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Vegan Approved Methods for Boosting Collagen
June 22, 2021
So you’re a vegan and you want to build a strong healthy body with collagen? Is it possible? I thought you could only get collagen from animals???Collagen peptides are large chains of amino acids that form the building blocks for collagen in our bodies. Collagen is critical for health skin, nails, hair, bones, muscles and ligamentsCommercially available collagen peptides are usually sourced from beef collagen that has been broken down...
Natural Blood Pressure Support Remedies
According to the CDC, 1 in every 3 individuals in the US suffers from high blood pressure and 1 in 3 is pre-hypertensive, so natural blood pressure support remedies are critical. In those with active high blood pressure only 54% have their blood pressure under control! That's a lot of people walking around with a life threatening but also very treatable health condition.High blood pressure puts you at increased risk...
Top Food Sources Rich in Vitamin D for Pescatarians and Vegans
June 14, 2021
According to the NIH the DV (Recommended Daily Value) for vitamin D is currently set at 400 IU for adults and children age 4 and older, per day. These daily values are set for healthy adults with normal serum vitamin D levels (which clinically I find to be almost never the case).In cases where your serum levels are low supplementation is your best bet at raising levels high enough to...
Toxicity is a Major Driver of Immune Dysregulation
June 3, 2021
Toxicity, both endogenous (coming from internal toxins, byproducts of metabolism) and exogenous (toxins from the environment, the food we eat, the air we breath and water we drink) leads to immune dysregulation when not properly processed by the organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, lymph, GI tract, lungs, skin).Some of the major categories of exogenous toxins include heavy metals (mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium, etc), biotoxins from chronic mold, lyme and other...
Environmental Toxins are a Driver of Allergic Inflammation
June 2, 2021
Environmental toxins play a large role in the development and severity of allergic rhinitis (and inflammation in general). These toxins (pesticides, heavy metals, phthalates, air, water and food pollutants, etc) drive the immune system towards a more TH-2 allergic, pro-inflammatory set point. Then in the presence of triggers, such as pollen for many people this time of year, the body reacts more acutely.Avoiding exposure and detoxifying the body's existing toxic...
How to Increase Your Metabolic Health
May 22, 2021
Metabolic disorders effect millions of Americans. A few are: obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. These metabolic disorders can be detrimental to your health and among other downstream impacts can make your body a better hosts for viruses and easier targets for severe disease.For these people taking their health into their hands and becoming more metabolically fit is critical. By working on becoming more metabolically fit you can...
Conventional Medicine vs. Naturopathic Medicine Approach
May 3, 2021
I would say one of the biggest differences I've seen between conventional medicine and naturopathic medicine is a willingness to explore, an openness to new and "un-conventional" ideas.Many of the treatments used by naturopathic doctors have been around for hundreds of years and have been successfully used to treat all manner of chronic illness. Pharmaceutical companies aren't willing to pay for studies on these therapies because they do not stand...
Should You Take a Break From Your Supplements?
FOR VITAMINS AND MINERALS Generally these are needed to supplement dietary deficiencies for proper functioning so usually the answer is no. FOR NUTRACEUTICALS, NOOTROPICS, HERBS AND HOMEOPATHY With nutraceuticals, nootropics, herbs and homeopathy taking a break can give the body a needed reset that will make them more effective once you start up again. So the answer is... most likely yes. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Tachyphylaxis is the process...
Support Both Arms of Your Immune System
Our Immune system has two major arms-The Innate (or non-specific-responsible for general immune defenses) and the Adaptive (or specific-responsible for specific defenses-memory T and B cells). Supporting both arms is crucial for optimal immune defense.Many of the nutrients that help the innate immune response also help strengthen the cells of the adaptive immune system (B and T cells). The only real way to develop specific immunity is to be exposed...
Guide to Natural Allergy Support
Allergy season is starting which means trouble for allergy sufferers. Many people try multiple pharmaceuticals and or natural remedies before they find a combo that works for them.I've listed some of my favorite remedies to try. For my own personal journey treating underlying heavy metal toxicity (mercury in my case) with Dr Thomas Szulc, made the most long term difference. Quercetin - 200mg 2-3x/dayRutin - 100mg 2-3x/dayVitamin C - 300mg...
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