Supplement Education

Probiotics and Your Microbiome

The health of your gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) affects your entire body.  One of the main supplements that I recommend to my patients is a good quality high-dose probiotic. Why you ask? Let me tell you… Your gastrointestinal tract is a complex ecosystem containing thousands of species of bacteria. These bacteria can be found in…

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Bone Cannot Survive on Calcium Alone

I have quite a few patients that are concerned about their bone health, and the first question they normally ask is “how much calcium should I be taking?” The answer is that amounts vary according to the patient, and you should not be taking calcium alone. The first question you should ask is what is…

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Prescription Drugs that Deplete Your Nutrients: Part 1 of 2

As patients, we all strive to do what is best for our bodies. We eat well, exercise, and take any necessary medications when needed. However, what is not well known is that sometimes the medications we take can cause a depletion of important nutrients. Don’t get me wrong, prescription medications are a necessity for many…

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Antioxidants vs. Free Radicals

Every so often a patient asks me, “What are antioxidants and why do I need them?”  My answer is always the same.  To understand what antioxidants are, you need to understand what a free radical is. Let’s Start from the Top Free radicals consist of harmful molecules that are missing electrons.  Electrons typically come in…

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