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 […]
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, […]
Don’t get thirsty? Don’t like water…or forget to drink it? Sick of having to visit the bathroom constantly when you do try to drink more water? If you answered yes to any of those questions, please read this article. You are not alone, but you are at risk. And fixing it is easier than you think.
Authors of this recent study say acupuncture has additive therapeutic effect over gabapentin alone in patients with RLS, and that acupuncture plus a low dose of gabapentin (300mg/day) is clinically useful in the treatment of restless legs syndrome.
Mass General is using #acupuncture to support patients with cancer. #GoodStuff #IntegrativeMedicine
Recently published in Boston Magazine:
The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is known throughout the world for its innovative and often revolutionary cancer treatments. What may be surprising is that members of the Mass General team are supplementing their biomedical cancer treatments with a therapy […]
Knowing the difference may not be as easy as you think, says the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Team:
Although heartburn has nothing to do with your heart, its most common symptom — chest pain — often is the most apparent sign of a heart attack too. So how do you know whether you need to reach for an […]
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 […]
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 […]
What’s the difference in these terms and why does it matter, anyway? It matters because it makes a difference in terms of treatment and in recovery. Read more about it here – get educated, and get the proper treatment!