Category: Roadblocks to Health

Is Phytic Acid Bad For You?

If you have been around the paleo community or keto community for the last 20 years, you have probably been schooled on the horror of consuming phytic acid-rich foods. What is phytic acid anyways? Phytic acid is essentially the storage form of phosphorus in the plant. Phytic acid is found in abundance in grains, seeds,

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Stop A Cold Before It Starts

Is it possible to stop a cold before it starts? Yes! Here are my DIY home remedies and supplement recommendations for preventing a cold before it takes hold. Preventive measures Glutathione is the master antioxidant supporting every cell in our body and can help protect and minimize the oxidative stress of flying. Supplementing with glutathione can

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What You Need To Know About Acetaminophen

Are you popping Tylenol or other acetaminophen-containing medications like candy? Many people don’t realize how strong acetaminophen is and the risk for side effects that come with it. The western world has trained us to avoid pain and even potential pain at any cost. However, acetaminophen is hard to avoid even if you wanted to,

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The many benefits of the supplement NAC

There’s been so much discussion lately about NAC that I thought it was worth highlighting the benefits of the supplement NAC. This simple amino acid has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-cancer properties. NAC supports glutathione production If you have been around the health accumulation camp, then you’ve probably come across N-acetyl Cysteine also more

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How plastics disrupt hormone balance

Plastics have an especially detrimental effect on our hormonal system or endocrine system. They disrupt the metabolism of hormone-mimicking estrogens causing excess and an imbalance of estrogen activity. How plastics disrupt hormone balance and how it may manifest If you are a man and your libido is shot, motivation is lost and you feel like

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Thyroid Health: How to optimize T4 to T3 conversion

Your thyroid gland is a big deal right? I mean what doesn’t it affect? Every cell in your body has thyroid receptors. Without proper action of the thyroid gland and the hormones it produces, all manner of havoc can show up in the body. From liver and kidney function, to blood sugar regulation, weight gain or loss,

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Post COVID lingering fatigue and neurological symptoms

I have had multiple questions about post COVID lingering fatigue and neurological symptoms.  For those who have suffered for years with chronic viral illness and have been told ‘it’s all in your head’, one inadvertent blessing of the onslaught of media coverage around covid, is it’s also bringing to light the fact that chronic post

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What to do about Osteoporosis, Osteopenia and Low Bone Mineral Density

Have you had multiple fractures? Or have you noticed that your bones are becoming brittle? You may wonder why you’re losing your strength? The first thing to recognize is that there is nothing normal about aging and your bones becoming brittle. You can age and have strong bones that withstand life and allow you to

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