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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

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

The Low Oxalate Diet

What Are Oxalates? Oxalates are organic acids (which means they are compounds that contain hydrogen and can lose a proton). They’re naturally found in some foods, and they are formed as byproducts of metabolic processes in the body, as well as byproducts of fungal metabolism.  Oxalates by themselves are generally [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:22+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Detox|Comments Off on The Low Oxalate Diet

Sulfur Intolerance

Biochemistry 101 Protein, one of the three types of macronutrients (the other two being carbohydrates and fat) is made up of twenty building blocks called amino acids. Two of those amino acids contain the atom sulfur in their structures: methionine and cysteine. A thiol is a compound containing a sulfur [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:22+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Nutrition|Comments Off on Sulfur Intolerance

Autism: A Cause Identified?

The incidence of autism even as recently as 2004 was one in 166. Now it’s as common as one in 68, according to the CDC. What’s going on here? The Interleukin-6 Connection The first piece of the puzzle was this article, which shows that when a pregnant mom gets a [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:23+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox|Comments Off on Autism: A Cause Identified?

Oil Pulling for Oral Health

How Teeth Stay Healthy There are four layers to your tooth, listed from outer to inner: enamel (hardest and most mineralized), dentin (a protective, also mineralized layer), pulp (containing blood vessels and nerves), and cementum (covering the roots—also mineralized). Just like any other part of your body, teeth are living [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:23+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Detox|Comments Off on Oil Pulling for Oral Health

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Immunology 101 Mast cells are a type of white blood cell that resides in connective tissue, containing small granules (small little packets) of compounds that play a role in immunity. The most well known is histamine, but others include leukotrienes (which also play a role in allergies), serotonin, ATP (your [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:23+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Detox, Health|Comments Off on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Weather-Related Migraines

I wrote here on the general naturopathic approach to treating migraines. As a rule, migraine predisposition tends to boil down to one of four things, or a combination of the following: food allergies, estrogen dominance, a backed-up liver, and/or cervical vertebral rotation or structural problems. But what of those migraines [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:24+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Health, Women's Health|Comments Off on Weather-Related Migraines

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