Gluten

Gluten

A gluten intolerance is the body’s inability to digest or break down the gluten protein found in wheat and certain other foods and products. Gluten intolerance (or gluten sensitivity) can range from a mild sensitivity  to full-blown celiac disease. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 1 out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease. This is a severe autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten consumption that can damage the small intestine. And another 18 million Americans are estimated to have NCGS: “non-celiac gluten sensitivity” (https://www.beyondceliac.org/celiac-disease/non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity/ ) Continue reading

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CoEnzyme Q-10: Clearing up the Confusion

Many of us already have heard about Coenzyme-Q10, the natural antioxidant synthesized by the body, found in many foods, and available in supplement form. It comes in two forms: ubiquinol, the active antioxidant form, and ubiquinone, the oxidized form, which the body partially converts to ubiquinol. Continue reading

Minerals: Our Source of Life

Minerals are perhaps the most important groups of nutrients human beings require. Unlike some vitamins, for example, minerals cannot be made inside the body and must come from our diet, supplements or drinking water. Minerals regulate most bodily functions by participating in all chemical compounds in our bodies. They also form the structure of the body.
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Stress: Don’t Let It Make You Sick

The ff. is  excerpted directly from Elizabeth Agnvall’s article in the November 2014 AARP Bulletin.  It is worth repeating.

Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems.  Now they are discovering that chronic stress–a mainstay of modern life–doesn’t merely exacerbate disease, it actually can cause it.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Got You Down?

More than 2 million Americans are affected by a type of arthritis called Rheumatoid Arthritis.  RA is one of more than 80 autoimmune diseases, each one having its own set of symptoms.  RA causes joint inflammation that results in pain, deformity, fatigue, problems with range of motion, and resulting depression. Continue reading

Nutritional Balancing Science

Hooray,  I have finished my academic studies and graduated with honors as a  certified Nutritional Balancing practitioner!   I am so happy to become a legal nutritional consultant, as I have been unofficially advising some of you about food as far back as 1985.
Along with my own 30-year journey studying food as medicine, I also have my clients to thank for motivating me to study the fascinating science of Nutritional Balancing.  It is an extraordinary program that originated in the 1940s with Dr. Paul Eck from the University of Chicago and is carried on today by Dr. Lawrence Wilson.
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