Cardiovascular System Health

The cardiovascular system – the heart, the vessels, and the blood – is our body’s internal transportation system. The blood is contained in the vessels and pumped by the heart. The blood carries nutrients, oxygen, hormones, and immune mediators to the cells. It also carries metabolic waste from the cells. These functions are why the … Read more

Gallbladder Stress

The gallbladder is located near the stomach and liver and stores, concentrate and releases bile into the duodenum. Bile is a substance produced by the liver to aid in the digestion of fats. Bile salts emulsify fats allowing digestive enzymes to further break down the fat into fatty acids for absorption. Gallbladder stress may manifest … Read more

Allergies (Food Sensitivities)

An “allergy” is an inflammatory reaction elicited by our immune system toward a foreign molecule which is usually an unrecognizable protein or a small molecule bound to a protein. When the body can no longer make the correct amount of enzymes to digest a particular food properly, but that food is still consumed, intolerance for … Read more

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)

Leaky gut is an extremely common problem, but one that is poorly recognize and is rarely tested for. It occurs when the permeability of the gut wall is compromised and large spaces develop between the cells of the gut wall, allowing bacteria, toxins and food particles to enter the bloodstream. This initiates an immune response … Read more