Copper Deficiency and Iron Overload

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Dr. Ron Klatz from A4M (American Academy of AntiAging Medicine) and I interview Dr. Kirby Hotchner. We discuss how copper deficiency has become much more common in our soils and foods and how essential copper is to proper iron metabolism and the essential iron-based hemoglobin responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of our bodies. … Read more

Nitric Oxide and Hormones

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Nitric Oxide and Hormones“Aging is the loss of hormones.Aging is the loss of nitric oxide.”—Beth Shirley RPh CCN Nitric oxide (NO) supports homeostasis in the endothelium. Endothelial cells are cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels or lymphatic vessels. Vascular endothelial cells line the entire circulatory system, from the heart to the smallest … Read more

Progesterone and the mTOR Aging System

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Unraveling how and why we age is a research focus.  We are still captivated by the Ponce de Leon promise of the Fountain of Youth.  An enzyme system named mTOR (mammalian or mechanistic target of rapamycin) was identified in mouse studies as a significant aging mechanism.  Inhibition of mTOR by rapamycin, found in bacteria species: S. cerevisiae, C. elegans, … Read more

The Oral Microbiome and Sex Hormones

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We realize that microbes contribute to the state of our health in a major way.   Healthy microbiomes or bacterial colonies contribute valuable short chain fatty acids, vitamins, and immune system protection.   Disordered microbiomes are reflected in oral health.  Periodontal diseases, gingivitis, plaque formation and tongues coated with white candida colonies illustrate that the microbial balance … Read more

The Thyroid Debacle

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We are keen to keep things simple.  Computer programs have “yes” and “no” and none of the grey in-betweens.  Have you ever tried to answer a questionnaire with a “yes, but” and there is no space allotted for your answer? You arrive at your practitioner’s office with dozens of low thyroid symptoms: weight gain, hair … Read more