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An unfortunate dice roll of genetic susceptibility and environmental exposure, immune dysregulation underlies almost every chronic illness on some level and encompasses a wide range of conditions to varying degrees of severity. From simple inhalant allergies to life-threatening autoimmune diseases, more than a third of the population of America deals

Approximately three-fourths of young children in the U.S. are involved in a preschool program. These facilities are great for providing structure and education for kids but can be a hotbed for all kinds of diseases. Measles is a serious infection that spreads through the air by respiratory droplets via sneezing

A good skin care regimen, sun protection and daily cleansing is all you need to maintain a healthy skin. However, the internet is awash with sources that leave you more confused than informed in this context. While some people will stick to a fad diet, others will drink 8 glasses

The skeleton Halloween decorations all over town are a great reminder that it’s never too early or too late to work on strengthening your bones. Osteoporosis and osteopenia are terms referring to severe and moderate bone loss as compared to a healthy 30-year-old. We reach our peak bone mineral density

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get fit without putting undue strain on your existing aches and pains, then an exercise bike might be just the thing. Because you’re technically sitting down during a bike workout, you’re not placing additional pressure onto your joints, and you

As we reach the height of fall, plenty people are enjoying the opportunity to spend a bit more time outside in the fresh air before the temperature makes it more comfortable to stay in; but what about outdoor air makes it so much more “fresh” than indoor air? Surprisingly, indoor

Pain is a difficult sensation to define, but for the purposes of this article, I will describe pain as any unpleasant sensory experience associated with inflammation or tissue damage. It cannot be measured in the blood and the feeling cannot be standardized. I know bee keepers who can shrug off

This topic is one I hold in high regard as medicine commonly grapples with an inability to provide an actionable diagnosis for the rising number of chronically ill people in the US. The CDC currently lists 6 in ten adults as having a chronic disease and 4 in ten adults

Thyroid issues affect about 10 percent of the population in general and are a common health concern among my patients. Women are four times more likely than men to have thyroid problems and the majority have hypothyroidism, which occurs when the thyroid is not producing enough hormones. Most conventional medical

In addition to water and sugar, oxygen is also necessary for the maintenance of optimal health. It should come as no surprise then, that a deficiency of oxygen in the tissues is a major contributor in the development and progression of degenerative and chronic disease. Many, if not all, progressive