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Blog- CCI Surgery; a neurologist’s perspective

A subset of the population of those that suffer with hypermobility, mast cell activation, and dysautonomia will develop what has become to be known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A certain percentage of these patients develop worsening and progressive symptoms due to cranio-cervical instability (CCI) or atlanto-axial instability (AAI). This instability […]

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What does age have to do with it? Brain health for all decades

By Ilene S. Ruhoy, MD, PhD As we get older, even if we are healthy, all organs undergo change with each passing decade. And our brains are no exception. Age-related changes of the brain are not necessarily indicative of disease or degeneration. Brain cells no longer divide after we are born as do many other […]

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Understanding Cellular Senescence and its Role in Wellness

The latest research in anti-aging and regenerative medicine has been focused on senescent cells and the role they play in the aging process, the body’s ability to heal, and chronic inflammatory disease. A senescent cell is one that undergoes changes in gene expression resulting in a loss of the ability to replicate, apoptosis or programmed […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

What is happening in a traumatic brain injury or concussion? The brain has about 10 billion capillaries in a highly specialized endothelial lining flush with tight junctions, basement membranes, pericytes & astrocyte projections. This blood-brain barrier (BBB) admits molecules sized at 400 daltons and less (as a comparison, alcohol is 200 daltons per molecule which […]

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The Brain-Vagus-Gut Connection

The connection between our guts and our brains cannot be denied. While the relationship between the gut and the brain has been known since the 19th century in terms of control of peristalsis, or motility, we have developed a greater understanding of just how important the crosstalk is between the two organs. The burgeoning field […]

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Stimulate Autophagy

TEN Ways To Stimulate Autophagy What is autophagy and why do we need it? Autophagy is the cellular process by which the cells are cleaned out. The organelles, proteins, and debris, that are no longer efficient nor effective, are packaged and sent on their way either by degradation or release. Autophagy can dictate not only […]

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Natural Treatment for Chronic Pain

We are in a crisis in this country. Over 50 million people suffer from chronic pain which greatly interferes with their mobility, their productivity, their interactions with family, friends, and co-workers, and contributes to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and depression. It isolates people and puts them at greater risk for chronic diseases. Chronic pain destroys […]

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Oxygen Therapies

The Importance of Oxygen in Healing and Pain Oxygen is the most essential molecule needed for life. We can live for weeks without food, days without water, but only moments without oxygen. Our body’s tissues need a constant supply of oxygen to function and the best way to optimize health is to adequately oxygenate the […]

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Detox Your Brain

Detoxification seems to be a buzz word these days. It is certainly a key phrase that gets people’s attention. But what is detoxification? What does it mean to detoxify? And how is our brain involved? Physiologically, detoxification is an essential cellular function that without the means to do so would be incompatible with life, at […]

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