Low Oxalates Foods May Help Reduce Auto-Immune Disease Risk, Autism and Fibromyalgia

By Tucson Functional Medicine on April 25, 2021 0 Comments

Oxalate (or oxalic acid) is a compound found in a variety of plant-based foods. Under a microscope, oxalates are jagged in structure and look somewhat crystalline. During metabolism, oxalic acid combines with other minerals like calcium, sodium, magnesium, and potassium to form compounds like calcium oxalate and sodium oxalate in the kidneys, which may also be responsible … Continue Reading


Fecal Transplant- An Innovative Procedure for Autism, Diabetes and Obesity

By Tucson Functional Medicine on April 19, 2021 0 Comments

Hey Gang: Fecal Transplants for most people may initiate the “yuck factor”. However, to be quite honest my research has shown this procedure to have promising benefits. A fecal transplant is when a doctor transplants feces from a healthy donor into another person to restore the balance of bacteria in their gut. Fecal transplants may … Continue Reading


A Novel Gut Bacteria Noted to Help Combat Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease

By Tucson Functional Medicine on April 11, 2021 0 Comments

As science continues to emerge in gut research, novel gut bacteria are being discovered. Akkermansia muciniphila has emerged as the “sentinel of the gut” and has been shown to promote gut barrier integrity, modulate immune response and inhibit inflammation.   Adequate levels of Akkermansia muciniphila provides that extra mucus layer of protection in leaky gut.   … Continue Reading


PART 2 – Milk Does a Body GOOD??

By Tucson Functional Medicine on April 5, 2021 0 Comments

MILK DOES A BODY BAD!! In observational studies both across countries and within single populations, higher dairy intake has been linked to increased risk of prostate cancer [2]. Observational cohort studies have shown higher dairy intake is linked to higher ovarian cancer risk[2]. Cow’s milk protein may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes through … Continue Reading