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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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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 (more…)

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Why Detox?

By Erin Stokes, ND The spring and early summer seasons are filled with new life and new energy. It’s an excellent time to embark on a detoxification plan, and support detoxification in our patients. The term “detox” also can cause a lot of confusion for our patients. They hear about detoxification (more…)

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Research Review: Using Whole Food Phytonutrients to Modulate Detoxification Pathways

Prevailing scientific thought indicates that specific foods may upregulate or help balance the metabolic pathways that assist the body with toxin biotransformation and subsequent elimination. Studies have identified whole foods such as cruciferous vegetables, berries, soy, garlic and even spices like turmeric as beneficial in aiding the detoxification process.*[1] However, (more…)

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