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10 Common Nutrient Deficiencies

Nutrient deficiencies are increasingly common nowadays. A deficiency in any single nutrient can affect thyroid function, hormone production, energy levels, metabolism, mood, memory, the appearance of your hair, skin and nails, and the overall condition of your health. Increased risk of dementia, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, and cancer can be attributed to nutrient deficiencies. Causes […]

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Vitamin B6 Deficiency: Health Benefits of Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is a nutrient involved in energy metabolism, nervous system function, and several human biochemical processes. It’s essential for healthy adrenal, immune, and cognitive function. There are three different natural forms of vitamin B6: pyridoxine, pyridoxamine and pyridoxal—all of which are found in foods. The most active form of vitamin B6 is pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP […]

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The Health Benefits of Berberine

Berberine is a natural plant-derived compound with a long history of medicinal uses in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-enhancing properties, and several impressive benefits for many health conditions. The Health Benefits of Berberine • Increased insulin sensitivity! It’s been shown to lower hemoglobin A1c, insulin and fasting blood […]

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Cholesterol Benefits and the Dangers of Statin Drugs

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is essential to healthy brain function, hormone production and many metabolic processes. Contrary to popular belief, we need cholesterol. Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are one of the top prescribed drugs nowadays. One in four Americans over age 40 and approximately 80% of those 60-75 years of age currently takes a […]

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4 Things to Check Before Taking an Antidepressant

Guest Post: 4 Things to Check Before Taking an Antidepressant The following post was written by Kelly Brogan, MD, a New York Times bestselling author of “A Mind of Your Own.” Dr. Brogan studied cognitive neuroscience at MIT before receiving her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. Board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative […]

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Blue Light at Night Affects Your Brain and Body

Study after study has found evidence that exposure to blue light at night from electronics with screens and energy-efficient lighting is harmful to our brain and body, the environment, and detrimental to our health. Exposure to blue light at night, artificial light at night, and working the night shift has been linked to several types […]

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Childhood Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Childhood nutrition, raising healthy happy kids, to vaccinate or not, autism, ADHD, medicated kids: these are hot, emotional topics nowadays. Recently, I’ve been presenting information on Childhood Nutrition, Health & Wellness to the Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) in the Phoenix, AZ area, and wanted to share this valuable information with you as well. In our […]

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Dirty Electricity: Tips to Reduce EMF Exposure

Our environment  and our bodies are increasingly being bombarded by electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), dirty electricity, electromagnetic radiation (EMRs), 4G, 5G and electromagnetic pollution: radio frequency radiation (RFR), poor power quality (aka dirty electricity), low frequency electric and magnetic fields, and ground current. “Dirty electricity can be used to describe electric power that has become corrupted […]

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The Health Benefits of Butter (a rich source of butyrate)

Butter is rich in butyric acid (butyrate), a short-chain fatty acid. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are important biomarkers and protectors of colon health. The production of SCFAs depends on the gut microbes present in the GI tract, diet and transit time. Butyrate is the primary fuel source for coloncytes. Contrary to popular belief, saturated fat […]

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Tips for a Healthy Brain: Improve Memory & Prevent Alzheimer’s

Do you have trouble concentrating, easily forget things, experience brain fog, notice that your memory’s deteriorating, feel depressed for no reason, have trouble sleeping or always feel stressed out? Do you want to optimize brain function, improve memory, and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? If so, you’re going to love the information […]

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