Health

Not So Sweet

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).

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CDC COVID-19 Guidelines 12/27/21

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:
Isolation 
The isolation guidelines are for people who have tested positive (are infected).
These guidelines are the same for people who are unvaccinated, partly […]

Glucose vs. Fructose: Is One Better than the Other?

Is it a coincidence this was composed after enjoying a delectable gift of homemade baklava?
All things in moderation…
~Happy Holidays!

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 […]

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New Research Confirms Gut Health Plays a Role in Neurodegeneration

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, […]

What COVID-19 Vaccine Effects to Expect: Based on Your Age, Gender, and Dose

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 […]

Allergies or COVID-19?

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 Exercise Pill

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 […]

Been Vaccinated and Still Contracted COVID-19? Surprise: Good News for You, and Others!

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 […]

SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Common in Young Adults

Why the Research Is Interesting: With the onset of mass SARS-CoV-2 vaccination programs and the increasing proportion of previously infected individuals, the risk of reinfection after natural infection is an important question for modeling the pandemic, estimating herd immunity, and guiding vaccination strategies. And since young adults, of whom a high percentage are asymptomatically infected and […]

Holy Viral Genetic Mutation, Batman!! A Guide to the Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Holy Viral Genetic Mutation, Batman!! A Guide to the Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants
SARS-CoV-2 is evolving and adapting, getting “smarter” with every person-to-person transmission. As society at large continues to flout infectious disease management guidelines, we make it easier for the virus to evolve and develop new variants. Eventually we will see some variants emerge with resistance to our […]

Hang On. Have Hope.

Hang On. Have Hope.
Occupational Therapist and Acupuncturist L. Cindy Theroux-Jette, PhD, OT/L, LAc at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Associates of Nashua, PLLC is grateful to have recently received the first of two Moderna COVID-19 vaccines after being identified as a high-risk health care worker in Phase 1A of the NH DHHS vaccination schedule. She considered […]