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Frequency Specific Microcurrent and Energetic Diagnosis

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, July 10, at 2 PM Pacific

Frequency Specific Microcurrent and Energetic Diagnosis

Today I am delighted to be joined by Dr. Roger Billica and Dr. Carolyn McMakin. We will update our listeners on new information on Frequency Specific Microcurrent and discuss with Dr. Billica the unique blending of energetic diagnosis and treatment in his integrated practice of medicine working with complex medical illnesses.

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Mold Toxicity: An Important Unrecognized Cause of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue: New Research with Dr. Joseph Brewer

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, December 5, at 2 PM Pacific

Mold Toxicity: An Important Unrecognized Cause of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

Today we are delighted to welcome Joseph Brewer, MD to our show today. Dr. Brewer has published two landmark papers showing the common link between mold toxicity and fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Furthermore, he has shown that once exposed to mold, in those with a weakened immune system, the mold may colonize the sinus and gut areas, producing mold toxins continuously contributing to prolonged illness. Recognizing this new information has enabled us to improve our treatment for mold toxicity.

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent: A Versatile New Tool for Healing

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today

Friday, November 21, at 2 PM Pacific

Frequency Specific Microcurrent: A Versatile New Tool for Healing

Today we will be talking with Dr. Carolyn McMakin, who developed Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM), an electrical device which has the capacity to treat a wide variety of medical conditions safely and effectively. We will review the remarkable research which demonstrates the effectiveness of FSM in treating patients with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain and discuss how it can be used for other medical disorders, some of which have been resistant to more traditional forms of treatment.

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Mold Toxicity: New Understanding and Treatment for a surprising common and serious illness

Friday August 22 at 2:00 PM
with special guest, Ritchie Shoemaker MD

Mold Toxicity: New Understanding and Treatment for a surprising common and serious illness

We will be bringing the subject of Mold Toxicity to your attention. This newly discovered medical condition afflicts millions of Americans but largely goes unrecognized. We will be explaining how this illness presents, and how to diagnose and treat it. We are honored to have with us Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, who will be discussing his newest findings and research on this important subject. Many patients with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autism, MS, and unexplained unusual neurological conditions have undiagnosed mold toxicity and should be including this condition in their evaluations and treatments.

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Antiinflammatories, Antibiotics Boost Treatment of Depression

treament imageInternational Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) 2011.

June 30, 2011 (Brighton, United Kingdom) — Adding an anti-inflammatory medication to an antidepressant may augment efficacy and enhance depression treatment, researchers said here at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2011.

Carmine Pariante, MD, PhD, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, United Kingdom, told delegates attending the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2011 that a series of studies published during the last 5 years offers clear evidence to support the combination therapy with anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressant medication.

“Inflammation is a key element in the pathogenesis of depression, and using anti-inflammatory drugs is a novel strategy that uses a completely new antidepressant approach, finally, after 20 years of me-too drugs,” Dr. Pariante told Medscape Medical News.

Speaking on behalf of the Psychiatric Research into Inflammation, Immunity and Mood Effects (PRIME), a consortium of UK researchers in biological psychiatry, Dr. Pariante said that it is well known that long-term illness is a trigger for depression and that people with chronic disorders also have high levels of inflammatory markers or cytokines. [Read more…]

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The Making of a Physician

By Eric Gordon MD

Eric Gordon MD listening to a patient. "I believe my patients. Their description of what is going on in their body is the most accurate way we have to assess what is going on with them."

Eric Gordon MD listening to a patient. “I believe my patients. Their description of what is going on in their body is the most accurate way we have to assess what is going on with them.”

I began my search for the perfect diet at an early age. My family’s deification of doctors made health a natural focus for me. Perhaps it all started as a rebellious thought, a way to avoid the conventional route laid out by family,  my believing “Food is medicine.”  I read everything I could get my hands on. In the 1960’s, that was mostly Paavo Airola  and other Naturopaths,  books like How to Get Well and Are You Confused? I found a magnitude of conflicting theories, so many I couldn’t find my way through the confusion.  Eventually this lead to my decision to go to medical school, the hallowed center of scientific knowledge.  Maybe they did have the answers after all?

There, however, I quickly learned that conventional medicine knew nothing about optimal diets, and very little about health.  The nutrition I was taught was strongly colored by the schools of diet funded by General Mills and the like. An Ensure liquid diet is still the standard medical answer for those who need easily absorbed nutrition. [Read more…]

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Welcome to the New Gordon Medical Associates Blog!

From Susan Friedl – Research Coordinator at Gordon Medical

Welcome to the new Gordon Medical Associates (GMA) blog!

When we first began blogging over a year ago (2011), following a Santa Rosa presentation on chronic Lyme Disease by Dr. Burrascano, we had no idea how much interest there would be in what our doctors had to say. Our first blog, Putting Lyme Behind You, was started to answer questions from patients and friends who attended the lecture. Since that time, we have had readers from all over the world, and our doctors began to feel constrained by talking only about Lyme disease. After all, we treat all kinds of complex chronic illness, all of the types of patients that other doctors would prefer to ignore. Our practitioners  want to engage with the patients, to find out what is important to you, and to make sure you understand your treatment, so that you can keep up with how and why you are doing what they suggest. [Read more…]

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Exercise and Reconditioning During CFS/Fibromyalgia (and Lyme!) Treatment

Exercise and Reconditioning During CFS/Fibromyalgia Treatment
By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Dr. Teitelbaum has us given permission to reprint information from his website. While that website is focused on treating CFS and Fibromyalgia, Dr. Teitelbaum considers Lyme disease to be a factor in both illnesses, and the information he gives is often useful in treating Lyme disease as well.

Dear Readers,

When being treated for any debilitating illness, reconditioning is a critical part of getting well. Because of the body wide “energy crisis” seen in CFS/Fibromyalgia, most of you have found that you were unable to condition beyond a certain point (it takes energy to store energy in muscles—which is what conditioning is). Instead, the doctor would push you to exercise, and you would spend the next 2 days in bed feeling like you had been hit by a truck!

The good news is that as you do our proven effective “SHINE Protocol” (Sleep, Hormones, Infections, Nutrition, and Exercise AS ABLE—discussed at length in my book “From Fatigued to Fantastic!”), you will find that your body starts making the energy needed to condition. You will then be able to exercise more and more—and it will actually leave you feeling better and stronger. [Read more…]

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Report on the Biotoxin Conference by Scott Forsgren

Scott Forsgren, of BetterHealthGuy.com, posted an excellent blog on his site regarding the Biotoxin Illness Conference hosted by Gordon Medical Associates in Santa Rosa, CA.  Thank you Scott for your hard work in educating patients and doctors regarding this most important health issue.bhg

Biotoxin Illness Conference 2011 – by Scott ForsgrenGordon Medical Associates hosted the “Biotoxin Illness: The Science Behind Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment” October 22-23, 2011 in Santa Rosa, CA.

While this blog post will not cover all of the details of the event, further information can be learned from either the recordings of this event available through Gordon Medical Associates or via several learning opportunities at SurvivingMold.com.

I continue to spend time learning more about Dr. Shoemaker’s work as I have not yet entirely addressed all of the biotoxin illness markers, especially C4a, and am interested in Dr. Shoemaker’s work as I think he’s a rare genius in the field. [Read more…]

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Red Tide and Neurotoxins

Eric Gordon MDBy  Dr. Eric Gordon, MD

This article was originally published in the October issue of the Sonoma County Gazette.

 The consumption of larger fish from tropical waters can impact the quality of our health if those fish consumed smaller fish that grew in red tide (algal bloom) areas. The recent red tide that wreaked havoc on local abalone is an example of this. People can get sick when an algal bloom occurs in tropical waters or eastern shore estuaries. Ciguatera is the name of one neurotoxin that Dinoflagellate (algae) produces. The neurotoxins, concentrated in the food chain, are not destroyed by heating, so cooking is no protection. Most people affected by this illness develop acute gastro-intestinal symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. These toxins are fat soluble and in some cases not recognized by the immune system. The toxins can recycle and affect the nervous system for years.

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