The Truth About GMOs

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Arturs Budkevics from Pixabay  Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, have become a hot topic and are part of many debates. However, there is a great deal of confusion about their impact on your health. Do they weaken your health? Do they contribute to cancer and other [...]

By |2021-04-30T09:48:07-07:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

How Inositol Regulates Hormones

Image by bigfatcat from Pixabay  Inositol has far-reaching effects upon hormones, because of its position as one of three major classes of second messengers in cells. Think of second messengers as the second string of relay runners: the first runner hands off the baton and the second messenger takes it from there, carrying [...]

By |2021-04-30T16:46:10-07:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Excitotoxins: MSG and Aspartame

Excitotoxicity occurs when a stimulant triggers neurons to fire excessively. The signal comes from the NMDA receptor, which can be triggered by several neurotransmitters, which causes release of calcium within the cell. Because the body always wants to seek balance, excess of any electrolytes draws water from the extracellular space, [...]

By |2021-04-23T06:35:42-07:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

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
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