Copper is a necessary trace element for human health. However, in its free, unbound and oxidized state, copper can act as a pro-oxidant and toxic element. Copper fungicides are an “allowable” chemical that can be used on organic food crops. Organically grown produce may contain copper residues from copper fungicide usage. The presence of copper
Estrogen dominance is a term that has been used to describe the overload of estrogen. Estrogen overload can be problematic for a number of reasons. For women, excess estrogen activity can alter the menstrual cycle, leading to complications such as PMS. In more extreme scenarios, excess estrogen can lead to conditions such as endometriosis, cancer,
Confused about the essential factors to pay attention to with type 2 diabetes? This article will shed some light on the confusion as well as address the essential factors. Type 2 diabetes is a result of insulin resistance. In such a case, the insulin receptors on cells are not sensitive to the insulin in the
The word detoxification gets thrown around quite a bit in alternative healthcare circles. There is often an extraordinary emphasis on processes involving detoxification. This often includes: colon cleansing, liver cleansing, kidney cleansing, lymphatic drainage, sauna therapy, colon hydrotherapy, herbal therapies and coffee enemas. While there are often numerous benefits that can be obtained through such
The sight of seeing a predictive outcome analysis for the development of a disease process from a genetic test has many people scared out of their socks. In many cases, some people have no interest in looking at the data at all. But of course, these individuals are still under the premise that their inherited
Have you heard of methylation before? In 5-8 years from now, problems in a person’s “methylation” cycle is going to be widely recognized as one of the core, underlying factors in many health issues and degenerative diseases. Methylation gene defects and epigenetic altercations to certain genes essential in the methylation pathways of the body can
Glutathione, referred to as GSH is one of the most powerful and ubiquitous antioxidants in the cells of the human body. As an antioxidant, GSH neutralizes free radicals and peroxides, preventing them from damaging cells and tissues. Glutathione is essential for repairing DNA. GSH also keeps other antioxidants active, such as vitamins C and E.
Sweating is one of the best ways to increase lymphatic circulation and detoxification. I have personally spent a lot of time with sauna therapy, and as a nutritional consultant, always hear glowing testimonials about the benefits of sauna therapy. Sauna therapy is very redeeming, especially if you live in colder climates during the winter months.
The incidence of thyroid conditions has been on the rise for decades. Active thyroid hormone is found inside of every cell of the body, and it is this reason that leads many clinicians to believe that conventional diagnostics to detect certain thyroid conditions are largely unreliable. Blood TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) values are not reflective
The intestinal mucosal barrier is said to be the body’s second skin. From the mouth to the anus, there is a mucosal barrier, which serves as the first line of defense against pathogens. The mucosal barrier also shows the body how to deal with food antigens, which may cause allergies and sensitivities.The mucosal barrier is