Research

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 […]

“Sorry, I can’t eat meat. I’m allergic.” C’mon…really? “Yes. Ever since that tick bite.”

Most of us aren’t fond of ticks. Now there’s a new reason to protect yourself (if the threat of lyme disease, erlichiosis, babesiosis, and the myriad of other tick borne illnesses were not enough). Read the story behind how a tick bite can facilitate an allergy to meat. 

Kidney Stones Effectively Treated with Integrative Medicine

This study reveals that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and the prescription drug Tamsulosin (Flomax) offered an 88.7% efficacy rate in forcing the expulsion of kidney stones, while patients who received Tamsulosin and Chinese herbal medicine (without acupuncture) had a 73.6% efficacy rate. Tamsulosin alone was not found to be an effective treatment.

Integrative […]

Serious Drug Interaction Discovered: Ceftriaxone/Rocephin and Lansoprazole/Prevacid

A recent article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on October 11, 2016 reveals concurrent use of Lansoprazole (brand name Prevacid), a proton-pump inhibitor, and ), a cephalosporin antibiotic, may increase the risk of acquired long QT syndrome (LQTS), a life-threatening arrhythmia.

The author notes that “QT-DDI’s (QT drug-drug interactions) are not routinely evaluated pre-clinically and can go undiscovered […]

Acupuncture Effective for Cognitive Impairment in Pre-Dementia

A new study shows acupuncture is useful in improving cognitive function in those with mild cognitive impairment. Specifically, the neurologists found that  “overall, our meta-analysis suggests that acupuncture was a useful therapy in improving cognitive function for patients with ,” the neurologists noted, according to the report. “It also suggested that acupuncture was effective […]

High Blood Pressure and Coffee: A Dangerous Combination

Do you have high blood pressure and drink 1-3 cups of coffee daily, or more? New research shows your risk of having a cardiovascular event (heart attack) is significantly higher than in non-drinkers: International Journal of Cardiology

By |April 2nd, 2016|Diet, Research|