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Vitamin B-12 and Your Gut

Vitamin B-12 and Your Gut

Cobalamin (vitamin B-12) is a fascinating nutrient with unique properties unlike anything else discovered. It is named for the cobalt molecule that is central in its molecular structure and provides an inorganic component which supplies and receives electrons. It is critical for animal life and algae, but

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How to Fix Hemorrhoids

How to Fix Hemorrhoids

Many people are suffering from the side effects of having chronic constipation and sitting while defecating, hemorrhoids might be the worst. I remember when I had an external hemorrhoid years ago. Severe pain when I sat, and itching so bad I felt like a bear who rubs

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Why I Rarely Recommend Iron Supplements for Anemia

Why I Rarely Recommend Iron Supplements for Anemia

Proper iron metabolism is essential for mitochondrial function and your health as a whole. Iron is one of the most abundant minerals in our human body, most of it is bounded to iron regulating proteins (ferritin, hepcidin, ceruloplasmin, hemosiderin, and transferrin) or heme to protect our cells

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Can Your Gut Health Affect Blood Pressure?

Can Your Gut Health Affect Blood Pressure?

The American College of Cardiology has released new guidelines for defining hypertension or high blood pressure.  There are news sources like CNN[1] and the Wall Street Journal[2] that are claiming that the affected American population that will now be defined as hypertensive will go up from 72.2

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Are Raw Portabella Mushrooms Dangerous?

Are Raw Portabella Mushrooms Dangerous?

Dear readers, do you enjoy a good conspiracy theory?  Well, have I got a good one for you!  I have been getting a lot of e-mails about episode #1035 of the Joe Rogan Experience with Paul Stamets.  Stamets, a celebrated mushroom expert, warned Joe Rogan about eating

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What Exactly Are Systemic Enzymes and How Do They Affect Your Gut?

What Exactly Are Systemic Enzymes and How Do They Affect Your Gut?

Systemic enzymes are a marketing term used to describe a category of supplemental health products.  The peer-reviewed, scientific literature make very little reference to “systemic enzymes” (most likely because the name is misleading).  Advertisers tell us that systemic means “body-wide” and “operate not just for digestion but

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