• What Medical Doctors Need to Know about Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCHM) for COVID 19

    What Medical Doctors Need to Know about Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCHM) for COVID 19

    Part I My brother is a trauma surgeon in Detroit, I was texting with him when the governor declared a state of emergency.  He is called into the ER for surgery when needed – which is often.  I’m afraid for him.  But I’m less afraid because he said, hey, give me some herbs.  I might […]

  • A Primer on Priming Immunity – What Works and Why

    A Primer on Priming Immunity – What Works and Why

    Part I I think of our immune system like our Ego – it is here simply to make sure We, in all our glory, survive.  It is comprised of an army; a complex web of scouts and communication, front line fighters, strategists, and targeted weapons. It’s a complex system, and how it is activated depends […]

  • Multiple Strains and Vaccine Targets – What to know from the latest research on CoV 2

    Multiple Strains and Vaccine Targets – What to know from the latest research on CoV 2

    Since I looked into the hospital records for the outbreak in China I have struggled with the seemingly variable presentations on record.  Why do some people have high fever and others none?  In my experience a virus usually has a signature.  It can vary person to person, but the general effects are the same. The […]

  • What I learned from hospital records and autopsy reports from China for 2019-nCoV – Symptoms and Treatment

    What I learned from hospital records and autopsy reports from China for 2019-nCoV – Symptoms and Treatment

    One of the main ways we have in the past been advised to screen for illness is through body temperature – Asian countries use body temperature to screen all incoming visitors, and many businesses around town in Los Angeles are screening patrons for a raised temperature. This version of the coronavirus, however, is different than […]

  • What you Need to Know: 2019-nCoV; or, why you should drink gin & tonics and definitely take anti-viral herbs.

    What you Need to Know:  2019-nCoV; or, why you should drink gin & tonics and definitely take anti-viral herbs.

    2019-nCoV (the new coronavirus) is closely related to the SARS virus with about 80% similarity – .  They both bind to the ACE 2 receptor – this is the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 receptor – but this current CoV has 10-20 times the binding affinity of the previous SARS virus – it is better at infecting […]

  • Getting to the Heart of It – Real Heart Disease Risk, Beyond LDL

      The question of why such a large number of people with “desirable cholesterol numbers” have heart attacks requires answers. Averaging various studies and reports, it seems that at least 50% if not more of the patients admitted for myocardial infarction – one study of 65,000 such people -showed a total cholesterol “very desirable” at […]

  • A Disease by Any Other Name – examining the roots of chronic disease

        Looking from the outside, the chronic diseases humans have look like very different things.  Diabetes looks nothing like arthritis.   Osteoporosis looks nothing like heart disease or Alzheimer’s.  But if we switch our perspective, to that from inside the body, things change. The pharmaceutical paradigm is built on a research paradigm that looks for […]

  • Losing Our Minds, part 2

    Losing Our Minds, part 2

    Losing Our Minds part 1 Yesterday Medscape published an article (Alzheimer’s set to Skyrocket):  “approximately 47 million Americans currently have preclinical AD.  That number is expected to jump to more than 75 million by 2060.”  The numbers are staggering. The article then spoke about the process, or what little we know of the process, of how the disease […]

  • Rescued Memory

    Rescued Memory

    If you read my previous post on Alzheimer’s (AD) you have some understanding that the way our bodies use and regulate lipids (fat and cholesterol) has impact on this pressing health issue. Although amyloid beta – when pathological is one of the hallmarks of the plaque build-up associated with AD – is a protein, there is an […]

  • The Ideal Diet for Longevity?

    The Ideal Diet for Longevity?

      For the simple reason that food can make us well or make us sick, there is much debate in the literature and much effort put into understanding the ideal diet. Nutrition is necessary for life, but it also triggers detrimental responses. For example, amino acids are necessary for us to live, but protein also […]