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Beyond calcium and magnesium—Vitamin K for bone health

It is well known that calcium is vital for bone health.  Scientist are now beginning to understand that calcium isn’t the only necessary nutrient. Several vitamins and minerals are essential for supporting healthy bone mass over one’s lifespan. For example, ample evidence shows that magnesium plays a critical role in converting vitamin D into its […]

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Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation

By Karen Raterman The study of nutrigenomics is a relatively new. This science seeks to understand the connection between nutrition and gene expression and how both may impact the development of disease. One of the most intriguing findings from this research is the discovery of a genetic mutation that inhibits the production of the important […]

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Healthy Fats

Nutrition Tips for Runners

by Erin Stokes, ND “Whatever the event, nutrition plays a major role in the achievement of various factors that will see a runner or walker take the starting line in the best possible form .”[1] In our holistic practices, we’ll invariably have the opportunity to work with runners, some of whom are high-level, competitive athletes, and […]

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Iron Response

A Better Solution to Traditional Forms of Iron

by Kevin Lamberg “Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. As well as affecting a large number of children and women in developing countries, it is the only nutrient deficiency which is also significantly prevalent in industrialized countries.”[1] In addition to its vital role in the formation of red […]

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FS Process

Nutrient-rich Food Complexes:The Story of FoodState Nutrients™

The history of FoodState Nutrients™ dates back to a discovery made nearly 80 years ago by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. Szent-Gyorgi won the Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine “for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion process with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid.” During his acceptance speech on December 10, 1937 in Stockholm, […]

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The Power of Beet Root

by Erin Stokes, ND Beetroot has a long history of use, and was first cultivated by the Romans. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was said to eat beets to retain her beauty. It’s no wonder when you look at the gorgeous crimson color, due to the naturally occurring pigment betacyanin. The doctrine of signatures also points […]

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Breaking Down the Basics of Digestive Enzymes

By Jesse Davis, DC Digestion occurs through both mechanical factors and enzymatic factors. Enzymes are proteins that are distinguished by their ability to catalyze a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process. The enzymes involved in digestion are responsible most importantly for breaking up macronutrient macromolecules of carbohydrate, fat and protein into smaller molecular […]

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Advice that Food is Enough Cheats Americans from Getting Vital Nutrients

By Kevin Lamberg Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., knows that many Americans are not getting enough key nutrients from their diet alone. To prove her point, Dr. Low Dog, a nationally recognized integrative medicine physician, author and speaker cited data from the CDC’s Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. […]

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Low on Energy? Don’t Forget Iron.

By Erin Stokes, ND One of the most common complaints I hear about from women that I work with in my naturopathic practice is fatigue. There are so many different avenues to pursue as a practitioner when investigating low energy levels, which means it can be challenging to know where to start. In therapeutic order, […]

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Ancient Ally : Ashwagandha

By Erin Stokes, ND Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an ancient ally that has been utilized and revered in India for thousands of years. In the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, this humble looking plant is considered a rasayana, a restorative tonic that increases health and longevity.[1] Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word, literally means the “science […]

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