There is good data pointing to the power of N-acetylcysteine or “NAC” for coping with RNA virus infections. Here is a link to the research article mentioned in this short video. #lung health #NAC #naturalmedicines
Stay healthy! –Dr. Gina
The topic is Glutathione, Detoxification and Immune System Function.
Deepak Chopra, MD will also be presenting on Friday morning.
Below are the details and hope to see you there!
This symposia will discuss glutathione science, absorption, and bioavailability. It will discuss how glutathione can aide in detoxification and first line defense on the immune system in a clinical setting. Overview of gold standard glutathione studies as well as review of the latest human clinical research on glutathione will be covered.
About The Speaker:
Gina Nick, NMD is a California and Hawaii licensed Naturopathic Physician, President Emeritus of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and Founder and Medical Director of HealthBridge Newport in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Gina is respected internationally in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine, Detoxification, Hormone Treatments, and Addiction Treatment and Recovery. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles; where she received College and Latin Honors and is a UCLA Alumni Scholar and member of the Golden Key Honors Society, and a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she was awarded her Doctorate Degree at the age of 23 and received Distinguished Honors for her work in nutritional biochemistry, homeopathy and herbal medicine.
Dr. Gina has practiced Naturopathic Medicine for 18 years with unparalleled results. Her treatment methods have produced consistent results for patients with conditions running the gamut from dietary and allergic response to diabetes, autoimmune disorders and hormone imbalance. She is the author of hundreds of published and peer-reviewed scientific documents on natural medicine, and author of the medical text, Clinical Purification and Yogic Nutrition, Dr. Gina has also maintained a longstanding, well-respected column in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients entitled Therapeutic Nutrition. She is a featured expert on PBS and is quoted in popular magazines including Woman’s World, First for Women, Yogi Times, Better Homes and Gardens, Remedies, Diet & Fitness Magazine and Woman’s Day. Over the past 15 years she has taught over 11,000 Doctors and Pharmacists about natural hormone balance, addiction treatment and recovery, fertility, detoxification therapies, and natural treatments for anxiety, depression, inflammatory and autoimmune challenges. She is a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the UCLA Alumni Scholar Association, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association.
Dr. Gina volunteers as Chair of the Healthcare Committee for the Lionheart Institute, a global think tank, and as an active Board Member for the non-profit organization Angel Light Academy that teaches leadership skills, conflict resolution, communication and problem solving to youth and adults through the demonstration and practice of unconditional love.
Dr. Gina is scheduled to speak at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium (IHS) being held at the New York Hilton Midtown, NY on February 24th, 2018. She will be discussing the role of glutathione in immune system function and detoxification, in a clinical setting.
At the IHS Annual Conference, practitioners from all facets of traditional and non-traditional medicine unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, network, and return to their practices with an enhanced appreciation of the modern patient’s full range of healthcare option.
There are about 1 billion colds in the US every year, with every child catching it 6-10 times a year, resulting in 22 million school days being lost every year!
When it comes to cold and flu season, prevention really is the first line of defense. To keep your body’s defense system–the immune system–in peak condition, follow our immunity-boosting tips to help your body fight off the bugs looking for a host. And, for times when you are feeling ill, the second set of tips can help ease your symptoms and support a quick recovery.
Cold & Flu Prevention Tips
Your immune system is at work 24/7! The best approach to supporting immune function is a healthy lifestyle that includes stress management, exercise, whole foods, nutritional supplementation, and the use of plant-based medicines. On a daily basis, you can take the following steps to help your immune system keep you healthy:
Vitamin, Mineral, and Botanical Support for the Immune System
There’s no panacea, but a growing body of research has shown that certain vitamins, minerals, and plant-based supplements can help prevent/curtail the symptoms of colds and flu. Some that you may want to include are listed below.
These are best tailored to your specific needs and health status, with guidance from your doctor.
Food for Thought. . .
“He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.”
– Thomas Fuller
Scientists should more closely examine whether antidepressant drugs increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, according to a researcher affiliated with Harvard University whose review of 61 studies suggested a link.
The risk of cancer increased 11 percent on average for patients taking the medicines, according to a report that analyzed previous data and was published in yesterday’s issue of the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE. Read the full article by clicking here.
Preparing for a CME lecture (to air on PharmCon on June 9th, and categorized as live pharmacy hours for doctors) on augmenting the side effects and risks associated with oral contraceptives and other synthetic hormones popular among women and teen-aged girls. In addition to a significant increased risk in various cancers, the synthetic hormones also decrease serotonin levels, further increasing the chance of a woman being prescribed anti-depressant medications which appear to further increase her risk of cancer!
A solution could be to take well researched immunomodulators like BRM4 if you take synthetic hormones, or to avoid these hormones if at all possible and turn to more natural options like Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
In health and healing,
A recent article in the New York Times discusses several large studies that link seasonal allergies to depression and anxiety. The cause is an increase in inflammatory cytokines that lower serotonin levels. This is a classic example of Sickness Syndrome Depression, a condition identified years ago and finally gaining media attention. We often see cases of wrongly diagnosed anxiety and depression at our practice where patients are prescribed antidepressant medications instead of being treated for Sickness Syndrome Depression. To learn more about the syndrome click here. One treatment that is not yet mentioned on the site but that we have recently been using successfully in practice to treat Sickness Syndrome Depression and other psychiatric illnesses with an inflammatory component is BRM4 by Daiwa Health Development– an immunomodulator that alters levels of inflammatory cytokines throughout the body. The effective dosage is 4 capsules three times per day for 4 weeks, and then 4 capsules per day thereafter.
In health and healing,
Sharing a post from Dr. Gary Gordon, emphasizing the importance of diagnosing and treating thyroid imbalances. At our office, we have found Thyroflex to be an excellent way to assess the functioning of the thyroid gland. We also test the blood for the active hormones and find that the results from our Thyroflex readings are more accurate and more valuable in terms of adequately treating thyroid imbalances. The result is that our patients feel more energy, are able to maintain their desired weight, and experience a stronger immune system and a more positive attitude.
Here’s to supporting your body’s ability to heal itself, and regaining energy, vitality and a greater sense of well-being.
February 1, 2011 by Dr. Garry Gordon
There is an epidemic of patients who need thyroid support! The attached Pubmed report shows how thyroid can protect pregnancies from untoward outcomes.
Nonetheless, the current January 2011 Townsend Newsletter reports that the Oregon Medical Board is attacking a licensed MD there for prescribing thyroid, because the indicated T4 and TSH target levels were not present. They are ignoring all of the overwhelming clinical evidence that the patient needed, and benefited by, the thyroid prescription. As one nutritional therapist and patient of this doctor declares, the Oregon Medical Board should emulate the doctor – not pursue internal complaints.
This is very sad since subclinical hypothyroidism is EPIDEMIC in our toxic world. Just consider the levels of Fluoride and Bromide present today that induce iodine deficiency in our population, as one cause of suboptimal thyroid function. For many other causes please consider owning the new text on Nutritional Medicine by Dr. Alan Gaby with nearly 30,000 references behind it.
View the report below on levothyroxine and infertile women with hypothyroidism. How many miscarriages or other pregnancy problems would be eliminated if doctors were not living in fear of their medical licenses? Read Dr. Broda Barnes’ book on thyroid disease, ‘Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness’ (later reviewed by Dr. Stephen Langer), and then the book ‘Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic’ by Dr. Mark Starr. These will bring the rationale for diagnosing borderline or subclinical hypothyroidism into clear focus.
We should err on the side of more thyroid support for patients since there are so many contributors to low thyroid function, instead of putting doctors (and their patients) in harm’s way for practicing real medicine.
Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institute
Fertil Steril. 2010 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Effect of levothyroxine treatment on in vitro fertilization and pregnancy outcome in infertile women with subclinical hypothyroidism undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Kim CH, Ahn JW, Kang SP, Kim SH, Chae HD, Kang BM.
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether levothyroxine (LT4) treatment has beneficial effects on IVF results and pregnancy outcome in infertile patients with subclinical hypothyroidism undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
DESIGN: Prospective, randomized trial.
SETTING: University-affiliated infertility clinic.
PATIENT(S): A total of 64 infertile patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, defined as an elevated serum TSH level associated with a normal free T4 level and without frank symptoms of hypothyroidism.
INTERVENTION(S): Patients were randomized into an LT4 treatment group or control group. For the LT4 treatment group, 50 μg LT4 was administered from the first day of controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Results of IVF and pregnancy outcome.
RESULT(S): There were no differences in patient characteristics between the two groups. Total dose and days of recombinant human FSH used for controlled ovarian stimulation were also similar. The number of grade I or II embryos was significantly higher in the LT4 treatment group than in the control group. There was no significant difference in the clinical pregnancy rate per cycle between the two groups. However, the miscarriage rate was significantly lower in the LT4 treatment group than in the control group. Embryo implantation rate and live birth rate were significantly higher in the LT4 treatment group. In the control group, both thyroid peroxidase antibody and thyroglobulin antibody levels were significantly higher in the miscarried subgroup than in the delivered subgroup.
CONCLUSION(S): LT4 treatment can improve embryo quality and pregnancy outcome in subclinical hypothyroid women undergoing IVF/ICSI.
Copyright Â© 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PMID: 21193190 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]