Category Archives: Supplementation

More Antibiotic = Less Probiotic

One of the great debates of the 21st century, is why we’re seeing such a drastic increase in gastrointestinal problems, food sensitivities, and auto-immune conditions. Since 1974 Celiac Disease has increased 5-fold in the United States! Sure, there’s been a decline in food quality, sleep, and activity, and a rise in stress, environmental toxins, and…

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Why Vitamin D Toxicity SHOULDN’T be a Consideration

Unlike other vitamins (C, B, etc.), vitamin D3 is difficult to obtain from food and depends mainly on the amount of sunshine we get. This, along with a few other factors (including the implementation of the low-fat guidelines), has created a vitamin D deficiency epidemic in North America. R 55% of otherwise ‘healthy adults’ and…

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The ‘Cause’ of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects nearly 20% of the population.  But it’s not so much a disease as it is a ‘label,’ for those experiencing any form of unexplainable gut discomfort – bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, etc. Basically, once doctors rule out any gastrointestinal problems they ‘can’ diagnose, like acid reflux, IBD or…

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STOP Taking Antacids for Heartburn & Reflux

Medical doctors and TV commercials may have you believing otherwise, but the underlying problem with heartburn or reflux is too little acid, not too much. As otherwise, we’d see school children popping Rolaids instead of middle-aged men: But the sad part is, by taking an antacid to lower stomach acid (which is already declining with…

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Why Supplement Zinc?

Many are surprised to learn that zinc is involved in over 300 enzyme processes, including cell growth and repair. And similar to vitamin D, deficiency is extremely common; even though it has a disastrous impact on our health. When looking at the chart below, it’s easy to see why the average North American is deficient.…

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Why Supplement Magnesium?

Magnesium deficiency is likely an issue for you, as it is for many. Regardless of whether or not you’re eating a high-quality diet and following a flawless stress-free lifestyle. This is because magnesium-rich foods don’t provide much magnesium. And generally speaking, even the Nutrition Nazi’s are lucky to get 15-20% of the daily requirement –…

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Eat Fish or Take Fish Oil

Our bodies can’t make omega-3’s, which is why they’re classified as ‘essential’ fatty acids (EFAs). Meaning, we need to consume fish or high-quality meat on a regular basis, or we run the risk of deficiency. Vegetarians will attempt to tell you otherwise, but plant foods only contain short-chain omega-3’s (ALA), which have an extremely weak…

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Get Lean With Green Tea

We’ve already discussed the benefits of coffee, but tea is just as impressive.  With Green Tea, specifically, bringing the most health benefits (though it could also be because it’s the most commonly studied). Green tea stimulates fat burning and muscle building, supports the immune system, regulates blood sugar, improves insulin sensitivity, and even prevents bone…

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