What your DNA can tell you and how to use this information

What your DNA can tell you and how to use this information lecture was the first lecture at Johnson Compounding and Wellness kicking off the our fall lecture series.  Almost every seat was taken.  Dr. Gary discussed what gene SNPS are, what they tell us and how this information can be used to help with current health issues.  Also discussed was how this information can be used to help maintain  health as the years roll on.  Genetics, epigenetics and methylation were discussed.

Also discussed was what is involved, the process for analyzing the data and what can be accomplished.

Here is the recording of the presentation.

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Feel free to contact Dr Gary at 781-893-3870 x2 or gary@naturalcompounder.com if you have any questions.

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Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

Here is the recording of  the lecture  Preparing for Cold and Flu Season  Dr. Gary Kracoff presented on Tuesday, November 7 . It was a discussion on natural options to prepare your whole family for the upcoming cold & flu season. Recommendations for infants through seniors will be discussed

Areas to be discussed include:

  • How to help your immune system
  • Helpful lifestyle suggestions
  • Nutritional support
  • Homeopathic support
  • Herbal support

This lecture is held at Johnson Compounding & Wellness 577 Main St Waltham, MA

Please feel free to call me at 781-893-3870 x 111 if you have any questions.


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The Secrets Your DNA Holds: Genetics 101

Thanks to the advances in technology, a simple saliva test can measure 602,000 pieces of


a person’s DNA. This is important because everyone has some level of genetic variation in their DNA. Because variants can impact an individual’s ability to make and use different nutrients critical for circulatory, immune and even emotional health, everyone is susceptible, in their own unique way, to potential health implications.

Genes are passed from parent to child—one copy from the mother and one copy from the father—with each cell containing a set of genetic instructions. When an existing cell divides to make a new cell, it copies the set of genetic instructions. However, sometimes these instructions are copied incorrectly, like a typo, which leads to…(more)

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From Chapter 3: Vaccine Safety. Dr. Richard Moskowitz MD

From Chapter 3: Vaccine Safety.

According to the established standards of biomedical science, almost all  of the industry’s safety trials are fundamentally defective in three critical respects.

Instead of inert placebo, their so-called “control” groups receive either the highly reactive adjuvant or a different vaccine entirely.

The observation period for serious adverse events is very brief, rarely longer than a few days, such that life-threatening autoimmune illnesses, which often take weeks, months, or even  years to develop, are automatically excluded from consideration.

Third, the lead investigator is given unlimited authority to determine whether or not the reported adverse events are vaccine-  related, based on criteria that are kept secret.The result is that only a vanishingly tiny fraction of the deaths and serious injuries reported by the subjects themselves are considered seriously, let alone actually attributed to the vaccines.

The manufacturers’ unwillingness to specify the criteria used to reject these reports lends further credence to the suspicion that the lead investigator’s rôle is to make sure that the results conform to the manufacturers’ commercial agenda, to promote the vaccine as ideally safe and effective, and even to alter or fabricate the data if necessary.  A former drug-company Vice-President recently made it unmistakably clear that this corrupt scenario is actually the Standard Operating Procedure throughout the industry.

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Vaccination Not All Black and White

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Arlington Community Media, Inc.

Some two hundred years ago, philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote presciently, “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Which begs the question: what truths of tomorrow are we currently resisting as blindly ignorant? In this episode, Peter is joined by Dr. Richard Moskowitz, who believes that a healthy skepticism surrounding vaccination is one such truth.


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Nation’s Death Rate Rises as Progress Against Heart Disease Stalls

Updated Dec. 8, 2016 2:23 p.m. ET

Researchers point to obesity epidemic as a key factor behind increase, call for more public-health measures


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It has been said that how long we live is 80% genetics and 20% what we do, and how well we live is 80% what we do and 20% genetics.

The chart above shows that the death rate from heart disease is increasing recently after over 30 years of declining.  Information from the CDC states that this increase is among both white and black men and women.  

Researchers feel that the obesity epidemic is probably to blame for most of the higher death rate from heart disease due to the increases in high blood pressure.  We have more people on medication for high blood pressure, and the death rate is still climbing.

We need to do is stop blaming it on genetics and our family history and take responsibility for the way we are running our lives.  Diet, lifestyle, blood sugar levels, and stress levels all play into how our bodies respond and react.  

We make sure we put the right fuel in our cars, change our oil at the recommended intervals to help our cars run well and last a long time.  Isn’t it time that we put the same effort into our bodies and our lives?

We need to eat healthy, cut back on processed foods, white flour, white sugar, hydrogenated fats, fast foods, and prepared foods.  We need to eat what nature intended us to fuel our bodies with  fresh, clean fruits, and vegetables, free range animal products, fresh water, and freshly prepared meals. We also need to reduce our toxic exposure.

Exercise is important We were meant to be active, not a couch potatoes.  We need to look at the toxins we are exposed to in our foods, cleaning products, beauty products, etc. Two important other toxic exposures are stress and bad relationships.So on the emotional level we might need to do some work also.

We do have control over the 80% that determines how well we live.  It takes work, effort and planning, but the results are worth the effort.

Many clients ask “Where do I start?”  My first thought goes to digestion and elimination.  We need to put good quality food into our system, and we need to be able to digest it and absorb the nutrients.  We also need to be able to eliminate the waste product efficiently.

Digestion, elimination and blood sugar issues are behind most of our chronic health issues, and these problems are getting more out of balance every year for a larger number of people.  The CDC says blood sugar issues and obesity are probably the two biggest reasons the death rate is rising.  It’s a shame that  each of us can control and balance these areas ourselves and should be able to live healthier lives for many years.

If you are ready to take charge of your life, please feel free to contact me to set up a consultation.  Together we can put together a program to help you take control of the 80% that factors into how well you live your life.

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Vaccine Effectiveness- Dr. Richard Moskowitz MD.

Here is the next excerpt from: VACCINES: A REAPPRAISAL by Dr. Richard Moskowitz

The measles vaccine was spectacularly successful but unnecessary, since the disease had already evolved from a killer into a normal disease of childhood, so that vaccinating kids deprived them of the vital health benefits of coming down with and recovering from the acute disease, just as the mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and flu vaccines have done.

The decline of serious diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough are also widely attributed to vaccines, despite the consensus of most epidemiologists that improvements in hygiene, sanitation, and public health deserve most if not all of the credit.

At the same time that the polio vaccine made its debut, the CDC quietly redefined infantile paralysis to exclude all but the severest cases, leading the public to believe that the vaccine was solely responsible for the sharp decline in the number of cases that promptly resulted.

The chickenpox and rotavirus vaccines are directed against diseases that have never been very serious, in the developed world at least, and are marketed largely for economic reasons, to save working parents from the lost wages of having to stay home and care for their sick children.

The flu vaccine targets a disease that is sometimes if rarely fatal in the old and debilitated; but it was destined to fail, because influenza viruses mutate so rapidly, and because so many flu-like illnesses involve totally different viruses.

The rapid evolution of viruses and bacteria, resulting in the development of mutant strains, severely limits the effectiveness of many vaccines.

The H1B and the Pneumococcus are made from organisms that are part of our normal flora. In the wake of the pertussis vaccine, mutant strains have brought the disease back in a major way from the brink of extinction. The chickenpox virus has roared back as shingles in younger and younger age groups since that vaccine was mandated. Mutant strains of the polio virus have appeared in even deadlier form in several countries, including our own.

Another major problem with vaccine effectiveness is the inaccuracy of the specific antibody titer as a measurement of immune status, which has led to tragic miscalculations.  The CDC and the industry interpret the absence of antibodies to mean that the vaccine has simply “worn off,” leaving such individuals susceptible as before, and that added booster shots can dependably restore their level of immunity to the desired level.

But MMR recipients with measles titers below supposedly immune levels have been shown to respond only minimally to a booster shot.  One measles outbreak featured mild cases with pale rash, no fever, and minimal fatigue, mainly in vaccinated kids with no antibodies; the typical acute form was found in the unvaccinated, but also in vaccine recipients with high levels of antibody. These paradoxical findings indicate that vaccination involves an ongoing effect invisible to routine serological testing, and that revaccinating people with low titers puts them at risk of more serious reactions.

Case in point: a young lab tech developed severe chronic bronchitis after her second of three Hep B shots, but showed no antibodies four years later; so her new employer, believing her still susceptible, insisted on a second round. The result was chronic, autoimmune thyroiditis and several related complaints that left her permanently disabled; and her claim for compensation under the VICP program was denied under current Federal guidelines.

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