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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 |2018-08-17T08:35:45-07:00August 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 |2018-08-10T17:23:40-07:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Health Benefits of Curcumin

Turmeric is the spice responsible for the yellow color in curry, and in American mustard. It is in the same botanical family as ginger (which you might be able to tell visually, if you’ve ever purchased both at the grocery store), and its most biologically active component is curcumin. Health [...]

By |2018-06-29T06:31:03-07:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Supplements|Tags: |0 Comments

The Best Immune Support Treatments

It’s been a rough cold and flu season! We seem to be through the worst of it, but what can you do to protect yourself and your family? Of all the myriad of products proclaiming immune support benefits, how do you know which one to choose? It’s first of all [...]

Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

The power of naturopathic medicine is in the philosophy: remove obstacles to cure and give the body the building blocks it needs to heal itself, and within reason, healing will follow. I prefer not to give supplements to treat symptoms, because that approach doesn’t get to the root cause… but [...]

By |2018-02-09T09:16:16-07:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Supplements|0 Comments

Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

There are two main antibodies involved in Hashimoto’s: anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin. The elevation of these antibodies mean that the immune system is attacking and destroying two of the necessary components of thyroid hormone. Thyroglobulin is a precursor for thyroxine (T4), the primary hormone produced in the thyroid gland. [...]

By |2017-12-28T12:02:14-07:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Supplements|0 Comments

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

If you’re a woman with any menstrual irregularities, there are a number of reasons why you might want to consider adding Vitamin B6 to your regimen, over and above what you might be getting in a multivitamin. Vitamin B6 and Estrogen Metabolism The liver breaks down estrogen into one of [...]

By |2017-12-15T16:41:22-07:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements, Women's Health|0 Comments

Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Your mitochondria are organelles (little organs within a cell) that do the work of turning your food into energy for you. Much like plants turn CO2 into oxygen, mitochondria take pyruvate (the substance your body produces from glucose) and spits out a molecule called ATP, or Adenosine Tri-Phosphate. ATP is [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:32:23-07:00March 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Supplements|Comments Off on Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Common Supplement Additives to Avoid

Many of my patients come in with a shopping bag full of supplements at the first visit. “Why are you on this?” I ask about each one in turn. “Oh, I read it was good for my heart I think,” they tell me, or, “Doesn’t that help my thyroid?” or, [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:32:24-07:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements|Comments Off on Common Supplement Additives to Avoid

Nutrients to Help Hair Regrow

TYPES OF HAIR LOSS There are four main types of hair loss: Alopecia areata. Considered an autoimmune disease, though researchers have yet to discover the antibodies involved. Characterized by small hair follicles and slower hair growth. Telogen Effluvium. While some 80% of hair follicles are typically in the growth phase [...]