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Post by Dr. Holly Hagglund, ND: Melatonin has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years with increased research studying its effects on cancer, fertility, Alzheimer’s Disease, COVID-19, and many other conditions.  While lack of vitamin D is sometimes referred to as a “sunlight deficiency,”...

A new study published in JAMA Network Open sheds light on how alcohol consumption affects dementia risk and it is fascinating!! Researchers followed over 4 million Koreans and asked about drinking behaviors at 2 time points 2 years apart and then assessed dementia incidence 7...

Summer time! We’re hiking and picnicking! And, we’re exposed to ticks! The blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) is the main carrier of Lyme in our region. In its nymph phase, which predominates in the summer, it can be as small as a poppyseed. Why the worry? A 2018...

Flu season in upon us and it is anticipated to be a bad one! Per CNN Health News: "Last year's seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu". Interestingly,...