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The Redox (Oxidation / Reduction) Pathways

Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay  The prevailing theory of aging, and of many chronic diseases, has to do with oxidative damage. The idea is that matter likes to be both electrically and magnetically neutral: positive charges balanced with negative charges, and electrons (which are electronegative) like to be paired “spin up” and [...]

By |2020-08-14T09:40:43-07:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Detox, Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

The Effects of CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBD has been a fad for a few years now, and for good reason. Not only are anecdotal stories of its benefits compelling (we all have friends who swear by it!), but studies also demonstrate impressive actions on a number of different systems. Most of my patients who ask me [...]

By |2020-03-20T09:27:32-07:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

The Benefits of Fulvic Acid

Fulvic acid might seem new to the nutritional world, but in reality, it’s very, very old—in fact, it’s as old as plants and soil. When soil-based microbes break down decaying organic matter, they produce fulvic acid, which is the reason why compost is such a great fertilizer. Think of fulvic [...]

By |2020-01-24T11:31:59-07:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Supplements|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

How Taurine Affects Anxiety and Adrenaline

I wrote here about how taurine affects overexcitable membranes in general, and it essentially boils down to two interrelated things: the NMDA receptor (which is stimulated by the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, and inhibited by calming neurotransmitters glycine and GABA), and calcium conduction (the flow of which occurs when the NMDA receptor [...]

By |2019-08-09T06:53:19-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Chronic Illnesses, Supplements|0 Comments

Essential Oils

Essential oils are all the rage at the moment, in part because of multilevel marketing—but while I’m not a huge fan of MLM in general, that doesn’t mean that essential oils themselves don’t have their place in the pharmacopeia of natural medicines. But first, a few definitions. Essential Oils vs [...]

By |2019-04-26T06:52:59-07:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Spotlight on: N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is best known as a building block for the body’s “master” antioxidant, glutathione. It is an excellent antioxidant in its own right as well—but it does much more than just support redox chemistry. NAC as an Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Oxidative damage can certainly trigger immune system activation [...]

By |2019-01-18T12:19:27-07:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Nutrients to Stabilize Your Blood Sugar

I wrote here about the potentially damaging effects of sugar. But to recap, it’s been heavily associated with weight gain, heart disease, insulin resistance and diabetes, cancer, and dementia, just to name some of the big ones. It’s important to keep yourself out of the danger zone (fasting glucose over [...]

By |2018-11-09T09:33:59-07:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Probiotic Strains and What They Do

Your microbiome is critically important to your health, protecting against pathogenic illnesses as well as noninfectious gut disorders like allergies and autoimmunity. It also supports your mood and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Your diet has a huge impact on the types of bacteria that flourish in your gut, and [...]

By |2018-10-26T14:18:28-07:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments