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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

Biofilms

Microbiology 101 The only thing protecting a free-floating microorganism from the outside world is its cell wall. Cell walls are very important for letting good stuff (from the organism’s perspective) inside, and expelling the garbage. As soon as that microorganism comes in contact with a surface, though, it can attach [...]

By | 2017-08-18T18:11:42+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Why Stress Tanks Your Excitement and Focus

Neurophysiology 101 Dopamine is perhaps best known as the “pleasure” neurotransmitter, because it’s the currency used in the nucleus accumbens, or the part of the brain known as “the pleasure center.” It’s also one of the catecholamine neurotransmitters: its progeny are norepinephrine and epinephrine (better known as adrenaline). Together and [...]

By | 2017-07-21T17:50:55+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Mental Health|0 Comments

Is Dairy Different in Europe?

I wrote here on the difference in European bread versus bread produced in the United States. Many of my patients (myself included) also discovered a distinct difference between the dairy in Europe versus in the States, as well. Here’s why. Different Components of Dairy There are three main macronutrients in [...]

By | 2017-07-07T18:01:58+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|0 Comments

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