Researchers are finding that atrial fibrillation and subsequent strokes related to the arrhythmia are on the rise as the population ages. Between 2003 to 2010 there were 3.2 million hospitalizations due to acute cerebrovascular accidents and 22% were related to atrial fib. The number of atrial-fibrillation-related strokes rose from 70,953 in 2003 to 100,276 in 2010 up to 25.3 % in women and 19.4% in men. We need more education about stroke prevention.
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.
We all want good working hips throughout our lifetime. A recent study found that older men (age 65 and up) who had higher uric acid levels were 62% more likely to fracture a hip. High uric acid levels were associated with higher rate of hip fractures in older men and not women.
Higher levels of serum uric acid had a protective bone effect in postmenopausal women. Women with low uric acid levels had a 40% increased risk for osteoporosis.
Is it Yeast overgrowth or something else?
Do you have yeast? That was a key question with a new patient who had gastrointestinal symptoms for years. According to her research on the internet, the answer would be yes, but guess what we found?
Is your hair dye killing you? It might be killing you, your hairdresser and your colorist.
"Boys will be boys" as the saying goes. Did you know the Y chromosome makes men more vulnerable to environmental toxins than girls? I have lectured on this subject because international epidemiological studies prove that brain and endocrine development disruption are some the first consequences seen after environmental exposures especially in boys.