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Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Your mitochondria are organelles (little organs within a cell) that do the work of turning your food into energy for you. Much like plants turn CO2 into oxygen, mitochondria take pyruvate (the substance your body produces from glucose) and spits out a molecule called ATP, or Adenosine Tri-Phosphate. ATP is [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:23+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Supplements|Comments Off on Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Common Supplement Additives to Avoid

Many of my patients come in with a shopping bag full of supplements at the first visit. “Why are you on this?” I ask about each one in turn. “Oh, I read it was good for my heart I think,” they tell me, or, “Doesn’t that help my thyroid?” or, [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:24+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements|Comments Off on Common Supplement Additives to Avoid

Nutrients to Help Hair Regrow

TYPES OF HAIR LOSS There are four main types of hair loss: Alopecia areata. Considered an autoimmune disease, though researchers have yet to discover the antibodies involved. Characterized by small hair follicles and slower hair growth. Telogen Effluvium. While some 80% of hair follicles are typically in the growth phase [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:11+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Men's Health, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|3 Comments

Health Benefits of Bee Propolis

Bees don’t just make honey; they also make propolis, which is kind of like a sticky resinous glue to help them patch up the hive. While honey has health benefits all its own, particularly raw honey local to your area, it has its drawbacks too. Honey does convert to glucose in [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:11+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Articles, Supplements|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Bee Propolis

Phosphatidylcholine for Weight Loss

Since you are what you eat (you know that, right?), your cell membranes are made up of the fats that you ingest—for better or for worse. But first, here’s why you care about your cell membranes. Cell Membrane Physiology: In With the Good, Out With the Bad Historically the “brain” [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:31+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Supplements|Tags: , |1 Comment

Weight Loss and Your Microbiome

YOUR MICROBIOME Your microbiome is the collective term for all the bacteria that populate your gut—all 100 trillion of them. Even though your microbiome is not technically “you,” it’s so important to your body’s function that it’s been characterized as another organ. Among other things, your microbiome helps you [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:32+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Supplements|Tags: , |2 Comments

Treating Chemical Sensitivity

I wrote here that I don’t run micronutrient analyses very often, because most cases don’t actually require this. Usually a healthy, whole foods-based diet and a good multivitamin will cover most of the body’s micronutrient requirements. This is true… but the operative word is usually. Chemically Sensitive Patients One exception [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:33+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Detox, Health, Supplements|3 Comments

What Makeup to Wear for Acne

Acne is really more about what’s going on internally than what’s happening on your skin. That said, what you put on your skin, for skin care and for makeup, can make a difference. First, a quick breakdown on what acne is, to better understand why this is the case. Acne [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:33+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Health, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

Vitamin K2 and What It Does

You probably know it’s important to take a calcium supplement, especially if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis. But remember that study that said taking calcium supplementation could increase the risk of heart attacks? The concern here is that atherosclerotic plaques contain calcium deposits, and perhaps therefore taking calcium in supplement [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:33+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

Magnesium Threonate and the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB)

Physiology 101 of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) The inside of blood vessels are lined with cells called endothelial cells, and in most parts of the body, there are small gaps between these cells. These gaps allow substances in the bloodstream to pass through the vessel walls. But in the [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:34:02+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Supplements|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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