Without googling “digestive enzymes” would you be able to tell a friend what their roles are in our bodies? Would you be able to tell them how many are naturally produced in our bodies? Before I learned more about them, I would have had a basic description of what they do and why I need them and that’s about it.
Just the sound of the words digestive enzymes doesn’t sound all that interesting but, in reality, they’re actually very important. Enzymes support life! Specifically, digestive enzymes, help our bodies break down food into molecules so our bodies can pick them up and use them for essential functions.
Video with Dr Fuller – Enzyme Specialist
In the video, Dr. Fuller invited 7 people to learn more about how enzymes affect our overall health… but were told nothing in advance. Their blood was drawn before and 30 minutes after taking digestive enzymes. Wow! What a difference in blood cell movement! In case you didn’t know, blood cells are responsible for many things like delivering oxygen to the body and toxin removal, to name a few.
~See the oatmeal enzyme experiment & the live blood cell microscope
experiment by watching the 7 minute video.
Crepitus is actually the description of a sound. For instance, when we breathe, one of the sounds that we hear in the lung sometimes is called crepitus. It’s a very broad diagnosis and can encompass a variety of issues.
So all crepitus really is is a sound. Often you will find crepitus in joints, and is very common in knees. People can sometimes have crepitus of the neck and sometimes in their ankles. Essentially it’s a crackling of the joint.
You can even have crepitus in your neck, but one of the types of crepitus is a tiny gas bubble that forms and collapses within the joint. This type of popping does not typically cause pain.
What can happen, is the tendons and ligaments repeatedly snap over the joints, body structure, etc. This snapping can sometimes cause pain.
Sometimes if you have continuing use of that joint, you might have a degeneration of the cartilage over the ends of those joints. But what happens is the synovial fluid that makes it soft between the joints that will get worn down? This can happen if you have old injuries, poor alignment, or wear caused by repetitive motion of the joint. Crepitus of the hips, neck, and shoulders can be typical.
So what are some of the causes of crepitus? Rigorous exercise, sudden increase in exercise, repetitive movement in a joint can all lead to conditions related to Crepitus.Continue reading
Have you ever struggled with bleeding or bruising easily? Hemorrhage or even simply really heavy periods? How about menopause issues? How about Cysts, Ovarian Cysts or Endometriosis?
Some of my very close friends and I have suffered with these issues. It is really important for me to share what I came across. In fact, I don’t understand for the life of me why it is not being shared more publicly!
As uncomfortable as it is for me to talk about, I’ll tell you that I had some major bleeding issues while going through Menopause. I didn’t want to have to talk about it or even deal with it but it was affecting my productivity in a major way in my life. As a Mom, as a wife, at my work, at managing my home, it felt like it was all caving in on me.
From my medical background, I had heard of Vitamin K but had dismissed the idea of using it because it causes blood clotting so quickly that the conclusion was it was dangerous to take as a supplement. I decided I wanted to try just a little of it to see if it would help me.
Talk about opening a can of worms. I found out there is a huge difference between vitamin K1 & Vitamin K2 – Vitamin K1 is just what I had know about. It helps the blood to clot and has very little other function in the body.
Vitamin K2, on the other hand, has so many benefits that you must to hear about! It is good for young women, older women & even men 🙂
It supports the heart, the brain, and has a major role in calcium absorption in our body.Continue reading
Could it be possible that so many of our modern day ailments could be healed with food? The answer is YES! How could that be? Think about this for a minute. Many of these ailments are caused by a lack of certain substances found in food or from eating the wrong foods. I’m talking foods that are not good for you like junk foods, processed foods, etc.
The book The UltraMind Solution: The Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen Your Mind by Dr. Mark Hyman gives powerful evidence and descriptions supporting just how powerful food can be.
Dr Mark Hyman starts out talking about Clayton. Clayton is 12 years old and had severe ADD, he also had Asthma, Anxiety, abdominal pain, and that was just the A’s.
He had a whole list of other problems, Eczema, hives, insomnia to name a few.
His ADD was so bad he could barely write, his penmanship was so bad. Rather than treat his ADD, his Asthma or irritable bowel, his hives, eczema, or anxiety Dr. Hyman simply got his system in balance.
What was really shocking to Dr. Hyman – that lightbulb moment – Mom brought Dr. Hyman a sample of Clayton’s handwriting – you couldn’t read it!
After 2 Months (see picture shared here) his mother brought his homework back and it looked like the 2nd pic…
Dr. Hyman didn’t try to bio-hack his handwriting or treat his brain. All Dr. Hyman did is ask the family to take out the foods that were creating imbalance and putting back things that create balance.Continue reading
MCT (Medium-Length Chains) oil is a supplement often added to smoothies, bulletproof coffee, and salad dressings. As the name suggests, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are easily digested and many health benefits are linked to the way your body processes these fats.
I have been adding MCT Oil to my Power Coffee, smoothies and salad dressings. I really like it – it is super slippery, doesn’t have a strong coconut scent and overall I like it.
I’ve had someone close to me suffering with this and thought that you or someone in your family may be suffering from this as well. My friend got to having such bad heartburn that he quit eating anything spicy. Even high acid food like tomatoes and many other things in his diet would trigger acid reflux. Another friend of mine is taking anti-acids but doesn’t seem to think it is fixing anything because the symptoms come right back when he stops the medications.
If you look up GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder) You will find that it is the loss of pressure between the sphincter and the stomach. Medical experts say it is a relaxation of the sphincter (valve) at the top of the stomach.
Heartburn is often a symptom of GERD caused by acid reflux. So it appears as if all of these issues are linked back to this one root cause.
Are you struggling with any of these symptoms? If so, you may learn from the struggles my friends have experienced.Continue reading