7 Surprising Health Conditions That Can Be from Poor Breathing at Night [Podcast 43]

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I discuss 7 health conditions that you may not think about that could be a sign of a sleep-breathing disorder. 1. Nighttime urination 2. Atrial Fibrillation 3. Panic attacks at night 4. Seizures 5. GI problems 6. Skin problems 7. Infertility  Bonus: Cancer Download mp3   Show Notes Dr. Josh Ax: Eat Dirt: Why Leaky […]

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Autoimmune Disorders?

In my book Sleep, Interrupted, which was published in 2008, I commented on the association between sleep-related breathing disorders and autoimmune conditions.  This was based on a revelation I had after reading Dr. Robert Sapolski’s book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. He hypothesized that chronic stress due to any reason, can stimulate your immune and nervous systems […]

An Alternate Explanation For Strep Throat & Rheumatic Fever

KevinMD had a guest blogger who questioned the value of needing to treat one million strep throat infections with antibiotics to save one patient from rheumatic fever and heart disease. Typically, we only need to treat a particular strain of strep called Group A beta-hemolytic Strep (GABHS), which produces a particular type of toxin and […]

Multiple Links Between Psoriasis & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Believe it or not, your skin is considered an end organ, meaning that it’s at the outermost reaches of your blood supply. It’s also a part of your body which can be deprived of blood flow if you’re under stress, similar to what happens to your digestive or reproductive systems. Psoriasis is a common skin […]

How Alcohol Is Linked To Psoriasis In Women

Women who drink 2 or more times per week, particularly nonlight beer, are found to have a higher risk of developing psoriasis. This study out of Harvard University showed that the risk increased by 1.72 times normal. One hypothesis that was proposed was that non-light beer is made from wheat products, and that wheat contains […]