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Natural Ways to Lower Lipoprotein(a)

I wrote here on lipoprotein(a) generally—what it is (a cholesterol analogue) and why it is far more concerning from a cardiovascular standpoint than elevated cholesterol by itself. Essentially the concern comes down to the fact that Lp(a) both decreases the breakdown of clots and acts as a strong adhesive in blood vessels, [...]

By |2020-01-10T07:45:39-07:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Nutrition|0 Comments

Decaf Coffee — Safe or Not?

I wrote here on the benefits (and relative risks) associated with drinking coffee, and here on the studies showing that overall, coffee consumption decreases the risk of chronic disease. Yet caffeine certainly has its drawbacks. In addition to sex hormone disruption, it indirectly forces the adrenals to pump out additional adrenaline, [...]

By |2019-12-27T09:36:07-07:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Mood-Boosting Winter Vitamin

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a variant of major depressive disorder that occurs during darker winter months when the days grow shorter. It’s fortunately far less common in sunny AZ. But it still does occur. This may be in part because, despite the sunshine, Vitamin D deficiency is still common [...]

By |2019-12-13T08:36:46-07:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Mental Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

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

Hydrochloric Acid and Your Blood Type

The Blood Type Diet, popularized by Dr Peter D’Adamo, was all the rage for awhile—and it seems to be enjoying a resurgence, thanks to Dr Gundry’s Low Lectin Diet, based on a similar idea. Both diets revolve around the concept of lectins, or proteins that protrude from a cell’s surface [...]

By |2019-02-02T08:17:55-07:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Low Lectin Diet: Should You Try It?

Lectins are proteins that protrude from a cell’s surface, allowing it to interact with its surroundings. This article compares lectins to Velcro: they’re sticky, and while each individual attachment is weak, the composite effect is strong. Lectins are everywhere: your cells have them, bacteria have them, and most of your food [...]

By |2018-11-30T13:49:15-07:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|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 |2018-09-07T09:22:45-07:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency

There are multiple levels of iron deficiency: low ferritin is the first, as ferritin is a storage form of iron. This can progress to low iron saturation in the bloodstream. Finally, it can become iron deficiency (or microcytic) anemia. The first two levels of iron deficiency can be caused by [...]

By |2018-03-23T09:21:53-07:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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