THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

HEALTH PEARL #832 Now that there is more freedom to grow Industrial Hemp, there has been an increased supply of companies offering products containing CBD. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is one of the many CANNABINOIDS found in Mother Nature. These Cannabinoids are the food for our ENDO (i.e. internal) Cannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid System […]

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EYE HEALTH: DO WE NEED BETTER FOOD OR MORE SPECIFIC SUPPLEMENTS?

HEALTH PEARL #831 When I talk to people about their diets and mention certain foods they should focus on consuming, the response is usually affirmative: they already eat those foods! So, when I mention certain essential foods for eye health, such as broccoli, cauliflower, raw cabbage, carrots, green vegetables, squash, sunflower seeds, and watercress, most […]

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MEN: KNOW THY ESTRADIOL NUMBER

HEALTH PEARL #818 Many men today are struggling with prostate-related issues, such as inflammation, frequent urination, ED, and cancer. I highly recommend that all men over 35 learn more about the hormone estradiol, and specifically how it relates to their production of Total Testosterone. Estradiol is primarily seen as a hormone women make. However, while […]

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ENZYMEDICA’S AQUA BIOME™ FISH OIL

HEALTH PEARL #817 The company Enzymedica has focused its entire product line to exclusively promote enzymes for digestion and overall wellness. To do that they have created unique products using their exclusive Thera-Blend® process, in which multiple strains of enzymes are combined in order to offer greater effectiveness throughout the different pH ranges in the body. The […]

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INTESTINAL PROBLEMS ARE FRUSTRATING AND CONFUSING

HEALTH PEARL #816 Lately, more and more research, some of it a bit confusing, has been coming out about our intestinal health. I have mentioned the VAGUS NERVE the other week, the one that connects the brain with major organs, including our digestive system. This explains more about the Gut-Brain, or Body-Mind connection in those […]

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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFITS OF OMEGA-6’S GLA

HEALTH PEARL #815 I have talked before about the essential fats OMEGA-3 and OMEGA-6. This means they are “essential” for our body. However, we cannot make them ourselves; so, we need them from an outside source. Fish offers the highest amount of OMEGA-3s, with flax and chia seeds as secondary sources. And OMEGA-6s are primarily […]

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WORKING WITH YOUR VAGUS NERVE

HEALTH PEARL #814 Have you ever heard of the VAGUS NERVE? This nerve starts from two thick stems in our brain’s cerebellum and the brainstem. From there it spreads into branches and wanders down to the bottom of your torso, touching your heart and most major organs. This includes your stomach, small intestines, colon, and […]

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FUNCTIONS OF OUR LIVER

HEALTH PEARL #812 The liver is the largest organ in the body; and is separated by a RIGHT and a LEFT lobe. The right lobe is the larger of the two. The primary functions of the liver are: Bile production and elimination, Expelling cholesterol, hormones, and drugs, …As well as metabolizing fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. […]

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OUR PORTAL VEIN, GATEWAY TO THE LIVER

HEALTH PEARL #811 Lately, I’ve explained how our digestive tract separates nutrients from fibers and non-broken-down particles. Perhaps you are now wondering, how nutrients make it all the way to our cells?  Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fats, sugars, and even herbs pass through microscopic openings in the small intestine, into the PORTAL VEIN. This is […]

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