Author Archives: Denise

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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The Buzz About Colostrum

Most of us are familiar with colostrum, which is the milky fluid produced right after birth before mature breast milk. Colostrum has been shown to be extremely important for newborn infants due its bioactive compounds which promote growth, jumpstart gut function and fight disease. Recent research has shown that adults can benefit from supplemental colostrum […]

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Fructose: Friend or Foe?

Fructose is a monosaccharide or simple sugar found in fruits and fruit juices.  It is also part of high fructose corn syrup, which is found in many processed foods, convenience meals, condiments, diet products, candy, and breakfast cereals. Fructose and glucose together make sucrose, which is table sugar. The body metabolizes fructose and glucose differently, […]

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Are You Stressed and Tired?

Stress effects every part of our body. When we are stressed, our cortisol and blood sugar both increase. This effects thyroid function and causes fatigue by inhibiting the release of TSH and blocking the conversion of T4 to T3. Basically, our overactive adrenals suppress the function of thyroid hormones. Over time, as stress remains chronic, […]

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Take Care of Your Thyroid

  Often when people have issues with losing weight, feeling tired, anxious or depressed, or getting sick more frequently, thyroid function is assessed. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is underactive and does not make or release the proper amounts of thyroid hormones.Theses hormones are responsible for metabolism and controlling the process whereby nutrients […]

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