Category: Lifestyle

The Power of Glutathione and Why We Need it

  Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in our body. It is critical for Phase 2 Liver Detoxification. It is made thanks to a process called Methylation. It requires the following nutrients: glutamine, glycine, selenium, B6 and cysteine. Glutathione conjugates heavy metals such as: lead, mercury, cadmium and aluminum to escort them out of the...
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What is Inflammation? The Beginning of Everything…

  In order to understand what Inflammation is, let’s talk about the Immune System first: Both detective and defender, the immune system’s primary job is to Tolerate and then NOT react! It accurately identifies a real threat via molecular structures. It is internally regulated and balanced. Inflammatory signals are counterbalanced by anti-inflammatory signals; strong innate...
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Health Tips When Working from Home

  We find ourselves working from home very often (if not always!) these days…and it could be a blessing. Here are some useful tips to bear in mind when we are working from the comfort of our homes: 1. Implement a daily schedule and own it. Remember to take breaks! It’s important to build a...
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An Epidemic of Metabolic Dysfunction

  An epidemic.
40-50% of American adults have prediabetes or worse. 1980 was an inflection point for the epidemic. Also, from 2001- 2011, T2D increased from ~3% to 45% of total adolescent diabetes diagnoses. Insulin resistance emerges in American adults ~13 years prior to a T2D diagnosis. In children, this may be in less than two...
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Acid Reflux: Truth vs. Myth

  In the center of your chest, there is a small, muscular tunnel that separates the end of your esophagus from your stomach. Think of it like a fist that can be closed tightly or loosely. It’s a muscle called your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). When you’re eating, the fist should be open and loose,...
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Mindful eating during the holidays?

This is one of my favorite blogs that I always like to share before the Holidays, a fresh reminder. Enjoy it! I often comment that when we have decided that we want to eat healthy and we are one step ahead in our health journey we actually engage in Mindful Eating. What is Mindful Eating?...
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What does Estrogen Dominance mean?

  Hormonal health is primarily about balance vs. absolute levels of any one hormone at any point in time. The most common hormonal imbalance challenge for women before menopause, and a notable number of men, is estrogen dominance. The most common contributing Root Causes include at least one of the following: • Excess estrogen (e.g....
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Have you tried this to boost your confidence?

  We could all benefit from being more present in our daily lives. Sometimes we dwell on the past (maybe due to negative experiences) or obsess about the future (maybe trying to anticipate a future outcome). These behaviors can impact confidence tremendously. What can we do to be more present and therefore reduce the noise...
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Why Some People Succeed (and others don’t)

  For many years I have had the privilege to help many people achieve their health goals. Change their lives. Create new futures. And I have learned a few things about what separates those who eventually succeed from those who don’t. As you consider your own goals, here are a few, critical tips from my...
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Do You Methylate Well? Here is What, Why and How

  According to Dr. Mark Hyman, Methylation is a key biochemical process that is essential for the proper function of almost all of your body’s systems. It occurs billions of times every second. It helps repair your DNA on a daily basis, controls homocysteine (an unhealthy compound that can damage blood vessels), helps recycle molecules...
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