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Vitamin D

Don’t Overlook the Necessity of Vitamin D Cofactors

January 21, 2019

Don’t Overlook the Necessity of Vitamin D Cofactors Sufficient vitamin D levels requires more than a healthy diet and taking supplements—good vitamin D levels need the right cofactors too. A shocking three-quarters of the US population has too little vitamin D, even in sunny locales. Vitamin D is necessary to dampen inflammation and tame autoimmune…

Vegetables

Bad Gut Bacteria Big Risks in Hardening Arteries

January 14, 2019

Bad Gut Bacteria Big Risks in Hardening Arteries Unhealthy gut bacteria are a bigger risk for atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries than smoking, cholesterol levels, obesity, or diabetes. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart disease. That’s because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation. In fact, most modern health disorders are rooted…

Happy Woman

Manage Hashimoto’s by Supporting T Reg Cells

January 7, 2019

Manage Hashimoto’s by Supporting T Reg Cells When it comes to autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, dampening inflammation and immune attacks on the thyroid is the primary goal. One of the most powerful allies in this quest is to support your regulatory T cells (T reg cells). These are immune cells that do what their name implies…

Stem Cell

Effects of Trauma and Harm Passed on for Generations

December 26, 2018

Effects of Trauma and Harm Passed on for Generations The notion that genes dictate our destiny has been solidly debunked in favor of epigenetics, the study of external or internal mechanisms that switch genes on and off. Exciting new research shows epigenetic memory can span multiple generations. Studies have linked epigenetics to cognitive dysfunction, autoimmunity,…

Exercise

Berberine Rivals Metformin for High Blood Sugar

December 17, 2018

Berberine Rivals Metformin for High Blood Sugar In functional medicine one of the most common causes we see for many health disorders is imbalanced blood sugar. The good news is it is also one of the easiest things to remedy. A powerful tool in this process is a botanical compound called berberine. An epidemic of…

Workout

Weight Training Offers The Most Benefits for Seniors

December 10, 2018

Weight Training Offers The Most Benefits for Seniors Weight training is not the first exercise choice that comes to mind for seniors. Instead we think of chair yoga, walking, dancing, or aqua aerobics. However, science shows weight training is one of the best types of exercise for aging whether you’ve been doing it your whole…