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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 […]


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 […]


Cancer. What a terrifying word. And with good reason. In 2015, the National Institutes of Health estimate that 1.6 million new diagnoses of cancer will be made in the U.S. 1.6 million. That’s about 0.5% of the U.S. population. I get it doesn’t seem like a large percentage of people. And it may not be […]


Odds are you are familiar with caffeine. Even if you aren’t a regular consumer of tea, coffee, soda or energy drinks, you have no doubt heard of caffeine and likely know someone who can’t seem to function without it. Every few years, social media and news outlets talk about the antioxidants in coffee and suggest […]


I’m sure you won’t be surprised that I often get asked about the latest so-called superfood and whether or not it is as good as the interwebs say. The short answer is almost always “yes, it’s wonderful” because more times than not it’s a real food with lots of fabulous micronutrients, phytonutrients, fiber and/or healthy […]


With the popularity of books like The China Study, Forks Over Knives, and Vegan Before 6 (VB6), lots of people are choosing to be vegetarian or vegan at least part of the time. Recently several people who have reduced or eliminated animal products have expressed to me concerns that they are not getting enough protein. […]


Although the name suggests otherwise, vitamin D isn’t actually a vitamin. Vitamins are micronutrients that we must get from our diet because our body can’t create them. But we can create vitamin D, under the right conditions (more on that later). Unfortunately, most of us are deficient in this incredibly important prohormone and that is […]


In the first post about understanding blood sugar control, I addressed why blood sugar control is important. So, now let’s take a step back and talk about where the glucose in your blood comes from and what your body does with it. How does glucose get in the blood? There are three main ways that […]


In part 1 of this video series, I explained what leaky gut is by showing you how a healthy intestine works and what happens with a “leaky” intestine. In this video, I get into the meat of the discussion by describing what happens in the body as a result of the increased intestinal permeability. Within […]

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