The Most Important Vitamin for Your Thyroid

The Most Important Vitamin for Your Thyroid

Protecting Your Thyroid

The Most Essential Vitamin for Your Thyroid

 

Your Thyroid Releases Toxins

During the production of thyroid hormones (T4 & T3), a large amount of free radicals are normally produced as well. The free radicals are toxic and must be eliminated as soon as possible in order to prevent the negative effects if they’re accumulated.

 

Your MUST – Have Antioxidant

This is where my very most favorite antioxidant, widely known as the “mother of all antioxidants” aka Glutathione, comes in handy. When Glutathione is present in appropriate levels in your body, it’s able to address the free radiacal damage and solve it in a matter of minutes, preventing any negative effects from occurring. However, if your body is struggling with Glutathione deficiency, the free radicals will accumulate causing an imbalance in the thyroid and soon in your overall health as well.

But that is not all….If your immune system is, for any reason, compromised, it can cause an imbalance in the Th1/Th2 system, causing it to attack its very own healthy body tissues. This will ultimately result in autoimmune disease.

This might be the first time that you are hearing about the importance of Glutathione, but if you’re interested in keeping your thyroid gland (and your immunity) in the best shape ever, you’ll want to incorporate this into your lifestyle as if it’s your BFF!

I uses it for so many different areas of my Practice such as:

 

Increasing Glutathione Naturally

Even though your body produces glutathione on it’s own, it’s usually not enough in cases of severe oxidation such as in adrenal fatigue, hormone imabalance, neurodegernative disease, and Hashimotos or general thyroid disease.

So what can you do on your own?

  • Increase your vitamin C – Vitamin C IVs for example help to increase levels of glutathione found in your white and red blood cells. For my patients I add glutathione to the IVs for an extra powerful boost of antioxidants!
  • Increase this Liver Herb – Milk thistle is a herbal supplement extracted from a plant called Silybum marianum. It contains three compounds, all of which are known for their strong antioxidant properties. But that is not all. Milk thistle is also known to increase the Glutathione levels in the body. So consider buying yourself a quality milk thistle supplement.
  • Avoiding Alcohol – if you drink excessive amounts of alcohol on a regular level this exposes you to a decrease in Glutathione levels, especially in your lungs, by 80 to 90%. So take a break from the vino or try decreasing the amount of martinis.

 

Regaining Control of your Thyroid

Navigating your thyroid issues can be overwhelming. Whether you’re trying to determine the underlying cause, making sure you’re eating enough of the right foods, or eliminating factors that wreak havoc on your thyroid.

Call me first. I’m here to help you…

Reinvent your relationship to food and your body, so that you can live inspired, doing the things you love, without worrying about your health.

I’ve been helping people with complex cases, like yours, in my Practice for years, very successfully!

How? Well it doesn’t involve medications or a radical change in your lifestyle. It just requires your trust in yourself as well as a small amount of time.

My Regenerative Health Program™ allows you to do what you need to do naturally, to get better for good! Yes you read that right.  This is because it’s all about balancing your body which include three fundamental areas. Your liver, your hormones, and your gut. That’s it.

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The Regenerative Health Program is perfect for you if you:

Are committed to getting results.

Willing to be listened to and heard.

  Want to heal naturally.

 

If this is you, I welcome you to contact me here, to heal your thryoid.

Boost Your Immunity Naturally

Boost Your Immunity Naturally

The Powerful Benefits of Glutathione

If you haven’t heard of glutathione yet, you will. In terms of staying healthy, it’s one of the most important molecules in the body. To appreciate the power of Glutathione, an understanding is needed of the process of oxidation which damages our cells on a daily basis. But to put it simply, I like to call it the Pac Man (or woman) of the immune system. It makes it’s way throughout the body, chomping on the bad guys.

Essential body processes such as breathing, digestion, energy production, immune function, the detoxification of harmful substances including alcohol, drugs or pollution and hormonal activity, produce destructive substances known as free radicals.The process by which these highly reactive free radicals are produced is oxidation. A good example is a freshly cut avocado turning brown.

Pollution, sun exposure, stress, smoking, excessive exercise, radiation and burnt food accelerate the production of free radicals.

Oxygen literally burns, which is why a cut fruit such as an avocado becomes brown. Squeezing antioxidant rich lemon juice (which is high in vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant) onto cut avocado will prevent oxidation and maintain the color of the fruit. In a similar way, our bodies have the internal resources for the ongoing fight against free radicals, one of the principle defenses being antioxidants such as glutathione. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants, and is a factor in the development of many chronic illnesses and accelerated aging.

There is more to glutathione than its antioxidant capacity. It is also a powerful detoxifying agent and is highly concentrated in the liver as well as being found in every cell of the body. The liver is a miraculous organ with many vital functions that include the ability to detoxify harmful substances in the body. This process by which liver enzymes chemically change wastes and toxins so that they can be dissolved in water and excreted, is known as liver detoxification. There are two phases of detoxification, phase one and phase two.

In Phase One, toxic substances are combined with oxygen (oxidized) to destroy the harmful free radicals This stage produces intermediate, highly reactive toxins that can be more poisonous than the original toxins and they must be further transformed for excretion from the body. This is where glutathione comes in.

In Phase Two the toxins need to be joined together (conjugated) with another substance and converted from a fat soluble into a water soluble state so that they can leave the body through the urine or feces. Depending on their type, the toxins are combined with different substances, via six different chemical pathways. The glutathione conjugation pathway is a major detoxification pathway.

Glutathione in the Diet

Glutathione is made by the body from its component amino acids, glycine, glutamate and cysteine. These amino acids are found in protein foods such as fish, chicken, eggs, meat, lentils, beans and pulses. However, the body doesn’t always convert these building blocks into glutathione very efficiently. Additionally cysteine isn’t always in plentiful supply in the diet. Finally, digestive problems can lead to deficiency, despite adequate intake. Glutathione itself is found in fish, meat, seeds and nuts. However it tends not to survive the stomach acid without being broken down. This is why the IV form of glutathione is the most recommended and potent methods of delivery. This process allows for the maximum absorption and utilization of glutathione immediately.

The Importance of Health and Glutathione

An efficiently working liver is crucial to overall health. Glutathione stores in the liver can be easily depleted. The persistent stress of modern day living and the many thousands of toxic substances in the environment, for example pesticides, pollution, plastics, household cleaners, cosmetics and pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol and chemicals in packaged foods, and stress will all use up supplies of glutathione, leaving the liver vulnerable to toxic damage. People with hepatitis and alcoholics have been found to have chronically low glutathione stores.

If you find yourself in need of strengthening your overall health or immunity quickly, then regular Glutathione IV therapy can assist you greatly. It’s important to note, that consistent dosing is imperative to heal and repair any underlying stress or disease to the body. Therefore, regular IV therapy (once a week or more) can greatly enhance results. To schedule an appointment to receive a Glutathione IV, please contact the office below.

Protect your Body from Radiation Exposure

Protect your Body from Radiation Exposure

Protect your Body from Radiation Exposure

If you suspect that you have been exposed to radiation, think of sipping ginkgo tea instead of drinking coffee or tea. Antioxidant extracts of the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree may protect cells from radiation damage, according to a study published in the International Journal of Low Radiation. Ginkgo leaf extract contains antioxidant compounds called ginkgolides and bilobalides which help scavenge free radicals. The compounds are thought to protect cells from damage from oxidative stress or “disease” in the body.

This information important for those undergoing radiation treatment, as well as for those who are exposed to radiation from airplanes and every day technology, or work in an environment such as hospitals that put them at risk for radiation exposure.

In an abstract by Ingrid Emerit, “Clastogenic Factors: A Link Between Chronic Inflammation and Carcinogenesis” she states: “Clastogenic factors (CF), also called chromosome breakage factors, were first described by radiobiologists in 1968…It was noted that not only do therapeutically or accidentally irradiated persons show an increased frequency of chromosome breaks and rearrangements in their own cells, but the plasma of these persons contains chromosome damaging material able to induce chromosome damage after transfer into cell cultures. These CF were circulating in the blood stream of the irradiated persons even years after the irradiation event.

The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, making ATP energy. It is vital that the mitochondrial membrane contains a substance called cardiolipin. Unfortunately, when radiation causes cellular membrane damage it also attacks the mitochondria and its membrane, thus displacing cardiolipin, causing severe energy leaks. Remember that we can’t heal without functioning mitochondria.

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Staying Protected Against Radiation

Glutathione’s role is to prevent damage or cell death from happening. The importance of glutathione’s function is illustrated in the fact that every organ system in the body has diseases associated with reduced levels. When levels are low, mitochondria function is impaired; conversely, impaired mitochondria compromise glutathione. Receiving weekly glutathione IVs, can help to boost your body’s natural detoxification and healing process from radiation, while improving the health of the mitochondria.

Lemon Balm has been used over the centuries to promote relaxation, sleep and improved memory.But most importantly, lemon balm has the potential to protect our cells from radiation. A study, using radiation technicians who were being exposed to low levels of daily radiation, revealed that lemon balm had various protective effects. After drinking 1.5 grams/100ml lemon balm tea twice a day for 30 days, cell damage was accessed. The subjects showed a 12% increase in glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that protects from oxidative damage. It was also established that lemon balm protected DNA inside the nucleus of the cell. (Zeraatpishe A, Oryan S, Bagherri MH, et al. Effects of Melissa offiinalis L. on oxidative status and DNA damage in subjects exposed to long-term low-dose ionizing radiation. Toxicol Ind Health. 2011 Apr:27(3): 205-12)

Astaxanthin, one of the most powerful antioxidants available (65 times more potent than Vitamin C), is derived from a microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin protects our skin from ultraviolet rays, protects our retinas, and crosses the blood brain barrier, protecting our brain from free radical damage. But it too can protect us from radiation exposure.

It is wise to keep these above-mentioned natural radiation protectors on hand. Before flying or getting a CT scan, take a week prior and a week after the trip or procedure to mitigate cellular distress. Your cell membranes and DNA will celebrate your efforts to protect their delicate workings.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to any kind of radiation, please contact the office to schedule an appointment for a glutathione IV as soon as possible.

My Favorite Supplements and a Gift for YOU!

My Favorite Supplements and a Gift for YOU!

A Discount on My Favorite Supplements – for YOU!

Most of you know that I believe in, and encourage my patients to use professional grade supplements. The reason being is that most nutraceutical products far exceed the quality of products found in retail stores.  In general nutraceutical companies use third party testing to ensure potency of the ingredients and guarantee the products meet the labels claims.  Retail brands have zero accountability and have no one overseeing what is put in the capsule, meaning you really have no idea what you’re putting in your body.  This is one reason I trust Designs for Health nutritional supplements for my patients.

Wouldn’t it be nice to get these products easily delivered to you from Amazon? Well, now you can!  Because convenience is important to so many of us, I reached out to Designs for Health asking if they would be able to offer my patients a special discount, and I they happily agreed. This high quality brand allows my patients to order from Amazon, get the freshest products and the accessibility of Amazon!  You simply need to add this code when placing your first order to receive a discount: DFH61274
 
As many of you already know, I love helping my patients achieve optimum brain health, hormone health, weight loss, and overall immunity. So, in this post I’ve highlighted some excellent products for you to begin enjoying today from Amazon and Designs for Health.
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Liposomal Glutathione is an exciting glutathione product formulated with liposomal technology. Liposomes are spheres made of phospholipids—the primary building blocks of cell membranes. Liposomes bond easily with cell membranes to facilitate intracellular delivery of their nutrient cargo. Thanks to this enhanced delivery and absorption, nutrients delivered in liposomal form offer superior absorption and bioavailability. Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants naturally produced in the body, as it protects virtually every tissue.
Each 1 mL serving (approximately 2 pumps) of this lemon-peppermint flavored formula provides 100 mg of reduced glutathione.
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Brain Vitale™ is a unique formulation designed to optimize brain function, and to support healthy cognition, mood, and memory. It contains a comprehensive array of brain-supportive nutrients, including acetyl-l-carnitine, glycerophosphocholine (GPC), phosphatidylserine (PS), Ginkgo biloba, and citicoline. Also included is a unique coffee fruit concentrate extracted from the whole coffee cherry, including the flesh of the berry that surrounds the coffee bean and contains several distinctive compounds not found in coffee beans themselves.   These ingredients work together to provide assistance with various aspects of brain health, such as cell energy production, mitochondrial support, and antioxidant protection.
best hormone supplementFemGuard+Balance™ supports classic herbal hormonal balancing in the form of vitex, polygonum and black cohosh, along with DIM and chrysin for protection and support of beneficial estrogen aromatase activity. Calcium-D-glucarate promotes the proper elimination of excess estrogens. Resveratrol and EGCG from green tea are included for maximum antioxidant protection. Vitamins B6, B12, and folate promote proper cell differentiation.* Magnesium and calcium are also included to help support bone and hormone health.
Remember, all you need to do is to click on the image to take you directly to the link. Once there, you simply need to add this code when placing your first order to receive a discount: DFH61274. Happy health and shopping!
Fight the Flu Naturally

Fight the Flu Naturally

Devastating Flu in Southern California

California hospitals have been compared to a war zone with emergency tents used for major disasters set up in parking lots to treat patients suffering from this year’s deadly flu outbreak.

This year’s outbreak is on track to becoming one of the worst flu seasons in recent history due to a deadly strand that has so far killed 85 adults and 20 children nationwide as the numbers continue to climb.
Health officials said the flu has killed more than 42 people under the age of 65 in California.

There are many different types of flu circulating around the world, but four main types are being seen, or are set to emerge this Winter. The flu shot will simply not be effective in helping to avoid these four strains; not to mention the deleterious effects the flu shot will cause.

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What can you do to avoid the flu and it’s various strains? Do everything possible to boost your immune system with these helpful tips:

1. Optimize your Vitamin D levels to feed your natural immune response.
2. Avoid sugar and alcohol consumption that normally suppress your immunity.
3. Sleep a minimum of 7-8 hours a night.
4. Receive regular glutathione IVs to enhance your immune system dramatically.

Glutathione is Mother Nature’s most powerful antioxidant that the body produces innately. But stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, and exposure to the common cold and flu will significantly impair the body’s own production.

 

To supercharge your immune system and prevent the flu naturally, schedule your appointment today to receive your glutathione IV.

Improving Liver Function Naturally

Improving Liver Function Naturally

Improving Liver Function Naturally

Detoxifying your Liver Gently

The state of your liver will have a huge bearing upon how well you live, how long you will live and how you will look and feel. In today’s world the liver has to work harder than ever.

The liver is the gateway to the body and in this chemical age its detoxification systems are easily overloaded. Thousands of chemicals are added to food and over 700 have been identified in drinking water. Plants are sprayed with toxic chemicals, animals are injected with potent hormones and antibiotics and a significant amount of our food is genetically engineered, processed, refined, frozen and cooked. All this can lead to destruction of delicate vitamins and minerals, which are needed for the detoxification pathways in the liver. The liver must try to cope with every toxic chemical in our environment, as well as damaged fats that are present in processed and fried foods. The liver is the cleanser and filter of the blood stream and is of vital importance.

Many of the toxic chemicals that enter the body are fat-soluble which means they dissolve only in fatty or oily solutions and not in water. Fat-soluble chemicals have a high affinity for fat tissues and cell membranes, which are made of fatty substances. In these fatty parts of the body toxins may be stored for years, being released during times of exercise, stress, fasting, or weight loss. During the release of these toxins, symptoms such as headaches, poor memory, stomach pain, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and palpitations may occur.  Once released, the liver is designed to convert fat-soluble chemicals into water-soluble chemicals so that they may then be easily excreted from the body via watery fluids such as the bile and urine.

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How The Liver Detoxifies Harmful Substances

Basically there are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells which are called the Phase One and Phase Two detoxification pathways. During Phase One, the liver converts a toxic chemical into a less harmful chemical. If antioxidants are lacking, toxic chemicals become far more dangerous. During Phase Two, the liver cells add another substance to a toxic chemical or drug to render it less harmful. This makes the toxin or drug water-soluble so it can then be excreted from the body via watery fluids such as bile or urine.

Eggs and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower) and raw garlic, onions, leeks and shallots are all good sources of natural sulphur compounds to enhance phase two detoxification. Thus these foods can be considered to have a cleansing action because they are so high in sulphur compounds. One of the most important antioxidants in our body with the highest sulphur containing power, is glutathione. Glutathione is the most powerful internal antioxidant and liver protector. It can be depleted by large amounts of toxins and/or drugs passing through the liver as well as fasting, stress, illness, alcohol and sugar.

Improve Your Liver Function Naturally

Boosting liver health to remove toxins from the body is an integral part of  an optimum healthy lifestyle. It’s the liver’s job to help absorb the nutrients available in foods once they reach the gut and spread them throughout the body via the bloodstream and eliminate toxic waste that’s left behind.

What can improved liver function do for your health?

  • Increased energy levels
  • Clearer skin
  • More regular menstrual cycle with reduced PMS
  • Balanced mental and emotional health
  • Fewer infections and stronger immunity
  • Less digestive complaints and more regularity
  • Fresher breath and oral health
  • A positive mood and sharper mind

As a multitasking organ, the liver is vulnerable to the effects of stress, toxins and processed foods. If you are interested in staying as healthy as possible while regularly eliminating toxins from your body, schedule an appointment to begin here.