Monthly Archives: December 2011

Food Allergy Testing

December 21, 2011 – 12:35 pm

Two of the antibodies involved in allergic reactions are immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G (IgG). IgE antibody production occurs right after ingestion or inhalation of an allergen (ie. a child eats a peanut and has an anaphylactic reaction), and is called a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction.  On the other hand, IgG antibodies are […]

My Favorite Immune Booster

December 20, 2011 – 7:42 pm

5, B6, B12, folic acid), magnesium, calcium, and five essential trace minerals. The main advantage of IV therapy is that it bypasses the absorption required in the digestive tract.  Vitamin absorption issues are extremely common and can be caused by diet (i.e. vegetarians may be deficient in certain B vitamins and iron), birth control pill […]

‘Tis the Season…

December 19, 2011 – 9:36 pm

It’s my favorite season of all – finally, a good excuse to unbuckle my belt a couple notches, pour a stiff rum and eggnog, and indulge in as many sweet treats as I can before the New Year rolls in, along with pangs of guilt.  Does this sound familiar to you?  I think it’s safe […]

Protecting Women

December 12, 2011 – 4:48 pm

Xenoestrogens are estrogens and chemicals that act as estrogens that come from outside sources rather than being made in our body. Some of the results of our increased exposure to exogenous estrogens are seen in scary health trends: hormone-dependant cancers (ovarian, breast, uterine, prostate) have risen exponentially in the past several decades sperm counts continue […]

Arsenic & Lead in AJ!

December 9, 2011 – 5:10 pm

Wow.  Just when we thought we were safe to feed our children good ol’ apple & grape juice… Along comes a frightening new report showing levels of arsenic and lead are above the “safe limits” (read: there are no safe limits!) in common brands of apple and grape juice. Surprisingly, organic juices were no better. […]

Smart Meters

December 6, 2011 – 10:47 pm

For those in BC – please take a moment to click the link and sign the petition to protect your health and the health of your loved ones from Smart Meters. The rolling out of “Smart” Meters on everyone’s homes carries documented health risks from wireless radiation, and is a violation of our rights.   […]

Food Matters

December 6, 2011 – 4:56 pm

“A New Way to See Food” is an interesting documentary that I’ve stumbled upon which illuminates the importance of eating well.  The full documentary can be viewed online at the above link. Find out: why at least 51% of your meal should be raw, not cooked how soil depletion has led to chronic malnourishment which […]