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Practical Ways to Prevent Ebola

Posted on 10/23/2014 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: immune system, kid's health
 
As our country has watched the whole Ebola drama unfold in the news, the inability of our government and healthcare system to deal with such viral diseases has been exposed. Americans are now taking a strong second look at how this crisis is being handled, and want to take more secure measures of prevention and protection into their own hands...
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Traveling by Plane? Stay Healthy with These Tips!

Posted on 8/21/2014 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: exercise, immune system, stress, supplements, travel, vitamins

Whether for business or for pleasure, the many stresses of airplane travel can put a damper on our health if we aren’t prepared. Fortunately, there are many solutions to implement before, during, and after to keep you in peak health throughout all stages of travel...
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Healing the Gut by Removing Unfriendly Bacteria, Yeast, and/or Parasites

Posted on 1/2/2014 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: detoxification, gut flora, immune system, inflammation, kid's health, leaky gut
 
After removing allergens and toxins from the diet, the next step in restoring gut health and overall health is to remove the overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, parasites, and yeast. Unfortunately, these unfriendly organisms have become increasingly common, and may cause a cascade of inflammation and problems in the entire body.  
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Healing the Gut by Removing Offending Foods

Posted on 12/26/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: detoxification, gut flora, immune system, inflammation, leaky gut, probiotics
 
Food is more than a calorie. Fundamentally, it is the fuel of life that signals your body to create good or bad hormones, energy versus fatigue, positive moods versus negative moods, and repair versus inflammation and destruction...
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The Flu Shot: More Harm than Good?

Posted on 11/7/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: flu, immune system, kid's health
 
This past week, I saw an ad for the flu shot on the side of a bus. This public health advertisement is exactly what prompted me to write this post. In just twenty years’ time, the number of flu vaccines available annually has risen from 32 million to 135 million doses (Doshi, 2013)...
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Health Biomarkers Series: Complete Digestive Stool Analysis

Posted on 10/3/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boe
Categories: gut flora, Health biomarker, immune system
 
As a favored test amongst functional medicine doctors, the Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) accurately tests all aspects of gut function. Although this test examines the patient’s stool, it provides a much broader picture of health...
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Why You Should Take Your Vitamins and How to Find a Quality Supplement

Posted on 6/13/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: immune system, inflammation, kid's health, supplements, vitamins

A recent controversial
 article, “Don’t Take Your Vitamins,” was published in the New York Times on why it’s harmful to take vitamins. While some of the information is valid, much of the information is misconstrued and based on poor, outdated, and incomplete scientific evidence...
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The Bright Benefits of Sun

Posted on 5/9/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: environment, immune system, kid's health, neurological health, sun, sunscreen, vitamin D

With summer coming, the common public health messages tell us to avoid sun exposure and to wear sunscreen at all times. While too many UVA and UVB rays can cause damage at the cellular level and contribute to disease, three out of four Americans are vitamin D deficient...
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Spring Allergies: Root Causes and Treatment

Posted on 4/4/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: allergies, autoimmune, immune system, kid's health
With spring around the corner, allergies are a common topic of concern with my patients. Often, the general public misunderstands the cause of allergies, and turns to pharmaceutical products to treat their symptoms rather than getting to the root of the problem...
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