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What are Helper T Cells (CD4+, Th1, Th2, Th17, and the Interleukins)?

A discussion of Th1 and Th2 would not be complete without the basic understanding of what these cells and what their function are.  Th Cells or Helper T-cells are derived from CD4+ cells (a part of the immune system’s basic cell structure).  Helper T cells come in five major subsets and they are: Th1 cells …

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Polypharmacy: Dangers for Americans young and old.

Polypharmacy, the taking of too many medications, is a growing problem in the United States and some other industrialized countries.  However, Americans are by far more overmedicated than other nations utilizing almost 95% of the world prescriptive medications produced. This problem affects the elderly especially.  In fact, a full 35.8% of older adult Americans take …

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Breast Implant Illness and Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

So, there are a lot of women coming forward who have had breast augmentation (implants) and now suffer an assortment of unexplained illnesses.  It has been referred to in the lay population as Breast Implant Illness. While many in the mainstream scientific community downplay the symptoms and believe it to either not exist at all …

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What you should know about Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is the new paradigm of medicine moving away from disease chasing to that of root cause identification. It is also a true preventive medicine strategy. While other forms of medicine give lip service to prevention in all actuality the large conventional medical-industrial complex which is comprised of very large (and even small) hospital …

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