We still have openings in the Mercury Detox Study. Due to some problems getting all of the supplies to start the study, patients originally scheduled to participate had to drop out. We now have the kinks worked out, and have a few spots left. If you are a Gordon Medical Patient, and interested in participating in this study, contact Susan or Kelly to learn about the criteria, or call (707) 396-5835. Dr. Neil Nathan is heading up this research.
May 12th is International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Awareness Day events also recognize Fibromyalgia (FM), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), Lyme Disease, and other chronic neuro-endocrine-immune diseases (NEIDs). Awareness Week runs from May 12th-18th, and the whole of May is Awareness Month. As with many awareness campaigns, ribbons are worn to show support for the campaign – blue for ME/CFS, purple for FM, and green for MCS, lime green for Lyme disease.
To read more about the events, and how you can participate, read the article by Mark on Phoenix Rising. There you will see lots of links, options to participate, and to learn more about the organizations involved. Many of the suggested activities are as simple as liking a Facebook page of certain organizations, or grabbing a banner to put on your own Facebook or website page.
There is also an article on ProHealth summarizing the history of ME Awareness Day (founded by Tom Hennessey in the early 1990s in commemoration of Florence Nightingale’s birthday), and exploring where you can go for more information and how to get involved.
Dr. Prescott specializes in treatment of Lyme disease as well as osteopathic manipulation. She has a broad background in family medicine. She has been practicing functional and integrative medicine since 2009. Prior to that, she worked in various locations, including New Zealand and the Indian Health Service.
Dr. Prescott is working on articles for the blog, covering issues such as, “What is an Osteopath and Why Should I See One?”, “How Could Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) Help in Treatment of Lyme and Other Chronic Illness?”, and “Another Perspective on Structure/Function Relationships”. Having found OMT to be essential in my own health care, I am looking forward to what she has to say on these issues.
If you are interested in making an appointment with Dr. Prescott, call GMA at (707) 575-5180.
You have probably heard a lot about hormone replacement therapy, both good and bad. Let’s look at some of the details of why you might consider using hormone replacement therapy as part of comprehensive, effective, and safe support for your overall health.
It could lengthen your healthy, functional life span.
It can help retain physical vigor, mental clarity and youthful appearance.
It has anti-aging effects on:
- Sexual health
- Brain function
- Bone health
- Maintaining ideal body weight/weight loss
- Blood sugar control
It helps relieve menopausal symptoms: [Read more...]