Lipoprotein(a) (also called Lp(a) or LPA) is a lipoprotein subclass. Genetic studies have identified Lp(a) as a risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke. The Lp(a) test is typically ordered by a doctor if you have other risk factors for heart disease. Results of this test help determine your risk. […]
Many people don’t realize that by the time you begin experiencing symptoms of cognitive decline, your diet and lifestyle has been affecting your brain’s health for decades. There is now a massive (and growing!) body of research that proves that we can not only prevent loss of brain function, but we can actually regain it […]
The most dangerous particle when it comes to heart disease is genetically-determined, meaning your family gave it you. Insurance companies refused to pay to have it tested so most of the millions of people who have it are unaware.
Your survival depends on your blood pH to be consistent. If you are more acidic, your body will literally strip itself of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium just to establish balance, neutralize the over-abundance of acid, and safely remove it from the body!
Always eat breakfast before 10am. Try to eat your lunch before noon and evening meal before 6 p.m. Avoid coffee or other caffeinated beverages. Coffee and tea act as stimulants and interrupt sleep pattern. Herbal tea is acceptable because it does not contain caffeine. Eat within one hour of waking. Fasting is hard on the […]
I get asked a lot about my opinions on CBD Oil. I had to research it myself because this is new to the medical and wellness world. I knew it had something to do with marijuana, but I needed to turn to my functional health community to really understand the science. Here are some TOP […]
Holistic Psychiatrist, Ellen Vora, MD just wrote an article on the tips & tools you need to help manage your emotional symptoms and feel vibrantly healthy. I found them so clear and helpful, I am listing them here. She list diet and lifestyle approaches to healing depression before taking the first pill. In her clinical […]
Hippocrates was right when he said many years ago that the gut is the foundation of our entire health. Research is finally starting to show that many chronic and autoimmune diseases can be connected to gastrointestinal problems. When your gut lining is damaged due to stress, poor diet, medications, and other triggers, it can cause […]
In PART 1 HERE, I discussed the reason we should care about acidity and alkalinity. Research shows that diets consisting of highly alkaline foods — fresh vegetables, fruits and unprocessed plant-based sources of protein, for example — result in a more alkaline urine pH level, which helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels. […]
Do you know why that question is so important? Your regular doctor will not ask you that question. So why should you care? The bottom line is, disease THRIVES in an acidic state and is less likely to thrive in an alkaline state. Your survival depends on your blood pH to be consistent. If you […]