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Mast cell activation syndrome (or MCAS) is a troubling chronic condition that’s caused by overactive mast cells. Mast cells are white blood cells in your body that function as part of your immune system. When you have mast cell activation syndrome, y...
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Your body is truly amazing. It is home to trillions of microbes that live in and on your body, including a wide variety of bacteria – some good, some bad, and some plain ugly. It’s also home to yeast, though this yeast is nothing like the stuff used ...
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Chronic infections may be the root cause of many different conditions. Infections are caused by any type of pathogen (bacteria, virus, fungus or other organism) that invades the body,negatively impacts organs and ultimately causes harm to the body. O...
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Overwhelming chronic fatigue is one of the biggest complaints our patients have when they come see us for care. The fatigue we often hear about is not just inconvenient – it can be so debilitating that it interrupts one’s ability to complete even sma...
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Allergies – Environmental and FoodAllergies and the management of their symptoms can be irritating at best – and downright dangerous at worst. You’re concerned about your new allergy symptoms, or worried about a family member who always seems to be s...
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It’s Valentine’s week! Do you know your “love language”? The nourishment that comes from our loving relationships is essential to a healthy and balanced life, so in honor of Valentine’s week let’s focus on this important aspect of wellbeing with a lo...
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Menopause and the male equivalent, andropause, are normal processes of aging, however, the symptoms associated with either are often frustrating, confusing, and often depressing. In women, the symptoms tend to be more overt and can greatly impact one...
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Gastrointestinal ConditionsYour gastrointestinal tract (the soft tissues from your mouth to your anus) is a part of the body we often take for granted until it’s causing problems. Your gut is a finely tuned ecosystem and it significantly affects your...
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Autoimmune diseases are rising exponentially in the United States. While there are many theories as to why autoimmune diseases are increasing, it’s likely that there are many factors at play. Autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system attacks i...
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Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland that resides in the front of your neck. Though the thyroid is small, it is mighty. In charge of producing several thyroid hormones, your thyroid is very important to your metabolism and protein productio...
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