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Sex Hormones 101

Hormones 101 An Overview of the Three Most Commonly Known Sex Hormones That Affect Health:  Estrogen, Testosterone and Progesterone Hormones and nutrients work together to create balance in the body.  One cannot exist without the other. Micronutrients regulate, synthesize and detoxify hormones. Like nutrients, hormones work in balance and affect each other profoundly. Following is a primer on basic hormones that affect our health: Estrogen Estrogen actually exists in three main f... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Friday, January 20, 2023

Diabetes is More Than Just Blood Sugar Problems

Learn how micronutrients also affect insulin receptors, fructose metabolism and much more November is National Diabetes Month, which is particularly appropriate after Halloween and the sugar binges that accompany it. Below are a few reasons the dangers of sugar extend beyond a few extra pounds – blood sugar problems deteriorates cells throughout the entire body from the inside out. The good news is that nutrient status can mitigate much of this damage.  Here are a few example... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Targeted repletion may be the competitive edge every serious athlete needs

: From baseball to bodybuilding – targeted repletion may be the competitive edge every serious athlete needs.   The key word being “targeted.”  We all know athletes, particularly college and professional athletes, will push their bodies and skill to the edges of potential, and beyond.  The physical discipline and mental focus in elite athletes can be extreme.  Every improvement in physiology can potentially move the athlete into new realms of performance.... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Zinc, the MINERAL you should know about

The primary role of zinc is to activate almost 200 enzymes with vital roles in cell regulation, immune function, acid/base balance, DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis, lipid metabolism, eicosanoid production, and digestion. Zinc also is a component of insulin (energy metabolism), thymic hormones (immune function) and gustin (taste acuity). Deficiency  Symptoms: Symptoms of zinc deficiency include fatigue, dermatitis, acne, loss of taste, poor wound healing, anorexia, decreased immunity, del... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, May 7, 2014