“Low vitamin C levels appear to impair the gut-liver axis’ role in vitamin E transfer and bioavailability that is crucial in maintaining antioxidant protection and preventing inflammation in metabolic syndrome (MetS) patients. The review suggests that improving vitamin C status may help alleviate endotoxemia – the presence of endotoxins in the blood – and its consequent pro-inflammatory responses which are
Vitamin D, vitamin K and what I will refer to as “unsupervised supplementation”. This post is primarily about the role of vitamin D and K. It is also about being mindful of what you are supplementing with, and the importance of seeking professional guidance when taking vitamins and herbal medicines. ***Vitamins are classified as fat soluble (A, D, E &
The food that you choose to consume is entirely a personal preference. For the most part, I don’t promote a strict paleo, keto, mediterranean, low fat, low fodmap, high carb, low carb, plant based, fruitarian, raw, vegetarian, vegan etc way of eating (WOE). I will rarely suggest that a patient follows a special WOE unless it is absolutely necessary. Under
The phrase “butterflies in my stomach” refers to a common experience – that fluttery feeling in the stomach before a stressful event, a big presentation, a first date and even moments before riding on a rollercoaster or boarding a plane. It is an idiomatic expression that means that a person is anxious or has a nervous feeling in their stomach.
Stress, Distress and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID’s). The response to stress is an integrated and coordinated physiological process that can result in adaption or pathological maladaptation. Protective and damaging effects of stress mediators: central role of the brain The mind involves the whole body, and two-way communication between the brain and the cardiovascular, immune, and other systems via neural and
Hello lovely readers, One of our other practitioners, Mary Clark, at Awakenings Health will also be contributing to this blog moving forward. Mary practices acupuncture, massage, Chinese herbal medicine, and does nutritional counseling. She’s a wealth of knowledge, and we wanted to share her thoughts as another resource for you in your quest for a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Recently, I was on CW22’s show, Community Matters, giving a general overview of what acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and personal development coaching can do. You can check out my segment here: If you’re in the greater Raleigh area, I’d love to help you find out just how healthy you can be!
It is time for a medical renaissance to push us past the archaic setup currently being offered in our country. Here is an article I wrote that was recently published in Meridians: JAOM (Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) discussing what a healthy marriage between eastern and western medicine looks like. (Scroll down to pg. 37) TIME FOR A MEDICAL
A colleague of mine has written a clear piece explaining how acupuncture works to affect the tangible components of our body, including Oxygen, Blood, and Nerves. There has been a lot of research confirming the physical effects of acupuncture on the nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, circulatory system, musculoskeletal system, and our organs – But this is a really
TMJ seems like a growing epidemic in our country. Teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and overall stress are the perfect ingredients to produce the jaw pain, which affects up to 30% of the world’s population. Here is my July Newsletter, which goes into TMJ, as well as bringing consciousness to what we put in our bodies. Enjoy!