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
I have previously discussed the essential role of albumin in human health. Serum albumin is one of the most vitally important blood proteins. Albumin is in fact the most abundant blood protein in human plasma. Epidemiological data suggests that decreased albumin values are strongly associated with an increased mortality. Albumin functions as a major transport for nutrients,
Albumin is one of the most important and sensitive factors on a blood test. It is made almost entirely in the liver. If low, it can correlate with blood pressure irregularities, as well as nutrient deficiencies. Albumin is a nutrient transport. It “delivers the goods” to the cells. Albumin transports hormones, antioxidants such as glutathione
The basic concepts of Metabolic Typing® are not new. They have existed for thousands of years. The ancient Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Caras stated that “one man’s food is another man’s poison.” Ancient Ayurvedic medicine in India recognized that the 3 dosha types (vata, pitta, kapha) have a tremendous influence upon the nutritional requirements of
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
Article by: Lawrence Wilson, MD Do you know anyone who suffers from headaches, fatigue, insomnia, depression, skin rashes, spaciness or detachment, learning disorders or premenstrual syndrome? These can be symptoms of a copper imbalance. It is an extremely common nutritional imbalance. It is often overlooked, in part because it is not always simple to detect.
The old hair tissue mineral analysis test is one of the best, most comprehensive biopsies for identifying numerous functions in the body, imbalances, and heavy metal toxicity. This test is equipped at identifying inflammatory and anti-inflammatory tendencies, adrenal function, estrogen/progesterone/testosterone status, thyroid status, calcium dynmaics, energy expenditure and so much more. The hair is a
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