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Pregnancy, Induction and Due Date
 A due date is 280 days from a woman’s last menstrual period, but only 3% of women deliver on this date, and only 70% within 10 days of it.
  • Tracking precise lengths of gestation in 125...
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Educated Consumerism: Giving Up Dairy Hurts – Try Grassfed Ghee

Giving up grass-fed butter means losing a robust source of vitamin A, K2, and important fatty acids like CLA. If you have casein sensitivity, grass-fed, organic, cultured ghee is the closest...

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Perils of Peeking into the Womb: Ultrasound Risks

“Clinical use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging during pregnancy has a long history of safety and diagnostic utility, as supported by numerous human case reports and epidemiological studies.

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Gimme My Appendix Back

We often have the hubris to assume that human evolution has made some big mistakes. These assumptions are evident in the belief that:

  1. Newborns are made deficient in Vitamin K.
  2. Contracting...
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We're Just Talkin' Here: HPV Vaccine

The suppression of inquiry around vaccination science, policy, and practice is unacceptable and smacks of faith-based adherence to a faltering tradition of paternalistic medicine. Recently, Sayer...

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Drop Your Weapon, Doctor! Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Iron stores and hemoglobin levels were improved in newborns when clamping was delayed for at...
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The OB's Fave Prescriptions - Antiobiotics in Pregnancy
  • Antibiotics are cellular toxins causing oxidative stress in addition to slaughtering bacteria - good, bad, and indifferent.
  • A signal is being raised to implicate antibiotics in pregnancy with...
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Thyroid Autoantibodies - Predicting Postpartum Depression
  • I screen for thyroid autoantibodies in every patient because misfiring of the immune system has consequences for wellness and particularly for mood and anxiety.
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Educated Consumerism – Epic Bars

While I advocate for a high natural fat, vegetable-based carb diet for most people, I am often asked, “What should I eat for a snack?” With improved blood sugar stability, constant...

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Sugar is Highly Addictive

A hormone-disrupting, immune-derailing, and cancer-feeding substance, sugar is also highly addictive as has been demonstrated by the health of the American population. Several animal studies such...

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Schizophrenia and Autoimmune Disease - Fire in the Mind

A recent study contributes to the literature suggesting a bidrectional relationship between schizophrenia and autoimmune diseases. In a Danish cohort, individuals with schizophrenia and infectious...

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Oxytocin and Maternal Depression

Oxytocin is a pituitary hormone that plays a critical role in the natural physiology of childbirth, lactation, and mother-infant bonding. In a recent study, researchers followed 46...

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