Consumer Alert

IMG_1519This consumer alert is for all people who consume and feed their pets Vitamin C, citric acid, ascorbic acid, and digestive enzymes that are consumed by themselves, in multivitamins, or added to human/pet foods. These nutrients could be harmful to you and your pets. The FDA has allowed companies to add these ingredients to our foods, vitamins, and our pets foods which have been derived from industrial produced apergillus niger, also known as black mold. Their reasoning is the black mold is only harmful if you breathe it, not consume it. The FDA failed to recognize that industrial produced aspergillus niger also produces two deadly, toxic mycotoxins called fumonisin and ochratoxin. These mycotoxins are metabolic byproducts produced by the black mold, aspergillus niger. They can not be killed because they are not alive and they can’t be destroyed by any means. These mycotoxins are potentially carcinogenic (cause cancer), neurotoxic (brain and nervous system damage causing Alzheimers, Parkinsons,  and seizures), immunosuppression and immunotoxicity (ability to fight off cancer and infections is compromised) and nephrotoxic (renal/kidney disease). Read more »

Part 8: Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

functional medicine treeLow grade chronic infections from bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites, and mycoplasmas have long been suspected as causes for autoimmune diseases. It’s not unusual to have multiple co-infections. All these infections create an inflammatory response. Unfortunately most medical doctors never test for these infectious microorganisms or even recognize these microorganisms are linked to autoimmune diseases even though published medical research has shown there are links. They seem to be content with only treating the symptoms with immune suppressing drugs and anti-inflammatory drugs. Epstein-Bar virus (a herpes virus), and bacterial infections of Yersina entercolitica, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), and Helicobbacter pylori have all been linked to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Read more »

It’s the Holiday Season

Dr. JenkinsWishing everyone a stress free, safe, and healthy Merry Christmas in 2016 and a Happy New Year in 2017!

– Dr. Jenkins

Part 7: Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

functional medicine treeDr. Jenkins first heard of mycotoxins in 1991 by a close friend who was a nutrition scientist. Mycotoxins are toxins produced by mold, fungus, and yeast. Mycotoxins are nonliving substances that can’t be destroyed or killed. They cause cellular damage to the DNA and are mutagenic / carcinogenic. Once the DNA is damaged it is no longer a self-cell but becomes something foreign, a non-self-cell, that our body’s immune system recognizes and tries to destroy. All grains such as wheat, rye, barely, corn, etc., and other foods like peanuts are universally contaminated with mold/ fungus which produces these mycotoxins. These mycotoxins are then ingested or inhaled by the unsuspecting public. Even coffee beans are contaminated. The mold and fungus grow on these foods when they are in the fields before harvested and can grow in the storage bins and silos. Read more »

Part 6: Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

functional medicine treeAs a Naturopathic Practitioner and a Nutritionist with over 40 years experience, myself, as well as other health care experts and researchers, know that the foods and beverages we consume have a major impact on our health. Certain foods can cause an inflammatory response which is linked to every disease known to mankind. Gluten which is found in grains is one of the best known foods to cause an inflammatory response. Gluten is a protein which triggers the chemical zonulin to be released in the GI tract lining. Zonulin tells your GI tract lining junctions to open up. Normally the GI tact lining junctions are very tightly knit which only allows for microscopic nutrients to pass into the blood stream. When your GI tract lining becomes opened up by the effects of zonulin, it creates what is known as leaky gut. Read more »

Part 5: Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

functional medicine treeThe GI tract starts at the mouth and end at our rectum. The GI tract houses 80% of the immune system, especially in the Peyer’s patches in the intestines. The health of the GI tract determines the health of the immune system. Stress and its byproducts of cortisol, adrenaline, and nor-adrenaline create massive amounts of inflammation and damage in our GI tracts. When the lining of the GI tract becomes inflamed it causes more holes and larger holes in the GI tract to form. Normally the GI tract lining has very tight junctions between the cells that create very small microscopic holes. These microscopic holes allows only microscopic nutrients to enter into the blood stream which are then transported throughout the entire body nourishing every cell. Read more »

Part 4: Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

functional medicine treeOne of the 5 major underlying causes of AD is stress. Stress produces inflammation. The adrenal glands, which are part of the endocrine system, produce catabolic/destructive hormones when it responds to physical, mental, and emotional stress. These hormones are cortisol, a long acting destructive/catabolic hormone, and adrenaline and noradrenaline: two short acting destructive, catabolic hormones. These catabolic, destructive hormones produce inflammation in every cell in the body they come in contact with. This includes our immune cells, the cells that produce immune cells, the tissues and glands where the immune cells reside such as the thymus gland, bone marrow, and the Peyer patches in the intestines. Read more »

Part 3: Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

functional medicine treeAutoimmune Disease (AD) effects over 50 million Americans and a large percentage of these individuals around 75% are women. These AD’s are considered to be the top 10 leading cause of death in women under the age of 65. There are over 100 different types of ADs which cause serious chronic illness. It’s estimated that it’s responsible for more than $100 billion in health care costs annually. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the worlds most common AD and is the number one cause of hypothyroidism. It also has a ratio of 10 to 1 female to male occurrences. AD effects every human organ system and has yet to be embraced by the medical community and the public as a category of disease. Our current conventional western medicine health care system does not recognize ADs as diseases of the immune system as a whole, but are treated as diseases of particular organs and bodily systems. Read more »

Part 2: Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

functional medicine treeMost doctors can’t tell you what causes autoimmune disease. The so called experts will tell you they don’t really know what the cause is. All they will tell you is that the immune system has gone crazy and has begun to attack the body’s healthy cells which it was designed to protect. The immune system was designed to recognize foreign microbial/infections from viruses, bacteria, mycoplasmas, fungus, and parasites; as well as destroy them. The immune system was designed to recognize your body’s own cells from foreign non-self-cells. The foreign non-self-cells are the infectious microbes. When the immune system begins attacking healthy cells the doctors prescribe medicines, which are deadly and toxic to the human body, in an attempt to suppress the immune system. Read more »

Part 1: Stop the Epidemic of Autoimmune Disease

functional medicine treeThe most common forms of autoimmune diseases include Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), PA (Psoriatic Arthritis), SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), Grave’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Addison’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes. Restore to Health Wellness Center’s Dr. Jenkins (a naturopath, chiropractor, acupuncturist, and functional medicine doctor) has over 35 years experience in helping patients with autoimmune diseases with naturopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, functional medicine protocols, and by diagnosing the root causes of these autoimmune diseases.

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