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  1. High serum and urine concentrations of TMAO, produced from intestinal microbial metabolism of phosphatidylcholine, may increase an individual’s susceptibility to adverse cardiac events and cardiovascular diseases.

    This study investigated the role of phosphatidylcholine in the development of cardiovascular diseases and occurrence of adverse cardiac events. Researchers fed healthy subjects with two boiled eggs and deuterium labeled phosphatidylcholine. The concentrations of choline, betaine, and trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) were measured in the blood and urine of the subjects before and after the administration of oral antibiotics to suppress the activity of intestinal microbes.

    Researchers discovered that increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, and stroke), morbidity, and mortality was associated with high plasma and urine levels of TMAO. However, the administration of antibiotics, which suppress the activities of microbes in the intestines, was observed to reduce the concentrations of TMAO in the blood and urine. The findings of this study show that high intestinal microbial metabolism of phosphatidylcholine to TMAO may increase the risk of occurrence of adverse cardiac events and development of cardiovascular disease.

  2. Chicken Linked to Bladder Infections If you are a women, most likely you have experienced (and have taken antibiotics for) one or more bladder infections. Bladder infections are very common, and millions of women are diagnosed with infections every year, at a cost of over a billion dollars. What is not commonly known is what causes the infection. Often...
  3. Antibiotics May Stop Working Last year, Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, warned about antibiotic use in factory farmed animals. She expressed her concern about our current miracle drugs not being effective in the future due to the rise of antibiotic resistance. Dr. Chan points out, "A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to...
  4. Antibiotic Resistance = 23,000+ Yearly Deaths Four out of five patients are given antibiotics every year, making them  the most widely prescribed drug in doctor's offices today. In most cases, this is due to patients expecting them, even though many illnesses are caused by viruses which do not respond to these drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
  5. Are Ear Infections Normal?

    Ear infections (otitis media) in children are one of the most common reasons to be seen by a doctor. It's hard on any parent to watch their child struggle with ear pain. However, most ear infections, whether viral or bacterial in nature, typically clear up on their own, without the use of antibiotics. Over treating every illness with antibiotics creates a vicious cycle of antibiotic dependency, placing children at risk for developing serious illness.

    You'll be interested in knowing that there are measures that can be taken to prevent ear infections from occurring. Breastfeeding and nutritional excellence have been shown to decrease the incidence of developing ear infections. Equally important, switching to a whole-food, plant-based diet supports optimal immune function; therefore, many children who once suffered from frequent infections recover from this chronic cycle.  Click here to read an article by Dr. Joel Fuhrman on Ear Infections"

    For more information, click on the following links:

    (1) Lisa's Daughter Resolved Chronic Ear Infections

    (2) Dairy Associated with Recurrent Ear Infections

    (3) Dr. Carney's Children and Teen's Health Pinterest Board

    (4) Disease Proof Your Child by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

  6. Study Shows Seventy Percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs Seventy percent of office visits involve prescription drug therapy. Tens of thousands of patients die every year due to unintentional drug overdose, drug interactions, or from the side effects from these drugs. Since the majority of today's office visits reflect lifestyle driven diseases, many of these visits/prescriptions could be reduced or even eliminated if...
  7. Avoid the Negative Effects From Dairy by Choosing Plant Foods for Calcium Calcium is a mineral found in the ground and is absorbed by the roots of plants.  Contrary to what the dairy industry wants us to believe, whole plant foods contain sufficient amounts of calcium to support every stage of our life after infancy. (Mother's milk is recommended for the first two years of life.)...


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