of hypoxemia, based on the conventional drugs methylprednisolone, ascorbic acid, thiamine, heparin, zinc and vitamin D. Testing is being done by experienced emergency …
 
Re-open policies for France are reviewed; statistics in other countries reveal best practices; Good support for Remdesivir to reduce COVID-19 symptoms; How do I get a COVID-19 test? Vitamin A and zinc support the immune system; Franks sign on earlobe -- does it correlate with heart disease?
 
The weekly COVID-19 news -- widespread testing is the main challenge; How Mohs surgery eliminates basal cell skin cancer -- other helpful treatments; Night eating maladies -- causes and therapies; The history of determining normal body temperature and how it has decreased historically; The weird auto-brewery syndrome can be cured with antifungals; …
 
Santa Cruz county is doing okay with COVID, Social distancing works; Masks are now recommended; Beware of bogus testing; More cleaning techniques and advice; Can we reduce the requirement for ventilators with other oxygen-delivery methods? Rebuilding Your Bones -- The difficult issue of strontium and osteoporosis; Treating autoimmune rosacea starts…
 
COVID-19 Update: Creativity to produce masks; ACE-2 receptor and inhibitor review; Do NOT stop taking your ACE2 inhibitor blood pressure medication; Comments on chiropractic medicine and muscle testing, Benefits of bovine colostrum, Mastering Diabetes book review; Too much oregano oil and colloidal silver is not good; Review of Mastering Diabetes b…
 
Comments on hoarding paper supplies and Chloroquine drug; Problems with resource distribution; overview of symptoms progression; Call 211 when you can’t breath doing normal exercise; Why is it so contagious? How the virus infects your lung cells; Ventilation is good; Genetic variation in response to the COVID-19 virus…
 
Review of genetics research focusing on genetic diseases: sickle cell, Huntington's, fragile X syndrome, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer, Tay-Sachs, tuberculosis, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and prions; More genetics topics such as homosexuality, repetitive DNA, transposons, jumping genes, oncogenes and retroviruses…
 
Remote doctor -- the new world of telemedicine; Keto fraud! Certain types of tapioca fiber may subvert the ketogenic diet; The immune benefits of Turkey Tail mushroom such as reducing side effects of cancer radiation therapy; Is colloidal silver a treatment for childhood ear infections? Causes, lab testing and treatments for angioedema; A blood tes…
 
We are having a nasty influenza season, in addition to the coronavirus problem; Dietary support to induce bacteriophages, viruses that attack bad bacteria; Bacteriophages used to treat stunted growth in children; Hope for Chinese herbs treatment for Coronavirus, but detailed biochemistry analysis says otherwise; A generous but elderly blood donor a…
 
Deep vein thrombosis in an astronaut; Is strontium supplement good or bad for treating bone loss? More news about the Coronavirus problem -- detection is difficult; Premature and surgical menopause have increased risk of cardiovascular disease; A topical estrogen product caused her dog to have too much estrogen! The interesting problem of surfer my…
 
Coronavirus update -- N95 masks are best; Email question about Shingles, foot neuropathy and collagenous colitis; All about pseudogout, a form of arthritis; A variety of treatments for a typical case of enlarged prostate; New studies help decide among options for treating prostate cancer; Reversing Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy using CRISPR to fix th…
 
Coronavirus outbreak is very scary because of Chinese Lunar New Year migration; The mechanism and problems of the sleep aid Suvorexant, brand name Belsomra; Email with a variety of topics: dead space in the lung, asthma and microbiome, healthy oils; Coronary calcium score and coronary artery disease -- Caller has a very high level; Chronotherapy ad…
 
Diet and lifestyle discussion with Cheri Bianchini, CEO of The Healthy Way in Santa Cruz, CA; Take your hypertension medications at bedtime to improve effectiveness for long range health benefits; Study using Vitamin D overdoses fails to improve survival; The tricky problem of intermittent atrial fibrillation effects on stroke and cardiac risks; Ev…
 
Official reproductive physician organization finally admits the problems with the Woman’s Health Initiative criticism of hormone replacement therapy; The connection between Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and gluten; Acupuncture is great for frozen shoulder -- other approaches include infrared massage; The problem of Norovirus, especially on cruise ships -…
 
Summary of important science stories in 2019: CRISPR babies, hyperbaric oxygen, vaping disease and more; A bad experience with a Gamma brain wave device; Questions about vitamin overdoses -- official levels and evidence-based overdose levels; All about seborrheic dermatitis; More about vitamin overdosing: Too much Magnesium claims from a poor sourc…
 
Side effects of Ciprofloxacin antibiotic taken for a urinary tract infection; Long-term drum playing changes brain structure -- more connection between the hemispheres; Gamma brain wave stimulation may be good for memory improvement and Alzheimers; More support for deep brain stimulation for more than tremors; Playing other musical instruments like…
 
The importance of the vagus nerve in many aspects of health; Variety email: Oil pulling, bentonite clay detox and icing muscles after exercise; The wide sources and various effects of endocrine disruptors; Why does the US have such high insulin prices? Strenuous exercise aids Parkinson's disease; Precocious puberty is a symptom of endocrine disrupt…
 
Practical advice for dealing with a serious cancer diagnosis; All about the effects of endocrine disruptors, especially with MTHFR variants; Why we have to get a flu vaccine every year -- mercury in vaccines and dental work discussed; The problems with the mesh technique for hernia surgery; If you have amalgam fillings that contain mercury, never g…
 
Review of the Viome microbiome test review; When is the most accurate time and circumstances to measure blood pressure; The benefits of running for health and longevity; Slow wave non-REM sleep reduces anxiety -- tricyclic antidepressants may help; A smart toilet with a mass spectrometer to identify urine organic acids; Correlation between lipid pr…
 
The importance of getting a flu vaccine -- new universal flu vaccine is in development; More reasons for not taking proton pump inhibitors; A complex set of symptoms centered around a case of SIBO; New study supports limiting screen time in infants -- it hinders brain development; Measles virus causes significant suppression of antibodies to other …
 
Zantac contamination with a nitrosamine causes a recall; Comments on emergency preparedness -- California fires wreak havoc again; All about asthma: Physiology and a variety treatment and preventative strategies; Direct Primary Care explained and diabetes control with drugs and supplements; Mistletoe injection is an interesting treatment for melano…
 
The Warburg effect -- why cancer cells prefer glycolysis; A synthetic version of a chemical from turmeric kills cancer cells; Nicotinimide supplement helps prevent skin cancer in high risk individuals; Review of the VITAL study that criticizes Vitamin D and Fish Oil usefulness; Is there a mold toxin problem with extracted citric acid? Turning chemi…
 
Comments on Democratic health care proposals that “Keep your current healthcare”; A strategy for anti-aging is logical but very expensive! The major social issue of involuntary coersion for sex; Bone building by Forteo is effective but expensive; Mutations that affect the effectiveness of various diet strategies; New technologies to detect malaria;…
 
Dog ownership conveys a significant lower risk of death by heart attack and other maladies; All about MRA to measure arterial blockage -- the contrast chemical is not dangerous; Analyzing microbial DNA in stool reveals your diet; Good advice to combat dry eye and styes with baby shampoo and buckthorn oil; The importance of knowing if a pregnant wom…
 
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