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For years, the prevailing message has been that sun exposure without sunscreen is inherently dangerous and increases the risk of skin cancer. However, recent studies have challenged this notion, suggesting that moderate sun exposure, especially without sunscreen, can actually have protective effects against skin cancer. In this article, we will delve into the scientific evidence… Read More >

In recent years, there has been a growing trend of incorporating sunscreen into makeup products, offering the promise of sun protection while enhancing our appearance. However, it’s important to critically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of sunscreen in makeup. This article aims to shed light on the reasons why I do not recommend relying solely… Read More >

The Power of Vitamin D: Vitamin D is technically a vitamin that our bodies can produce when our skin is exposed to sunlight. In fact, it’s a pro-hormone: it can be turned into a steroid hormone produced from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to the sun. It’s involved in numerous physiological processes, such as… Read More >

Estrogen dominance and adrenal dysregulation are two health conditions that are closely linked. The adrenal glands, which are located on top of the kidneys, produce hormones that regulate a wide range of physiological processes, including stress response, immune function, and sex hormone production. When the adrenal glands become dysregulated, due to chronic stress, trauma, inflammation,… Read More >

Adrenal dysregulation is due to an imbalance in the HPA Axis (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis) that is driven by chronic stress. This can be from external stressors, anxiety, trauma, worry, or internal stressors, anything that drives inflammation, malnutrition, leaky gut and dysbiosis. HPA Axis dysregulation drives the dysfunction of the adrenal gland, leading to an underproduction or… Read More >

Cortisol is a hormone that plays a critical role in regulating blood sugar levels. When cortisol levels are elevated due to stress or other factors, blood sugar can become imbalanced, leading to a range of health issues. Balancing blood sugar levels is essential for stabilizing your cortisol levels and promoting overall health and wellbeing. In… Read More >

It’s amazing to me how often I identify hypoglycemia in a patient. I see fasting blood glucose readings of 58, 62 or 70 that’s called ‘normal’ on the blood tests. I see non-fasting glucose readings at these levels, which are also called normal. I see a lot of patients on restrictive diets, losing too much… Read More >

Stop cooking with olive oil You may have heard that you should stay away from nut oils, because they bring in omega-6 instead of the more desirable omega-3 fatty acids. Macadamia nut oil is the clear exception to this rule. Extra virgin olive oil is prized because it’s an omega-9 fatty acid. Well, macadamia nut… Read More >

Do you remember when playing in the dirt was the fun and we had less of a focus on ‘anti-bacterial’ products? And, don’t even get me started on ‘hand sanitizer.’ Playing in the dirt might seem like a dirty habit, but it can actually provide some surprising benefits to your health. Studies have shown that… Read More >

When carrots are fermented, what this really means is that the carrots have been preserved by lactic acid fermentation. This process not only gives the carrots a tangy flavor but also enhances their nutritional value. Carrots are known to be a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. However, the… Read More >