Did you ever notice after a stressful event, maybe a deadline, a speech, anything that makes you feel really anxious and then afterwards you feel a cold coming on. Yes, stress releases a hormone called cortisol because your body and mind perceive something is wrong, although the stressful event could be all in your head. Cortisol lowers the immune system and cortisol is released when our flight or fight neurotransmitters, epinephrine and dopamine are stimulated. The opposing neurotransmitters like GABA ...Continue Reading →
What does detoxification mean to you? Is it getting rid of animal foods and drinking juices ? Is it fasting for days? Ask yourself what is your goal and somewhere in that answer should be to be healthier. An important part of being healthier is to keep as much muscle and lose excess fat. That is measured through very accurate and safe, non-invasive bio-electrical impedance. The risk of losing muscle in a juicing or low protein fast or detox is ...Continue Reading →
We always wonder when we have a reaction to food, whether we are sensitive to that food or not. Finally, an easy test that uses methods that detect both IgG antibody and Immune Complexes together to determine the reactivity of each sample against a wide variety of food antigens. Often other testing measures IgG alone!!
Food Sensitivities cause a wide ...Continue Reading →
Each of us questions what vitamins and nutrients do I need? So we take what we take. But are we know to pick and choose? Did you know 50% of people taking multivitamins are micronutrient deficient, despite supplementation? The one size fits all approach to health is definitely not true. Extensive scientific and clinical studies spanning 50 years ...Continue Reading →
What is your gut feeling? Today, more than ever before, we realize that the root causes of chronic illness starts in the gut, the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract is home to an entire ecosystem of microorganisms ( known as the microbiome). This means living in a symbiotic relationship with its host, which is you. ...Continue Reading →
While most herbs have been used successfully for thousands of years, prescription drugs haven’t and scientific research into the interactions between the 2 is limited. Herbs are being added to foods, drinks and we think herbs are natural but they have activity in the body, especially concentrated forms of herbs known as standardized extracts.
Here are a few examples:
Heart medications such as ...Continue Reading →
What if you knew there was a way to measure the vitality of your cell membrane?Continue Reading →
We are all unique. Just like each snowflake, fingerprint, grain of sand has its own imprint and character, so do you. Here is how we individualize medicine so that it works for you.
First, your body composition. The lean muscle mass and fat is essential to monitor and hydration as well. Whether the water is intracellular, going into the cell, or too much is outside the cell not getting in, is important. Remember, visceral fat, the fat around the organs, ...Continue Reading →