Food: Love or Lust?

Do you remember the last piece of cake you had and the feeling associated with it? Oh, that feeling… People obsess about food. They just do. The month of love is upon us and with it National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 25 – March 3). I don’t know about you but I find this to be kind of ironic, …

Postpartum Depression and Copper Toxicity

Every week I tell my patients “you’re not crazy, it’s not your fault, it’s copper toxicity that’s to blame.” Born with copper toxicity that was passed on to me from my mother, I understand all too well what my female patients are going through. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 to 20% of women who give birth each …

Schizophrenia: Nutrient Therapy to Balance Brain Chemistry

Natural healing for schizophrenia is possible when the patient’s biochemistry reveals underlying conditions producing the disorder. What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a breakdown in a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave with reason, and can be caused by genetic or epigenetic factors. Patients with schizophrenia may suffer from hallucinations, delusions, and faulty perceptions. They tend to have inappropriate thoughts, …

Alcoholism and Pyrrole Disorder: The Missing Link

According to the Mayo Clinic, alcoholism or alcohol dependency is a chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and a preoccupation with alcohol. Alcoholism is the inability to control drinking due to both a physical and emotional dependence on it. Sadly, chemical dependency related deaths are rising, especially among white middle-aged Americans, and the problem is contributing to the alarming trend …

Glutamine: Is this powerful nutrient safe for you?

2017 has officially started and I’m sure many of you have made your health a priority this year. A very powerful nutrient, glutamine, will probably be introduced to you to aid in your health goals. In today’s post, I explain what glutamine is, it’s effect on the brain and body, and why it’s not a safe nutrient for everyone. Special thanks …

Copper IUDs: What your doctor doesn’t know may be harming you

Copper IUDs have soared in popularity as a hormone-free birth control choice for females. What your doctor doesn’t know about the harmful side-effects of copper could significantly harm you. If you have a copper IUD and are experiencing adverse symptoms, then this post is for you.

The 4 Underlying Causes of ADD and ADHD in Children

In 2012, the CDC published their Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey. In it, they claimed an estimated 5.9 million U.S. children ages 3-17 were diagnosed with ADHD. This survey also claimed boys were three times more likely than girls to have ADHD, but the statistic that stands out the most has to do with the …

Ashwagandha: Herbal Remedy with Dangerous Repercussions

Daily I hear my clients talk about “adrenal fatigue” and how they have to “fix” their adrenals. What I’ve discovered is that most people are confused about the true underlying cause of their adrenal fatigue or more accurately put, oxidative stress. This week Dr. Mensah and I discuss Ashwagandha and the hidden dangers in his adaptogenic herb that you need …