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Back to Basics: Metals Testing

In Part 1 of our Back to Basics blog series, we discussed the causes and consequences of heavy metals toxicity. Here, in Part 2, we will cover the basics of metals testing and why our Mercury Tri-Test and Blood Metals panels are superior to traditional "challenge...

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

In 2018, an estimated 1 million people in the U.S. were infected with Lyme disease and, by 2050, this number may rise to a shocking 55.7 million people!1 In fact, the incidence of Lyme disease has increased so dramatically that the scientific community has called for...

Back to Basics: Metals Toxicity

Heavy metals are ubiquitous in our modern-day environment, with arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury comprising the bulk of our exposure. These metals have long been known to have adverse health effects, and a growing body of research indicates that they contribute to...

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Supporting Detoxification with Sleep

Supporting Detoxification with Sleep Our bodies are constantly challenged by environmental toxicities and the continual effort of detoxication. Although dietary support for detoxification is one important leg of the supportive "stool," so is healthy sleep. So many...

Supporting Detoxification with Diet

Many individuals who embark upon detoxification protocols seek advice on what dietary strategies may help and improve the process of detoxification. Unfortunately, dietary choices are not “one size fits all.” However, there are some choices worthy of emphasis,...

Holiday Support for Detox and Digestive Function

Holiday Support for Detox and Digestive Function Just one more bite, you think as you teeter on the brink of being somewhere between very full and feeling almost sick. An after-dinner cocktail warms your belly despite the large cube of ice chilling it in the glass....

Keeping Holiday Stress in Check

Keeping Holiday Stress in Check It’s that time of year when, no matter what we do, we often suffer some aspect of stress. For some, winter weather may tax the spirit and drain our energy. For others, it may be the stress of preparing for, cooking for, and socializing...

Mercury: A Potent Toxin With Widespread Health Impacts

Mercury: A Potent Toxin With Widespread Health Impacts   Mercury is a potent neurotoxin—in its liquid form it has even been called ‘liquid death’. It has been designated by the World Health Organization as one of the ten most dangerous chemicals to public...

Vitamin C: Essential Protection for the Winter and Beyond

In an era of astounding scientific breakthroughs—where healthy babies are crafted from the genes of three parents and we use CT scans to analyze 99- million-year-old baby bird hatchlings preserved in amber—we can sometimes forget the simple things. That includes the...

CoQ10: The Heart of the Matter

CoQ10: The Heart of the Matter Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also commonly known by the names of its oxidized and reduced forms ubiquinone and ubiquinol, is one of our body’s most essential bionutrients. It is a potent, lipid-soluble antioxidant found in every one of our...

Boost Your Immunity & Banish Winter Blues

A Look at the Protective Power of Vitamins D3 and K2 Ah, that summer sun—how we all look forward to it, at the beach, poolside, park, patio, or just walking down the street on a midsummer day. Our mood lifts. Our bodies feel stronger. In essence, we feel more vital....

EDTA and Metal Chelation: Can a Liposomal Format Really Deliver?

EDTA and Metal Chelation: Can a Liposomal Format Really Deliver? Chelation therapy, that is, the removal of toxic metals from the body with an agent known as a chelator, is an important mainstay in toxicology and environmental medicine, both fields which deal with the...

Gut Health: A Critical Facet for Effective Detoxification

As many holistic practitioners who work with chronic disease will tell you, if you don’t consider and address gut function, the body will struggle to get well. This concept has long been emphasized regarding conditions as diverse as chronic infections, autoimmune...

BitterX Bigger Better

Detoxification: The Importance of Moving Bile with a Bigger Bitter Bile. It doesn’t have the best reputation. You know it as that bitter fluid you burp up on occasion. It’s also a synonym for spite and malice. As an adjective—bilious—it means spiteful and...

Thrivagen, the Herbal Elixir for Total Woman’s Well Being

A Liposomal Adaptogenic Blend Directed at Female Physiology “'The great question that has never been answered,” confessed famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, “and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is...