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Lithium as a Neuroprotectant

Lithium is a trace mineral that doesn’t get a lot of attention. It’s not included in most multivitamins. There hasn’t been a great deal of research historically into its effects in the body. It’s known best not as a mineral, but as a high dose pharmaceutical for the treatment of [...]

By |2019-10-18T07:34:36-07:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

Spotlight On: Cinnamon

We’re entering the holiday season, which always makes me think of warming spices like cinnamon. The smell and flavor of cinnamon are due to an oil called cinnamaldehyde, which comprises about 90% of cinnamon’s essential oil. Cinnamaldehyde is believed to be the source of cinnamon’s spectacular array of health benefits. [...]

By |2019-10-11T08:31:59-07:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

How Your Gut Makes Serotonin

We know that there’s a huge connection between the gut and the brain—so much so that it’s got its own term: the gut-brain axis. We’ve also known for awhile that there is a definite relationship between the gut and mood regulation. Serotonin is the “happy” neurotransmitter best known for its [...]

By |2019-10-04T08:39:57-07:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Mental Health|0 Comments

Why Does Your Period Cause Insomnia?

There are some period symptoms that are common but fixable in most cases (like PMS,  cramping, and moodiness), and others that, for the most part, are physiologic (like bowel changes)--but it’s possible to mitigate them with a few habit changes. Sleep disruption around menses falls into the latter category, too, [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:55:21-07:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

Supplements to Assist with Sauna Detoxification

I wrote here on the health benefits of sauna in general, and here on infrared vs dry heat saunas. Quick recap on at least the detoxification portion, though: toxins, especially solvents, tend to persist in fat cells for years unless eliminated—and elimination occurs via sweating and weight loss. Sauna, therefore, is helpful for [...]

By |2019-08-23T14:51:57-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

PQQ and the Mitochondria

I wrote here on mitochondrial dysfunction in depth. But as a quick recap: mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cells, generating the body’s energy currency called ATP. They’re the last step in the process of converting glucose into energy. Therefore, under-functioning mitochondria will have broad-reaching consequences, affecting potentially every body system. [...]

By |2019-08-16T07:18:30-07:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

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