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Three Foods for Natural Heavy Metal Chelation

We are exposed to potential toxins, such as heavy metals, on a daily basis, no matter what we do. So why not also cook with foods that naturally help remove heavy metals from the body, a process known as chelation? This article briefly discusses heavy metal toxicity...

Zinc and The Metabolism of Alcohol

It’s well known that vitamin C, B complex vitamins, glutathione, and N-acetyl Cysteine (NAC) play a large role in alcohol metabolism, but zinc is rarely mentioned. However, zinc is actually a requisite cofactor in the metabolism of alcohol. (1) Zinc has not been...

How Cortisol Inhibits Active Thyroid Hormone and Suppresses Your Immune System

Studies show that cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, increases thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), (1,2) as well as inhibits the conversion of T4 to T3, which is your body’s metabolically active thyroid hormone (3,4). This process mostly occurs peripherally in the...

The Coffee Conundrum: A Proposed Life-Lengthening Mechanism

A growing body of research demonstrates an association between coffee drinking and a host of health benefits. Just this week, a new study showed premature death decreased by as much as 16% in those who consume 6 to 7 daily cups of coffee. (1) In 2017, the American...

8 Secrets to Biohacking Your Gut

There's an old adage that while chiropractic doctors specialize in the spine, naturopathic doctors specialize in the gut. Working with what Dr. Henri Lindlahr, M.D., calls "nature's laws" and grounded in the natural sciences, here are what I call 8 Secrets to...

The Myth of GERD: It’s Not the Acid, Stupid!

There is a myth that GERD, popularly known as heartburn, is due to having too much stomach acid, a condition known as hyperchlorhydria. But there is ample research (1,2,3,4) demonstrating the opposite is true, that is, that GERD is most likely due to not having enough...

Is Food Allergy Testing Really the Answer?

In alternative healthcare, food allergy panels are routinely ordered. An estimated 20% of the world believes it reacts adversely to specific foods (1), while as many as 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies (2). Food reaction can be non-immune mediated, as...

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