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6 Reasons I Give My Patients Digestive Plant Enzymes

Supplementary Enzymes are essential to our Digestion! Fact or Fallacy? Do we really need to take enzyme supplements? Or is it simply an advertising campaign powered by the ever-increasing number of suppliers? This has become a topic of controversy today, and of course there are arguments for both sides. Also, if we do need to[…]

BREAKING STUDY: Broad-Spectrum Micronutrients Support Focus & Outlook – Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled

With increasing talk around the over-diagnosis of “attention symptoms,” scientists are paying more attention to the fundamental role minerals and vitamins play in focus and distractibility. Previously, a lot of research focused on the benefit of single nutrients, such as Vitamin B, on state of mind. Now, we are thrilled to see scientists investigating the synergistic[…]

Gut-Brain: Why Balancing Your Gut Is Balancing Your Mind

  “Scientists following this line of research have become increasingly convinced that to fully understand our emotions and behaviors, we need to study the gut as much as the brain,” Dr. Siri Carpenter, That Gut Feeling [1] Are Digestive Issues Compromising Your State Of Mind? You have probably experienced your emotions cause digestive upset. But you[…]

Gut-Brain: Why Your Gut Is Called Your ‘Second Brain’

  “The system is way too complicated to have evolved only to make sure things move out of your colon….A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut,” (Emeran Mayer, Professor, Bio-Behavioral Sciences, University of California)* The Science Behind Gut Feelings Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach? Or[…]

Micronutrient Deficiencies: Why Your Diet May Not Be As Nutritious As You Think.

  “Sadly, each successive generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant carrot is truly less good for you than the one before.” Scientific American Your Veggie-Filled Diet May Not Be As Nutritious As You Think You eat well. Your diet is balanced, and rich in natural, earthy foods. But, given the diminishing number of nutrients making it through[…]

Why Micronutrients Are Called The Magic Wands Of Health

Micronutrients are the trace minerals and vitamins that you need in regular doses of less than 100 mcgs to support essential processes that run your brain and body. Because these trace nutrients act as spark plugs (or, co-enzymes) for numerous bodily functions,  they are often referred to as the “magic wands” of health. Hidden micronutrient[…]

Gut-Brain: The Happy Chemicals Machine In Your Gut

Guess Where Seratonin Is Made In Your Body?  Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that regulate mood, sleep, appetite, learning and memory. They can make you happy, focused, and balanced … or the opposite. And, in case the title of the post didn’t give it away, they are made in the gut. Micronutrients As Spark-Plugs To[…]

The “Hidden Hunger” May Not Just Be A Third World Problem

“Hidden hunger is unlike the hunger that comes from a lack of food. It is a chronic lack of vitamins and minerals that often has no visible warning signs, so that people who suffer from it may not even be aware of it. “ Micronutrient Initiative Micronutrients Are Small. Micronutrients like iron and vitamin C[…]