Larry Klapow on Varestrongylus klapowii (VK) postponed to July 24

Dr. Klapow was planning to be on Dr. Nathan’s talk radio program next week, June 26 to speak about the Varestrongylus klapowii (VK) research he is doing with Gordon Medical. He is unable to do the show on the 26th, so it has been rescheduled for July 24, 2015. We know you are all looking forward to this talk, so be sure to mark your calendars! If you do happen to miss the show when it is on the air, all of Dr. Nathan’s show are available through his archives to listen via your computer, or to download as a podcast.

Dr. Eric Gordon will be taking Dr. Klapow’s place on the show next week. More information on this coming soon.


Simple Tips For Living More Toxin Free

Open Windows to allow toxins to clear out

From Seventh Generation


Mold Remediation Part One


Excerpt from Fungal Contamination: A Comprehensive Guide for Remediation

This excerpt is taken from Chapter 10 of Fungal Contamination: A Comprehensive Guide for Remediation, Second Edition, a textbook used for mold remediation training that makes important and understandable connections between mold work and other restoration activities. This informative book of over 450 pages is available for purchase from Wonder Makers Environmental.

Remediating fungal contamination that is impacting building materials involves a number of steps that are widely accepted in the industry, and experience has determined that these steps should be performed in a particular order. This method offers the best possibility for removing visible mold growth and associated debris without cross contaminating surrounding areas. Remediation professionals should use the following steps as a starting point for developing a specific work plan for each project. [Read more…]


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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More On Highly Sensitive Patients

Question: What is your experience with hypersensitive patients who tend to react to many treatments both herbal and chemical?

Question: What kind of connection do you see, if any, with an individual’s belief system and the function or susceptibility of their immune system? 

Answers from GMA Staff:

We need first to understand the patient’s “total load.”  You remember hearing about the straw that broke the camel’s back?  If the camel weren’t already loaded to his maximum, that little straw would have done no harm whatsoever.  Like the proverbial camel, people in our society carry varying amounts of many types of stressful loads every day.  However, we should consider more than just their load.

The “camel’s” health is also an important factor.  Dromedaries that are hypothyroid, malnourished, have bad bones, muscle problems, suffer sleep deprivation or are otherwise ill can’t carry as much as healthy camels.  Buff, healthy adults handle health challenges far better than the physiologically weaker ones.

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