July 19, 2020

#7- Vitamin B2 - AKA Riboflavin -- One more very common B vitamin deficiency.

Why is it important?

Like many of the other B vitamins, B2 helps with metabolism, cellular respiration, the conversion of carbohydrates to energy, and the breakdown of fats and proteins.  It is...

July 13, 2020

#6 Vitamin B1- yet another very common nutrient deficiency... Increased risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease

July 4, 2020

#5 Vitamin E- Another very common vitamin deficiency in the Western world.

Why is it important?

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant in and of itself that also helps regulate oxidation reactions that protect intracellular components and also helps to stabilize cell membra...

July 2, 2020

Part 4 in a series of functional nutrition shorts posts.

July 1, 2020

#3 Glutahione and N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)

Why is it important?

Glutathione is known as the "Master Antioxidant."  It helps prevent damage to vital intracellular

components caused by reactive oxygen species -AKA- free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides, and heavy met...

Vitamin C has been know to boost the immune system for decades.  It has been proven to decrease inflammation, reduce oxidative stress, help decrease the severity of sepsis, and even be cytotoxic to cancer cells.  Multiple hospitals around the globe, including the Unite...

Given my previous role as the medical director of a rural ER, and with it the position of physician liaison for our Antibiotics Stewardship Program, I found this article to be intriguing.  It reinforces the need for the judicious use of antibiotics in ALL populations b...

September 2, 2019

With all the fake news in the media these days, it’s not surprising to read “The only thing vitamins are good for is making expensive urine.”  This was actually a headline I saw just a few weeks ago.  And, I actually used to believe that line of reasoning until I learn...

July 17, 2019

Are you worried about your memory? Do you often find yourself looking for your keys or wallet?  Do you walk into a room to fetch something and then forget why you’re there?  You’re not alone.  According to a 2011 CDC report, the number of people with mild cognitive imp...

June 10, 2019

Essential supplements to improve ones health. These are hust some of the micronutirents I take on a mostly daily basis.

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