Understanding the Consequences of Chronic Stress

Stress weakens the immune function A recent poll reports that 45% of Americans feel that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the novel coronavirus. Cortisol is one of the body’s main stress hormones. During stressful times, the adrenal glands release it as part of the “fight-or-flight” response. Necessary for life-or-death situations, cortisol directs…

Collagen Peptides Support Bone Health

Post-menopausal women have a significantly increased risk for osteoporosis. Bone density declines after menopause and osteoporosis has become a major health problem in our aging population. Interestingly, astronauts who spend extended periods of time in space are also a high-risk group. This 2020 study (using rats suspended in a microgravity model) explored a nutritional strategy to support…

Does your Stomach Bother you around a Full Moon?

Parasites exhibit biological rhythms (1). Researchers continue to study how the biological rhythms of parasites are regulated and exhibited. Disrupting parasite rhythms can be helpful for eradicating parasites (2). The full moon is associated with higher parasite activity. Your body’s circadian rhythm responds to the moon’s cycle. Parasites are more active and reproductive coinciding with…

Prevent Cognitive Decline and Extend Longevity

  Humans in areas with higher lithium in drinking water live longer; Long term, lithium may help maintain longer telomeres; Lithium has been shown to regulate genes related to healthy DNA structure; Lithium appears to slow the rate of brain aging; People with higher lithium intake show improved mood; GSK-3 is an enzyme that plays a powerful role in regulating metabolism. Dysfunctional GSK-3 activity raises the risk of many chronic diseases of older age including Alzheimer’s, type II diabetes,…

Stubborn Urinary Infections

You may be surprised to learn that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common form of bacterial infection, accounting for 7 million office visits, 1 million emergency room visits, and 100,000 hospitalizations each year, at an estimated annual cost of $1.6 billion to the American public. One third of all women will contract a UTI by the age of 24. Once a woman has contracted a UTI,…

Nutritional Testing

What Is the ONE FMV Nutritional Test? The ONE FMV is a nutritional test that includes select urine biomarkers to evaluate the functional need for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, digestive support, and amino acids. The complete ONE FMV offers: Metabolic Analysis Markers (urine organic acids) Malabsorption and Dysbiosis Markers Malabsorption Markers Bacterial Dysbiosis Markers Yeast/Fungal Dysbiosis…

Intermittent fasting: Live ‘fast,’ live longer?

With the new year come new resolutions that oftentimes involve losing weight. Perhaps intermittent fasting is on the 2020 agenda. A new paper was published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Dec 26th 2019, intended to help physicians who are supporting patients with Intermittent Fasting (IF).  The study has shed some light on the science and clinical…

It’s Never too Late to Start Feeling better for the New Year

I just finished up my 15-day Biotics Research cleanse and wanted to share some results with you. If you have followed me long enough, you may have known about my genetically high cholesterol that I have battled over the years. I’ve shared those results in previous blogs and how I manage my numbers pretty well….

Does the Holiday Season cause you Gallbladder Distress?

Symptoms of a gallbladder problems include: Pain The most common symptom of a gallbladder problem is pain. This pain usually occurs in the mid- to upper-right section of your abdomen. It can be mild and intermittent, or it can be quite severe and frequent. In some cases, the pain can begin to radiate to other areas of…