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Complementary Cancer Treatments – Mushroom & Plant Compounds

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 | in cancer thriver health, immune health, integrative nutrition, nutrition supplements

Complementary Cancer Treatments – Mushroom & Plant Compounds

Medicinal plants and fungi, and their derivative compounds, are being increasingly recognized as useful complementary treatments for cancer. Promising Adjunct therapy to Traditional Cancer Treatments For example, Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) medicinal mushrooms have shown positive results as a complementary cancer treatment. In fact, in Asia, there’s an approved anti-cancer drug (PSK, Krestin) that’s made from an extract of Turkey Tail mushrooms. In addition, a multi-year study of breast cancer patients (NIH funded)...

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Depression & Neurological Conditions: Can Vitamin B12 Deficiency Be the Root Cause?

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 | in functional medicine, nutrigenomics, nutrition supplements

Depression & Neurological Conditions: Can Vitamin B12 Deficiency Be the Root Cause?

A B12 deficiency often goes undiagnosed. That’s because the symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency can look like a variety of neurological conditions like depression, neuropathy, numbness/tingling, developmental disabilities, balance problems, multiple sclerosis, fatigue, and even early Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Could It Be B12? by Sally Pacholok, RN, BSN and Jeffrey Stuart, DO, explains how a B12 deficiency can be the underlying cause of such a wide range of  neurological symptoms. In an easy to understand way, they detail how it...

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Will 2017 be the Year of Personalized Nutrition?

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 | in functional medicine, integrative nutrition, nutrigenomics

Will 2017 be the Year of Personalized Nutrition?

Personalized Nutrition is Already Here in My Practice! A new report published by New Nutrition Business names ‘Personalization’ as one of the key nutrition and health trends for next year, (December 1, 2016). According to Julian Mellentin, director of New Nutrition Business and author of “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2017,” an increasing number of people see diet as a personal matter and that the concept of “one size fits all” dietary recommendations is losing favor. Using Genetic Clues to...

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What are Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress? A Balancing Act!

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 | in functional medicine, integrative nutrition

What are Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress? A Balancing Act!

There is lots of discussion about reducing oxidative stress, the importance of antioxidants to reduce free radicals. But what does it mean on a biochemical level? And is it really all that simple? Is there some yin and yang in play? Just like for anything else, there is a time and a place for everything, even free radicals have their necessary role in the human body. For example, free radicals play a natural role in  heart health (as a pump), blood circulation and vascular tone. In addition, free radicals are naturally produced in the brain...

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Comparing Digestive Enzymes

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 | in digestive enzymes, digestive health, enzymes, food allergies, food intolerance, food sensitivities, functional medicine, nutrition supplements, Uncategorized

Comparing Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes – critical components of our digestive systems Digestive Enzymes are enzymes that assist with chemically breaking down food into forms that our bodies can use. Our bodies have to break food down into smaller components or we won’t be able to absorb the nourishment from food. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Chewing your food well (mechanically breaking down food) really helps digestive enzymes do their jobs! While we make our own digestive enzymes, we naturally make less and less as we age. And if there is poor gut health or...

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