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What you should know about Mercury Amalgam Removal Feb 19th, 2021

Hi it's Dr. Jeffrey mark here. Today I'd like to talk to you about detoxing and a specific area of detoxification. In that we recently had some people with high mercury levels, and people had concerns about sources of mercury. And one of the sources of mercury is obviously dental...

What you should know about Eosinophilic Esophagitis Feb 12th, 2021

Hi, I'm Dr. Jeffrey Mark.    If you or a loved one has had trouble with swallowing you should know about eosinophilic esophagitis.  Eosinophilic esophagitis, or EOE  is a chronic immune mediated inflammatory disease localized in the esophagus.   The prevalence of EOE is increasing, and can occur across all...

Reset Your Immune System with IgX Jan 31st, 2021

Autoimmunity is on the rise globally. It can prevent you from thriving and take hold of your life with brain fog, aches, and mood imbalance.  One of the main causes is weak gut barrier function caused by poor diet lifestyle, genetics, and environmental factors.  Poor gut function means there's an altered gut microbiota, decreased...

Vaccine Update and NovaVax Jan 31st, 2021

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. Oh hi, this is Dr. Jeffrey Mark. This week I'd like to talk to...

BioSpore for SIBO Jan 25th, 2021

Can you remember a time when you sat down with excitement to enjoy a nice meal? Now, food has gone from fun to fretting. You're anxious about each meal, not knowing what might cause gas, bloating and abdominal discomfort. These could all be signs of a common yet complex gi...

7 Steps to Take if You Get COVID Jan 17th, 2021

Hi it's Dr. Jeffrey Mark.  I just want to talk to you today about viral infections and Covid -19 and what to do if you get infected. Over the past few weeks, we've been averaging one to two people that have reported to us that they've had recent COVID or...

Natural Remedies For Sleep Support Jan 15th, 2021

One of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the American population is magnesium, a mineral known as nature's tranquilizer, because of its profoundly relaxing effect on the body. Calcium is another important mineral in regards to the sleep cycle. It helps release melatonin from the pineal gland, resulting in a deeper...

Mold in Foods Jan 11th, 2021

Foods Rich in Mold Protein Allergens   Molds belong to the fungus family of organisms and live almost everywhere. Mold prefer warm and moist environments but can also grow in cooler temperatures, such as in your refrigerator or cellar. Some molds product toxins called mycotoxins and can be the source...

You Need Polyphenols Jan 10th, 2021

Hi, it's Dr. Jeffrey Mark here.  Many of you have followed this series on essential supplements that we all need.   I have recommended supplements as an important part of all our programs involving anti-aging, functional, and regenerative medicine.  We’ve recently discussed how the soil no longer provides abundant nutrients, how...

Nourishing Homemade Lotion Recipe Jan 9th, 2021

Natural Homemade Lotion Recipe!   INGREDIENTS: 2T / 1oz beeswax pellets 1/4 C / 2oz organic coconut oil 1/4 C / 2oz organic jojoba oil 1/4 C / 2 oz organic almond oil 3/4 C / 3 oz organic aloe vera- optional 3/4 C / 3 oz distilled water 1...

Happy Healthy New Year! Dec 31st, 2020

Hi its Dr. Jeffrey Mark.  One of the most challenging years in all of our lives is almost over. We had to deal with COVID, wildfire and smoke, and political unrest with riots and a contested election. Needless to say everyone cannot wait for 2020 to end and move forward...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 28th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Your Immune and Vaccine Questions Answered Dec 18th, 2020

  Hi Dr. Jeffrey Mark here. This week, I would like to answer some questions people have asked me about the immune system, the two approved messenger RNA vaccines put out by Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna and immune resiliency.  If you need a refresher on how the details on these...

What You Need to Know: Astra Zeneca Oxford Vaccine Dec 8th, 2020

Hi, its Dr. Jeffrey Mark. I’d like to talk to today about Astra Zeneca Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.  Daily cases  of SARS COV 2 infection have been increasing. Daily new deaths are increasing as well.  For our discussion today, we will compare the Astra Zeneca Oxford to the Pfizer BioNtech and...

Supplements for Immune Support and Special Offer Nov 27th, 2020

I hope many of you had a thoughtful, restful, and safe Thanksgiving. Many people have travelled despite the warnings as they needed to care for loved ones that were alone and needed comfort or help with meals, or a ride to get home safely. Time, health, and longing to be...

What You Need to Know: Moderna vs Pfizer BioNTech vaccines Nov 26th, 2020

  For this week’s COVID-19 Vaccine updates I want to first acknowledge that we’ve reached a total of 12 million COVID 19 cases here in the United States as of November 23, 2020. That is of course the highest amount of cases for any single country in the world. Last...

Supplements: Micronutrients and Mitochondria Nov 26th, 2020

Hi, it's Dr. Jeffrey Mark here.  Many of you have followed this series on essential supplements that we all need.   I have recommended supplements as an important part of all our programs involving anti-aging, functional, and regenerative medicine.  We’ve recently discussed how the soil no longer provides abundant nutrients, how...

Why you need these B vitamins Nov 15th, 2020

Hi, it's Dr. Jeffrey Mark here.  As you may well know supplements have been an important part of all the programs involving anti-aging, functional,  and regenerative medicine.  We’ve recently discussed how the soil no longer provides abundant nutrients, how we are feeding our livestock with mostly genetically modified grains and...

What you need to know: Pfizer and BioNTech's Vaccine Nov 14th, 2020

Updates on COVID-19 that I want to share with you today is that first daily new cases of COVID -19 are on the rise throughout the United States and we now have over 200,000 new cases a day here in the United States which is like having a whole city...

How to Stay on a Healthy Track During the Holidays Nov 9th, 2020

“You are what you eat” is a cliché for a reason. Everything you put in your body is absorbed and used or isolated and eliminated, and what you choose to consume (or not consume) can either strengthen or weaken you. At All Functional Health, Dr. Jeffrey Mark understands the complicated...

Supplements Part 2: Omega 3 Nov 8th, 2020

Hi, it's Dr. Jeffrey Mark here. You know that my practice has consisted of anti-aging and regenerative medicine, and we have a lot of programs. We also have people do supplements. And you might ask, Well, why do we need to do supplements. And that's because if you're thinking,” Well,...

Supplements: Efficacy Matters Part 1 Oct 25th, 2020

Hi it's Dr. Jeffrey mark here. You know that my practice has consisted of anti-aging and regenerative medicine, and we have a lot of programs.  We also have people do supplements.  People have asked me, okay, so I'm doing the right diet, avoiding the foods that I shouldn't be eating...

Recognizing the Signs of Cognitive Decline Oct 18th, 2020

Skin begins to wrinkle, vision blurs, joints get stiff, and brains slow down. Just like in the rest of your body, it’s typical to experience some changes in your brain function as you get older. So how do you know what’s normal and what’s not? Dr. Jeffrey Mark here at...

Probiotics: 8 Healthy Benefits Oct 14th, 2020

Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be consumed through fermented foods or supplements, Studies have shown that the bacteria, fungi, and viruses in your digestive system determine your overall health. When these organisms, which make up the microbiome of the digestive tract, are in balance your immune, brain, and gut...

POTUS and Pandemic Update Oct 4th, 2020

Hi Dr. Jeffrey Mark here.  I was originally going to just share with you two recent studies that may shed some light on the question of why some people with SARS COV-2 develop a complicated course that requires hospitalization and have higher risk of death while others do much better....

Preparing for the Fall in a Pandemic Sep 26th, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases has reached over 32 million cases worldwide with almost 1 million deaths at this time as we pass the fall equinox.  In the United States cases on average have slowed and are dropping in most states. In Europe, cases are accelerating and in England numbers...

Optimize Your Energy Part 4 and Pandemic Update Sep 24th, 2020

I’d like to finish our series on Optimize Your Energy addressing fatigue, low energy, and stress.  In this this final segment I’d like to review with you the third myth on resolving these issues, outline a strategy, and offer a mentorship program. We’ll also do a brief update on monoclonal...

Optimize Your Energy Part 3 and Pandemic Update Sep 16th, 2020

  Today I’d like to talk to you about part 3 of fatigue, low energy and stress. We're going to be discussing today more about this important topic. I asked you some questions two weeks ago on  whether you had energy to accomplish your goals or whether you're satisfied with...

Understanding the Difference Between IBS and IBD Sep 10th, 2020

A gurgly gut is a recipe for disaster. From cramps and pain to irregular bowel movements, gastrointestinal tract problems can put you out of commission.  Sometimes your gut issues are more than just a bad reaction to food but a chronic problem caused by an underlying condition. When that’s the...

‘AeroNabs’ A New Inhalable Protection Against Our Current Pandemic? Sep 9th, 2020

A team of scientists at UCSF has engineered a completely synthetic molecule that straitjackets the critical SARS-CoV-2 machinery that allows the virus to infect our cells causing the current pandemic.  This new technology will be a game-changer in halting the spread of COVID-19, as researchers around the world are working...

Optimize Your Energy Part 2 and Pandemic Update Sep 7th, 2020

Hi,  Dr. Jeffrey Mark here. Last week I asked you Are you tired and does your energy level limit your ability to achieve more of your life’s goals?  Do you feel a little stressed with Covid, the heat, kids at home during the day, and the wildfires? Have you had...

Optimize Your Energy Part 1 Sep 2nd, 2020

  Are you tired and does your energy level limit your ability to achieve more of your life’s goals?  Is your current level of energy limiting your ability to get to the next level in your business or profession?   Are you seeing other high achievers accomplishing more than you in...

Steps to Manage Smoke and Air Toxins Aug 23rd, 2020

  I’ve recently received emails from people taking the Optimize Your Immune Health course on how to best approach the toxic air around us. The air has obviously gotten worse with the 3 major groups of fires surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area. We had covered detoxification extensively in the...

Post Viral Syndrome Part 2 Aug 15th, 2020

  Today, we will be looking at studies on how the heart has been affected by COVID-19 in people with continued shortness of breath and fatigue even 2 months after the initial infection.  Last week, we discussed the lung and you can find that blog article here. The other major...

MENOPAUSE IS LINKED TO LUNG FUNCTION DECLINE. Aug 13th, 2020

Menopause accelerates age-related lung function in women resulting in lung function decline similar to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for an entire decade.In an European study, the decline in the lung’s forced vital capacity (FVC) was the same as when smoking 20 cigarettes a day over 10 years, and the...

Post Viral Syndrome Part 1 Aug 8th, 2020

  There have been case reports and social media posts on survivors of SARS COVID 2 infections that have persistent symptoms even though they have been labeled as “recovered.” These individuals may have many symptoms similar to post viral syndromes seen from some people “recovered” from influenza. We will be...

Medical Foods & Nutraceuticals Are Not The Same As Dietary Supplements Aug 3rd, 2020

  Medical foods and nutraceuticals are different than supplements because these formulations are created to uniquely provide more benefits.   Medicals foods and nutraceuticals are specially formulated and used in functional and regenerative medicine specifically as a form of dietary management of a disease or condition that has distinctive nutritional...

New Findings on Tumeric / CurCuMAX COMPLETE Aug 1st, 2020

  The turmeric root is one of nature's marvels. It's been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine to help maintain normal inflammatory balance, cool the GI tract, and calm the immune system. As research on turmeric progressed scientists focused only on harnessing the benefits of one active compound,  curcumin, ...

Boost Your Immune System to Protect Yourself from Viral Infections Aug 1st, 2020

Whether schools will be open in California this fall or not, it’s best to be prepared. Even though there’s no known cure or vaccine for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, there are ways to give yourself a fighting chance if you do get it.  First and foremost, your best...

We've Got the Solution to Keeping Your Gut Healthy Jul 29th, 2020

It seems that your social media feed and every other commercial is talking about ways to improve your gut health — and for good reason. The typical American diet is loaded with things that can harm the critical functions of your digestive system, like sugary drinks, artificial sweeteners, and processed...

Other Viral Test Options Jul 29th, 2020

  One of the things that a lot of people are thinking about lately is getting back to school and its a big topic whether or not it's safe to go back to school ,but we're not going to forcus on that question today.  In order for many of the...

Update on Vitamin D and Immune Health Jul 22nd, 2020

  I recently tried to help a family from out of state with a young man diagnosed with COVID-19. With a major surge going on in his state the family was trying get him Remdesivir. I didn’t know his clinical condition but knew he was hospitalized and short of breath...

Guide to Masks Jul 12th, 2020

  We can all help curb the spread of the coronavirus by wearing masks. The key is that we all need to participate in order for this to work. This is because the main reason for wearing a mask is to protect others from you. People without symptoms are known...

Young People's Other Pandemic Concerns Jul 4th, 2020

    Recently, I've been seeing younger people manifest more stress and anxiety through physical medical symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal to autoimmune problems. I've had a few 17-18 year olds just finishing high school or their first year of college that have had gastrointestinal problems get much worse recently being...

Are You Stressed? Jun 29th, 2020

    Do you remember when you felt energetic and sharp?  You  had a bounce in your step no matter how many tasks were on your to-do list you kept it all straight and checked each one off with ease. But now you're fatigued,  experiencing brain fog,  and having difficulty...

Gut Health is All Health Jun 21st, 2020

    The gastrointestinal tract is one of the most complex systems in the body. It is often at the center of many chronic diseases. A healthy G.I. tract digests and absorbs nutrients from foods, removes toxins and ensures a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria. It serves as...

Brain Changer: New Concepts and Therapy for Cognitive Impairment Jun 15th, 2020

  Mild cognifitve decline and Alzheimer's disease are feared diagnoses. We've been told to accept the facts that there is no proven prevention, effective treatment or cure.  The video gives the highlights to a more extensive talk about the root causes of inflammation, the connection between the gut , the...

Viral testing: Is the Antibody Test Accurate? Jun 7th, 2020

  This week we have started to do elective procedures and many people have asked about the screening and testing process for COVID-19.  In addition to asking people whether they have the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, ...

How Depression, Anxiety, and Other Mental Health Issues Can Impact Your Physical Health Jun 1st, 2020

You expect mental health issues to cloud your thoughts, affect your social life, and alter your moods and habits, but you may not know that depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and stress also directly impact your physical health.  And it’s easy to miss the connection, even for doctors. Chronic fatigue and...

Recent Studies of Vitamin D and Zinc in Pandemic Jun 1st, 2020

    This is the second part on 3 supplements and the new studies supporting their use in this pandemic crisis.  I’ve been recommending these for the past 2 months to boost your immune system. The supplements are liposomal glutathione (also N-acetyl cysteine), Vitamin D, and Zinc.   The reason I...

Oxidative stress and Glutathione May 27th, 2020

About 2 months ago, I presented certain supplements to boost your immune system in response to this global infectious disease crisis. Recently over the past month, more studies and case reports have supported a few of the key supplements I presented and I would like to share this information with...

The Mitochondria, Brain Fog, and Aging May 18th, 2020

    I’d like to present the mitochondrial perspective on energy and Brain fog. So I’ve recently asked you three questions. 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 ? How often have you...

New Viral Inflammatory Syndrome in Children May 11th, 2020

I'd like to share with you some interesting news about kids and teenagers and COVID-19. A lot of attention has been paid to those over age 65, and in my last last video update and news blogs I've shared how younger adults in the late 30s to mid 50s have...

Brain Fog Part 2 May 6th, 2020

Brain Fog Part 1 May 3rd, 2020

    Have you been able to keep up with all the latest news? Do you find yourself forgeting what you've just saw, heard or read ? How often have you tried to recall something that was "just on the tip of your tongue" but that just suddenly  vanished? There's...

Get Back to Better Living with Functional Medicine May 1st, 2020

Your lifestyle or the environment you live in, as well as your genetic predisposition to health issues or disease, can all impact your health from multiple angles. Causes of illness or disease can often trace back to lifestyle or environmental problems. Addressing these instead of merely treating symptoms can help...

Why Younger People Still Need to Shelter in Place for their own protection by Jeffrey Mark, MD Apr 29th, 2020

    Younger people aged 20 to 54 have shown up in the Emergency Rooms with neurologic symptoms and found to have COVID 19. An unfortunate few cases of people in the late 30s to early 50s are having cases of large vessel strokes which are usually seen if at...

New Study on How to Reduce your Risk for viral infections and Covid-19 Apr 20th, 2020

    People have asked me about Covid-19 and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) which has made headlines with countries like Italy and the use of ventilators. Obviously, people fear getting the virus and developing ARDS;  which is a potential worse case scenerio that occurs in 3% to 17% of...

Immune Boosting Foods Apr 13th, 2020

Are you having a hard time finding the foods at the grocery store to help you stay healthy? How often are you unable to find everything on your grocery list in stock? I had one young lady ask me she knows she should be eating more citrus for vitamin C...

Mindset is Key to any Crisis or Loss Apr 6th, 2020

  Mindset is Key to any Crisis or Loss from Jeffrey Mark on Vimeo. I've had many people express to me how stressed they have become because of the COVID-19 situation. At first they couldn’t believe the virus could affect them because they didn’t travel or get in contact with...

Functional Medicine Introduces a Smarter Approach to Health Care Mar 31st, 2020

Getting the care you need — especially if you have multiple, seemingly unrelated symptoms — can be a challenge. More and more people are discovering functional medicine, a more integrated approach to health care that is one of the best ways to foster wellness and prevent and treat disease.  At...

Boost Your Immunity Mar 29th, 2020

    CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO I've had many people interested in boosting their immune system. They've asked what else can I take besides vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea or Elderberry? I mentioned Vitamin D, liposomal vitamin C and liposomal glutathione at the end of my blog and video coping...

Benefits of Sleep Mar 22nd, 2020

Benefits of Sleep from Jeffrey Mark, MD on Vimeo. Have you had trouble sleeping recently worrying about the present Covid-19 situation? 30% of American adults have some insomnia each year and 10-20% of people have chronic sleep problems. I mentioned in my last email and video about prevention and keeping a strong immune system...

Coping with Covid-19 Mar 21st, 2020

Covid19 Information from Jeffrey Mark, MD on Vimeo.   Many of you have asked me questions about COVID-19 and it is out of my concern for you and your families that I share with you some of the information I have given to stay healthy or at least minimize the...

Myths and Facts about Hormone Replacement Therapy and Whether it May Be Right for You Feb 29th, 2020

Are you feeling uncharacteristically tired or anxious? Or do you just feel unwell, but you can’t put your finger on what’s wrong? Sometimes, hormone imbalances cause such changes, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help your body re-establish its physiological balance. Here at All Functional Health, we offer hormone replacement...