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Protein Deficiency: Signs and Symptoms

Protein is an essential nutrient required for brain cell function, building muscle and bone, hormone regulation, enzyme production, liver detoxification, growth and repair. It is a key structural component of all human cells, our muscles, hair, skin, nails, eyes, and internal organs, especially the heart and brain. Amino acids found in protein serve as precursors […]

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How to Heal Injuries Faster

Injuries such as sprains and strains often result in pain, swelling, bruising, inflammation, reduced range of motion, and downtime from activity. There’s also a psychological impact that occurs with injuries. An individual can experience the very same symptoms when recovering from surgery, along with the possibility of stitches and potential side effects from anesthesia. Healing […]

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Epstein Barr Virus and Autoimmune Disease

Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses. It’s a member of the herpes group of viruses including HSV 1 and 2, Varicella zoster virus (shingles, chicken pox), Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Pseudorabies virus. A common factor of these viruses is their stress on the immune system, and their ability to remain dormant […]

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The Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, EPA and DHA

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is the sixth biggest killer of Americans and more deadly than excess trans fat intake according to a PLoS Med, 2009 study. Over the past 150 years, the western diet has changed so much that the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids has changed from 1:1 to 1:25 (and even up […]

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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 numerous 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, you 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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Recipes for the Best Homemade Healthy Salads

Healthy salads are a great way to increase your daily dose of fiber, feed the microbiome, and get a variety of folate-rich leafy greens and disease-fighting vegetables. Add some protein and healthy fats, and you will create an appetizing, nutrient-dense meal that is full of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Salads can be a perfect healthy […]

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Healthy Fats! Health Benefits of Butter

My clients love when I suggest they include butter into their diets. The only rule is that it must be grass-fed pasture-raised organic butter. Butter is rich in butyric acid, a healthy short-chain fatty acid. Short-chain fatty acids are important biomarkers and protectors of colon health. Contrary to popular belief, saturated fat from butter, grass-fed […]

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