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Stellate Ganglion Block: A Procedure to Help Regulate the Sympathetic Nervous System


What are the Sympathetic Nervous System and the Stellate Ganglion?

The autonomic system controls the functions in your body that you do not have to ‘think’ about: breathing, blood pressure, pulse, digesting your food, etc.. It has two parts: the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic nervous system directs raising blood pressure and heart rate, sweating, contracting blood vessels and other processes related to stress response. It is commonly referred to as the ‘fight o…

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Unlocking the Power of Methylene Blue: From Fabric Dye to Neurocognitive Health

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Methylene Blue is a blue dye that was created in 1876. It was originally used to dye fabric, but later it was discovered to be useful in scientific laboratories and medicine. As a stain, it can help scientists to visualize bacteria, parasites and fungus under a microscope. Allied troops used it in World War II in the South Pacific to prevent and to treat malaria infections. Non-medical grade methylene blue is used in fish tanks to prevent algae overgrowth and to keep fish tanks clean.


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Telomeres and Anti-Aging Medicine: Emerging Techniques To Monitor and Improve Health



I just returned from a very exciting conference presented by A4M (The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) detailing the latest information about Telomere Biology!  Research in the field of anti-aging medicine has exploded in the last decade and we have reached the point where it can be applied in clinical practice for a wide variety of patients. From diabetes and hypertension to autoimmune disease and cancer, these principles have been shown to be helpful.  It is also for individuals w…

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The First Step In Recovering From Mold And Mycotoxin Related Illness

Be Sure You Are Living In A Mold-Free Home

When someone has been diagnosed with problems related to mold and mycotoxins (toxins from mold), the first step in recovery is to be sure you are living in an environment that is mold-freeThis step in recovery is ESSENTIAL.  Any supplements, herbs, binders and other therapies we use to treat mold and mycotoxin problems simply will not work if the person is still being exposed to mold.

Assessing a house or apartment for mold can be as hard (or eve…

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