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Jane’s Blog Chronic Lyme Disease

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Jane’s Blog Chronic Lyme Disease

The Centers for Disease Control estimates more than 300,000 infections will occur this year in the United States. Lyme disease patients are typically prescribed tetracycline antibiotics, however approximately 10-20% of them later develop symptoms of fatigue, pain in their muscles, joints or nerves, and cognitive impairment which can continue for years after their initial infection. Studies suggest that this may because of drug-tolerant ‘persisters,’ a group of bacterial cells that survive the initial dose of antibiotics. Called "chronic Lyme disease," or "Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome” the numbers are escalating. Jayakumar Rajadas, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the...

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Jane's Blog Stress and Infection

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Jane's Blog Stress and Infection

As the coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread around the world and here in the United States we are all getting very stressed and anxious watching the headlines and wondering, “What is going to happen next?” For many people, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. Continuous stress not only affects us mentally but also physically too.   The body's stress-response system is usually self-limiting. Once a perceived threat has passed, hormone levels return to normal. As adrenaline and cortisol levels drop, your heart rate and blood pressure return to baseline levels, and other systems resume their regular...

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Jane’s Blog A Healthy Body Wards Off Infections Better!

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Jane’s Blog A Healthy Body Wards Off Infections Better!

More than ever before it is important to help your body stay healthy. Preparing your body to fight infections can help you from becoming vulnerable to many types of pathogens including viruses. For an upper respiratory infection to occur, a virus enters the body, usually through the mouth or nose. A person may transmit it through touch, or by sneezing and coughing. A virus is a tiny invader that uses your cells to copy itself by reproducing itself inside the cells of living hosts. Viruses don’t have the machinery to make copies of themselves. Instead, they trick your cells into...

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Jane's Blog Hyaluronic Acid

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Jane's Blog Hyaluronic Acid

Everyone is always asking me is there any particular supplement I would recommend to help prevent aging of the skin. Although there are many, one in particular stands out, because it has numerous other benefits as well. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the human body and acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for our joints, nerves, hair, skin and eyes. The highest concentrations are found in fluids in the eyes and joints. Our joints are surrounded by a membrane called the synovial membrane, which forms a capsule around the ends of the bones.  This membrane secretes a...

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Olive Leaf Extract Stops Virus Related Infections

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Olive Leaf Extract Stops Virus Related Infections

If you want to prevent or treat a viral infection like colds, flu, shingles, herpes etc., then Olive Leaf Extract is a supplement you want to take. Olive Leaf Extract has been clinically proven as an immune booster beneficial in the treatment of conditions caused by, or associated with, a virus, retrovirus, bacterium or protozoan. Studies have shown it to have a unique anti-viral mechanism. Oleuropein, the key nutrient, is most concentrated in the leaves than any other part of the plant. A Dutch researcher determined that the active ingredient in oleuropein is a substance called elenolic acid. In the...

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