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Supplements to Assist with Sauna Detoxification

I wrote here on the health benefits of sauna in general, and here on infrared vs dry heat saunas. Quick recap on at least the detoxification portion, though: toxins, especially solvents, tend to persist in fat cells for years unless eliminated—and elimination occurs via sweating and weight loss. Sauna, therefore, is helpful for [...]

By |2019-08-23T14:51:57-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

Infrared vs Regular Saunas

I wrote here on the health benefits of sauna generally. But infrared saunas are touted to have the highest health benefits compared to other types of sauna. What is the difference between them? Infrared vs Regular Sauna Infrared and regular (or dry) saunas look very similar, in that they are both [...]

By |2019-05-03T10:07:39-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Detox, Fitness & Weight Loss|0 Comments

How Your Liver Affects Your Thyroid

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Physiology 101: Liver and Thyroid Thyroid, of course, is primarily known as the hormone responsible for your metabolism—defined as the chemical processes that keep your body going. The fuel required for metabolism is primarily glucose. You can get glucose from your food, of course—but if you haven’t eaten in awhile (or you’re in the middle [...]

How Your Liver Affects Your Thyroid

By |2017-11-10T14:36:14-07:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox|Comments Off on How Your Liver Affects Your Thyroid

How the Liver Detoxifies

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Your liver is quite the multi-tasker. Its most important job is to detoxify foreign chemicals, but it also does a number of other important tasks, including regulating blood sugar levels, making bile to help digest fats, making your blood’s carrier proteins and clotting factors, acting as a repository for a number of nutrients (including iron, [...]

How the Liver Detoxifies

By |2017-09-30T08:07:06-07:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox|Comments Off on How the Liver Detoxifies

Biotoxins and Hair Loss

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Far and away the most common causes of hair loss are hypothyroidism, low ferritin, and high androgen levels (such as testosterone, androstenedione, and DHEA).  Less common but still prevalent are the apparently autoimmune condition alopecia areata, and the stress-induced telogen effluvium. But one I also see quite a bit is biotoxin-related hair loss, due to [...]

Biotoxins and Hair Loss

By |2017-09-08T17:47:10-07:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Detox|Comments Off on Biotoxins and Hair Loss

The Safest Natural Deodorants

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Underarm odor happens when we sweat: the bacteria that are always present on the skin break the sweat secretions down into odor-causing fatty acids. Because sweating is one of the body’s four main emunctories (routes of excretion) for toxins, it is definitely true that body odor is a function of toxicity; however, even the cleanest [...]

The Safest Natural Deodorants

By |2017-09-01T16:55:33-07:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox, Health|Comments Off on The Safest Natural Deodorants

The Low Oxalate Diet

What Are Oxalates? Oxalates are organic acids (which means they are compounds that contain hydrogen and can lose a proton). They’re naturally found in some foods, and they are formed as byproducts of metabolic processes in the body, as well as byproducts of fungal metabolism.  Oxalates by themselves are generally [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:12:29-07:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Detox|Comments Off on The Low Oxalate Diet

Sulfur Intolerance

Biochemistry 101 Protein, one of the three types of macronutrients (the other two being carbohydrates and fat) is made up of twenty building blocks called amino acids. Two of those amino acids contain the atom sulfur in their structures: methionine and cysteine. A thiol is a compound containing a sulfur [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:12:30-07:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Nutrition|Comments Off on Sulfur Intolerance