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High Fat vs. High Protein

Introduction When patients hear the word ketogenic for the first time, their mind wanders to protein instead of fat. It is true, most people confuse the ketogenic diet with the 1990’s Atkins diet, which is a high protein diet. Often, these two diets can get lumped together causing some confusion. However, there are some differences in the two diets that we will explain in this essay. The keto experience Dr. Russel Wilder of the Mayo clinic founded the ketogenic diet in 1924.  He was treating children with epilepsy who were not responding to conventional medication. Dr. Wilder noticed that when dietary fats were increased, carbohydrate intake was lowered and protein was given in low to moderate amounts, the children’s seizures stopped. By adjusting the macronutrient ratios, those children who adhered to the diet began a metabolic conversion toward nutritional ketosis, a state in which the body produces and uses ketones as its primary fuel source. Since the discovery of the diet, lots of research has been poured into it, trying to understand its benefits. Here are some of the benefits briefly listed: Stabilizes blood sugar Unlocks metabolic flexibility Improves brain health Decreases inflammation Optimizes heart function   Can be used...
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Mistletoe in Medicine

From Mark Clinic Healing House Original Post here: https://martin-clinic.com/?p=153   Dr. Anderson highlights this article by Mark Hancock, MD MPH on the different methods of using mistletoe in the treatment of cancer. Mistletoe in medicine POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 MARK HANCOCK MD MPH Mistletoe has been used for the treatment of cancer since 1917. This article will describe several different methods of using mistletoe. We will cover the most aggressive therapy down to supportive therapy and then mention special uses of mistletoe including bladder instillation for bladder cancer as well as other therapeutic approaches of interest. Scientific literature exists on most of these approaches and I will attempt to sketch the supporting studies. This does not serve as individual direction for patients, only as information for a better understanding of different approaches with mistletoe. Heat Seeking Mistletoe Therapy This approach is used in several European centers such as the Oeschelbronn clinic as well as the Martin Clinic. Very high dose, high lectin content mistletoe, usually from the ash tree, is first infused intravenously daily over several days. This loads the body with high levels of lectins but the intravenous dosing does not yet activate the dendritic cells. Dendritic cells are special immune cells that...
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The Art of Mindfulness

Breathing in, I calm my body Breathing out, I smile Dwelling in the present moment I know this is a wonderful moment! -Thich Nhat Hanh Introduction One day John visited one of his old friends, Patrick. To this visit, John brought his 7 year old son, Conner.  Conner was a rambunctious young fella. He was into everything. During the two hours that John and Patrick visited, Patrick noticed that John had to keep a constant eye on Conner. The young boy played, chattered away and interrupted John several times, making it impossible to carry on a real conversation.  Conner was given books and toys to keep him busy but that only kept his attention a short while before he tossed them aside and was interrupting John and Patrick’s conversation yet again. Finally, John allowed Conner to go outside and play with other children. This gave John and Patrick a real chance to focus on their conversation. “Do you find family life easy?” Patrick asked. John answered, “I used to compartmentalize everything. One part was for Conner, another part for my newborn Jess, another part for my wife Ana and another part for my household chores. What was left over I...
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What Supplementation Is Right For You?

“You can’t out supplement a crappy diet.” -Andersonian Proverb   Introduction Today, our industrialized society offers many messages about supplementation with vitamins and minerals.  It is interesting to know that the word supplement comes from the Latin verb Supplere, which means to fill up or to complete. We derive our modern word, supplement from that root. When it comes to nutritional supplements, we want the word to convey the same meaning – to complete. Yes, the proverb is true, no matter how good your supplements are, they will never replace what nature has to offer.  Supplements were meant to add to a healthy diet, not take the place of one. This short article will explain when supplements are needed, how should you go about getting them and what are the different types of supplements.   When are supplements needed? There are many different instances when supplements are needed. For instance, to restore metabolic pathways, to support GI function, and to help bind harmful toxins from being reabsorbed in the intestines. Whatever your need, you can bet there is a supplement to help with the condition.  To determine if a particular supplement is right for you, you should speak to your...
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Influenza, and Viral Resistance

By Dr. Paul Anderson For more, follow Dr A Online on Facebook!   There is a great deal we do at AMT aimed at helping prevent and treat viral illnesses.  Below are some ideas you can consider during the “flu” season, and in general regarding your immunity. Introduction: Seasonal Influenza, H1N1, and even the “common cold” are seemingly inevitable.  Questions arise regarding the ability to lower the risk of infection as well as measures which may shorten the duration of illness should one become infected.  This paper will look at known and less known measures particular to influenza and generally to viral infections. Immunity and Hygiene: Hygienic measures are common to human general immunity.  Things such as hand washing, avoidance of infected persons, and staying home if infected are well publicized measures.  Other measures which can affect the ability of the human body to resist infection, and fight infection in a more efficient way include the following. Sleep:   Proper rest is essential to the removal of oxidants and toxins from the body (all of which can slow immune function) but also sleep is involved in the regeneration of immune cell function in the human body (Lange).  Sleep deprivation is known...
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