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What are Oxalates?

Oxalates are a compound within plants, which are the plants natural defense mechanism and these help to protect plants from predators such as animals, insects, fungi. The challenge with these oxalates is that they bind to calcium in the blood and then they form [...]

What are Oxalates?2020-01-13T04:14:16+00:00

Iodine – TSH Connection

It’s important to understand the connection between TSH and iodine supplementation so that you are not surprised if your blood levels change when you start supplementing with iodine. TSH may increase in the start of iodine supplementation because TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to [...]

Iodine – TSH Connection2020-01-07T03:36:05+00:00

FOUR Common Causes of SIBO

Lack of digestive enzymes Lack of proper bile flow Problems with peristaltic contractions - peristaltic contractions that move food bolus through the SI Ileocecal valve issues – prevents too much bacteria residing in the colon to enter SI

FOUR Common Causes of SIBO2019-12-18T16:02:42+00:00

What are Parabens?

Parabens are chemical preservatives typically found in personal care products such as shampoo, conditioners, body lotion, cosmetics. Anything we put onto our skin gets absorbed into our bodies. These parabens are lipophilic, which means that they are fat-loving and they will tend to accumulate [...]

What are Parabens?2019-12-09T03:53:25+00:00

Sluggish Bile and Weight Loss

Let’s talk about the connection between sluggish bile and difficulty with weight loss. Bile becomes sluggish and thickened when: Overloaded with fat-soluble toxins Insufficient intake of specific nutrients that keep it thin and flowing Increased blood sugar leads to thicker bile and gallstone formation [...]

Sluggish Bile and Weight Loss2019-12-03T03:11:04+00:00

What is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that can switch genes on and off. Many people blame their health problems on genetics. What we really need to understand is, yes genetics can play a role in our health but with epigenetics, we have biological [...]

What is Epigenetics?2019-11-25T03:44:09+00:00

Hormone Testing: Serum VS Salivary VS Urine

Hormone testing specifically the sex hormones including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and distinguishing between serum (blood) vs. saliva vs urine tests. Serum (blood): for sex hormones there is no distinction in serum between bound and unbound (free) hormones. It can be misleading in which hormone [...]

Hormone Testing: Serum VS Salivary VS Urine2019-11-19T17:48:39+00:00

Sluggish Bile and Neurological Dysfunction

Let’s talk about the connection between sluggish bile and neurological dysfunction. Sluggish bile can be a contributing factor to neurological dysfunction. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and is released into the small intestines in response to consuming dietary fat. Bile becomes thickened and [...]

Sluggish Bile and Neurological Dysfunction2019-11-11T20:08:56+00:00

Hormone Cell Membrane Connection

I want to talk about a concept regarding hormonal balancing that is typically forgotten or ignored. Many people experience hormonal imbalances from female hormones being out of balance such as irregular menses, hot flashes, night sweats; to their thyroid being out of balance; to [...]

Hormone Cell Membrane Connection2019-11-05T03:54:12+00:00

What are lectins?

Lectins are proteins in plants that are nature’s natural defense mechanism to deter animals from eating these plants. Lectins are considered anti-nutrients. Therefore when we consume these lectins, we humans are unable to digest these lectins and it disrupts our ability to absorb nutrients. [...]

What are lectins?2019-10-28T16:41:06+00:00
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