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Recognizing the Signs of Cognitive Decline

We’ve all walked into a room and forgotten why we went in, but when do forgetfulness and other mental anomalies become causes for concern? Here’s a guide to spotting signs of cognitive decline.

Oct 18th, 2020
Probiotics: 8 Healthy Benefits

Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria. The benefits include immune health, balance of weight and weight loss, digestive health, and many more. This discussion is an overview of the eight key health benefits linked to probiotics.

Oct 16th, 2020
POTUS and Pandemic Update

New studies show that genetic mutations and autoimmune antibodies can result in lower levels of interferon in people with viral infections. Also, a brief look at risk factors for POTUS, his treatments thus far, and statistical prognosis.

Oct 4th, 2020
Preparing for the Fall in a Pandemic

The number of COVID-19 cases has reached over 32 million cases worldwide as we pass the fall equinox. Flu season is coming upon us and there will probably be a further spike in Covid-19 cases. Here are some things we can do to prepare.

Sep 26th, 2020
Optimize Your Energy Part 4 and Pandemic Update

Low energy, fatigue, and stress can have many different causes. Here we continue our discussion looking at a 5 step systems approach. Also, 2 articles on monoclonal antibodies is reviewed.

Sep 24th, 2020
Optimize Your Energy Part 3 and Pandemic Update

Low energy, fatigue, and stress can have many different causes. Here we continue our discussion looking determining causation through history, symptoms, and labs . Also, the latest significant pandemic news of reinfection is reviewed.

Sep 16th, 2020
Understanding the Difference Between IBS and IBD

It may seem like the only difference between IBS and IBD is one letter, but that one letter makes all the difference. Here’s an overview of these two gastrointestinal problems, comparing and contrasting them so you can treat them properly.

Sep 11th, 2020
Optimize Your Energy Part 2 and Pandemic Update

Low energy, fatigue, and stress can have many different causes you need to address to feel better. Here we continue our discussion looking at infections, deficiencies, and toxicities. The latest significant pandemic news of reinfections is also reviewed.

Sep 7th, 2020
Optimize Your Energy Part 1

Are you tired and does your energy level limit your ability to achieve more of your life’s goals? Join me, as we embark on an educational journey about fatigue, stress and energy.

Sep 3rd, 2020
Steps to Manage Smoke and Air Toxins

Excerpt answering the question dealing with air toxins from the Optimizing Your Immune Health course. Steps from using the internet to monitor air quality, supplements, plants, essential oils, and other immune boosting tips.

Aug 23rd, 2020
Post Viral Syndrome Part 2

Although the majority infected with SARS COV 2 virus avoid hospitalization there are a fair number that continue to have fatigue, shortness of breath, and joint pain even 2 months out. In part 2 of our discussion we look studies of the heart.

Aug 15th, 2020
Post Viral Syndrome Part 1

By now most people know of someone who has had SARS COV-2. Although the majority avoid the hospital, there are a fair number that continue to have fatigue, shortness of breath, and joint pain even 2 months out. These people may have a post viral syndrome.

Aug 8th, 2020
New Findings on Tumeric

The benefits of tumeric are not necessarily due to absorption and it's not all about curcumin. The benefits of a complete tumeric matrix include balancing the immune system, maintaining inflammatory balance, and neutralizing toxins.

Aug 2nd, 2020
Other Viral Test Options

Schools that wish to successfully reopen need to continually test for new viral infections. New cases need immediate isolation to prevent further spread. We discuss how sensitive a test would need to be and list some at home test options.

Jul 29th, 2020
Update on Vitamin D and Immune Health

I recently was asked to help a young man with COVID-19 and this really showed me the importance of prevention. I’ve summarized here a newly published article on Vitamin D, immune health, and respiratory viruses (COVID-19).

Jul 22nd, 2020
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Jul 19th, 2020
Guide to Masks

We can all help curb the pandemic by wearing masks. The key is that we all need to participate in order for this to work. The main reason for wearing a mask is to protect others from you. Here are the masks currently available.

Jul 12th, 2020
Young People's Other Pandemic Concerns

Young people may have more mental health consequences from social distancing. Singling out one group or activity as the cause of the recent pandemic spread can mask the fundamentals of public health policies that have not been adequately in place.

Jul 4th, 2020
Are You Stressed?

Stress is needed for survival but excessive unmanaged stress can be harmful to your health. If you can identify with this short video then you may need help managing your stress.

Jun 29th, 2020
Gut Health is All Health

Your G.I. tract is an amazing organ system that breaks down food, absorbs critical nutrients, serves as your first line immune defense, and protects you from disease. Take care of your G.I. system to revitalize your health and maintain optimal wellness.

Jun 21st, 2020
Viral testing: Is the Antibody Test Accurate?

As medical facilities begin to open up to elective (non urgent) procedures there has been increased viral testing. Here we discuss the 2 most available tests and the latest CDC report on the factors affecting the accuracy of the antibody test.

Jun 7th, 2020
Recent Studies of Vitamin D and Zinc in Pandemic

Glutathione, Vitamin D, and Zinc can boost your immune system in this global infectious disease crisis. New studies support their use in this review. Vitamin D and Zinc play a role in decreasing complications and poor outcomes of viral infection.

Jun 1st, 2020
Oxidative stress and Glutathione

Oxidative stress gets much worse with any illness or infection but if you have adequate glutathione, a potent antioxidant, then you will more likely recover from the illness or infection without complications.

May 27th, 2020
The Mitochondria, Brain Fog, and Aging

Mitochondria are the power plants of our cells. Loss of mitochondrial function is a hallmark of aging and many age-related disorders. Maintenance of mitochondrial fitness is linked to increased health span and longevity.

May 18th, 2020
New Viral Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

73 children in New York state as of May 10th have had an initial presentation of a persistent high fever over several days and significant abdominal pains with repeated vomiting. Here is what we know. Also, mitochondrial information.

May 11th, 2020
Brain Fog Part 2

In part 2 we look at the role of toxins and detoxification (00:53) . The examine mechanisms of detoxification and the importance of liver/ GI tract (14:26), kidney, and skin (15:38). Take steps to optimizing nutrition, lifestyle, and detoxification.

May 6th, 2020
Brain Fog Part 1

Have you been able to keep up with all the latest news? Do you find yourself forgetting what you've just saw, heard or read ? I've helped people with functional medicine approaches and I'll show you one of three initial approaches.

May 3rd, 2020
Get Back to Better Living with Functional Medicine

Are you struggling with multiple little health issues that add up to a significant impact on your wellbeing? Is a chronic condition making it difficult to get through each day? Functional medicine could be the answer.

May 1st, 2020
Immune Boosting Foods

Are you having a hard time finding the foods at the grocery store to help you stay healthy? Can you list 5 other whole foods besides citrus that have high high vitamin C AND boost your immune system? Find the answers and more below and in the video.

Apr 13th, 2020
Mindset is Key to any Crisis or Loss

With the present virus situation, we have lost our usual social life, we can't do our usual work, or attend school or travel. One of the first steps towards getting some sense of peace or the ability to cope is to have an understanding of how our mind proc

Apr 6th, 2020
Boost Your Immunity

Supplements can be taken to boost the immune system. Less known, but not less effective supplements for viral infections include ViraX, a unique formulation that contains andrographis.

Mar 29th, 2020
Benefits of Sleep

How to sleep better to have better memory, stay healthy, and have a strong immune system.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Coping with Covid-19

Information for the friends and clients of Jeffrey Mark, M.D. regarding the coronavirus Covid 19.

Mar 21st, 2020