Vegans Need Fatty Acids Too

KEY TAKEAWAYS Produce can be labeled as “organic” if it is grown in soil that has been untouched by any man-made chemicals for at least three years prior to its harvest. Although those following a vegan lifestyle can get many of the necessary nutrients the body needs from plants, there are some…


Understanding the Microbiome

KEY TAKEAWAYS: The over 100 trillion microbes that constitute the body’s defense against disease can be negatively affected by the food we consume, such as processed foods and excess sugar. Microbes start to colonize us the moment we are born.  Depending on how and where we were born, we’re…


Ketogenic Diet - Does the Type of Fat Matter?

Key Takeaways:  Keto dates back to the 1920’s – it is a diet high in fat, and low in carbohydrates. It was found that three water-soluble compounds were made by the liver in response to food deprivation—acetone, β-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate, together called ketones, or ketone bodies.…


PC and Pregnancy...Perfect Together

PC isn’t exclusively a pregnancy supplement, but can contribute greatly to healthy fetal development*. Key Takeaways: A sperm, the most miniscule cell in the body, when merged with the ovum creates a zygote – a small but mighty organism that eventually becomes a functioning human with a…


Could Phosphatidylcholine (PC) be the key to a sharp memory?

Key Takeaways:  The deterioration of cell membranes can be attributed to memory loss PC has been shown to support a healthy cell membrane, and in turn better brain functioning as we age* PC serves as a reservoir for the choline needed to make the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine Some captivating…


Folate vs Folic Acid vs Folinic Acid vs 5-MTHF

Key Takeaways  All are considered forms of vitamin B9 – an essential nutrient  Dietary Folate forms are either natural or synthesized, but that’s not the real problem — the chemical form of Folate, Folic Acid, is the real potential troublemaker. 5-MTHF is the most biologically active…


Drug Inflation, Nutrient Depletion

Key Takeaways: Almost 50 percent of all Americans use at least one prescription drug regularly. The most common of these medications, even those taken over-the-counter, deplete one or more vital nutrients that are needed to survive. Medications and seemingly harmless supplements, such as melatonin…


The Blood Brain Barrier

What is the Blood Brain Barrier? For a long time, the blood-brain barrier—BBB—has been viewed as just a wall that separates the brain from outside agents and enemies.  But it’s more than that. It’s a mélange of physiological activity that integrates information from the outside with information…


Electrolytes 101

Sweat, replenish, repeat. Sweat more. From pregnancy cramps and fatigue to keto flu and poor exercise performance, electrolyte loss is certainly no one’s favorite summer pastime. Intensified during the warmer months, electrolyte loss can contribute to a number of uncomfortable symptoms.…


The Fraud in Your Pantry: Exposing Fake Olive Oil

If you’re a health-conscious person who loves to cook, you’ve probably got a bottle of extra virgin olive oil in your kitchen. Touted as a “healthy fat,” and a staple ingredient of the popular Mediterranean diet, olive oil has many benefits: it contains polyphenols and other antioxidants that help…