INGREDIENT SCIENCE: Frankincense and Fish Oil: From Wealth to Gut Health September 17, 2019

When it comes to incense or essential oils, frankincense is an esteemed veteran, dating back to ancient times. It was heralded by Pliny the Elder for making the “southern Arabians the richest people on earth,”[1] used by ancient Egyptian women and the likes of Cleopatra as their eyeliner of choice and most famously one of three gifts offered by the three wise men to baby Jesus as a sign of divinity. While historically known for its connection to wealth, beauty and biblical status, frankincense is also a game-changer when it comes to health. Commonly used for its medicinal properties, Indian frankincense (Boswellia...

INGREDIENT SCIENCE: Why you need Meriva® Curcumin to support join and brain function* August 21, 2019

Have you ever wondered the reason behind turmeric’s popularity? Widely used throughout Asia as a spice, Western cultures have more recently discovered it. Loved for both its flavor and long-recognized health benefits, turmeric is a root that contains curcumin. Let’s take a deeper look at what curcumin is and how your body and microbiome can benefit from it. What is Curcumin? Curcumin is the orange pigment, and the main active ingredient, in turmeric. It’s the ingredient that gives curry its yellow-orange color. As it relates to health, Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that supports the normal and healthy physiological function of the...

INGREDIENT SCIENCE DPA: The "Missing Omega-3" to benefit your health August 13, 2019

The human microbiome is the ever-changing and diversifying collection of microorganisms (microbes) that include bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and other one-celled organisms in and on the body. We aren’t just single individuals walking the planet; we are walking ecosystems. Researchers are most interested in the microbes that live in the intestinal tract (the gut!), as they collectively function as an extra organ affecting key bodily functions. Each person’s microbiome is as unique as a fingerprint and responds to factors such as dietary and lifestyle habits. Think of the microbiome as the central hub to total body wellness. Ongoing studies of the...

The MyoMend™ and PEA+™ Protocol

How to use these two incredible products to provide natural relief for your clients.

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance: When Enzymes can and Can't Help

Celiac disease is caused by an immune system reaction to gluten proteins found in wheat and a number of other grains. It is an autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the small intestine.

Gluten intolerance or sensitivity is a non-celiac condition triggered by exposure to gluten proteins, producing only occasional digestive discomforts and distresses. 

Simple Ways to Integrate Enzyme Supplements into your Practice

Enzyme supplements can be used frequently in the care of our patients. Many people with occasional digestive issues often benefit from digestive enzyme supplementation, but we also find enzymes useful in a wide variety of people with different levels of health.

Here are some simple tips for how the use of enzymes can benefit your patients and grow your practice.

Identifying Food Intolerance Through an Elimination Diet

There are many ways to identify food triggers. If you suspect certain foods to be bothersome, whether it’s an immediate or delayed response, it’s important to diligently investigate to find out exactly which foods, food groups or ingredients, may be causing unwanted harm to the body.

Occasional Heartburn - Naturopathic Solutions for Your Patients

Occasional heartburn is common in many people. The NIH estimates that 60 million Americans experience a burning sensation in the chest or an acid taste in their mouths at least once a month. Heartburn can be an occasional symptom associated with heavy meals or alcohol consumption, or it could be associated with GERD.

Finding the Right Enzyme Science Digestive Formula for your Patients

Many people deal with occasional gastrointestinal issues, as well as a variety of other health issues. Incorporating digestive enzymes in the care of the naturopathic patient can support digestive health and improve the efficacy of treatment protocols.

Digesting Fatty Foods with Lipase

Lipase Function Like many other enzymes, lipase is produced naturally by the body, in this case, in the pancreas.  When you eat foods with fat content, the fat can’t be absorbed by the body in its original form.  Lipase has the crucial function of breaking fats down into fatty acids and glycerol.  These components are used throughout the body to provide energy. Gallbladder Support There are some types of lipase with more specific roles.  For example, when food reaches the stomach, stomach cells create gastric lipase, specifically designed to target fat.  However, in order to break fat down into what your body uses...

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