Dad Supports Son During Chemotherapy

This is an inspiring story of a dad who heroically cared for his young son when he was diagnosed with a rare and deadly cancer. He describes all the modifications he made to his son's diet and his environment to protect his immune system and support recovery. Despite undergoing life-threatening cancer treatments, his son's body remained strong throughout. He suffered very few side effects. His son is cancer-free today. [Read more]

Vitamin K

"Dr. Bruce Ames, a biochemist who studies nutrition at the cellular level, provides evidence that illustrates how an individual is much more likely to have more rapid aging and the development of cancer with inadequate vitamin and mineral levels, even if she or he is okay short term. (Page 35 The Wahls Protocol) Vitamin K and Heart Health: "For example, when the supply of vitamin K is limited, your body will prioritize how to use the limited supply. It will make proteins that will clot your [Read more]

That Smell is Making Me Crazy

On my recent visit to my doctor, an Integrative Physician specializing in Functional, Environmental, and Orthomolecular Medicine, I arrived early and had to wait for my appointment. There was a smell coming from a neighboring office that was overpowering to me. I could smell it through the narrow opening by the window. A medicinal, chemical smell like you might smell in a hospital or a dental office. I was irritated by the smell almost immediately, but as the minutes passed, I found myself pacing [Read more]

The Many Disorders From Iodine Deficiency

In this video, Sherry Tenpenny, DO speaks about the deficiency of iodine as well as the disorders that it causes. She goes into detail about the individual conditions caused by iodine deficiency and how to treat them. This video is her presentation to IAOMT 2007 Conference.

Iodine: The Most Misunderstood Nutrient

Iodine is an essential trace element that is essential for the normal growth and development. Around 60% of the iodine in the body is stored in the thyroid gland. The health benefits of iodine play a very important role in the normal functioning of the thyroid glands, which secretes thyroid hormones that control the basic metabolic rate of the body. [Read more]

Taking Stock

I came across a journal entry from October 2012 where I expressed urgent need to "get this over with".  I wrote "I'm tired of this. I should be there by now. Enough already."  Half one's life is a long time to be overweight and trying to lose weight.  A year and a half later, I am compelled to take stock of how far I've come.  I have not lost significant weight beyond the initial 50 pounds that came off very quickly for me. It's as if I settled in to a new set-point.  Five foot five and 200 [Read more]

Gluten Induced Brain Fog

Continuing our reading of "Why Isn't My Brain Working?" Today, you can see the obvious brain fog that results from eating a processed gluten meal. My speech is slowed, my face is drooping more on my left side. I struggle with my sense of time. Despite these difficulties, the first chapter offers hope for recovery. There is still much to learn and do. [Read more]

Recognizing Symptoms Early

Continuing our study of Dr. Kharrazian's book "Why Isn't My Brain Working?" Today, I cover 5 factors that contribute to brain degeneration. These factors are not normally associated with brain health. Recognizing the early symptoms of a poorly functioning brain is critical to a full recovery. (Follow along on page xxx-xxxv, which are the last pages of the introduction for those using the Kindle.) [Read more]