Author Archives: Denise

Boost Energy with B Vitamins

There are eight different B vitamins: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9), and cyanocobalamin (B12). B vitamins function to create energy and are involved in cell metabolism. Besides their involvement in a healthy metabolism, B vitamins support the digestive system. They are also involved in the […]

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How Do I Heal My Heartburn?

According to the NIH, more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms at least once per month, while more than 15 million have symptoms daily. Heartburn, acid reflux and GERD are all terms that are used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. Heartburn, also know as acid indigestion, is a burning sensation in the chest […]

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Why Am I Chronically Fatigued?

Millions of Americans have symptoms of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, and many cannot determine the cause of their illness. Chronic fatigue is defined as extreme fatigue that lasts over 6 months, while fibromyalgia is chronic fatigue with the added symptom of chronic pain. Other symptoms include  insomnia, poor digestion, headaches, and poor concentration. Multiple body […]

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What is Methylation and Why Is It Important?

Methylation is a process that occurs in the body whereby a methyl group  (one carbon and three hydrogen atoms) binds to another compound in the body and changes its function to make it better, less toxic and more functional. The process of methylation determines whether a gene will be turned or turned off, and it […]

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Why Should I Avoid GMO Foods?

GMOs (genetically modified organisms)  are foods that have been engineered in a laboratory by manipulating the genetic material of living organisms into combinations that do not normally occur in nature.  These foods have become pervasive in the US with almost all corn and soybeans being genetically engineered, and with roughly 75%-80% of processed foods containing […]

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