The Effects of CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBD has been a fad for a few years now, and for good reason. Not only are anecdotal stories of its benefits compelling (we all have friends who swear by it!), but studies also demonstrate impressive actions on a number of different systems. Most of my patients who ask me [...]

By |2020-03-20T09:27:32-07:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

The Benefits of Fulvic Acid

Fulvic acid might seem new to the nutritional world, but in reality, it’s very, very old—in fact, it’s as old as plants and soil. When soil-based microbes break down decaying organic matter, they produce fulvic acid, which is the reason why compost is such a great fertilizer. Think of fulvic [...]

By |2020-01-24T11:31:59-07:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

PQQ and the Mitochondria

I wrote here on mitochondrial dysfunction in depth. But as a quick recap: mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cells, generating the body’s energy currency called ATP. They’re the last step in the process of converting glucose into energy. Therefore, under-functioning mitochondria will have broad-reaching consequences, affecting potentially every body system. [...]

By |2019-08-16T07:18:30-07:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

How Taurine Affects Anxiety and Adrenaline

I wrote here about how taurine affects overexcitable membranes in general, and it essentially boils down to two interrelated things: the NMDA receptor (which is stimulated by the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, and inhibited by calming neurotransmitters glycine and GABA), and calcium conduction (the flow of which occurs when the NMDA receptor [...]

By |2019-08-09T06:53:19-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Chronic Illnesses, Supplements|0 Comments

Essential Oils

Essential oils are all the rage at the moment, in part because of multilevel marketing—but while I’m not a huge fan of MLM in general, that doesn’t mean that essential oils themselves don’t have their place in the pharmacopeia of natural medicines. But first, a few definitions. Essential Oils vs [...]

By |2019-04-26T06:52:59-07:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

The Best Immune Support Treatments

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

It’s been a rough cold and flu season! We seem to be through the worst of it, but what can you do to protect yourself and your family? Of all the myriad of products proclaiming immune support benefits, how do you know which one to choose? It’s first of all important to start with a [...]

The Best Immune Support Treatments

By |2018-04-06T15:38:39-07:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles, bee propolis, beta glucan, colloidal silver, echinacea, elderberry, immune, maitake, oregano, shiitake, Supplements|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Best Immune Support Treatments

The Many Faces of Magnesium

By Dr. Krisel Nagallo Magnesium is one of the more multifaceted minerals when it comes to health and wellness. Not only does it play an important role in basic metabolic pathways including energy production and hormone conversion, studies demonstrate how suboptimal magnesium levels can play a role in liver detoxification, [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:24:51-07:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Supplements|Tags: |0 Comments

Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

The power of naturopathic medicine is in the philosophy: remove obstacles to cure and give the body the building blocks it needs to heal itself, and within reason, healing will follow. I prefer not to give supplements to treat symptoms, because that approach doesn’t get to the root cause… but in the short term, sometimes [...]

Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

By |2018-02-09T09:16:16-07:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Supplements|Comments Off on Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

There are two main antibodies involved in Hashimoto’s: anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin. The elevation of these antibodies mean that the immune system is attacking and destroying two of the necessary components of thyroid hormone. Thyroglobulin is a precursor for thyroxine (T4), the primary hormone produced in the thyroid gland. So attacking this means you [...]

Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

By |2017-12-29T11:59:35-07:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Supplements|Comments Off on Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

If you’re a woman with any menstrual irregularities, there are a number of reasons why you might want to consider adding Vitamin B6 to your regimen, over and above what you might be getting in a multivitamin. Vitamin B6 and Estrogen Metabolism The liver breaks down estrogen into one of three metabolites (or breakdown products) [...]

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

By |2017-12-15T16:36:07-07:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements, Women's Health|Comments Off on Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle