Ciprofloxacin impairs mitochondrial DNA replication initiation through inhibition of Topoisomerase 2

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I was just telling a patient about this the other day who’s lab tests revealed a number of mitochondrial abnormalities after a month long prescription of cipro from their other doctor and today, this popped up in my news feed. This heavy science article essentially confirms that cipro damages mitochondria, the essential organelles of all cellular energy production (ATP). Recently, …

Take a Closer Look at PCOS

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  Take a Closer Look at PCOS   Facial hair, acne, weight gain, irregular periods and trouble conceiving are just some of the symptoms associated with PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. PCOS affects about one in 10 women of childbearing age, and, contrary to what the name implies, you don’t have to …

A few causes of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

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A few causes of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) Number 1:  Large intestinal dysbiosis – an imbalance in the gut flora of the colon (also called the large intestine), can create the dysmotility in the upper intestine also known as the small intestine. Whether it is from a yeast overgrowth, a lack of beneficial bacteria or the presence of harmful bacteria …

Why Juice Cleansing May Be Bad for Your Health and What To Do Instead

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Should you do a juice cleanse? The options are everywhere, Juice Shop, Urban Cleanse, Pressed Juicery – touting the health benefits of a juice cleanse or even the old standby, Master Cleanse with it’s lemon water, maple syrup and cayenne pepper, it’s hard not to wonder if you should hop on the juice cleansing bandwagon, too. In a nutshell, I’d …

PCOS – Two Natural Substances to Improve Ovulation

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I was just reading and researching about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and expanded some knowledge about the use of myo-inositol (MI) and d-chiro-inositol (DCI) in sensitizing insulin, lowering androgens and inducing ovulation. It turns out, recent studies suggest that both are important factors and that the combination is superior to either being used alone. The studies pointed out that MI …

28 Day Clear Change Metabolic Detox with Healthy Happy Hour

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Title: 28 Day Clear Change Metabolic Detox with Healthy Happy Hour Location: Elevate Group Fitness, 1720 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco Link out: Click here Description: The liver does the bulk of processing toxins from the environment and food as well as metabolization of medications and hormones. Our ability to detox depends both on our genetics and our lifestyle. Even the …