Is your gut not quite right since having COVID-19? You do not have to live with these lasting effects. Rutgers scientists recently found that COVID-19 acute infection disrupts gut bacteria balance, especially with antibiotic treatment. Microbiome analysis and functional medicine available at AIMA of Nashua can help identify and address the specific bacterial imbalance causing your […]
Common artificial sweeteners — saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame — can transform healthy gut bacteria into dangerous pathogenic bacteria with the ability to invade gut cells, potentially causing intestinal damage that promotes life threatening infections and chronic disease.
These super sweet artificial sweeteners aren’t so sweet after all. It’s time to think about down-regulating our taste for sweet.
Source: Aparna Shil et al, Artificial Sweeteners Negatively Regulate Pathogenic Characteristics of Two Model Gut Bacteria, E. coli and E. faecalis, International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2021).
CDC COVID-19 Guidelines 12/27/21
Stay Calm and …
If one thing is constant during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is change. Read on for the latest CDC guidance if you are exposed to COVID-19 or test positive:
The isolation guidelines are for people who have tested positive (are infected).
These guidelines are the same for people who are unvaccinated, partly […]
Is it a coincidence this was composed after enjoying a delectable gift of homemade baklava?
All things in moderation…
When sugar comes to mind, you probably think of table sugar, or sucrose. But this simple carbohydrate is made up of even smaller sugar molecules called glucose and fructose in an exact 50/50 split. Glucose and fructose […]
A research team at The Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, City University of New York has found high levels of three toxic metabolites produced by gut bacteria in the cerebrospinal fluid and plasma samples of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The research team included scientists from the CUNY ASRC, MS Center of Northeastern New York, […]
Expect to see evidence of your immune system waking up, paying attention, and revealing itself in common and various ways — fatigue, body aches, fever and chills, for example. These things inform you that your system is actively alerting it’s defenses. Vaccines are designed to alert the immune system and often result in noticeable (and […]
Is it Allergies or COVID-19?
Differentiate the Symptoms.
If it looks like COVID-19, quarantine, get tested, and inform your PCP.
If it is allergies, call us now for your treatment plan to defeat them this year!
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The snow is melting today, for sure! Time is of the essence. Time to jot down a quick bit of motivation, and then off to do some snowshoeing before the sun sets. My exercise pill of choice is anything in the outdoors with fresh air and the beauty of nature!
Exercise as Medicine: How exactly does […]
Good News! Brighter Days for Us = Darker Days for SARS-CoV-2
SARS-CoV-2 and other RNA viruses do not do well with UV exposure, and that’s good news for us in the Northeastern US. As our days get brighter, SARS-CoV-2 will become less prevalent. So maintain all of your precautions — wear your masks, wash your hands, and […]
What is Integrative Medicine?
And how does integrative medicine differ from all those other types — complementary, alternative, conventional, and functional medicine?
Integrative medicine is a system of medical care that uses the best, evidence-based therapies available. It treats the whole person and is centered on the patient’s needs, and it utilizes the connection between mind, body, […]
Good news! Recent research reveals that those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine who later tested positive for COVID-19 are likely to be protected against severe illness … AND may be less contagious.
The amounts of virus on swab samples from the nose and throat were reduced four-fold for infections occurring at least 12 days after […]