follow up for Unifying Theory

July 19th, 2021

For the Unifying Theory of SARS2/COVID19 pathology that was published in September, please follow this link. In this piece, I lay out what appears to be the pathway to infection and subsequent significant illness. It will be updated in the coming months.

 

Dr. M

Vaccine Information

July 19th, 2021

Guillan Barre found to be associated with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. GBS is an ascending paralysis that occurs in humans following infections with certain viral and bacterial disease and the corresponding vaccines.

"Based on an analysis of Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting (VAERS) data, there have been 100 preliminary reports of GBS following vaccination with the Janssen vaccine after approximately 12.5 million doses administered. Of these reports, 95 of them were serious and required hospitalization. There was one reported death.

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Volume 11, Letter 31 Coronavirus Update 40

 July19th, 2021

Delta is here in significant volumes and almost all cases are in unvaccinated individuals. This is not an accident of viral activity so much as a problem of choice and outcome.

Latest numbers google/CDC

Most states are at a steady state with vaccinations but now disease from SARS2 is on the rise again because of the steady state. Almost all cases are in unvaccinated persons. There does not seem to be any further movement on the vaccine front. There are increasingly larger pockets of disease in poorly vaccinated communities. Hospitalizations are mildly on the rise but that is likely to change rapidly for all unvaccinated communities and people.

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Section III The Mouth

July 12th, 2021

 The mouth has a diverse oral microbiome that appears to be affected by what we eat. While this data emerges, it is likely that in the future we will be targeting good oral bacteria through prebiotic foods and potentially even probiotics.

Slomka J Clinical Periodontology

 

Section II Dental Care

  July12th, 2021

Spend any time in a pediatric clinic or school setting and you will notice two things: crooked teeth and cavities. Why is this the norm? An article in Scientific American tackles this question.

Peter Ungar, a dental anthropologist and evolutionary biologist, thinks that the issues of today are not the issues of the past. Our ancestral kin did not have similar issues with crowding and cavities. If they did not and we do, why?

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Volume 11, Letter 30

 

 July 13th, 2021

Dental Care - Why is it so important?

 We have intermittently discussed dental care over the last 11 years with regard to oral health as well as systemic health. There was an excellent podcast between Dr. Peter Attia and Dr. Patricia Corby two weeks ago looking at all things oral health. I am going to distill the 2 hour podcast down into a manageable read in this newsletter.

Dr. Corby is an oral health researcher from Penn Dental Medicine in Pennsylvania.

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Memory

July 5th, 2021

Remember that the immune system is poised to respond to a recurrence of a pathogen because of memory T and B cells that have been programmed in response to a natural infection or a vaccine. The reason that we develop memory immune cells specifically targeted to each pathogen that we encounter is because of the reality that if we kept the pathogen specific proteins called antibodies to all of the pathogens around in high volume, our blood would turn to sludge and we would die. Therefore, yet again, we see the elegance of a system set up to expand and contract as needed for a given risk.

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Volume 11, Letter 29 Coronavirus Update 39

July 5th, 2021

 Latest numbers google/CDC

Most states are at a steady state with vaccinations and disease for SARS2. There does not seem to be any further movement on the vaccine front or the significant infection front. There are some pockets of disease in poorly vaccinated communities.

The vaccines continue to be effective against all of the variants including Delta.

As it stands today, the United States has had 33.7 million known cases and almost 605,000 deaths.

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Gut Healing Turkey Bone Broth

June 28th, 2021

One of the most nourishing remedies that I think everyone should have in their food arsenal is bone broth. Nowadays in our fast paced world we grab at the canned or boxed chicken broths on grocery store shelves to help us get that 30 minute meal on the table. I used to make everything with boxed organic soup, that is, until I learned of the incredible healing properties of homemade bone broth. Its so easy to make, it now seems silly to use boxed broth when cooking.
Our ancestors have been making bone broth for thousands of years.....

Recipe Link

Enjoy,

Nicole Magryta, RD, MBA

Chemicals in women's care products may be effecting hormonal physiology.

 

June 28th, 2021

"The peer-reviewed study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, detected what the study’s authors characterized as “high” levels of organic fluorine, an indicator of PFAS, in over half of 231 makeup and personal care samples. That includes lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, foundation, concealer, lip balm, blush, nail polish and more.
The products that most frequently contain high levels of fluorine include waterproof mascara (82% of brands tested), foundations (63%) and liquid lipstick (62%). (Perkins T. 2021)

I have been tracking these issues for years. Read this article and then get ready for the 2 upcoming podcasts with

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Why are we subsidizing obesity as a government and by definition us the people who elect the government?

June 28th, 2021

I have been frustrated by this annual reality for the better part of two whole decades. How can we continue to allow our elected officials to allow certain farmers, convenient stores and the healthcare industry to profit from making our children ill? The scourge of this country is and remains the constant access of our children to government funded low

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Do you know what your teenagers are texting?

 June 28th, 2021

As our teenagers learn and attempt to navigate the modern world replete with ever time consuming social media applications and devices, we must stay tied to them for safety. Dr. Laura Berman has a cautionary tale that discusses the hidden dangers of children using social media to communicate their desire to use and obtain drugs. She stated in a post, "Instead of writing out words and structuring sentences, teenagers and young adults are using emojis to express thoughts or emotions in conversations with their friends and online strangers. So, it’s important that parents become educated on the language our kids are speaking. " (Berman, L)

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Volume 11, Letter 28 

June 28th, 2021

Teenagers are in need of our guidance despite what they may tell you. Stay involved in order to love and guide them.

Podcast

The audio recording of the Insulin Resistance Newsletter is available now at this link or on your smart phone at Apple Podcasts under Practical Portable Pediatrics label with Docsmo.I highly encourage everyone to listen to this podcast as it truly is the answer to many of our human disease related problems of aging. If you enjoy it, please like it on apple podcasts or forward it on to others as this information is vital to our health and that is the only dog I have in this fight.                                      Dr. M

 

Happy Father's Day

June 21st, 2021

Happy Father's Day to all of the men that give of their time while they muster the courage to practice temperance and provide for the protection and mental nourishment of their children's souls.

Although it is just a day, I smile at the beauty of being a father. I still remember the smell of my newborn son's skin while I marveled at the miracle of his birth. Then again, when my daughter blessed me. From child to young adult to father, we follow paths hoping that we live up to the ideals of character and fortitude in the face of adversity that always follows the parent role. We love, we laugh, we cry, we struggle, we learn, we try, we pray, we hope, we live and then repeat in perpetuity.

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Volume 11, Letter 27 Coronavirus Update 38

 

  June 21st, 2021

Latest numbers google/CDC

The United States is now past 65% of its over 18 year old population having been vaccinated with at least one dose and 45% of all Americans fully vaccinated. The number of vaccinated and or previously infected Americans is now a very large number and cases continue to be flat lined nationally. We have had no positive cases in our office for weeks which is a first since the pandemic began.150 million Americans are fully vaccinated with most being higher risk. 177 million have had at least one dose. The vaccines continue to drastically reduce the risk of death and hospitalization.

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Reprise article: Elimination is one of many keys to good health.

June 14th, 2021

Elimination III: - exhaling, expectorating, urinating and vomiting.

Although defecating and sweating are critical functions for the human body, these other elimination methods are important in their own respective ways. These four elimination pathways are also involved in removing toxins, heat and excess water.

Exhaling is basically a path for removing carbon dioxide after a successful breath. The vast majority of exhaled air is CO2. There are a few other volatile organic compounds like ethanol and methanol that are released making the lungs and blood more clean.

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FDA is limiting the volume of heavy metals allowed in baby foods!

June 14th,  2021

Wow, it is a crazy reality that this even needs to occur, yet it does. Mercury and arsenic have been showing up in unacceptable amounts in baby foods for years and we are finally seeing movement on the regulatory front. These metals have the ability to cause reactive oxygen species development that damage cells wherever they are found. Heavy metals tend to damage the cells in the location that they bioaccumulate. For the brain, that is mercury and arsenic's home of choice. Thus, infants that accumulate these metals in the brain tissue, will suffer cell death and developmental damage. The FDA is now recalling infant rice cereal to limit the damage that is posed through these foods via arsenic bioaccumulation. While this is useful, it is late and begs the question on why we are eating rice cereal to begin with in infants. In our clinic we recommend vegetables and fruits at 6 months of age and not grain based carbohydrates that are not particularly healthy in mass quantity. Mass produced foods will always run the risk of contamination and corporate systems are not aligned with safety first protocols to limit a newborn's risk.

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  It is tick time again!

June 14th, 2021

We are seeing more cases of tick exposure and potential infections over the past few weeks as everyone is heading out to the mountains and beaches for vacation and regular life. Every spring and summer, many children present to our clinic with tick bites and other insect issues. While most bites are benign, some are not. Being aware of the realities and risks of tick exposure will help us make good decisions regarding medical care needs. Ticks are little 8 legged creatures (Images) that live primarily on animals in the woods and then grab onto us when we come into contact with a plant or animal that they were waiting or "questing" on for a "sucker" to pass by.

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Dr. Ed Behrens

June 7th, 2021

After listening to a discussion by Dr. Ed Behrens from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia regarding multi inflammatory syndrome in children, it appears to be the case that certain individuals have genetic mutations putting them at risk for immune dysregulation whereby the chemokine CXCL9 response to gamma interferon after being infected with SARS2 is up regulated due to missing repressive proteins in this inflammatory cascade.

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Volume 11, Letter 25 Coronavirus Update 37

June 7th, 2021

Lastest numbers google/CDC

The United States is now past 63% of its over 18 year old population having been vaccinated with at least one dose and 42% of all Americans fully vaccinated. The number of vaccinated and or previously infected Americans is now a very large number and cases have flat lined nationally. We have had no positive cases in our office for 10 days which is a first since the pandemic began.

136 million Americans are fully vaccinated with most being higher risk. 169 million have had at least one dose. The vaccines continue to drastically reduce the risk of death and hospitalization.

North Carolina now has 78% of individuals over 65 years of age fully vaccinated. It has stalled here.

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