Should Pharmaceutical Drugs Always Be Used to Treat Disease?

It is common in our modern society to limit the treatment of disease to approved pharmaceutical drugs, but that method is neither logical nor justified. The truth is that other treatment methods have been successfully utilized to improve human health for centuries, often without the side effects that we witness with pharmaceutical drugs. Overall, the universal doctrine of treating diseases only with approved pharmaceutical drugs simply cannot be justified on scientific grounds. Read More

The Best Ways to Support Your Immune System During Allergy Season

If you have bad seasonal allergies, you known the instant that winter changes over to spring. As your eyes turn red, itchy, and swollen and you start to sneeze compulsively, you know that you’re in for a miserable few months. But there is some good news, too! By supporting your immune system now, you can minimize the impact of seasonal allergies and step outside each morning without trepidation.

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Avoiding Health Risks for Seniors

Scientific Reflections by Dr. Gerry Norton

Even though seniors (65+) represent about 13% of the population, they use more than one third of prescription drugs. It is even more significant when it is realized that the risks associated with both prescribed and over the counter drugs are dramatically higher among seniors than with the general population. Physicians should expect adverse drug reactions (ADR) as much as 50% for seniors using 5 or more prescription drugs per day. Clearly, risks are much more significant when prescribing drugs to seniors. The medical profession recommends slow and frequent monitoring of prescription drugs when treating ailments among seniors as a means of managing senior health matters. Are these so called precautions enough to safeguard the health of aging patients? Read More

How to Boost Your Immune Support During Flu Season

Though the weather in Florida belies the fact that it is winter, the truth is that flu season is still in full force. It is never too late to strengthen your immune system in an effort to avoid the flu, but where should you begin? These three tips will get you started.

Get the Flu Shot

Though the flu shot doesn’t provide a guarantee that you will remain healthy, doctors agree that it can still help boost your body’s ability to fight the influenza virus. The flu shot is composed of dead flu cells, and those dead cells help your immune system fight the real flu when it creeps into your body. By protecting yourself, you are really protecting others as well because you are less likely to pass the flu onto other vulnerable people like children and the elderly. Read More

CellQuest Education Series: Back to the Future

Scientific Reflections by Dr. Gerry Norton

From the beginning of human existence, the immune system has been the primary method of defending against and preventing disease. Its ability to function successfully depended upon diet and physical activity. A little over a century ago, synthetic drugs provided an alternative, more direct way of inhibiting the progress of disease and providing emergency remedies for acute cases. Read More

CellQuest Education Series: Before and After Sun

Scientific Reflections by Dr. Gerry Norton

CellQuest has developed a dual purpose product primarily to defend against sunburn before it happens and soothe and assist healing after it happens.

Sunburns are the reaction of the body to the direct damage of cellular DNA resulting from the excitation of DNA by UV-B light photons. The resultant formation of a thymine dimer triggers several defensive mechanisms, including DNA repair to reverse the damage and generate more melanin to prevent future occurrences.  Melanin also reduces the generation of free radicals in minimizing the impact to both direct (nuclear) and indirect (mitochondrial) DNA. Read More

CellQuest Education Series: A Logical Review of Medicines

Scientific Reflections by Dr. Gerry Norton

MEDICINAL  AND DISEASE CATEGORIES

Types of medicines include pharmaceutical drugs (FDA approved) and natural medicines (foods and food supplements). Their structures and modes of operation are significantly different. Pharmaceutical drugs comprise single molecular structures, while foods comprise a multiplicity of compounds working together. Supplements are formulated with selected ingredients derived from plants and herbs. Pharmaceutical products may also contain plant or herbal extracts, comprising single compounds. In general, diseases may be classified as acute and chronic. Acute diseases are defined as short term events with clearly observable symptoms. Typically, the term is applied to diseases lasting up to three months. The causes of acute diseases are often microbial (viral or bacterial). Chronic diseases refer to long term ailments with no current cure options and requiring essentially, long term medicinal treatments. It seems that while acute diseases become less prevalent because of successful medicines (almost exclusively, approved drugs), chronic diseases undergo ever increasing medicinal treatments of various types and developing discovery.    Read More

The Best Natural Product to Treat Burnt Skin

There are thousands of products available on store shelves right now that make promises of skin healing and rejuvenation, especially after damage caused by burns and other traumatic injuries. However, the majority of those products are developed from synthetic ingredients that cannot stimulate the skin to undergo deep and comprehensive repair. CellQuest Topical is a truly natural product derived from specially cultivated musaceas plants that is capable of effectively protecting and healing the skin.    Read More

A Logical Prediction of the Development of Future Medicines

Scientific Reflection by Dr. Gerry Norton

Since the dawn of human existence there has been an instinctive and observed realization that survival depends on food in its available forms. Hunting and farming provided a means of maintaining and prolonging life while defending against predators and the environmental hazards of the times. For our forbears as for us, food provides energy, physical mass and defense against disease through a biological  immune system.

The basic interplay between physiological processes and food chemistry may be defined as synergistic and complementary. Human existence and survival relies on this fundamental relationship. Food provides energy, cellular mass and support of the immune system in the prevention of disease. The inherent immune system  promotes defensive actions as distinct from curative ones. Prevention and cure are specific stages in counteracting diseases.  Read More

Supporting Your Immune System through Cold and Flu Season

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of your body’s immune system. You are exposed to viruses and bacteria every day, but you avoid becoming chronically ill because your immune system has the power to keep your body protected. During cold and flu season, however, your immune system needs some extra support and attention in order to work as efficiently as possible. The following tips will help you nurture your immune system all winter long. Read More