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KSQD 6-09-2021: News from the annual Institute for Functional Medicine conference: Effect of adverse childhood events and early toxin exposure on health; All about the many forms of various tocopherol molecules that make up Vitamin E; The differences between Folic acid vs.Folate supplements and the pros and cons of each; The problem with modern fer…
 
Early mistakes with understanding the aerosol transmission of Coronavirus; Is there osteoporosis in the skull caused by gluten? Clarification about the good and bad health effects with different types of coffee preparation; The dialog between the gut and the brain control satiety, affecting weight control; Whole fruits are much healthier than fruit…
 
The different effects of caffeine and other ingredients from different coffee preparation methods; Different kinds of dementia and how to treat them -- reduce sugar to reduce inflammation is key; Different kinds of cysts, arthritis and anti-inflammatory diets are discussed; A blind retinitis pigmentosa patient has significant vision restoration usi…
 
A history of the old research and the new revival of researching psychedelic drugs to treat conditions like PTSD; Are wide QRS or premature ventricular contractions a problem? Bredesen protocol discussion -- Genetics is not destiny, it is tendency; Two callers reveal personal experiences using psychedelics; Eat some protein at breakfast; The import…
 
Weekly news about COVID-19 infections and vaccine issues around the world; Chimeras of human and monkey embryos proved possible; A friend with Lupus getting dodgy advice needs a Functional Medicine solution; The use of the Alzeimers drug Memantine to treat a variety of central pain syndromes; Dr. Dawn favors Feverfew over Butterbur for migraine pai…
 
Details about Coronavirus production; Why it is so hard to develop a vaccine for Malaria -- The complex Malaria parasite life cycle; Dr. Dawn debunks a suspect scientific report claiming Coronavirus RNA vaccines can cause Prion disease; Tropical diseases are infiltrating the US because of Climate Change -- First GMO mosquitoes released in US to red…
 
Important COVID news: New mask rules in the USA; Stern warnings about not being too complacent -- look at India; Dr. Dawn addresses an email reaction to an email from last week about vegan diet and encouraging COVID vaccines; The complex suite of thrombocythemia bone marrow diseases; Advice for brain injury from a bicycle accident: more sleep, high…
 
COVID Vaccine side effects very widely in different people; A diabetic woman asks about her mild anemia -- what causes my low iron levels? Could symptoms after a skin abrasion reveal a shingles infection? Caller asks about getting dental work in Mexico; UV-irradiated mushrooms are an excellent source of Vitamin D -- many more benefits of various mu…
 
Detailed lecture about the very important and complicated thyroid hormone system and how to treat problems; Balancing antibiotics, probiotics and prebiotics; Low dose naltrexone helps treat long term COVID-19 symptoms; All about uterine fibroids -- supplements to counter insulin resistance helps; A new type of sensory cell has been discovered in yo…
 
Travel recommendations favor the fully-vaccinated; Very high magnification microscopy helps evaluate how well the Coronavirus vaccine fits the spike protein target; Gastrointestinal problems, such as decreased microbiome diversity, correlate to people with autism spectrum disorder; Wisdom, loneliness and the diversity of the microbiome; The role of…
 
Coronavirus vaccine availability is growing -- go to myturn.ca.gov in California and explore carefully; Comments on supplements, dementia, and Dr. Dawn’s opposition to statins in elders; The reasons and solutions for Zoom fatigue; Should a healthy woman with no menopause problems consider HRT for reducing risk of Alzheimer’s disease? Microdosing of…
 
Psychobiotics: the complex interactions between the gut microbiome and the brain and how to support a healthy brain; Ignoring dental health is a problem leading to inflammation and dementia; Current vaccines do help against the variants of Coronavirus; Supplements to aid microbiome health and address its effect on rheumatoid arthritis; The delicate…
 
More Coronavirus vaccine problems including overreaction to a possible side effect; How do I detox the added ingredients in the Coronavirus vaccines? Side effects when getting multiple vaccines close to each other; Dealing with muscle spasm pain in a 72 yr old woman; More questions about multiple vaccine injections and review of travel precautions;…
 
New post-vaccine mask and social meeting rules and using Fluvoxamine antidepressant drug for COVID-19; Are microbes more infective in microgravity, as in an orbiting spacecraft? Epigenetic differences explain different responses to caffeine and subsequent health risks; How maternal stress triggers preterm birth, revealed in the higher rates in Afri…
 
Coronavirus vaccine distribution news update with comparisons among different countries; Great promise in treating ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by inhibiting protein clumping in nerve cells; The long term side effects of prolonged anesthesia, induced coma; Decoding brain wave variability reveals how the brain processes decisions; Enhancing me…
 
FDA review says the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is very effective to prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms; Compensating for chemical sensitivities when getting a Coronavirus vaccine; A new once-a-week drug helps loosing weight -- the problem with drug pricing in the U.S.; Muscle physiology explains why some people tolerate cold better -- lactase…
 
Celebrex can reduce effectiveness of many blood pressure medications; Advice for the timing of getting a mammogram if you are getting the Coronavirus vaccine; Countering bad COVID-19 testing claims and other false Coronavirus claims; The benefits of Resveratrol for to reduce the risk of breast cancer; The importance of sleep in teenagers -- the gen…
 
Weekly COVID-19 vaccine and testing news -- self rapid tests are here! Food sensitivities are explained and the Elimination diet is discussed; Foods that are good or bad for age-related cognitive decline; The complicated analysis of Coronavirus transmission, infection and death rates; Dr. Dawn discusses the tremendous challenges of Climate Change; …
 
Dr. Dawn tells her experiences with trying to get the Coronavirus vaccine for patients; Diagnosis of osteoarthritis in hands may be rheumatoid arthritis -- anti-inflammatory supplements are reviewed; Crowd-sourced science with apps revealed symptoms of COVID-19, such as loss of smell and rashes; Benefits and risks of Warfarin for blood clot treatme…
 
More about Ivermectin, vaccine distribution problems in California; How the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine works in detail and more COVID-19 vaccine news; Do antioxidant supplements interfere with health benefits of intermittent fasting? All about tetanus boosters -- are they really needed? Dr. Dawn favors vegetable protein powders over animal-based product…
 
Vaccine clinics in Santa Cruz are running -- details and problems are discussed; Should we redirect the second vaccine doses to do more first doses because of mutations in Coronavirus? The risk ratios for the severity of COVID-19 symptoms vary widely by age; New research reveals how many animals detect magnetic fields around the Earth; Multiple Scl…
 
California system to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines has problems; A person with lots of allergies asks about the best Coronavirus vaccine to get and how to reduce side effects; The balance of T cells is key to Coronavirus immunity when reacting from the virus or vaccine; Latest news about anti-Coronavirus treatments; A thorough review of causes a…
 
Dr. Dawn attacks anti vaccine arguments based on expected reactions that prove the vaccine works! Anti-parasite drug Ivermectin may be useful to treat COVID-19; New strategy for creating greatly needed new antibiotics; Certain microbiome bacteria such as Bacteroides fragilis increase the risk of breast cancer; Are neurotransmitter tests useful? Pro…
 
Vaccine and an experimental drug to treat Ebola squashed the 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Congo; HIV elite controllers seem to completely eliminate the virus; Palforzia is a new drug to fight peanut allergies; New salivary gland was discovered this year; The type of heating element in E-cigarette is associated with severe lung effects; Poor centraliz…
 
Dr. Dawn gets the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and describes the expected short term side effects; How to improve the efficacy of a variety of masks; The anti-viral importance of Vitamin C, especially in fighting Coronavirus; Combating nausea during pregnancy and discussion of COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy; Comparison of the conventional AstraZeneca…
 
CRISPR experiments to cure classic genetic diseases Sickle cell anemia and Beta thalassemia; Using Ketamine to rapidly reverse depression symptoms; An excellent study analyzing the effect of CBD and THC on driving performance; Compensating for the lack of maternal fecal exposure during cesarean births; EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reproce…
 
Research supports the individualized medicine approach of Functional Medicine for rheumatoid arthritis; Montelukast should not be used for just allergic rhinitis because of mental health side effects; Using drug mining to find new uses for old medications -- demonstrated to find to combat Zika virus neural damage; The variety of GI microbiome tests…
 
From basic virus biology to explaining how the COVID-19 vaccines work; N95 mask is best to protect both getting and spreading Coronavirus; The effect of diet composition on body odor! The interesting set of therapies that comprise the Emotional Freedom Technique; Dawn explains microdroplets that carry Coronavirus and why controlling air circulation…
 
Encouraging research for targeting location of stem cell therapies; Flavonoid-rich chocolate is good for your brain! Hyperbaric oxygen treatments prove to help longevity; Difficulty swallowing because of esophageal spasm; Follow up on woman with stridor -- sounds when breathing in and out; The physiology of eating a big meal, how the hormones are s…
 
Breaking news: Lucira home COVID-19 test is approved ; New technique to objectively measure tinnitus hopefully will improve treatments; Should I get the second Shingrix vaccine given surging Coronavirus infection rates? Caller asks about using UV light to sterilize Coronavirus and how different masks work; M: A solar-based steam generator to steril…
 
The problem of increased travel in the holidays against rising COVID-19 rates is troubling; Dr. Dawn reviews the new COVID-19 RNA vaccines -- risk-benefit analysis compared to other vaccines; More about the interesting COVID-19 treatment currently studied in Ferrets; Why getting the flu shot is important during the Coronavirus epidemic; The problem…
 
Danish minks are killed because they contracted Coronavirus; Lessons from previous epidemics such as H1N1 flu virus; Monitoring Coronavirus in sewage helps find hotspots for COVID-19 infection; All about mast cell activation syndrome -- drugs and natural remedies; COVID-19 risks and intensity of Infection varies with blood type; Povidone-Iodine ina…
 
CDC modifies contact time for close contact with COVID-19 recommendations because of prison guard infections; A superspreader event in Boston was a biotech conference in February; Dr. Dawn proposes distributing patriotic flag masks to counter the anti-mask crowd; Avastin drug improves smooth knee cartilage regrowth from cartilage stem cell injectio…
 
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…
 
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