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Research spot light – pollen and it’s virus connection

By |2021-09-11T01:38:20+00:00September 11th, 2021|Blog|

It is established that patients do better if their interferon (part of the immune) response can increase sooner and faster than the growth of the virus that is attempting to effect the body. Factors that reduce interferon response should therefore be a focus in managing health. What the research says… A paper from Allergy describes [...]

Food Lectins – and your Colon, Intestines, Mouth, and Vessels

By |2020-09-22T02:15:50+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Dietary lectins and agglutinins bind to different body tissues and cells. It's advisable to avoid foods that bind to a body tissue that you're having autoimmune inflammatory issues with or if you are not sure, avoid these foods if you have any illness with these areas of the body.  In autoimmune conditions it is best [...]

Flu Season – What now?

By |2020-09-08T02:33:09+00:00September 8th, 2020|Blog|

Its’ that time of year...colds....flu....missed work....children needing childcare at home... Consider ensuring your immune system is in good balance which allows your best fight on viruses and bacteria and mold/yeast possible.  Your innate and Th1 immune system is complex however as simple CBC blood test can reveal already some useful information for your and your [...]

Mindfulness Exercise in a time of What If….

By |2020-03-25T01:57:44+00:00March 25th, 2020|Blog|

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and engaged in whatever you're doing at the moment; maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, sensations and surroundings free from distraction and without judgement.   For patients with tinnitus or those who have talkative minds, quieting the mind can add more stress - allow thoughts and feelings [...]

Your Immune System – Your Protection

By |2020-03-23T19:06:06+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Your immune system is complex and it's important to know what that "immune booster" you are buying is actually doing to your body.  Some OTC products are high in antioxidants that can actually harm the free radical needs of the innate immune function. Non steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen can in fact damage the immune system [...]

DIY-discover your hidden immune / allergy risk with Dr. Bastos

By |2020-02-06T19:11:21+00:00January 11th, 2020|Blog|

A CBC/complete blood cell count, is an easy to acquire blood test that is often run by your conventional doctor at each lab examination and even privately only costs about $23.  We run this test often in my practice. Science tells us that we can look at this lab result by absolutes or percentages meaning [...]

A modified keto style diet for neurological concerns

By |2020-02-06T19:11:21+00:00November 1st, 2019|Blog|

I typically have not been a fan of the keto diet and infact still find it too difficult to find sound reason to prescribe it to any patient, however....the big but.... The keto diet showed well in research for reducing neuro inflammation which is linked to migraines and seizures.  Researches suggested that a modified keto [...]

Mould in any space you spend time in can be a health issue

By |2019-05-16T15:02:44+00:00May 16th, 2019|Blog|

Not all mould is illness causing and not all mold gives off toxins/biotoxins but many do.   At home steps to consider:   1. Home depot has a simple mould plate for an affordable $16. You can visualize if any mould grows on the plate to assess the rooms you spend time in. Please do [...]

Sweeten your Food While Fighting Lyme

By |2020-02-06T19:11:22+00:00March 21st, 2019|Blog|

Lyme is a “Great Imitator” because its symptoms often are misdiagnosed as other problems such as thyroid disease, lupus, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Sadly, some studies show the commonly used tests for Lyme miss up to 50 percent of Lyme cases, presumably as antibodies may not form for [...]