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When a person starts learning about food, the first lesson is often to understand fats, proteins and carbohydrates — the macronutrients. The next topic is usually about micronutrients (e.g., vitamins and minerals). For many people this is as far as the nutrition education goes, which is a shame because these two topics alone imply that it doesn’t  matter where […]




Have you heard about the antioxidants in blueberries and green tea? Wait, that’s a silly question because I know you have. The better question is: do you have any idea what an antioxidant is and why it really matters? And perhaps the best question is: did you know that too many antioxidants can also cause […]


As I mentioned in my video overview of detoxification, there are loads of different nutrients needed to ensure the detoxification pathway can complete successfully. You see, micronutrients and phytonutrients are cofactors in enzymatic reactions, and without them these enzymes don’t function properly. Oh, wait… that’s probably not clear as a single sentence. So, let me […]


I’m kicking off a series of posts about detoxification for two reasons: Our world is more toxic than it has ever been. (I’m referring to physical toxins, although I could surely argue that there are a lot of mental and emotional toxins floating around as well. I mean, have you seen what’s going on with […]


In his Happy Living post about chronic illness, Dr. Tom Sult (a functional medicine MD) mentions that many of his patients with chronic illness have some sort of digestive issue, and that a common cause of gastrointestinal problems is a leaky gut. Let that sink in a minute. If you (or someone you love) is […]


In part 1 and part 2 of my supplements series, I told you how to decide if you need to take a supplement and then, if you do, how to pick a good one. Even with that information, you may still be wondering what to do. After all, it wasn’t exactly prescriptive! So, I thought […]