New lab test could validate chronic fatigue syndrome

Most doctors don’t believe chronic fatigue syndrome is a real condition or they misdiagnose it as a psychiatric issue. Those who suffer from the debilitating symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) often find themselves the butt of jokes or the object of medical ridicule simply because there is no lab marker to diagnose it…

Inflammation can be underlying cause of depression

Over 16 million people suffer from depression making it one of the most common mental disorders in the US. One in eight Americans over the age of 12 are taking antidepressants, representing a 65 percent increase in the last 15 years. These are troublesome statistics given that most doctors are not addressing the root causes…

Balancing exercise and autoimmunity

Most people with autoimmune disease experience varying symptoms depending on the tissue in the body that is being attacked by the immune system. Unfortunately, the symptoms most people with autoimmunity share in common – like fatigue, energy “crashes, brain fog, inflammation, and pain don’t make you want to get up and exercise! The fact is…

The evolving epidemic of autoimmune disease

Research now shows that autoimmune disease – a condition in which the immune system attacks the body – impacts more people than heart disease and cancer combined. Unfortunately, few medical doctors know how to help patients who are suffering from this modern epidemic because they may not be able to identify its symptoms, properly screen…

Toxins in hair products harmful to black women

Many black women use chemical straighteners and relaxants as part of their normal routine, whether it’s to meet society’s standards of beauty or simply to make their hair more manageable. However, these products come with a cost as they contain chemicals associated with early puberty, obesity, asthma, and increased cancer risk. While the majority of…

Integrating ancient fiber needs into a modern diet

If the produce selection at the local grocery store seems vast, it may be surprising to learn that only a fraction of edible, nutritious, and tasty plant foods are represented on those well-stocked shelves. Westerners typically eat only about 20-50 of the 20,000 species of edible plants, which may be a significant contributor to their…

Improve digestion by optimizing stomach acid

Doctors tend to diagnose a patient with high stomach acid if they experience symptoms like acid reflux, gas, bloating, and heartburn. This diagnosis typically is reached without actually performing a lab test to measure stomach acid levels and usually results in a prescription for antacids, histamine type 2 receptor agonists (H2 blockers), Proton Pump Inhibitors…