Tag Archives: Immune system


Flaking Off Psoriasis

I was sitting with a teller doing my banking today when she asked me what type of practice I have.  I told her “naturopathic”.  She briefly pulled up her shirt sleeve and flashed some reddish, disturbed skin.  “Can you do anything for psoriasis?” she laughingly joked.  “Actually,” I replied, “have you ever considered…” and off […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation Inflammation Skin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes…Welcome to Allergy Season!

When we hear the word allergy what springs to mind is a seasonal reaction to pollen, grasses and weeds, or we associate allergies with year-round reactions to dust, mold and dander from our furry loved ones. These have a similar underlying physiological mechanism that is also to blame for the common food allergy, notably the […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Immunity & Inflammation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Healing Nutrients – Recovering from Injury

Inflammation is a powerful process that our body uses to heal injuries, fight infections, and deal with damaged cells and debris. The five cardinal signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, warmth, pain and tenderness.  Inflammation in the acute stage is beneficial to help heal tissue injury, but, it is when it becomes chronic that we […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

My Favorite Immune Booster

5, B6, B12, folic acid), magnesium, calcium, and five essential trace minerals. The main advantage of IV therapy is that it bypasses the absorption required in the digestive tract.  Vitamin absorption issues are extremely common and can be caused by diet (i.e. vegetarians may be deficient in certain B vitamins and iron), birth control pill […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Supplementation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

‘Tis the Season…

It’s my favorite season of all – finally, a good excuse to unbuckle my belt a couple notches, pour a stiff rum and eggnog, and indulge in as many sweet treats as I can before the New Year rolls in, along with pangs of guilt.  Does this sound familiar to you?  I think it’s safe […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Detoxification Immunity & Inflammation Longevity | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Flu Vaccine Recall

An unfortunate number of excess adverse effects in the UK are leading Baxter to recall 300,000 doses of it’s influenza vaccine.  Baxter has run into some trouble in the past when it was caught adding Avian Flu Virus to it’s regular flu vaccines two years ago. Larger than usual amounts of those injected with Preflucel, […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Counteracting Inflammation

Low grade inflammation is a process that occurs in our body constantly – it’s a mechanism our cells use to repair tissue in response to an infection or injury.  It involves white blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) responding to the release of cytokines (chemical messengers) from damaged tissue in an effort to repair; this is […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season is (unfortunately!) just around the corner if it hasn’t already launched itself at you in full force.  The immune system is a powerful player in our body – keeping it in tip-top shape takes a bit of work.  Many people aren’t aware, but the functionality of our immune cells are very […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Breast Cancer Nutrition

Breast cancer.  Just the thought can make us shudder.  As more women are becoming diagnosed with breast cancer it is imperative that we take matters into our own hands and seek out prevention as a means to avoid this disease. When it comes to your health, eating a nutritious diet and avoiding foods that promote […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Germ-a-phobes – Triclosan

What is it? The germ theory, which became the cornerstone of modern medicine and influenced the recent massive push for antibiotic use, proposes that microorganisms are the cause of many diseases.  I, and many others since, have argued that this is only one part of the equation.   One must also take into account the biological […]

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