Research reveals new clues about PANDAS

Some children develop PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) after a recent strep infection which suddenly develops into symptoms that can include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette’s, tics, odd behaviors, emotional instability, and other psychiatric and neurological disorders. It seems that a strep infection can trigger an autoimmune attack against the brain in…

Mixed food recommendations from American Diabetes Association promote low carb while still promoting diabetes

While it will take the American Diabetes Association (ADA) a couple of decades to catch up to functional medicine, their new recommendations are finally advising people with diabetes to eat a lower carbohydrate diet. Functional medicine practitioners have long known the damaging effects of high carb consumption not only on blood sugar, but also on chronic…