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I wish every room I go to had a Molekule Air Purifier in it.

Asha with her Molekule Air Purifier

 

I’ve never come across a better air purifier than Molekule. On top of that, it is a beautiful design. I started calling her Mo, since she felt like my new best friend.

I live in a house with 2 cats. My roomie is also redesigning the kitchen, so there is extra dust floating around. When I brought my Molekule into my room it automatically made me breath better. I had no idea how polluted my air was in my house till I brought the air purifier in. I was surprised to find out that indoor air is 5x more polluted than outdoor air.

I started waking up earlier, with more energy and less congested. I kept the Molekule on while I slept, and it seemed to make me sleep deeper. Usually I wake up tired, and I was waking up with extra energy. My bedroom feels like a sanctuary.

I brought my Molekule to the office, and everyone in the office noticed the difference in air quality. When someone who was sick came into the office, it felt like I was protected by the Molekule.

I highly recommend the Molekule, and believe there is no other air purifier out there that compares. I wish every room I go to had a Molekule in it.

Asha Baxter – GMA Body Technichian

 

GMA has a Special Offer on the Molekule PECO Air Purifier for GMA patients and friends. Find out more and request your discount!

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Air Pollution Effects on Cognitive Ability: What Can You Do About It?

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Red Plane – Lynn Badger 2016

You probably already know that air pollution has an impact on the lungs, making it more difficult to breathe, and even triggering asthma and other respiratory issues. You may have also noticed that you are more tired on days when the air pollution levels are high.

Did you know that air pollution can also affect your ability to think well and remember things? Research is discovering the impact of air pollution, especially particulate matter (PM) and ozone, on the central nervous system and the brain. It has been connected with developmental issues in children, and the development of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s diseaseParkinson’s disease, and loss of brain mass and cognitive abilities in adults.

Brain fog, trouble with memory, word finding issues, confusion, all the cognitive symptoms that come with many of the chronic illnesses GMA treats, may also be impacted by air quality. The exact way that air pollution affects cognitive abilities is not yet known, but the theory is that PM and certain other pollutants cause systemic inflammation that can lead to restricted blood flow, hypertension, and hypoperfusion in the brain and central nervous system. The elderly and women appear to be especially at risk.

What can you do about it?

The EPA says indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks.  An air purifier targeted at the pollutants you need removed may help lower the levels in your home. We are having good results in patients and staff with the new Molekule PECO Air Purifier. Molekule’s revolutionary technology is able to destroy the full spectrum of indoor air pollution including airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Read an overview of Indoor Air Quality

Special offer for GMA Friends and Patients!


Some ideas to help keep your overall exposure low


1. Avoid unnecessary exposure to indoor air pollution

You can use a high-performance air purifier such as the Molekule to keep the air clean at home. Unlike conventional filter technologies which merely trap some subset of pollutants, Molekule’s technology is able to destroy the full spectrum of indoor air pollution including airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Gordon Medical is now offering the Molekule PECO Air Purifier to our friends and patients.  Learn More

On good days, open windows and/or doors at least part of the day to exchange the air and rid your home of indoor pollutants, as well as excessive moisture that could lead to mold problems. On high pollution or pollen days, you may need to keep your doors and windows closed. When checking air quality levels, you will need to discover what are safe levels for you. The very ill and the very sensitive may react to levels that others find acceptable.

Five Low-Cost Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

2. Avoid using  products with ingredients that add to indoor air pollution

This can include household cleaners, laundry detergents, and other household chemicals. EWG’s Guide to Health Cleaning will give you pointers on products that are safer. There are a range of other pollutants, such as formaldehyde and mold that may affect your indoor air quality. You can learn more about Indoor Air Pollutants and Health at the American Lung Association website.

New items brought into the home may off gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs), often for extended periods. You may or may not be able to smell the chemicals, but they are there. New plastics, paper products (both printed and plain), furniture, clothing, electronics, printers and printer ink, and more contain many chemicals that will off gas into your indoor air space. If at all possible, place these items in a separate room that has outside ventilation while they off gas. Purchasing larger items in the summer, when it is easiest to keep the house well ventilated, can make this easier. Using an air purifier like the Molekule, which destroys VOCs, will also help.

The EPA states studies have found that levels of several organics average 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. During and for several hours immediately after certain activities, such as paint stripping, levels may be 1,000 times background outdoor levels.

Volatile Organic Compounds or Voc’s are at the heart of the off gassing issue

 

Air Bubbles Air Quality in Real Time

Air Bubbles – Air Quality in Real Time

3. Check daily air pollution forecasts in your area

You can download an app to your mobile device. There may be one available for your specific area. Do a search for Air Quality in the app stores. Be sure to read the reviews, as some are easier to use than others, and update the info more frequently. The two below can be set to any area.

Free Air Bubbles – Air Quality in Real Time  iOS | Android

Free AIRNow  iPhone App |  Android App

Other air quality sources include local radio and TV weather reports, newspapers, and online at airnow.gov. You can sign up to receive Spare the Air alerts for your area, by text and email, giving you notice when pollution levels are high and susceptible groups should protect themselves.

For ranking of the best and worst regions of the nation in terms of air pollution, and to check pollution levels where you live, visit www.stateoftheair.org.

4. Avoid outdoor activity when pollution levels are high

For the more sensitive, avoid even being outdoors during that time. When the air is bad, walk indoors in a shopping mall or gym or use an exercise machine. Postpone exercise if very sensitive. Put off errands until a better day whenever possible. Limit the amount of time your child spends playing outdoors if the air quality is unhealthy.

Always avoid exercising or walking near high-traffic areas. Even when air quality forecasts are green, the vehicles on busy highways can create high pollution levels up to one-third mile away.

5. If at all possible, avoid living near high-traffic areas

For the same reasons as above in number 4. The long term exposure to the higher pollutant levels near high traffic is especially problematic. It can be very difficult to find locations that are not near heavily trafficked roads, however.

The number of people living “next to a busy road” may include 30 to 45 percent of the urban population in North America, according to a recent study.

6. Don’t burn wood or trash

Burning firewood and trash are among the major sources of particle pollution (soot) in many parts of the country.

7. Don’t allow anyone to smoke indoors

Second hand smoke, smoke you are exposed to when someone around you smokes, is associated with cancer, both lung cancer and a variety of other cancers. Third hand smoke consists of the tobacco residue from cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products that is left behind after smoking, and builds up on surfaces and furnishings. These chemicals can be absorbed by furniture, draperies, clothing, and other absorbent materiel, and some of the sticky residue, such as nicotine, can cling to walls and ceilings. These chemicals remain on the surface for weeks to months and slowly reabsorb into the air, sometimes combining to make other toxins and exposing you to breathing it.

 Support measures to make all public places tobacco free.

Special Offer on the Molekule Air Purifier

For those who want to do the most to protect themselves from the impacts of indoor air pollution, Gordon Medical has received a special offer for patients and friends who wish to purchase the Molekule air purifier.  This new technology, powered by nano-science, is the only one able to destroy pollutants of any size, including those 1000x smaller than what a HEPA filter can catch.

Special offer for GMA Friends and Patients!

 

Molekule Air Purifier

Molekule Air Purifier

Welcome to a whole new air purification experience – unobtrusive, portable, and 100% effective. From the inside out, Molekule has re-imagined what clean air ought to look and feel like. Because of its unique technology, Molekule is extremely quiet compared to conventional air purifiers. It’s small size makes it portable, so that you can take your clean air with you to any room.

Recommended by our patients

Several months ago, GMA started to hear about the Molekule air filtration products from our patients. As a result of continued positive feedback from our most sensitive patients, we have arranged a special offer for our patients and GMA friends.

Molekule PECO Air Purifier

Molekule PECO Air Purifier

 

What is a Molekule Air Purifier?

Molekule is a patented photo-electrochemical air disinfection technology that completely destroys pollutants in the air. Molekule uses PECO (photo electrochemical oxidation) technology for air purification. PECO works when light shines on a specially designed nanoparticle coated filter. This action of light on the surface of the filter creates a reaction that is able to completely oxidize pollutants in the air, converting them into harmless elements like trace amounts of water and carbon dioxide. Unlike conventional filter technologies which merely trap some subset of pollutants, Molekule’s technology is able to destroy the full spectrum of indoor air pollution including airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Through third party independent testing and through Molekule’s own internal tests, the technology has shown great efficacy in the destruction of airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and VOCs. These test results show complete destruction of pollutants and no remaining residue on the PECO filter surface.

Reduction of Allergy Symptoms by Molekule™ PECO AIR Purification

PECO Technology Review

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Catching Up with Dr. Elizabeth Large, N.D.

By Carolyn B. Welcome, PA-C

Dr. Elizabeth Large divides her time between GMA’s main office in Santa Rosa and its new waterfront location in San Rafael. Among the many tools in her toolbox, this naturopathic physician offers expertise in Methyl Genetic Nutrition Analysis (MGNA), a program that provides in-depth interpretation of data from 23andMe genetic testing. This method has allowed her to home in on her patients’ individual needs.  Dr. Large’s toolbox also includes Chinese and Western plant-based treatments, Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI),* oral and intravenous antibiotics, IV therapy and hormones.

“Natural medicine is not one size fits all,” she notes.

Eric Gordon, MD and Elizabeth Large, ND at GMA - Maggie Perkins 2017

Eric Gordon, MD and Elizabeth Large, ND at GMA – Maggie Perkins 2017

Thanks to the information given by MGNA, Dr. Large is seeing fast and quite amazing results in patients who have had health problems for most of their lives.

“When you see a lot of variants in one area – histamines, for example,” she explains, “it might help to explain unresolved issues.” [Read more…]

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Google has a new app that can map air quality street by street

Google has been working on a new app that will map air quality street by street. Currently only available with info on Oakland, but the plan is to expand over time. Check out the interactive map. It looks  like some of the info could be generalized, like the increase in levels on major streets and highways.

We’ve been mapping air quality with Street View cars since 2014. Today, with our partners EDF and Aclima, we’re announcing the results of this effort for…
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Join Wayne Anderson, ND FREE on Monday to learn about Lyme disease!

Online FREE from
June 19-26, 2017

The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 starts on June 19th, and tens of thousands will learn from the expert protocols that could radically improve the life of someone with Lyme disease.

Will you be there? I will be speaking on June 19 (Day One), so be sure to get registered now! I will discuss the different types of Borrelia, the Renaissance of Lyme disease treatment, and challenge versus treatment protocols. You can also purchase the full Summit to watch at your own pace. See the link below to find a package that works best for you.

Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 [Read more…]

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Researchers Studying Century-Old Drug in Potential New Approach to Autism

Excerpts from article originally posted May 26, 2017 | Scott LaFee and Heather Buschman, PhD in Newsroom

Robert Naviaux, MD PhDIn a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.

“The purpose of CDR is to help protect the cell and jump-start the healing process,” said Naviaux, by essentially causing the cell to harden its membranes, cease interaction with neighbors and withdraw within itself until the danger has passed.

“But sometimes CDR gets stuck,” Naviaux said. “This prevents completion of the natural healing cycle and can permanently alter the way the cell responds to the world. When this happens, cells behave as if they are still injured or in imminent danger, even though the original cause of the injury or threat has passed.”

At the molecular level, cellular homeostasis or equilibrium is altered, creating an abnormal cellular response that leads to chronic disease. “When this happens during early child development,” said Naviaux, “it causes autism and many other chronic childhood disorders.”

Suramin works by inhibiting the signaling function of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a nucleotide or small molecule produced by cellular mitochondria and released from the cell as a danger signal. When CDR is activated, the effect of extracellular ATP is similar to a warning siren that never stops. Suramin inhibits the binding of ATP and similar molecules to key purinergic receptors, according to Naviaux. It silences the siren, “signaling the cellular war is over, the danger has passed and cells can return to ‘peacetime’ jobs like normal neurodevelopment, growth and healing.”

Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD

All five boys who received the suramin infusion displayed improvements in language and social behavior, restricted or repetitive behaviors and coping skills. Assessment of improvements was based upon observational examinations and interviews using standardized tests and questionnaires, such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd edition (ADOS-2), the Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Testing (EOWPWT), the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC), the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), the Repetitive Behavior Questionnaire (RBQ) and the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) questionnaire. To minimize misinterpretation of natural day-to-day variations in symptoms, parents were asked to mark a symptom as changed in the 6-week CGI only if the symptom lasted for at least one week.

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Low-dose suramin in autism spectrum disorder: a small, phase I/II, randomized clinical trial

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U.K. patients describe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or (ME/CFS)

*Often called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS


Video by M.E. Action

Patients like these are why Dr. Gordon began research into chronic illness. Find out about our Science in Service of Humanity metabolomics research in CFS/ME. Read our published study, “Metabolic Features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” watch for the next study to be published in the fall of 2017, sign up to participate in new research as a patient or a healthy control, and donate to support the work.

Evidence that CFS truly does deserve all three elements of its name has accumulated over the years but a definitive diagnostic test has remained elusive. Until, perhaps, now. For in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Robert Naviaux of the University of California, San Diego, and his colleagues published evidence that the metabolisms of those diagnosed with CFS are all changing in the same way. Their data suggest it is this cellular response to CFS-triggering traumas, and not the way the response is set in motion, which should define the illness. They also show that this response produces a chemical signal that might be used for diagnosis.

The Economist

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Elizabeth Large Featured in Press Democrat Article on Lyme Disease

Lucia Montiel, 9, uses a wheelchair to move around her Sonoma coast home since being diagnosed with Lyme disease (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Lucia Montiel, 9, uses a wheelchair to move around her Sonoma coast home since being diagnosed with Lyme disease (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Lyme disease leaves victims frustrated, searching for answers

Excerpted from an article by MARTIN ESPINOZA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | May 18, 2017

Treating these infections is like working in the dark,” said Large, adding that ticks can cause multiple infections. “You’re looking to find the light switch. Hopefully, the more you treat, you start to get a clearer picture of the infections the patient has.

Although tick activity is high in the spring and early summer, ticks are active yearlong, [Read more…]

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“Look of Lyme” Video Channel Launch at Under Our Skin

Look of Lyme
From Under Our Skin

What Does Your Lyme Look Like?

Look of Lyme is a new initiative by the makers of UNDER OUR SKIN to bring your personal stories of suffering and courage into the limelight. While the Internet and social media have exploded with personal videos, there is no place that serves as a repository and archive of the ever changing and growing landscape of Lyme disease. Look of Lyme changes that, offering a way to make the personal political by harnessing the power of crowdsourcing and media. Our individual stories create a collective story that cannot be dismissed! Also, as we begin to develop a third film in the UNDER OUR SKIN collection, Look of Lyme is a way we can screen for possible film subjects. After receiving your videos and possibly editing them for brevity, consistency and branding, we’ll present them on a new YouTube channel accessible to millions worldwide.

Go to the Look of Lyme webpage to get guidlines on how to film and submit your video.

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The Resonance Effect on Frequency Specific Microcurrent- Now Available!

Carolyn McMakin’s book on the use of Frequency Specific Microcurrent is now available to order on Amazon! FSM has been an important treatment protocol at GMA. We are delighted that Carolyn has written this book with patients in mind, so they have the opportunity to better understand the potential uses of FSM in their health regime. We have numerous body techs who offer FSM treatment, as well as units that can be rented or purchased for home use. You can talk with your practitioner about FSM, or you can self refer to one of our techs.

Read more about FSM

Find a GMA Body Tech who offers FSM

The Resonance Effect

The Resonance Effect

The Resonance Effect is both the author’s story of her inspirational journey of having the courage to find her true calling and an account of the development of a remarkable, newly rediscovered treatment, frequency specific microcurrent (FSM), that takes advantage of the body’s ability to respond to frequencies in order to heal a number of chronic conditions. Carolyn McMakin, a chiropractor specializing in fibromyalgia and myofascial pain, describes her experience using a two-channel microcurrent device that has achieved astounding results that have changed medicine and created new possibilities for suffering patients over the past twenty years. Nerve pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathies, muscle pain, athletic performance, injury repair, joint pain, low back pain, neck pain, kidney stone pain, the kidney stones themselves, liver disease, diabetic wounds, brain and spinal cord injuries, PTSD, depression, shingles, asthma, ovarian cysts, abdominal adhesions, and scarring all respond to specific frequencies. McMakin explains that results are predictable, reproducible, and teachable all without side effects offering hope and healing to millions of people.

Carolyn McMakin

Carolyn McMakin

McMakin tells the story of how thousands of patients with conditions that did not respond to other medical therapies recovered from pain and disability through the non-invasive treatment that she developed. For example, asthma resolves with specific frequencies that remove inflammation, allergy reaction, and spasm from the bronchi. One frequency combination eliminates shingles pain in minutes and stops the shingles attack with a single three-hour treatment. Since 2005, a series of frequencies has been used to treat hundreds of PTSD patients. Post-surgical patients use FSM to reduce pain, prevent bruising, and increase healing. NFL, NHL, and Olympic athletes use it to heal injuries and improve performance. McMakin includes case histories that illustrate the efficacy of the treatment and shares the specific frequencies that each condition requires so that patients direct their own treatments.”

Find out more about The Resonance Effect