Risks of Autoimmune and COVID-19As an individual with three (albeit well-controlled) autoimmune diagnoses, as a healthcare practitioner and as a senior-level manager of over 100 healthcare locations, the last four weeks of my life have been almost entirely devoted to researching the Coronavirus, specifically COVID-19. I’m also the long-term partner of a Seattle Firefighter (Ron) and […]
How PPIs Affect Gut BacteriaThere are many studies which suggest that proton-pump inhibitor drugs (PPIs), such as Prilosec (omeprazole), which reduce stomach acid, may cause individuals to experience bloating and other unpleasant bowel symptoms like aches, pains and embarrassing gas.What Are Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)?Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of medications that suppressing […]
It’s probably not often that you wake up and think about how your pancreas is doing – unless it’s not doing well.And then you know. Sudden abdominal pain, back pain along with digestive issues like bloating, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite are all symptoms of pancreatitis – an inflamed pancreas.Pancreatitis is the cause […]
It was a pleasure chatting with Christina Tidwell of Live Well with Christina Tidwell about the 5 Dimensions to Healing and my own autoimmune journey! Join us in our conversation and share any questions you may have about what it takes to start your own healing journey! Kara is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and founder […]
Stools and Tacks?Autoimmune diseases are the most prevalent form of chronic illness in this country, now affecting almost 50 million Americans. There are around 145 diseases now classified as autoimmune. Autoimmune diseases are reversible and curable if caught early before they progress and cause severe pain, disability, and even death. Reversing a chronic disease takes […]
The United States has a sick-care system, not a health care system. Check out these key statistics:- Roughly 75% of healthcare spending goes to treating disease, which is preventable! (Source: Centers for Disease Control)- American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach 4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, […]
Every day there seems to be some news report about how we may have gotten one (or more) autoimmune diseases. The latest report says that mononucleosis (the “kissing” disease), which is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been associated with subsequent development of systemic lupus erythematosus and other chronic autoimmune illnesses. A computational method shows […]
Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me that question. “And just what do you do?” Or another common one is “are you a doctor?” (I’m not. You can learn about me here if you wish.) It takes more than an elevator ride to explain what I do and how I help people. […]
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