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Carrageenan: Is It Safe?

Carrageenan is a food additive that helps particularly organic foods to gel, thicken, and stabilize. It’s extracted from Irish moss, a seaweed, and it has been used for its purpose for hundreds of years. But our consumption now is dramatically higher than ever before, of course, due to widespread manufacturing. [...]

By | 2017-10-20T15:44:30+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

How the Liver Detoxifies

Your liver is quite the multi-tasker. Its most important job is to detoxify foreign chemicals, but it also does a number of other important tasks, including regulating blood sugar levels, making bile to help digest fats, making your blood’s carrier proteins and clotting factors, acting as a repository for a [...]

By | 2017-09-30T08:15:53+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

Pregnenolone, Memory, and Concentration

Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone produced from cholesterol, and it’s the parent of the rest of your sex and adrenal hormones (DHEA, cortisol, aldosterone, estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, and testosterone). Because it’s the parent of all of them, it tends to have a balancing effect on both pathways. Mostly it gets [...]

By | 2017-09-15T12:00:13+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Mental Health|0 Comments

Biotoxins and Hair Loss

Far and away the most common causes of hair loss are hypothyroidism, low ferritin, and high androgen levels (such as testosterone, androstenedione, and DHEA).  Less common but still prevalent are the apparently autoimmune condition alopecia areata, and the stress-induced telogen effluvium. But one I also see quite a bit is [...]

By | 2017-09-08T17:47:10+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Detox|0 Comments

The Safest Natural Deodorants

Underarm odor happens when we sweat: the bacteria that are always present on the skin break the sweat secretions down into odor-causing fatty acids. Because sweating is one of the body’s four main emunctories (routes of excretion) for toxins, it is definitely true that body odor is a function of [...]

By | 2017-09-01T16:55:33+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox, Health|0 Comments

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