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Sublingual Clinical Glutathione Back in Stock

Glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant produced by the liver, has been in the news a lot lately. It has been very popular and out of stock for a while, but is back in stock now. Even in healthy times every cell in the body needs glutathione to stay healthy. As an antioxidant glutathione fights the oxidative stress that can promote many chronic diseases and supports the immune system. Without antioxidants, free...

Mushrooms and the Immune System

This post from Fungi Perfecti, makers of Host Defense mushrooms, gives a great summary explanation of how mushrooms support the immune system. You can purchase Host Defense MyCommunity (17-species mushroom product) and Turkey Tail on my nutrition supplement web shop. (Note: With widespread concern about the coronavirus, there was a very high demand for medicinal mushrooms for immune support. This resulted in a backorder of...

Research: MegaSporeBiotic & MegaPre Enhance S...

A recent study published in The International Journal of Pharmaceutics: X shows that taking MegaPreTM together with MegaSporeBioticTM both increases microbial diversity in the gut and increases total SCFA (short chain fatty acid) production by 80-140%. When testing MegaSporeBiotic alone (without MegaPre), there was a still significant (though less impressive) 24-70% increase in total SCFAs among donors. For this reason, it...

DIM Detox is Back in Stock

DIM Detox is a favorite supplement for supporting the liver’s natural detoxification process. In addition, its unique combination of ingredients are designed for promoting healthy cell cycle function and metabolism of hormones like estrogen. DIM Detox has been out of stock for many months and I’ve received quite a few inquiries about it. But now DIM Detox is back in stock and you can order DIM Detox on my...

When It Comes to Viruses, Be a Bad Host!

Sure, if you are hosting a party or having a few friends over, you want to be a good host. You want to be hospitable and make your guests feel comfortable. Your mom probably taught you that it was important to be a good host! But when it comes to viruses, you want to be a bad host — you want to be the most unfriendly host you can be! You can be a bad host by staying healthy and building a better immune system. First of...

Coronavirus Infection and Gastrointestinal Tract

The coronavirus and COVID-19 weighs upon all of our minds. What concerns us most about getting COVID-19 is developing life threatening complications — like pneumonia and extreme difficulty breathing. But what does gut health have to do with COVID-19 and the respiratory complications? According to this recent editorial,”2019 Novel coronavirus infection and gastrointestinal tract,” in Journal of Digestive...

MyCommunity Mushrooms Are Back in Stock!

With all the concern about supporting the immune system during these COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) days, there has been a spiked interest in MyCommunity medicinal mushrooms from Host Defense. The popularity of MyCommunity as a strategy for defense against COVID-19 has led to a backorder situation which is now resolved. I have started to receive shipments of my wholesale orders for MyCommunity. I am gettin them to clients...

Coronavirus – Can Nutrition Help Protect You...

Good hygiene and hand scrubbing with soap is the commonsense first line of defense against coronavirus (COVID-19 infection). But, nutritionally speaking, is there anything you can do to protect yourself against coronavirus? In my view, for coronavirus as well as for other infections, using nutrition and healthy lifestyle are the best ways to support your immune system and build up your resistance. In response to many...

Robert Rountree, MD on Immune Modulators

In this brief video Dr Rountree describes his 4 favorite nutrition supplements for immune modulation: NAC – N-acetylcysteine – which activates immune cells as well as regulates the immune system so that it’s less likely to contribute to an auto-immune process. NAC is a procursor to glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant. Probiotic – to help suppress unhealthy bacteria and promote growth of...

Microbiome is the New Health Insurance

All disease begins in the gut (paraphrasing Hippocrates)… …and a healthy microbiome is the new health insurance. Slide from my recent presentation on the microbiome and its role in the pathogenesis of diabetes. We can all be healthy, wealthy and wise by supporting a diverse microbiome with key strains that build and maintain the gut barrier. Eat more plant foods! Fruits and vegetables, beans and lentils, roots...

Diabetes + the Microbiota

Did you know that researchers believe that an imbalance of the gut microbiome is the underlying root cause for the onset of diabetes? Here’s a simplified explanation of how diabetes can develop: Chronic inflammation in the gut from microbial dysbiosis and lack of microbial diversity leads to damage to the gut mucosal barrier. Eventually this inflammation leads to gaps in the intestinal lining, known as leaky gut....

How to Combat Mold in Your Food

From Body-Bio:”When mold and its mycotoxins make their way into our food, the best we can do is build up our immune system. One way to keep potential damage from mycotoxin exposure at bay is by incorporating a butyrate supplement, such as BodyBio Sodium Butyrate {or Cal-Mag Butyrate}, into your routine. This short-chain fatty acid is produced by the bacterial fermentation (Bacillus subtillus) of resistant starch,...

Total Gut Restoration

Recondition – Reinforce – Rebuild A New Protocol From Researchers of MegaSporeBiotic An exciting tool for restoring gut health is the Total Gut Restoration program from Microbiome Labs. Read on to learn about these supplements that work to support a healthy gut, including microbial ecology, gut barrier and regulatory immune function. (A healthy gut is the necessary foundation for a healthy immune system.)...

Microbiome + Metabolic Reprogramming

Why do some of your friends or family members seem to eat virtually anything and not gain weight? Why do others eat more healthfully and struggle with unwanted weight gain? This paper from Microbiome Labs, reveals recent scientific discoveries to shed some new light on this matter!  First of all….the Myth.  We typically credit being lean to an individual just being lucky to be born with a high metabolism. But...

New: International Shipping of Umbrellux DAO!

I get emails from people in Canada, England, Australia, countries in Central and South America and even Singapore. The Internet has no boundaries, but there are limitations on being able to ship nutrition supplements to other countries. Each country has their own customs regulations. That’s why I’m so excited that I am now able to ship the histamine degrading enzyme supplement, Umbrellux DAO, internationally. DAO...

You Are Only As Young As Your Mitochondria!

Keeping Mitochondria Healthy Mitochondria are known as the organelles in our cells that produce energy from the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe. But what’s really exciting, is that scientists have discovered that healthy mitochondria are essential for healthy cellular aging! What does this mean for you? This means that supporting your mitochondria, keeping them healthy and generating a high density of them...

Foundational Supplements to Restore Gut Health

Hippocrates was right….”All Disease Begins in the Gut.” Modern scientific researchers are figuring out just why that’s so. As an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I’d like to share with you a few of my favorite supplements for gut health. MegaSporeBiotic probiotic and Cal-Mag Butyrate — foundational products in helping to restore gut health. Umbrellux-DAO...

Complementary Cancer Treatments – Mushroom &...

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...

Optimizing Cancer Survivorship with Nutrition

Both western medicine and integrative medicine have come so far in fighting cancer, keeping it in remission and even eradicating it. Most cancer survivors also known as “Thrivers” have years and full lives ahead of them after conventional treatments like surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Cancer Survivorship Nutrition Research clearly shows that Thrivers have unique nutritional needs. Meeting these needs is a...