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The Wisdom of Weston Price

“In the 1930s, a dentist from Ohio {Westin A. Price, DDS} travelled the world to study the diets of indigenous peoples who exclusively ate local traditional foods. He compared their glowing good health, excellent bone structure, and mental stability to the Americans of his day, who were suffering from dental problems, mental illness, allergies, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, digestive disorders and...

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...

Serum DAO May Help Diagnose Histamine Intolerance

Histamine intolerance may develop when the body doesn’t have the capacity to fully metabolize and degrade histamine. Whether it’s from the histamines found in or triggered by food or medications, or from other environmental factors, this imbalance overwhelms the body. The main enzyme that metabolizes ingested histamine is produced by the body, though often not in adequate amounts, is diamine oxidase. It is...

Study: Lower Serum DAO in Patients with Histamine ...

The enzyme DAO (Diamine Oxidase) breaks down histamine in the gut. So what happens when you don’t have enough active DAO, or too high level of histamines? Often this leads to Histamine Intolerance, also referred to as HIT. A common symptom is gastric hypersecretion manifested with GI discomfort when eating. Many of my clients with histamine intolerance report relief when taking a DAO enzyme supplement with meals. This...

Biochemistry: Why DAO Can Help Histamine Intoleran...

  Look at the histamine pathways and you’ll see why the supplement DAO (diamine-oxidase) helps many people with their symptoms of histamine intolerance! The image shows the biochemistry of how histamine gets degraded in the body. The breakdown of histamine is through two pathways: via the enzyme DAO in the gut, or via the enzyme HNMT in the rest of the body. Some people just don’t make enough of their own...

Declining Wild Bee Populations and Increase Pestic...

Did you know that one out of every three bites of food are dependent on honey bee pollination? Any threats to pollinators, such as pesticides have the potential to affect our entire food system, especially crops like blueberries, apples, cherries, peaches, and plums which rely heavily on pollination. Look at the maps in this article … areas in the US with greatest decline in wild bee populations match those with...

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!...