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Can Oxalates be Responsible for Your Pain and Hormonal Imbalance? And Why Spinach is My Least Favorite Vegetable!

Oxalates are ANTINUTRIENTS, which means that they block the absorption of important minerals (calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron) that many high oxalate foods (like spinach) are purported to provide in the diet. They can form physical deposits (think kidney stones, fibromyalgia) that lead to pain and inflammation. Spinach is one of the highest sources of […]

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Cholesterol Medication Lowering CoQ10 Levels?

CoQ10 is a vitamin-like substance that is essential for energy production in the body. Our ‘busiest’ organs are the most reliant on CoQ10 for energy, and this includes our heart, brain and nervous system, as well as liver detoxification pathways. Unfortunately, statin medications that are used to lower cholesterol also lower CoQ10 levels…. and quickly. […]

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Is It Your Adrenals?

Serotonin deficiency is the most common mood problems in the US. Serotonin deficiency is a factor in many seemingly unrelated psychological and physical symptoms, ranging from panic and irritability to insomnia and pain. A deficiency of serotonin causes the reverse of every positive, happy, satisfied feeling that sufficient levels promote. A catch-22 occurs because stress […]

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Breast Cancer Risk Discussion

Factors that influence breast cancer risk: Pesticides such as Atrazine (most common pesticide sprayed on lawns) are xenoestrogenic (mimic estrogen), as are pthalates (in plastics, most fragranced products, medical devices)-95% of us have detectable levels in our urine- BPA (plastics, canned foods including baby formula), and parabens (cosmetics, soaps), air fresheners and insect repellants. It […]

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Thyroid: The Most Misunderstood Organ in the Body

Thyroid: The Most Misunderstood Organ in the Body Are you suspicious about having thyroid dysfunction yet your labs are normal? Are you taking thyroid medication, yet are still symptomatic? The symptoms: Fatigue, feeling chilled, dry, thinning hair, dry skin, swelling, constipation, depression, muscle/joint pain, elevated cholesterol, low libido. The prevalence: 1 out of 7 US […]

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GMOs and nutrition


The term GMO (genetically modified organism) is everywhere. Our government says they are safe, good for the economy, yet 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, have severe restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. GMO’s are designed to allow chemical […]

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