Newsletter – February 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Welcome to the following New Patients!

Chester Z. Judy H.

Diane S. Rye W.

Drake P. Mike A.

Jim M.

 

Thank you for your referrals!

Janet G. Lynn M. x 2

Bob Z. Rhiannon K.

Jamie P. Katie A.

 

Welcome back!

Mary B. Kelsey E.

Thank you for the gift

Tom R.

 

In the news:

Gum disease and Alzheimer’s Disease may be linked. A study done by a pharmaceutical company in San Francisco found a correlation between chronic periodontis and Alzheimer’s. A toxic enzyme, gingipains, secreted by the bacteria porphyromonas gingivalis in 96% of the 54 brain samples of Alzheimer patients. The pathogen, P. gingivalis, invades and inflames brain tissue. Tao proteins and amyloid production results from the brain trying to contain the pathogen. The pathogen was also identified in the spinal fluid, which would provide a means of identifying and testing for Alzheimer’s Disease which does not occur at this time while the patient is living. They have also detected some improvement with gingipain blocker molecules. More studies and clinical trials are forthcoming before there is definitive proof and treatment. Final thought: don’t skip your dental cleaning appointments.

New Scientist Daily News Jan. 23 2019; amended Jan. 24, 2019,

Today’s Ketogenic update:

Since my last update I have had lab work done to assess my general health including cholesterol levels. I am happy to report all numbers improved since 2016 including HDL; LDL is a little high but lower than my last test. My ratios appear good. My increase in quality fats is reflecting a good change with my cholesterol levels. My weight remains level. I am continuing to incorporate exercise back into my routine. I find new recipes regularly to help me maintain my new eating habits: keto bread, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, “crackers”, etc. so I do not miss my “carbs”. I am including a keto shake recipe in this newsletter that can be used by anyone, from Dr. Joseph Mercola’s site: www.mercola.com. It is delicious, satisfying and easy. You can tweak flavors to add variety. I hope you enjoy!

FYI– I was recently reminded while reading an article on a ketogenic eating plan that this plan was used extensively to control epileptic seizures before drug therapies. David Perlmutter, M.D. still advocates ketogenic eating for epilepsy in adults or children, particularly those who don’t respond to medications.

Dr. Baker

Children

  • 25% of our children are onprescription drugs. This is not a good trend. Lifelong dependence on drugs only leads to greater problems later in life when organ systems start to fail from long term use. You will see liver and kidney function fail, digestion issues of all sorts including acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and colon issues.
  • Medication dosing for children is a guessing game. In fact, a recent medical article relates that dosing instructions and amounts are highly variable and unreliable with 99% of children’s medications. The pharmaceutical manufacturer generally adjusts as if they are little adults. This is bad science since they are experiencing tremendous growth spurts and their metabolism is very different. Again, if they are taking more than one drug, the outcome is a guess as well. No one can predict the interaction of the drugs. 25% of the medications did include standardized dosing devices.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Nov. 30, 2010.

Pregnancy

Women who are deficient inVITAMIND are 5 X’s more likely to suffer from pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. Preeclampsia is: high blood pressure, protein in the urine and swelling in the hands/feet. It can damage the kidneys, liver, and blood vessels. If it progresses to eclampsia it leads to seizures that can result in death. Eclampsia damages the kidneys, liver, blood, lungs and nervous system. It is nothing to fool around with and developing severe pre-eclampsia results in premature births, even emergency c-sections. Eclampsia guarantees this result. Prenatal vitamins usually offer 200 – 400 IU of Vitamin D, but experts and researchers suggest 1000 IU/day is an amount needed to significantly improve levels. Other doctors have recommended 1000 IU/day/50 lbs. of body weight. Remember those of us in Northern climates get less sunshine (a great source of Vit. D) in the winter.

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and

Metabolism

Ketogenic Cacao Shake

1 c. coconut milk

½ avocado

1 T coconut oil

3 T (raw) cacao powder

1 t. cinnamon

Stevia to taste

Blend in a blender. I double this recipe for 2 shakes; one to refrigerate. You can play with flavors. I added an 1/8th c. of coffee to mine. Enjoy!

www.mercola.com.