The conventional HCL challenge test involves the ingestion of Betaine Hydrochloride in order to gauge if the parietal cells of your stomach are producing adequate amounts of stomach acid. The test typically involves taking one HCL pill with food and then increasing by one per day until a burning occurs. If burning takes place at
The dairy debate: To eat dairy or not that is the question. Many people make the argument against dairy, many make the argument for it. As a nutritional consultant I have seen raw dairy products serve as a powerful and healing food for some people, and cause problems for others. One thing of primary importance
The mucosal barrier is the body’s first line of defense and comprises approximately 80% of your immune system. If damaged, it can seriously compromise your health in a number of ways. The mucosal barrier contains the core elements of the digestive system, including the villi and micro villi, which are responsible for nutrient absorption as
Food allergies and sensitivities can create a torrential cascade of problems in your body and can wreak havoc inside of your GI tract. if not properly compartmentalized by your immune system, food allergies and sensitivities can create very high levels of inflammatory conditions in the body, devastating many biological processes. Over the past 15 years
Modern day, conventional dental practices can result in some of the most insidious sources of toxicity known to man. Mercury-containing dental amalgams, root canals, cavitations, non-compatible metals and fluoridation are some of the many toxic hazards of conventional dentistry. The type of bacteria generated by root canals and cavitations are some of the most insidious
Good health begins with the proper digestion and assimilation of food. Unfortunately, many people have impaired digestive function in one way or another. This could be due to numerous factors including poor diet, chronic infections, nutrient deficiencies or toxic overload. There are many wonderful things that can improve upon a person’s myriad of digestive functions.
Healthy gut function is a key to a healthy body. Did you know that gut malfunction is a primary cause of many health issues? Liver function is very important to maintain. A liver that is overburdened with toxins, struggles to perform its functions. Bacterial imbalance in the intestines can inhibit digestion and contribute to putrification.
Hypothyroidism is becoming an epidemic. Some studies indicate that as many as 40% of the population has some degree of hypothyroidism. Low thyroid functioning results in a metabolism that is inefficient. There are many factors which will impede upon the normal functioning of the thyroid: Toxicity: fluoride, mercury, chlorine, aluminum, Nutritional deficiencies like zinc, selenium,
I define stress as any external or internal factor that challenges the body or mind to maintain equilibrium. Stress is the burden of managing external pressures from things like finances, relationships and your job. These external sources of stress place a greater burden on your brain and nervous system, and your body is put in
When I review and interpret laboratory tests, my approach is not concerned with lowering or raising numbers. That method is called allopathy. My primary intention with lab tests is to assess biochemical individuality, and to devise a nutritional protocol that aims to support FUNCTION. By addressing function and biological individuality a person’s numbers will likely