If you love your family, please wear your mask.

I know we are all tired of covid. Masking, handwashing, not eating out, delaying vacation and family gatherings.  However, this Delta variant is super contagious. Vaccinated or not you need to wear a mask. You can still get covid even if vaccinated.  It may be a mild case or worse an asymptomatic case. It will most likely not kill you if you are vaccinated but it may kill the person you pass it on to. Especially those not vaccinated for whatever reason, like your grandchildren under 12.    ...
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The Link Between an Untreated Infection and Brain Cancer

I recently came across 2 prospective studies suggesting a link between a common parasite and the development of a malignant brain tumor (gliomas). These studies examined the association between antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii and the risk of glioma development. The results of these studies suggest an increased risk of developing a glioma with this parasitic infection, especially in individuals who showed higher levels of antibodies in gliomas. Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most common para...
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How Your “Quarantinis” May Lead to Health Problems Down the Road: The Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

Alcohol consumption has been rising since the mid-90s but since the onset of the pandemic, alcohol consumption has risen significantly more. This significant increase is likely due to boredom, easy access from being home more, stress, or some combination of these three factors. The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of NIH, defines a standard drink as 12 ounces of beer, 8-9 ounces of malt liquor, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of liquor (aka a “shot"). The NIAA...
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How Trauma Impacts Health

As practitioners of naturopathic oncology, we know that the vast majority of cancer diagnoses occur within 5 years of a major trauma. These include the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, to name a few. However, even early childhood trauma can have negative health outcomes many years after the fact. ACEs, or “Adverse Childhood Experiences” are recognized by the CDC as contributing to conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression, and cancer. When I did my residency at Cancer Tre...
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