Metallothionein is one of the most powerful antioxidants that the human body produces. But it is one that doesn’t get a lot of mainstream press, and its somewhat complex in its functions. Within the antioxidant and anti-aging world, there has been more emphasis on glutathione and other antioxidants such as lipoic acid, CoQ10 and SOD.
The FUT2 gene is integral in gut health. FUT2 creates instructions for a process known as fucosylation. Fucosylation involves the addition of a fucose sugar molecule to the micro villi in the intestines. The FUT2 genotypes, termed “non-secretors”, do not secrete their blood type antigens into mucosal fluids, and lack terminal fucose on intestinal micro
You may have heard about homocysteine before. For many years now, elevated homocysteine has been strongly implicated as an independent risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death today, and researchers struggle to understand the many complicated causes behind this epidemic. Many researchers are still
Bile deficiency is a problem that affects many people. It is categorized as an insufficient secretion of bile by the gall bladder. Bile is essential for the detoxification of the liver, as well as for the digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). One of the least consumed vegetables is
Recently on Facebook, I asked the all too important question: “If you ate a bowl of oatmeal and a banana, approximately how many hours would elapse before you start getting hungry?” This question is not intended to be some sort of paradox or trick question. It was posed specifically to evaluate the inherent metabolic distinctions