Phenols are natural chemicals that are present in varying quantities in almost all foods, especially fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Salicylates are one type of phenol used by plants to protect themselves from harm such as diseases, insects, and certain kinds of bacteria. In terms of their chemical structure, these natural salicylates are very similar to acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin), which is how they first came to be studied in the context of physical and behavioural effects.
What I’m Reading This Month: Antibiotic Use In Infancy & Later Allergies, Metal Neurotoxins & Neural Epidemics, and the Latest Research on Nutritional & Dietary Interventions for Autism
What I’m Reading This Month: Antibiotic Use In Infancy & Later Allergies, Metal Neurotoxins & Neural Epidemics, and the Latest Research on Nutritional & Dietary Interventions for Autism The sheer volume of health, wellness, and medical news and commentary...
Previously, we covered what estrogen dominance is and what causes it. Now, let’s focus on what you can do today to decrease estrogen dominance and its associated health conditions. The traditional medical approach for the past 20 years has been to address...
What I’m Reading This Month: Toxic Metals in Protein Powders, Preconception Care, and the Importance of Magnesium When Taking Vitamin D
There are two primary factors that are responsible for excess estrogen in our bodies; we either acquire it from our environment or produce too much of it.
Over the last several decades as magnesium intake has been steadily declining, depression and anxiety have been rising in prevalence. The knowledge of a connection between magnesium and depression goes back about a century, and published case studies have described dramatic recoveries from clinical depression with daily supplementation.
How exactly does sugar accelerate oxidative stress? Oxidation occurs during a number of specific processes. One of the times when oxidation happens is when our bodies are processing sugar. The more we eat sugar, the more oxidation occurs.
Estrogen and progesterone are the two primary female hormones. They need to be in balance to offset the action of one another. Estrogen dominance occurs when there is an excess of estrogen AND/OR a deficiency of progesterone. Thus, you can still have estrogen dominance with low estrogen levels, if the body does not produce enough progesterone.
What I’m Reading This Month: Sugar and Alzheimer’s, Acetaminophen and Language Delay, and Ozone Therapy
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