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You Are Only As Young As Your Mitochondria!

Posted on Dec 29, 2017 | in energy, immune health, nutrition supplements, Uncategorized

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 (biogenesis), may help support your aging healthfully and gracefully. Below are 7 Ways to Bolster Your Mitochondria from...

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It’s Not the Fountain of Youth, but…..

Posted on Dec 19, 2017 | in energy, liver health, weight management

It’s Not the Fountain of Youth, but…..

Nicotinamide Riboside (different from Niacin), known to increase the body’s ability to produce energy in the mitochondria, also shows promise to restore the body’s ability to regenerate and repair itself. “An international study, published in the Journal Science has led to a promising breakthrough in the field of anti-aging medicine. A vitamin called nicotinamide riboside (NR) — already known to boost metabolism — has been found to restore the body’s ability to regenerate and repair itself. The regenerative...

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Winter Blues: Vitamin D & Sunlight Needed to Make Serotonin

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 | in mood, nutrition supplements, stress and insomnia, vitamins and minerals

Winter Blues: Vitamin D & Sunlight Needed to Make Serotonin

Without enough vitamin D, we are unable to synthesize serotonin. Serotonin regulates our mood, whether we have positive or negative thoughts, inner rest and confidence, appetite, sleep, cognitive functions like memory and learning! It’s a neurotransmitter that’s vital for many brain functions including regulating dopamine levels, which plays a role in reward-mediated behavior. Did you know that we need Vitamin D to make serotonin? Vitamin D is needed to support the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin. So being outdoors in the...

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Serum DAO May Help Diagnose Histamine Intolerance

Posted on Sep 26, 2017 | in digestive health, enzymes, food intolerance, food sensitivities, nutrition supplements, Uncategorized

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 referred to as DAO. In a 3 1/2 year study*, researchers determined that DAO (diamine oxidase) activity in serum along with a...

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Study: Lower Serum DAO in Patients with Histamine Intolerance

Posted on Sep 12, 2017 | in enzymes, food intolerance, food sensitivities, functional medicine, nutrition supplements, Uncategorized

Study: Lower Serum DAO in Patients with Histamine Intolerance

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 study concluded similarly, that people who exhibited a histamine intolerance, the majority of whom had lower serum DAO...

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