How I Learned the Hard Way

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The journey of my health and wellness has been guiding me to where I am today.  We all have our stories and struggles through the medical system or know someone that has struggled through some health issues.  My story is, I had extreme fatigue, could fall asleep sitting up so I got into the habit […]

MTHFR Again!

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One of my first blogs was about Methylenetetrahydrofolatereductase (MTHFR).  I am not sure I understand why but Canada has not adopted the knowledge on the medical side.  What is it?  It is an enzyme in the methyl cycle of the body causing different individual outcomes  such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, preeclampsia during pregnancy, glaucoma […]

Balancing Blood Sugar

We don’t realize the significance in balancing blood sugar and the role it plays in mood and overall health.  Have you ever had the “Hangry Feeling”? That is probably blood sugar issues. Blood glucose chaos makes way for a pattern of reactive Hypoglycemia, a condition where blood sugar level drops too low in non-diabetic individuals.  […]

Zinc Copper

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There are many nutrients that are effective in enhancing MT Function and limiting Pyrrole. Some of these nutrients are digestive enzymes, probiotics, trace minerals and essential fatty acids are often helpful.   First though it is recommended to contact a health care professional.  A part of the treatment that is important is the removal of excess […]

Metallothionein and Brain Health

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Metallothionein (MT) is a protein that plays an important role in mental health.  The protein was discovered in 1957 and it is known that MT has a role with zinc and copper homeostasis, but also protection against oxidative stress. Poor MT function has been associated with ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  The functions […]

What is Pryole?

What is Pyrrole and what does it have to do with mental health?  Glad you asked, this is a condition where there are too many pyrrole molecules in your body, the increase of these cells can cause mood swings and there is a connection to emotional, physical and mental health conditions. Although pyrrole molecules do […]

Understanding Oxidative Stress

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Does anyone remember high school biology and the study of the Amoeba, a single celled microbe.  Some can cause issues in humans but more to the point of thinking about a single cell, and its functions. The human body contains approximately 30 trillion cells, each with their own structure and function.  That huge long boring […]