Antibiotics by PCPs for Children with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections – (11-14-02)

Antibiotics by PCPs for Children with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections If this article is not a truly sad reflection on the medical community keeping current with the medical literature I do not know what is. A mainstream medical journal for pediatrics (among many others) have been literally screaming for less antibiotic use for years now. […]

C-section increases risk of hospital care in childhood for asthma, gastroenteritis – (06-17-03)

C-section increases risk of hospital care in childhood for asthma, gastroenteritis While these results may seem confusing at first, recall that a newborn’s first exposure to beneficial bacteria is through the vaginal vault during delivery (provided that the mother has not undergone antibiotic therapy anytime in the past that may have destroyed or upset local […]

Use of in parental nutrition – (07-21-03)

Immunonutrition This editorial address the use of in parental nutrition (given through IV) for patients undergoing surgery. Considering that hospitals are a very dangerous place to be (poor quality food, lots of antibiotic resistance floating around, patients with very depressed immune systems…) anything we can do to raise the immune competency of these patients is […]

Impact of a low glycemic index diet on hospital stay – (06-10-04)

Impact of a low glycemic index diet on hospital stay following coronary artery bypass grafting I have always considered hospitals as a dangerous place to be, and a large part of that is because the food served is incredibly bad from a quality standpoint. We know that refined carbs and hydrogenated oils suppress the immune […]

ER Visit? Did You Check Your Bill?

It all started a few years ago.  My son, Keegan, was 2 at the time he has his first febrile seizure.  While I am very familiar with seizures in adults, this was a very scary first experience with the knowledge I had at the time.  We rushed him to the ER, but by the time he […]