Blogs Written by Dr. Oenbrink

Mechanism for Bacterial Inactivation by Positively and Negatively Charged Cluster Ions

Comment; Ion-generating photocatalytic air purification systems create ions that react with volatile airborne chemicals and the surface proteins of cells causing chemical changes and loss of structure and function of pathogens (germs, including those that cause disease) and toxic chemicals that cause harm to other organisms—including people. -OH-1 radicals are generated by the reaction of positive and negative ions formed from the photocatalytic systems.

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Scott Armour IEP Airduct Cleaning Recommendations in HVAC

Scott is very experienced, extremely knowledgeable and may be able to conduct “virtual” inspections of your property (as does Greg Weatherman) with a local remediator on an audio-visual (videophone) type link.  Both of these people are willing to work with/help train “local (to you)” IEP’s so that they can learn more about the requirements for mold illness which are much more strict than typical Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.

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Counting The Bugs And Bacteria, You’re ‘Never Home Alone’ (And That’s OK)

Great review of the bugs that are always around and never thought of—not taken for granted necessarily as most of us are totally ignorant of them.  They CAN become a problem when the checks and balances that keep their populations under control get unbalanced.  Get sheetrock wet and there’s all sorts of mold spores that have been there since it was made just waiting to get wet so they can grow! Biofilm in shower heads, so many places, so many potential problems.  There’s also a great suggestion, “farm” your environment by putting beneficial microbes in higher amounts in the living area and don’t eradicate everything with strong antiseptic wipes.  Revolutionary thinking!

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Emerging Mycotoxins: Beyond Traditionally Determined Food Contaminants

Fungal organisms like all types of life forms have the capacity to evolve, mutate, change to meet the demands placed upon them in order to survive.  This paper reviews numerous new toxins that have been produced and are being changed, altered and produced that we need to be aware of as they are modifications of known toxins with undocumented (at the moment) effects on other organisms—such as us!

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Curcumin Inhibits the Activation of Immunoglobulin E-Mediated Mast Cells and Passive Systemic Anaphylaxis in Mice by Reducing Serum Eicosanoid and Histamine Levels

Comment; We keep learning more and more about the benefits of Curcumin, anti-allergic, IgE interruption, PGD2, 5-lipooxygenase, Leukotriene C4, Cox02, Phospholipase C-gamma-1, phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinases, so many areas of control and regulation of the immune system are involved with Curcumin, Nuclear factor KB.  It’s enough to make me crave Indian food!

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Impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

This data is at least 3 years old.  Currently, it’s been documented that prescriptions have been replaced by heroin and other drugs obtained “on the street”.  The “war on opioids” has resulted in fewer prescribed opioids but a shift to illicitly obtained substances presented as opioids, often containing much more potent agents such as fentanyl, often coming to our country from China.

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FDA warns of pet owners using animals to get opioids

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/16/health/opioid-fda-pets-bn/index.html Comment; It's a sad, sorry state of affairs when pet owners harm their pets to try to feed their addiction, something for prescribers to be vigilant about.  It’s pretty sick that folks will hurt a...

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America’s Suicide Crisis Is Worse Than We Thought

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-28/more-americans-die-from-overdoses-and-suicide-than-diabetes Comment; Wow!  Lethality of addiction & suicide (so often linked) is worse than diabetes?!?  That’s amazing & terrifying! Michelle Cortez How...

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How to recognize, treat video game addiction

https://www.wthr.com/article/how-recognize-treat-video-game-addiction Comment; The definition of addiction; "continued use despite adverse consequences" can apply to  so many different things! Play Video Video game addiction How Fortnite plays into gaming disorder...

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Managing Comorbid Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder

https://www.clinicalpainadvisor.com/opioid-addiction/alcohol-use-disorder-opioid-use-disorder/article/804276/ Comment; Naltrexone is used to treat both alcohol & opioid use disorder.  I didn't see mention of buprenorphine on this population.  I'd like more...

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Blogs Written by Dr. Oenbrink

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