Obesity and Covid 19

In this video I talk about the correlation between obesity and the severity of Covid-19 (AKA Coronavirus, Sars-CoV-2) infections. Calculate your BMI: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm https://youtu.be/dK08iqC4cdg References Image Credit: Cytokine www.scientificanimations.com / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Cytokine_release.jpg theconversation.com “What is the ACE2 receptor?” https://tinyurl.com/yy929v9j

The GI Map

In this video I give an overview of one of my favorite tests to assess the gut microbiome. It’s called the GI Map by Diagnostic Solutions laboratory. https://youtu.be/StDgcanE0QU References PCR image: Enzoklop / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Polymerase_chain_reaction.svg. Gastric ulcer image: BruceBlaus / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Gastric_Ulcer.png. Tight junction image: BallenaBlanca / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Selective_permeability_routes_in_epithelium.png.

Changing Gut Microbiome in Mice Found to Lower Atherosclerosis

In this article I talk about an amazing new study published on June 15, 2020 in Nature Biotechnology by scientists at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA. They showed that altering the gut microbiome of mice resulted in lower cholesterol and less arterial plaque formation. The study gets us closer to unraveling the mysteries of […]

You’re Not Just Changing Your Diet | The Die-Off Reaction

Inside your gut there are hundreds of different species of bacteria, yeast, other non-human single-celled organisms and viruses. In a perfect world, all your microbes live in harmony. They help you digest your food, make vitamins for you, and stimulate your immune system. In biology this type of symbiotic relationship is called mutualism which means […]

The Painful Periods and Constipation Connection

Painful Periods Fix

This article is for women suffering with heavy periods and painful periods who also struggle with constipation. I go over the relationship between gut bacteria and estrogen metabolism. I also give some suggestions on what you can do to resolve your painful periods. Enjoy! First let us talk about the role estrogen plays in the […]

Why Eating Healthy is so Difficult

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Are you having trouble eating a healthy diet? Well don’t be too hard on yourself because there are a lot of factors working against you. In this article I write about some of the main obstacles in your way of eating a healthy diet. We can’t say with 100% certainty what the healthiest diet is […]

3 Common Herbs to Help Reduce Stress

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There’s nothing like the smell of fresh lavender, especially when you’re stressed out. In this article I share 3 common herbs for stress. Enjoy! There’s a lot of simple things you can do to help relieve stress and utilizing the medicinal properties of herbs is one of them. Lavender (Lavendula spp.) Lavender is one of […]

Strengthen Your Immune System by Controlling Cortisol

Dr. Dzvonick - Strengthen Your Immune System by Controlling Cortisol

To strengthen your immune system, the stress hormone, cortisol, needs to be in perfect balance. If it is too high, it will suppress your immune system making it more difficult for your body to fight off invaders. When you get sick, your immune system causes most of the symptoms, not the pathogen. If cortisol is […]