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...

June 29, 2020

#2 in a series of short posts about nutrient deficiencies and symptoms

June 28, 2020

#1 Zinc-- This is the most common nutrient deficiency in the US. 

Why is it important?

Supports  wound healing, taste and smell, involved in many enzymatic processes, extremely important during growth and development in utero, helps prevent  macular degeneration, importa...

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...

For people who eat a standard Western diet, coffee may be one of the healthiest parts of their diet.

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