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Soap and Toothpaste Cause Infertility in Men?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Men's Health, Detoxification, Chronic Illness and Disease

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Pregnancy Weight Shields Your Baby From Environmental Toxins

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Child and Teen Health, Detoxification, Chronic Illness and Disease, Women's Health

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I have been asked many times over the years from pregnant women, "Can I detox now, is there anything I can do or take to protect my baby from environmental toxins?"

My answer is to focus on stabilization so the toxins do not mobilize in the bloodstream. We stabilize with nutrients, minerals and low dose anti-oxidants.

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Something's in the Air and It's Not Good for You

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2019 3:25:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Chronic Illness and Disease

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This is an actual photograph of Chongqing, China, where the smog is horrendous. The Chinese are making a huge exodus from the polluted cities, travel agents now sell air pollution travel insurance and everyone wears a mask.  

We are all, no matter where we live, exposed to daily pollution through construction sites, car exhaust, gas stations, industries, quarries and even school chalk dust that releases sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and ozone. 

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Are Statins Making You Fat?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2019 2:49:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Heart Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Big Pharma has been aggressively pushing statins for the past 15 years.  They have been able to dodge bullets from causing elevated liver enzymes, creating mitochondrial dysfunction with a rash of muscle aches and body pains, increasing the risk of diabetes to making users feel generally unwell in less than six weeks. 

Researchers looked at data about individuals who were prescribed statin therapy for high cholesterol because once you take a pill the cholesterol will go down and you're good, right?  

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Osteoporosis and Asthma: What's the Connection?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2019 2:28:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Your bones are living tissue and they breathe.

You need essential nutrients, water and breath to optimize bone health. People with asthma are at increased risk for bone loss. In a Korean study of 7000 adults, individuals with asthma had significantly lower bone density in the lumbar spine. Both men and women with "airway hyper-responsiveness" were in normal range for total bone density, but - it is clear that asthma is a risk factor for bone loss.  

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Complication of Type II Diabetes Seen in Teens

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2019 2:34:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Child and Teen Health, Chronic Illness and Disease

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 Young people are being diagnosed with Type II diabetes everyday and 1/4 of them have peripheral neuropathy.

What is peripheral neuropathy and why should you care about it?

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Swiss Are Not Neutral about Mammograms

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2019 1:08:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Chronic Illness and Disease

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The Swiss Medical Board took a bold new step by phasing out existing mammography programs and stopping new screening programs.

The seven member board made this controversial recommendation when they realized that there were no obvious benefits of getting mammography versus the harms. It is important to question the validity of medical practices so that we can integrate and use the best standards of care for the consumer.   

I believe the issue is complex and further complicated with financial corporate tie-ins from companies who make money from mammography screenings.

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Your Intestinal Microbiome - Go for Gold

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2019 12:09:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in The Scoop on Poop, Chronic Illness and Disease

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 The World Cup wasn't won in a day.  It took hard work, team integrity, the right moments and a football field of great colonization to score the winning goal. Your most valuable player is your intestinal microbiome in the game of health. 

You can improve your health to your optimal level by manipulating your intestinal microbiome with probiotics.

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Oldways Herbal Treatment for Psoriasis

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2019 11:18:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Psoriasis, an intractable and prevalent autoimmune skin condition, is helped by an old tree.

Pycnogenol or Maritime Pine bark extract is rich in condensed tannins. These tannins act as anti-inflammatory agents and reduce oxidative stress safely.   

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Vitamin C to Prevent Stroke

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2019 1:47:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Gut Repair, Healthy Living, Chronic Illness and Disease

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Have you checked your vitamin C levels today? Second Nature patients do. Vitamin C testing is covered by most insurances and we offer SpectraCell testing.

SpectraCell labs can test for vitamins and minerals within the cell.

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
For all appointments: Tel: 845 358-8385 Fax: 845 358-2963 drguggenheim@msn.com