Tag: Mean corpuscular volume

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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Q&A:  Getting Rid of Candida

Q&A: Getting Rid of Candida

| October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Question:  Thank you for your help. It is very difficult to find anyone who understands. Is there a test for Candida that a doctor can do if you can convince them to do it? I try to read everything I can to help myself. Is it possible to get rid of the Candida? Dr. Fitt: […]

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Avoiding Sugar-Coated Red Blood Cells

Avoiding Sugar-Coated Red Blood Cells

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

It seems that strokes, “heart attacks”, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, prostate cancer etc. happen all of a sudden. They don’t. These conditions are similar to your house collapsing after years of termite infestation–critter overgrowth. Critter overgrowth happens in humans also. Normally, it starts in your mid 30’s. Most do not feel symptoms significant enough to see a […]

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Q & A – Protecting Against Newborn Infections

Q & A – Protecting Against Newborn Infections

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q: Hey Dr. Mitchell, We’ve met a few times many years ago. I’m curious as a medical student now and as a father how best to protect my newborn daughter from a number of conditions I’ve personally seen in the hospital that have significant sequelae and mortality. What’s the best way to protect against pneumococcal […]

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Preventing & Reversing Osteoporosis

Preventing & Reversing Osteoporosis

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Osteoporosis (Osteo=bone. Porosis = holes) is a condition similar to rotted or termite infested wood. With age, bones become fragile and brittle due to mineral loss. The condition can cause a disfigurement of the spine called “kyphosis” or “widow’s hump”. Osteoporosis is also associated with fractures of the spine and hips. About 40% of the […]

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Before the Boiling Point – What Lab Tests Should Be

Before the Boiling Point – What Lab Tests Should Be

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are some lab numbers you need to know that your doctor is probably not testing you for. Medical school taught us to look for what I call “boiling points”. Imagine you put your hand in a pot of cold water on the stove and turn the burner on high. At some temperature, you’ll take […]

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What are the Early Signs of Cancer?

What are the Early Signs of Cancer?

| July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q: What are the early signs of cancer? Dr. Fitt: Better to know the signs that presage cancer. Unfortunately, by the time a patient was coughing up blood and the lung cancer was large enough for me to see on X-ray, it had already spread. We don’t do well with cancer that has spread–metastasized. If […]

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Health Benefits of Magnesium & Potassium

Health Benefits of Magnesium & Potassium

| July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whether it’s high blood pressure, high blood sugar or high cholesterol, these are like warning lights on your car dash. They indicate an imbalance – too much of something or not enough. Low levels of magnesium and potassium are common causes of high blood pressure. It’s never because you’re deficient in some drug. Both mineral […]

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Age & the Immune System

Age & the Immune System

| July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Those of you my age will increasingly be offered vaccines as you go for doctor visits. Again, since we outsource most of our manufacturing jobs to cheap third world labor markets (just randomly pick up stuff in your home and look at the “Made in…” label), our economy is now based mostly on the food […]

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Do I Have an Ulcer?

Do I Have an Ulcer?

| June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: How do I know if I have an ulcer? DR. FITT: Peptic ulcers are basically like a skinned knee in your gut. Part of the lining has been “skinned”. Normally, this lining is bulletproof to the hydrochloric acid humans produce each meal. If an ulcer is present, the acid becomes like pouring salt on […]

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