MTHFR Gene Mutation

MTHFR Gene Mutation

If you are a patient of Dr. Parker’s, you’ve probably heard of MTHFR, which is the abbreviation for “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase”. For those who have not heard of it, the MTHFR gene creates an enzyme that converts folate into a form that can be used by the body.

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Glutathione Protects Our Cells

Glutathione Protects Our Cells

Glutathione is found in every cell of the body and it’s primarily responsible for protecting the cells. It’s considered one of the body’s main antioxidants and it reduces oxidation in the body. Oxidation or oxidative stress is the result of damage on our cells by free radicals such as toxins, chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis

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10 supplements to help get rid of the Holiday Blues

10 supplements to help get rid of the Holiday Blues

The holidays bring joy, happiness and fond memories for many people but for others, the holidays can  bring the blues. The underlying psychological causes for the sadness may be different for each person but the physiological cause is low serotonin levels.

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Modern Medicine’s Identity Crisis

Modern Medicine’s Identity Crisis

A recent marketing blog article discussed how holistic medicine has evolved over time into many different subsets of medicine-- all of which focus on treating the whole person.

According to the article over the last few years the holistic medical practices have been classified as first as ‘alternative medicine’ and then morphed into ‘complementary alternative medicine’ or ‘integrative medicine’ and as if that wasn’t confusing enough recently more terms have been coined to try to distinguish the whole person approach further.

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Is a Thermogram better than a Mammogram?

Is a Thermogram better than a Mammogram?

Many women know about or have experienced a mammogram, but they may not know about a Thermogram and its benefits. A Thermogram is a test that identifies the heat radiating from your body and uses it to detect any abnormalities.  The Thermogram creates infra-red images (heat pictures) that the doctors will analyze for asymmetries.

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Breast Cancer Awareness- What you need to know

Breast Cancer Awareness- What you need to know

A breast exam is a MUST. Women should have breast examinations during their routine checkups. You may find it convenient to schedule this exam during your routine physical checkup. If a breast exam is not routinely preformed, you should ask for one. 

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Acute vs Chronic Inflammation

Acute vs Chronic Inflammation

Acute Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection. It’s normally short in duration and it recedes as the body heals. The purpose of acute inflammation is to aid the body in healing. 

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An Ecological approach to treating Fibromyalgia

An Ecological approach to treating Fibromyalgia

Anyone who has Fibromyalgia will tell you the muscle pain and fatigue are REAL, even though there may be a few physicians who still consider it solely a psychological condition. Other symptoms of those who suffer from Fibromyalgia may include depression, sleep issues and tender muscle points. Pain, lack of sleep, depression-can be a cycle that repeats itself for those who have this condition.

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Summertime Re-Hydration with IVs

Summertime Re-Hydration with IVs

It’s almost summer and it’s hot outside! When it’s hot it’s easier to become dehydrated.

Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluid than is taken in. This usually during exercise and heat exposure but can also occur with an illness that includes a fever, vomiting and or diarrhea. 

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Healthy Tips for Longevity

Healthy Tips for Longevity

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver". - Mahatma Gandhi
 

Staying healthy is not always easy but we can help. Here are 10 things you can do that make a BIG difference in your health:

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Oxidative Therapies – Ozone & Hydrogen Peroxide

Oxidative Therapies – Ozone & Hydrogen Peroxide

…“Ozone creates super-gifted red cells. So now we're getting a treatment that improves oxygenation. I'm an oxygen man. Burn more oxygen, you heal, stimulate, and augment the immune system. It's a really nice one-two punch to jumpstart your body. It doesn't just deal with the immune system. If you're going to get more oxygen to the tissues, you can heal almost anything." – Dr. Robert Rowan

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Lyme Disease – An Ecological Approach

Lyme Disease – An Ecological Approach

“Before we can treat you, we need to know who you are. You cannot go into battle without being prepared--having a strategy” – Dr. Lambert Titus Parker

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black legged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.

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Gender Based Medicine

Gender Based Medicine

Many conventional doctors maybe unaware that a patient’s gender can impact their response to medications. This is mainly due to the fact that until the 1990’s, women were banned from participating in clinical trials in the United States. 

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