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March 15, 2019

The lymphatic and circulatory systems are closely linked, but function quite differently.  In the circulatory system, the blood runs in a closed system and cannot pass out of it.  As well, the blood has a pump (the heart) and flows bi-directionally, both towards and aw...

February 15, 2019

Surface microvilli in the small intestine are highly regenerative.  Microvilli are finger-like projections that create a large surface area in order to optimize nutrient absorption.  If given a total rest from everything that irritates them, they can repair themselves...

January 18, 2019

There are many auto-immune disorders, but the common thread is that the body becomes ‘allergic’ to its own tissues and attacks them by means of antibodies, and differ only depending on which tissues are attacked.

A plausible answer to why this happens involves four fact...

December 18, 2018

Almost everyone has at least one sensitivity.  Many people are not aware, however, that their symptoms may be caused by inappropriate food choices.  They continue to eat the same foods day after day never getting complete relief from supplements or lifestyle changes....

November 17, 2018

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is the “hangry” or “you don’t like me when I’m hungry” syndrome.  It is a common dysfunction that involves primarily the pancreas, adrenal glands and liver. 

When blood sugar drops too low, the adrenal glands and pancreas send hormone...

October 16, 2018

The adrenal glands are two busy little hormone factories.  They sit on top of each kidney.  They produce epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), dopamine, glucocorticoids (cortisol, cortisone, corticosterone), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone, dehydroe...

September 11, 2018

Leaky gut refers to a condition whereby the small intestine becomes more permeable than normal, allowing incompletely digested food molecules to enter the bloodstream.  The body recognizes these molecules as foreign, which may stimulate an allergic/immune response in t...

July 29, 2018

Answering yes to three (3) or more of the above questions means there is a very high probability you are suffering from an overgrowth of Candida in your body.

Candida, or Candidiasis, refers to an overgrowth of the fungus, Candida albicans.  The candida organism is a no...

July 13, 2018

Most children and many young adults can usually eat whatever they like without experiencing gastric distress.  Unfortunately, the older we get, the less hydrochloric acid (HCl) our stomachs produce.  Most people over 40 could benefit from some form of digestive support...

June 19, 2018

Continued from last month's blog entitled “Free Radicals – Part One”

The Pinch Test

We are constantly being bombarded by free radicals, both from external and dietary sources. If you want to know how much your body has already been affected by free radicals, there is a s...

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