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Metabolic Endotoxemia

It sounds like a mouthful, I know. So let me break down the words: metabolism refers to how your body takes food and turns it into energy and building blocks for repair, while eliminating waste (at the cellular level) produced as a byproduct of this process. As for endotoxemia: endo- [...]

By |2018-09-14T15:05:52+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

“Healthy” Beverages That Aren’t

Beverages can add a lot of empty calories to one’s diet. Any sugar content will hit the bloodstream immediately, since there’s no fiber, protein, or fat to slow its release—which means sugar in beverages set you up for a glucose spike, and subsequent crash while the glucose all rushes into [...]

By |2018-09-07T09:22:45+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

Histamine and Motion Sickness

If you get sick riding in a car or on a boat (or a roller coaster), you take Dramamine, right? It’s a pretty well known remedy. But Dramamine is an antihistamine. Have you ever wondered what an antihistamine has to do with motion sickness? Histamine and Motion Sickness Histamine does [...]

By |2018-08-31T14:38:26+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Glutathione and Autism

Glutathione is a peptide of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It is arguably the most powerful antioxidant in the body; it’s also required for one of the liver’s six main pathways of Phase 2 Detoxification, and it offers immune support and cytokine balancing in chronic illness. Recently it [...]

By |2018-08-17T16:18:26+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Detox|0 Comments

Phosphatidylcholine and Detoxification

I wrote here about consuming phosphatidylcholine for the purposes weight loss. But this amazing phospholipid does so much more than that. Phospholipids have a common biochemical structure: a glycerol backbone (the same stuff used to make soap) with two fatty acids, a phosphate group, and one extra molecule attached (in this [...]

By |2018-08-17T08:35:45+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Digestive Enzymes

Your body breaks down your food using molecular “scissors” called enzymes. Certain enzymes are more targeted at certain macronutrients. There are many enzymes designed to break down different types of carbohydrates, and there are also some plant-derived enzymes in commercial enzyme formulations as well. Here’s what each of those enzyme [...]

By |2018-08-10T17:23:40+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Periodontitis and Chronic Disease

We’ve long known—or at least suspected—that there is a connection between oral infections and systemic illness. The famous dentist Westin Price postulated at the turn of the century that this was due to focal infections: the bacteria in the mouth actually travel to other parts of the body and create [...]

By |2018-08-03T14:55:16+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Blastocystis hominis, Leaky Gut, and Chronic Hives

Blastocystis is one of the most common parasites I see in my practice—which may in part be because it’s one of those that does show up in stool cultures if it’s present. (Many cultures for larger organisms are very hit-or-miss.) Like many common viruses and bacteria, blastocystis may or may [...]

By |2018-07-27T16:44:49+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Weight Loss Plateaus

It’s super frustrating. You’ve been following your low calorie/low carb diet and sticking to your new exercise regime religiously, and it worked for awhile… but suddenly you stop losing weight. This happens to nearly everyone who tries to embark on a weight loss journey. It’s the flip side of the [...]

By |2018-07-20T10:40:46+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss|0 Comments

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