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Metabolic Dysregulation: When What Should Work, Doesn’t

Metabolic Dysregulation: When What Should Work, Doesn’t

  There’s nothing like having chronic fatigue to make it clear what’s wrong with healthcare. And there’s a lot wrong with Western healthcare. What plagues nutritional therapy is hobbytritionists trotting out phrases like ‘Milkthistle is good for the liver’, ‘Rhodiola is good for depression’, etc. Such declarations need qualifying. Milkthistle should be good for theRead more about Metabolic Dysregulation: When What Should Work, Doesn’t[…]

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React Badly to Everything? Iron and Ferritin Issues? Introducing the NRF2 response

React Badly to Everything? Iron and Ferritin Issues? Introducing the NRF2 response

Although I have spent years talking about glutathione, I find myself talking more about the NRF2 system lately. So here is a short article to explain what it is, and why it may be important to you. To do so, we will need to explain some basics on detoxification and the importance of glutathione. QuickRead more about React Badly to Everything? Iron and Ferritin Issues? Introducing the NRF2 response[…]

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Intermittent Fasting: Theoretically Great, Normally Problematic

Intermittent Fasting: Theoretically Great, Normally Problematic

As a therapeutic intervention, fasting pre-dates all medical literature. Hippocrates wrote enthusiastically about the benefits of this approach, as did Plato and Paracelsus. Fasting centres were abundant in many countries in the early 20th century before pharmaceuticals became the order of the day. The benefits of fasting include improved autophagy (clearance of cellular debris) (1),Read more about Intermittent Fasting: Theoretically Great, Normally Problematic[…]

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Oxalates FAQs

Oxalates FAQs

  Why are oxalates a problem?   Oxalates serve no purpose in the body. Some researchers (such as Catherine Tamaro) have proposed that the liver manufactures oxalates as a last-ditch attempt to bind up excess calcium and, while there is emerging evidence to support this idea (and the use of Vitamin K to manage calciumRead more about Oxalates FAQs[…]

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Why am I Flushing from Niacin? Histamine and Two Other Causes

Why am I Flushing from Niacin? Histamine and Two Other Causes

Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3, is the name given to a family of nutrients. While some less common forms (such as NADH) exist, most supplements come in the form of nicotinic acid, inositol hexaniacinate and niacinamide. It is nicotinic acid that we are talking about when it comes to the infamous ‘niacin flush’. NicotinicRead more about Why am I Flushing from Niacin? Histamine and Two Other Causes[…]

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