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The Immune Deficiency Foundation (www.primaryimmune.org) has estimated that it takes 12.4 years from initial symptoms to the time a patient is diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency. An accurate diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency may be delayed because the primary symptom of the disorder, a series of infections,...

Part 1:  A Look at Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Many patients and even doctors are unaware that several of the most commonly prescribed medications can deplete vital nutrients.  This is concerning, especially considering that most Americans already struggle with poor nutrition.  As Americans, we are also heavily...

In July of 2017; I started the IP program with Courtney as my IP coach.  At the time I weighed 360 pounds, I could not bend over and touch my toes and I was on medication for blood pressure and Diabetes.  I had been diagnosed...

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. This means that your body is unable to synthesize them on its own and they must be obtained through your diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are very common in our diets. Unfortunately, Americans on average consume...

Where do I begin….I had wanted start Ideal Protein as soon as I heard about it, but kept putting it off with excuses of “I don’t have the time or money.” My schedule was crazy and I was on the road a lot. I found...

Hirsutism can be defined as excessive body hair in women, often in areas of the body where hair is unwanted.1 Women who suffer from facial hirsutism often avoid social situations and have been observed to have signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression.2 This issue presents...

Many people fail to realize that 80% of the body’s immune system is in the gut.  After this winter of rampant illness, we are all concerned about how well our body can fight disease causing organisms, but we also need to make sure that our...

I have struggled with my weight all my life as well as how I perceived my body. I can remember going on all kinds of diets as a teenager, some worked for a while. As I got older losing weight became harder.  I have been...

Progesterone (P4) helps balance estradiol (E2) in the body, making its use in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) just as important as E2. Conventional HRT wisdom seems to claim that since progesterone’s main role is to protect the uterus from estrogen dominance, no further P4 treatment...

For years, doctors and nutritionists have touted the benefits of magnesium.  It is estimated that 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this vital mineral.  The reason for such a high incidence of magnesium deficiency is multifaceted:  Soil depletion has lowered the amount of magnesium...

It’s that time of year again.  New deductibles, coinsurance, copays, formularies and prior authorizations. Below is a chart of some common prescription dermatology products and their cost. You can see that many of them are tremendously expensive. Even if you have insurance your copay or deductible...

I decided to start the Ideal Protein plan after my sister posted a picture of us on Facebook and I was very upset with the way I looked. It took a couple weeks but I made a decision to start Ideal Protein and am so...