July 4, 2020

#5 Vitamin E- Another very common vitamin deficiency in the Western world.

Why is it important?

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant in and of itself that also helps regulate oxidation reactions that protect intracellular components and also helps to stabilize cell membra...

July 2, 2020

Part 4 in a series of functional nutrition shorts posts.

July 1, 2020

#3 Glutahione and N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)

Why is it important?

Glutathione is known as the "Master Antioxidant."  It helps prevent damage to vital intracellular

components caused by reactive oxygen species -AKA- free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides, and heavy met...

June 29, 2020

#2 in a series of short posts about nutrient deficiencies and symptoms

June 28, 2020

#1 Zinc-- This is the most common nutrient deficiency in the US. 

Why is it important?

Supports  wound healing, taste and smell, involved in many enzymatic processes, extremely important during growth and development in utero, helps prevent  macular degeneration, importa...

Fear Freedom Rights Pioneering Spirit

June 11, 2020

I know I have been MIA over the past few months.  This has been a crazy time for everyone including myself.  I have gone through many emotions over the past 3 months ranging from fear, anger, contempt, despair, hope, intrigue, optimism, perplexity, and doubt just to na...

March 26, 2020

This article, written by Dr. Kevin Murphy, is an excellent source of knowledge for those interested in learning about the virus.  Dr. Murphy is a local Infectious Disease expert here in Reno and I have the pleasure to work with him multiple times a month in the hospita...

Vitamin C has been know to boost the immune system for decades.  It has been proven to decrease inflammation, reduce oxidative stress, help decrease the severity of sepsis, and even be cytotoxic to cancer cells.  Multiple hospitals around the globe, including the Unite...

Given my previous role as the medical director of a rural ER, and with it the position of physician liaison for our Antibiotics Stewardship Program, I found this article to be intriguing.  It reinforces the need for the judicious use of antibiotics in ALL populations b...

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