A Letter To Michael Jackson: Autoimmune Disease and Gut Dysfunction-Part 1

Remember when Michael Jackson died. I was very saddened because I always wanted to have this conversation with him regarding his Lupus and Vitiligo, both are autoimmune diseases. Michael, I think I know why you feel bad and were diagnosed with Lupus and Vitiligo. You been a star since the age of five, money was flowing in. You could have anything you wanted so you asked for soda and sweets and because your mom could afford to give it to […] Read more »

Food Coloring impedes the function of Digestive Enzymes and may lead to food allergies and lactose and wheat intolerances.

If you suffer with food allergies, Celiac disease, gluten challenges or lactose intolerance, food coloring may be part of the problem.  To minimize food intolerance, food must be completely broken down.  Enzymes are important for the body’s proper absorption and utilization of food. Over time, the body’s ability to make certain enzymes reduces as part of the natural aging process. Many scientists now believe that maintaining normal levels of key enzymes is important to maintaining overall health. Enzymes are responsible […] Read more »

Intestinal ecology, pH and food sensitivities

Proper development of the intestinal inoculation not only improves immune health, but the healthy bacteria also produce acids optimizing pH of the intestinal tract.  In my first two weeks of column/blog posts, I defined prevention, the foundation of health, the relationship between intestinal development and the immune system, birth methods and early childhood feeding and future immunity.  Every 6th post is the UnNews and addresses a pharmaceutical advertisement relative to the bi-weekly discussion.  Our last column discussed antacids and questioned […] Read more »

Intestinal ecology, pH and food sensitivities

Proper development of the intestinal inoculation not only improves immune health, but the healthy bacteria also produce acids optimizing pH of the intestinal tract.  In my first two weeks of column/blog posts, I defined prevention, the foundation of health, the relationship between intestinal development and the immune system, birth methods and early childhood feeding and future immunity.  Every 6th post is the UnNews and addresses a pharmaceutical advertisement relative to the bi-weekly discussion.  Our last column discussed antacids and questioned […] Read more »

The UnNews: The Overuse of Antacids-Do I really suffer from too much stomach acid?

Let’s face it; every one of us knows someone who suffers from digestive dysfunction.  Most complain of burning, belching, pain or flatulence.  The media has thoroughly convinced us that stomach problems = too much stomach acid which requires some kind of antacid remedy.  Unfortunately, in most cases, this is not true.   Taking OTC acid preventative medicine may lead to rebound when stopping, negatively interact with other medications and/or lead to future immune challenges and food sensitivities. Currently, there are three […] Read more »

Restoring Intestinal Ecology and the Immune System

In time we will understand what a headache, a rash, puffy hands, PMS, sleeplessness, or lack of energy really mean.  In days of old, Grandmom recognized that one headache meant we were dehydrated or another meant we had low-blood sugar or it was that ‘time of month’.  Today, when we get a headache we wonder, ‘do I take Excedrin or Bayer aspirin?’  We do not consider the source of our health issue.  Fixing the problem without understanding the route cause […] Read more »

C-section or V-Birth, Breastfeeding or Formula leads to Fourfold increase in Chronic Childhood Illness

There has been a fourfold increase in chronic childhood illness since the 1960’s.  Media pundits claim we have access to better food, education, medicine and research, so what’s the problem?  The foundation of preventative health has not been established.  In the previous column, two inheritances at birth were presented; genetic and microbial.  The infant’s intestinal area was compared to a barren piece of land and bacteria received during the birthing process were compared to an initial seeding.  The quality of […] Read more »

Birth and Birth method affects the Immune System

The relationship between the development of the immune system and the intestinal area was discussed in the previous column.  It is understood that just as the intestinal tract is immature at birth, so is the immune system’s Gut Associated Lymphatic Tissue. Both need to be developed to insure a healthy, normal immune state rather than an overactive immune state evidenced by asthma, allergies, ADHD, autoimmune disease and more.  In this column, ‘first-life’, or maternal inoculation is presented as it relates […] Read more »