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Skin Cancers

Skin Cancers

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are three basic types of skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Basal cell is the most common and most benign. It does not spread to other sites although it can be disfiguring if not treated. It does not cause death. Melanoma is the most dangerous. Once it spreads to a different site, […]

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Carotenoids – the BALi Way

Carotenoids – the BALi Way

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 400,000 iu/day for two days is a good rescue remedy for viral infections. However, for maintenance vitamin A, you should turn to foods like dark, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, mangoes and bell peppers. Vitamin A is made using one plant carotenoid, beta carotene. However, there are a host of carotenoids that are critical to […]

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Warning Signs of Diabetes

Warning Signs of Diabetes

| January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Diabetes should be classified similar to how we classify burns. Burns are classified as first, second or third degree depending on the level of penetration of the damage. A first degree burn only damages the top layer of skin called “epidermis”. An example is sunburn. Third degree burns cause damage through all layers of skin […]

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Aluminum & Vaccines

Aluminum & Vaccines

| January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aluminum is a neurotoxin, i.e. it damages cells in the brain and spinal cord. This is why people don’t cook in aluminum pans anymore. In vaccines, aluminum is used as what’s called an “adjuvant”. The objective of vaccines is to get the immune system to acknowledge the presence of a foreign protein (antigen) and make […]

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Hydrochloric Acid Production Critical for Optimal Health

Hydrochloric Acid Production Critical for Optimal Health

| January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stomach production of hydrochloric acid (HCl) is a big deal. HCl breaks down proteins in your food into individual amino acids–the building blocks of proteins. If HCl production is inadequate, protein digestion may be incomplete. Absorption of undigested proteins into the bloodstream can cause the immune system to react. These reactions are often mistaken for […]

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Why Antibiotics Don’t Help the Flu

Why Antibiotics Don’t Help the Flu

| January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Antibiotics won’t help because sinus issues, coughs, colds, flu and upper respiratory congestion are usually not caused by bacteria. These conditions are caused mostly by fungi and/or viruses. Antibiotics are counterproductive at best. At worst, they increase your risk for antibiotic resistant bacteria, asthma and a host of other problems, including breast cancer (easy to […]

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Q&A:  Colonoscopy

Q&A: Colonoscopy

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Question:  I was just told that a biopsy that was done on a polyp was pre-cancerous. I would like for you to tell me what you would do at this point? I was told to contact my doctor if blood shows up in my stool. I appreciate your input on Facebook. Dr. Fitt:  A colonoscopy […]

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Complete Blood Count Testing

Complete Blood Count Testing

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

CBC stands for “complete blood count”. This component of your blood work evaluates the status of your red and white blood cells and your platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all the other cells in the body. This oxygen is combined with thyroid hormone and blood sugar to create energy similar to the way […]

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Depression

Depression

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are 2 basic forms of depression, exogenous and endogenous. Exogenous depression is cause by an external event–death, divorce, bankruptcy, etc. The depression is temporary and mollified by time and changes in circumstances. Endogenous depression is due to an inability to manufacture natural brain chemicals called “neurotransmitters”. A good analogy for this type depression is […]

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How Do I Raise My Testosterone?

How Do I Raise My Testosterone?

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Testosterone is often referred to as a “male hormone”. Actually, men and women produce the exact same hormones. The difference is in the quantity. Starting at puberty, men produce higher levels of testosterone. Also, men (and some women) have more places for testosterone to attach (testosterone receptors). Hormones are naturally occurring chemicals produced by tissue […]

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