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Omicron, Variant of Concern

The WHO convened an emergency meeting Thanksgiving weekend to discuss the SARS COV 2 variant Omicron. Here is what you should know. Three ways to optimize your immune health are included in the discussion.

Nov 30th, 2021
What you should know about the Boosters

The FDA and CDC have recently authorized SARS COV-2 Boosters. Join this discussion on the details, see if you qualify, and learn from 1 study which one you should get.

Oct 31st, 2021
Boost Your Immunity: Easily, Quickly, Comprehensively

When your body faces a challenge from viruses, bacteria, and fungi, energy and focus can become collateral damage. Boost your immunity easily, quickly, and comprehensively with the right combination of nutrients, vitamins, and botanicals discussed here.

Oct 24th, 2021
Don't Stress Out, Thrive

Stress is all around us and when it doesn't stop we can burn out. Here is help for your stress even though you may not be able to totally avoid the stress around you.

Oct 21st, 2021
All Natural Treatment for Dyspepsia, Fullness, or Bloating

Do you feel full just barely eating anything, or feel bloated with gas or have stomach burning? A recent medical study published in the Lancet demonstrated the benefit an all natural treatment for functional dyspepsia. Join the discussion below.

Oct 12th, 2021
New Antiviral drug on the Horizon for SARS COV-2

Molnupiravir from Merck is an oral antiviral that has shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death by 50% in people with active SARS COV-2 infection. Your immune system is still the most important part of your defense against infection.

Oct 5th, 2021
AFH Gut Microbiome Restoration : Detoxification

When it comes to detoxification of ingested medications, environmental toxins, cellular waste we think of the liver but that is not the only organ of detoxification The gut and the gut microbiome is another primary organ of detoxification.

Aug 21st, 2021
Smoke and Toxins Déjà vu

Invest in your health to optimize the 3 key areas to build up your detoxification capability. Toxins are everywhere, we need to deal with them daily, and we can expect more exposure to toxins as our climate changes.

Aug 8th, 2021
AFH Restoring the Gut Microbiome : Disease

If your gut microbiome is out of balance, you may be at risk for atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, obesity, arthritis, Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome. We’ll show you a tool that can help correlate bacteria and disease.

Aug 2nd, 2021
July 2021 Pandemic Update

The Delta variant is driving another surge after a promising June lull. Find out about what we currently know about effect of Delta on the current vaccines and what can we do.

Jul 26th, 2021
Exercise, the Gut, and the Microbiome

Exercise doesn't just help the heart, muscles, and brain. It keeps the gut healthy with bowel transit and decreased inflammation. Exercise modifies the microbiome which can prevent and treat IBS and IBD.

Jul 18th, 2021
AFH Gut Microbiome Restorative Program: Diversity

We’ll be discussing the Gut Microbiome in terms of Diversity, and give you a tour of the major beneficial microflora and why you want them in your microbiome. Several AFH Probio products can help.

Jul 12th, 2021
What you should know about Gastroparesis

One in 25 Americans have gastroparesis and experience bloating, nausea, and feeling full easily because of a delay in stomach emptying. Here are the causes, consequences, and treatment options. Find 4 tasty receipes you can use as well.

Jun 27th, 2021
Got Bloating?

Feeling bloated after eating? There could be backups in your GI tract, causing conditions like SIBO, an overgrowth of bacteria in your small intestine. Here's how ProMotil can help.

Jun 21st, 2021
Why Colonoscopy over Cologuard

Colonoscopy is the gold standard in colorectal cancer screening and colon polyp screening. Cologuard has been advertised recently for colorectal cancer screening but not for colon polyps. Here is why colonoscopy is still recommended over cologuard.

Jun 13th, 2021
AFH Gut Microbiome Restoration : Defense

An unhealthy gut microbiome can lead to a range of different gastrointestinal (GI) and non-GI diseases including atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, obesity, arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. High dose probiotics like Probio Plus can help restore the microbiome

Jun 13th, 2021
AFH Restoring the Gut Microbiome : Dysbiosis

An unhealthy gut can lead to a range of different gastrointestinal (GI) and non-GI diseases including neurologic, metabolic, liver, inflammatory, and infectious diseases. Find out about the gut microbiome and how you can keep it heathy.

May 30th, 2021
Do You Have a Fungal Issue?

Do you or someone you know have unexplained problems with focus and concentration, headaches, or body aches? Medical evaluations may have shown that there is nothing wrong yet these problems continue. You have may have a fungal issue.

May 16th, 2021
Skin, the Gut Microbiome and Smoothies

Do you want glowing, healthy, youthful skin? You need a healthy gut microbiome. Find out why and how we can help. Also, there's a green smoothie recipe you can enjoy.

May 8th, 2021
The Gut Microbiome Covid 19 Connection

To optimize the immune system to respond in a favorable way on exposure to the SARS-COV2 virus it’s not just about getting enough vitamin D, glutathione, and zinc. You need a healthy and balanced microbiome and gut lining.

May 5th, 2021
Energy Medicine and SIBO

Many people have recurrences of small intestinal bacterial overgrow or SIBO. Energy medicine can address the root causes of SIBO.

Mar 27th, 2021
Muscle aches or fatigue?

Have you had muscle aches and weakness, occasional fatigue and brain fog? After age 30 our natural coenzyme q10 production declines. MarkCoQ100 is pharmaceutical grade solubilized coQ 10 with three times the greater absorption over powder from others.

Mar 7th, 2021
What you should know about Mercury Amalgam Removal

Recent guidelines have changed from the FDA regarding mercury amalgam removal. We review what safe removal should look like. If you elect for removal you also need detoxification to prepare before, during and afterwards.

Feb 17th, 2021
What you should know about Eosinophilic Esophagitis

One in two thousand people across the globe have a gastrointestinal immune related condition where they may have trouble swallowing called eosinophilic esophagitis. Here is what you should know and what we can do to help.

Feb 11th, 2021
Vaccine Update and NovaVax

Novavax shows promise in UK and South African Phase 3 trial numbers so are. We are closer to getting Johnson and Johnson's vaccine in the U.S. Variants are a big wildcard for the current vaccine programs.

Jan 31st, 2021
BioSpore for SIBO

In Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO, fermentation increases in the small intestine, so even healthy diets can cause gas, bloating and intolerance to certain foods and probiotics. Here is an illustration of how BioSpore can help.

Jan 23rd, 2021
Natural Remedies For Sleep Support

Insomnia can occur secondary to psychological factors, such as stressful circumstances that interfere with the ability to get a good night's sleep; physiological factors such as back pain or restless leg syndrome, biochemical and hormonal imbalances, such

Jan 15th, 2021
Mold in Foods

Let's Discuss Food Rich in Mold Protein Allergens

Jan 10th, 2021
You Need Polyphenols

Many of us don't get enough polyphenols. Find out what they are, how to get them and why you need them for cardiovascular health, digestive health, and to slow the aging process.

Jan 9th, 2021
Happy Healthy New Year!

Here is an opportunity for you or your loved ones to get healthier physically, mentally, and spiritually this coming new year. There are 5 keys to health and six healthy habits I’d like to share with you to get you started on a happy healthy new year.

Dec 31st, 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.

Dec 28th, 2020
What You Need to Know: Astra Zeneca Oxford Vaccine

The Astra Zeneca Vaccine is completing phase 3 trials and is a DNA vaccine with up to 90% efficacy. Learn here how it works and how it compares to Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna's messenger RNA based vaccines.

Dec 8th, 2020
Supplements for Immune Support and Special Offer

People are getting cold and flu symptoms and their is much concern about immune health and resiliency as the pandemic worsens. ImmuneDefense, ViraX, and Immuno Max are discussed here for immune support. Also see the special offer.

Nov 26th, 2020
Supplements: Micronutrients and Mitochondria

To be in good health you need your mitochondria to be optimized so you can have excellent liver detoxification, immune function, cardiovascular function, and brain function. Key micronutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants are needed.

Nov 26th, 2020
Why you need these B vitamins

In these modern times we need to supplement our diets in order to optimize our health. We all need B vitamins to keep the lining of our blood vessels healthy, optimize our DNA, and reduce the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs).

Nov 15th, 2020
What you need to know: Pfizer and BioNTech's Vaccine

The U.S now has 200,000 new COVID cases a day. Pfizer and BioNTech's messenger RNA based vaccine shows promise and hopes to be the among the first vaccines to emerge from phase 3 trials with an FDA emergency use authorization. Here's what we know.

Nov 14th, 2020
How to Stay on a Healthy Track During the Holidays

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, managing chronic pain, or battling gut issues, the holiday feasts and treats can derail your progress if you’re not careful. Here are some strategies to keep you on track.

Nov 9th, 2020
Supplements Part 2: Omega 3

Essential fatty acids such as omega 3 need to be supplemented in the diet for optimal brain function. There may also be benefit in SARS CoV2 infection.

Nov 8th, 2020
Supplements: Efficacy Matters Part 1

We're not able to get as much nutrients from food as in the past. There are key nutrients that we need to supplement. The first one we cover this first part of the series is Vitamin D. We'll also discuss the latest study on Vitamin D and the pandemic.

Oct 25th, 2020
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 14th, 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 10th, 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 2nd, 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 / CurCuMAX COMPLETE

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 1st, 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
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