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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen is probably the most fundamental building block necessary for health, and it’s certainly the one without which we’d die quickest. Individual tissues will become infected and die for lack of oxygen, too—which can occur with poor blood flow. With just suboptimal oxygen levels, you'll feel fatigued, lethargic, and short of [...]

By | 2018-01-19T16:26:17+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What Our Food Cravings Say About Us

Food cravings are quite common—according to this study of a thousand college students, 97% of women and 68% of men experience them, on average two to four times per week. (Chocolate was the most commonly craved food, if you were wondering—especially among the women. Shocking, I know.) But why do [...]

By | 2018-01-12T14:26:40+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: , |0 Comments

Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

There are two main antibodies involved in Hashimoto’s: anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin. The elevation of these antibodies mean that the immune system is attacking and destroying two of the necessary components of thyroid hormone. Thyroglobulin is a precursor for thyroxine (T4), the primary hormone produced in the thyroid gland. [...]

By | 2017-12-28T12:02:14+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Supplements|0 Comments

Spotlight on: L-Theanine

There are a number of reasons why tea is good for you: the antioxidant content is incredible, for instance, and it decreases risk of stroke, diabetes, cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, and even depression. But it also contains an excellent nootropic (substance that enhances cognition): L-Theanine. L-Theanine’s Biochemical Cousins Protein (one of the [...]

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

If you’re a woman with any menstrual irregularities, there are a number of reasons why you might want to consider adding Vitamin B6 to your regimen, over and above what you might be getting in a multivitamin. Vitamin B6 and Estrogen Metabolism The liver breaks down estrogen into one of [...]

By | 2017-12-15T16:41:22+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements, Women's Health|0 Comments

Counting Macros

There are a lot of trendy diets out there (paleo, ketogenic, Whole 30, Autoimmune Protocol, GAPS, Specific Carbohydrate, etc). They all have their merits, and I do put people on each of them in specific cases. But one of the simplest, longest term approaches is “counting macros.” Macronutrients: What They [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:20:15+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

What Is an ND?

Back to basics for this post: while naturopathic medicine is FAR more widespread and widely understood than it was when I was a student, it still has yet to truly penetrate the mainstream zeitgeist. I wrote here about what naturopathic medicine is in general. Dr. Krisel Nagallo, who recently [...]

By | 2017-11-24T09:19:03+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

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