If you are transitioning into a fully plant based diet, congratulations! There are so many health benefits in doing so. You’ll notice that a lot of dairy products like cheese and milk are replaced with much healthier options that are made out of nuts such as Nut-based milks, cultured butter, sweets and cheeses.
Hey everyone! I’ve been a little MIA with blogging, I’ve been taking an intensive immunology class – and boy is it fascinating! This week, our immunology professor Dr. Zwickey has us researching all different strains of bacteria and their effect on the chemical messengers (called cytokines) and exactly what areas of the immune system they
Hemoglobin determines how much oxygen circulates throughout your body. Low hemoglobin = low oxygen carrying capacity. You will experience fatigue, shortness of breath, low energy, hair loss/thinning, thyroid dysfunction (iron is the backbone of thyroid hormone), among other things. The most common sufferers of iron deficiency are women. Women who have a heavy menstrual cycle
Over the past decade interest in Vitamin D has exploded. The reason for this increase in interest is partly due to the re-emergence of the bone disease rickets, but also due to a better understanding of the many biological roles of this vitamin…well, it’s actually not a vitamin. It is a “pre-hormone.” A growing body
Hello Everyone! If you’ve read my previous post on my experience with travelling to the Philippines & Thailand, you know that I was 1 of 3 people who got bit by a mosquito carrying Dengue Virus and I was the only one who did not come down with Dengue Fever. Out of the 17 people who
I would like to preface this story by saying, when I went to Thailand it was one of the most magical countries I’ve ever experienced. The most beautiful temples, land, abundant agriculture and such a peaceful place. I visited many Buddhist temples – and I got on my knees, lit the candle and asked with
Monolaurin & HIV Monolaurin can inhibit the transmission of HIV #1 – The International Weekly Journal of Science carried out studies with monkeys infected with the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), to see what affect the use of Monolaurin (antimicrobial property in coconut) would have on the virus. SIV is the same as
In 1982, Melvin Ball hypothesized that Herpes Simpex Virus 1 (HSV-1) was causative in Alzheimer’s Disease. He proposed that HSV-1 located in the 5th cranial nerve, (called Trigeminal ganglia) could travel up the cranial nerve when reactivated, and ascend along known nerve pathways into the Limbic system and areas of the brain most affected in