Tips for Morning Sickness

Guest Post and image by Dr Laura Villa  Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but the morning sickness that comes with it is not so great.  Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting that happens when you are pregnant. Up to 85% of women experience this in their first trimester. It typically [...]

By |2021-04-05T07:21:20-07:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

T Regulatory Cells (Treg) and Autoimmunity

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay  I wrote here on the balance between the different types of T-helper cells, with emphasis on Th1 and Th2. In general, Th1 helps guide the body’s fight against intracellular organisms like viruses and certain types of intracellular bacteria, while Th2 focuses more on extracellular organisms such as parasites. The [...]

By |2021-03-26T07:01:42-07:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

What Neuroscience Says About Binge Watching

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay  Binge-watching: the act of watching several or all episodes of a television series with few, if any, breaks. With the start of the pandemic, I think we have all been guilty of binge-watching a show. I know I have.   ⠀⠀⠀ [...]

By |2021-03-19T11:14:19-07:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Home|0 Comments

Nitrates: Helpful or Harmful?

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay  Nitrates can be either helpful or harmful to your health, depending upon the amount and which biochemical pathway they follow.  Nitrates (NO3) become nitrites (NO2), and these can then get further broken down into either nitric oxide (NO), which is beneficial to the cardiovascular system especially, or into [...]

By |2021-03-17T18:08:04-07:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Vitamin D

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa Did you know that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent? It is estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide have low levels. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning it is absorbed along with fats in the diet and stored in the body's fatty tissue [...]

By |2021-03-05T13:30:57-07:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Aging Benefits

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay  We're all looking for that proverbial fountain of youth. When it comes to anti-aging, there’s no substitute for a healthy, whole foods based diet, a consistent exercise program, getting good sleep, healthy stress management techniques, and drinking plenty of filtered, clean water.  But the clock keeps ticking forward [...]

By |2021-02-26T09:53:12-07:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Beauty|0 Comments

Caffeine: The Pros and Cons

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Craig Melville from Pixabay  Fun fact: caffeine is the most common psychoactive chemical, meaning it can have mind or emotional altering properties.  There are a lot of people that like to start the day with a cup of coffee. Our minds and bodies rely on [...]

By |2021-02-19T12:05:05-07:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

5 Causes of Adult Acne and How to Treat It

This article is originally posted on Proven Skincare. Photo by Proven Skincare. When you’re a teenager, self-conscious and unsure, acne can weigh on your self-esteem and make you feel like isolating yourself. You dream of a day when you’re older and zit-free, only to discover that acne does not necessarily [...]

By |2021-02-12T13:04:25-07:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Beauty|0 Comments
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