Pyroluria is a condition that has been known for several decades. It is sometimes referred to as mauve factor, KPU, kryptopyroluria and Hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one, or HPL. Besides acting as a tongue twister, this condition is potentially very serious, and may have numerous biochemical implications. Pyrroles are synthesized during hemoglobin production in the body. They can be
The status of zinc and copper levels may have profound implications for many people. Much has been written about the significance of these two trace elements for many, many years. Many health conditions may be directly caused by abnormal zinc and copper levels. With all of the recent attention given to methylation status, gene mutations,
Hormones are cell messengers that carry important signals to different cells in the body. There can be a lot of things that go wrong in their communication, and these problems can be due to a multitude of factors, including: nutritional inadequacies, stress, toxicity, organ toxicity/malfunction, mineral deficiencies. This article is going to investigate some of
Toxic, heavy metals: you are exposed to them, I guarantee it. Not one person living in modern civilization is not exposed to toxic, heavy metals. The question to ask is: “how efficiently does your body eliminate toxic metals like aluminum, mercury and lead?” Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is an outstanding laboratory biopsy to use to monitor
Meditation is a conscious practice of awareness of oneself. It is the deliberate practice of detaching from the ordinary activities of the conscious mind and engaging faculties of the mind which are more latent. There has been a cacophony of research studies on the effects that meditation has upon the brain and nervous system. Having
I will personally guarantee there is no man, woman or child with non-detectable levels of chemicals in their bodies. Period, end of story. You are breathing them, drinking them, bathing in them and eating them. If you are a woman, you are likely applying cancer-causing carcinogens on your face and dying your hair in them.
Food cravings are an opportunity to listen to your body and to identify what your body is telling you about nutrient deficiencies and your body’s nutritional needs. In my nutrition practice, I always teach my clients the importance of listening to one’s body and developing one’s ‘nutritional intuition’. Your nutritional intuition is simply developing the
There are only 3 raw materials that the human body can use to make energy: protein, fat and carbohydrates. Protein is an essential macro nutrient that yields 4 calories per 1 gram. Protein is essential for brain cell function, liver detoxification, for initiating almost ALL enzyme reactions in your body and is an important anabolic