Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

This weeks Topic of the Week is on the health benefits of coconut oil. I was introduced to coconut oil several years ago by my mother, also a bodyworker and naturopath. (I followed her out to massage school in 1991 where I met Jordan, but that is another story.) One visit, she asked me if I […]

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Vitamin D Lab test

I’ve written about vitamin D, and how 75% of us are deficient in it.  While I use muscle testing to find out if a person needs vitamin D, a blood test is necessary to find out how much a person is deficient.  Unfortunately, if you don’t have the “right” insurance, this blood test can be […]

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Drugs That Deplete Vitamins

This weeks Topic of the Week sans-serif;”>When taken regularly, some frequently prescribed medications can diminish or deplete your body’s stores of important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. If you take any medications, talk with a nutrition-oriented medical professional about whether you should add certain supplements to your daily regimen. TYPE OF DRUG EXAMPLES – NAME […]

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Osteopenia: How Merck Manufactured An Epidemic To Sell Fosamax

OK, so while the actual title of the piece over at NPR is How A Bone Disease Grew To Fit The Prescription, they could have easily used my title. Here are some choice excerpts. On defining what is Osteoporosis: “Ultimately it was just a matter of, ‘Well … it has to be drawn somewhere,’ ” […]

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Topic Of The Week: Sugar and Mid Back Pain

This week, I’ve had many patients come in complaining about mid back pain. Many of you have heard me talk about mid back pain and sugar consumption. With the holidays upon us, many of us (myself included) will eat more sugar than normal. This stresses our pancreas. Applied Kinesiology discovered decades ago that the Latisimus […]

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Vitamin D and Immunity

This weeks Topic of the Week: You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about Vitamin D. How it will help prevent colds and flu. That almost 75% of us are deficient in it (97% of African Americans). You may also have heard that Vitamin D not only help builds strong bones, but it protects against […]

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Gallstones and Gallbladder Problems

This is this weeks topic of the week:   Gallbladder Problems A recent literature review in the Alternative Medicine Review references studies that link food allergies with gallbladder/gallstone symptoms. 16-22 million Americans suffer from gallbladder problems. While most people with gallstones don’t have any problems, many others will have significant pain and problems. The most […]

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Depression, Genetics, and Nutrition – MTHFR

This is this weeks Topic of the Week. Depression, Genetics, and Nutrition The American Journal of Epidemiology recently published a review of literature that that indicated that a common genetic defect may play a role common psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The genetic defect is in the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, keeping […]

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Plastics (again!): Lining in aluminum and steel water bottles contain BPA

Ok, I really missed on this one. Evidently the insides of steel and aluminum water bottles contain a plastic liner. I should of guessed, since I did write about canned foods (see Plastic in a Can) over a year and a half ago.  Many of us switched to aluminum and steel bottles in order to avoid […]

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Methanol and Folate deficiency

I’ve been emailing with a biochemist who states that people that react to Aspartame have a folate (folic acid) deficiency. He says that they aren’t reacting to the Aspartame but to methanol which is a by product of its breakdown. He states that small amounts of methanol can also be found in pectin, fruit juices, […]

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Nitrates May Be Environmental Trigger For Alzheimer’s, Diabetes And Parkinson’s Disease

Interesting article at Science Daily. It actually supports my belief that the inability of converting folic acid to folate plays a role in Alzheimer’s. Folic acid and folate actually counteracts the harmful effects of nitrates. Nitrates May Be Environmental Trigger For Alzheimer’s, Diabetes And Parkinson’s Disease

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Folic Acid, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, and Strokes

Genetic Defect May Cause Vitamin Deficiency Leading To Strokes, Alzheimer’s, And Heart Attacks. About one in 7 people have a genetic deficiency that keeps them from converting folic acid to its final usable form 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). This gives them a folate deficiency even though they have plenty in their diet or supplements. Other causes for […]

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Constipation Part 2 – Antibiotics

Last week’s topic was about chronic constipation and a case study that showed upper cervical chiropractic can help with chronic constipation. If you have chronic constipation, make sure you are in alignment. Also make sure that you are drinking enough water and eating enough fiber. Sometimes constipation can be a side effect from medications, so […]

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Threats to small farms and farmers markets part II

Evidently H.R. 875 is dead. However there are other bills coming up that may be even worse. In my earlier article I alluded to the NAIS bills that seem to be going forward. HR 1332 would put a lot of small farms out of business because of table to restaurant record keeping of produce and […]

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Sweet Misery. Documentary on Aspartame and Nutrasweet.

In the mid 1960’s, a scientist working for the GD Searle company on an ulcer medication, tasted the powder that he was working on. He found it sweet, and this is the story of it becoming the major artificial sweetener sold today. Nutrasweet is the trade name for the chemical aspartame. Here it is:   Part 2 […]

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