One of the most subtle components of a Western diet may nonetheless affect a wide-ranging number of conditions, including osteoporosis, renal stone formation, insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome, all of which may have shared components underlying their pathophysiology.
I created BioFoundation-G with several important goals in mind; to provide an optimal nutritional foundation of highly bioavailable nutrients at clinically relevant doses, to improve the detoxification of environmental pollutants by supporting glutathione synthesis, to enhance cellular energy metabolism and protect mitochondrial function, and to include key antioxidants and other biological modifiers which protect against today’s chronic diseases.
Heavy metal toxicity is a growing problem which has far-reaching
consequences. Clear-HM provides functional support for heavy metal detoxification, supplying nutrients needed to assist not only in heavy metal removal, but also to replenish competing minerals often depleted by chelation therapy, and to provide antioxidant protection from the reactive oxygen species which mediate much of the heavy metal damage.
The importance of quality sleep in the functioning of the human brain and body cannot be overstated; without it, severe psychological and physiological consequences occur. Simply stated, sleep is an essential aspect of health.
The prevalence of insulin resistance (IR) depends on the method of determination. Currently, there is no single test that is generally accepted as the gold standard in the clinical assessment of IR. A number of well-established tests are used in research, but there are problems with each of these tests.
As many as 80,000 commercial and industrial chemicals are now in use in the United States, with hundreds more introduced into the marketplace on a weekly basis.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a major neurotransmitter that is abundantly and widely distributed throughout the central nervous system (CNS). Within the brain, GABA is formed in neuronal cells by the a-decarboxylation of glutamic acid and further metabolized by GABA-a-keto-glutarate transaminase and then returned to the tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA) cycle.
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a polyphenolic compound found in plant foods that may represent a major advancement in natural medicine.
How an individual handles stress plays a significant role in determining their level of health. Comprehensive stress management involves an holistic approach designed to counteract the everyday stresses of life.
Dr. Pizzorno discusses therapies for detoxification of metals beyond IV chelation.
Integrated Healthcare Practitioner, issue 18
As the prevalence of overweight and obesity continues to rise, the resultant complications and associated morbidities take an ever increasing toll on those affected, as well as on total health care costs.
Sometime referred to as leaky gut syndrome, increased intestinal permeability (IP) refers to a loss of selective permeability across the paracellular pathway of the small intestine. This has diverse pathological consequences due to the extremely complex role of the intestinal barrier in coordinating digestive, absorptive, motility, neuroendocrine, and immunological/protective functions.
Type II diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a disease characterized by the progressive worsening of glycemic control, which often starts with mild elevations in blood glucose levels after eating, and, over time, leads to an increase in fasting plasma glucose. Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of morbidity and mortality among diabetic patients, but other complications include nephropathy, neuropathy, and retinopathy, as many types of tissues are damaged by hyperglycemia.