Cholesterol: friend or foe?

Cholesterol: friend or foe?

Cholesterol plays a variety of essential roles in the body, yet receives a very bad press for contributing to heart disease, while cholesterol-lowering statin medications continue to be heavily prescribed worldwide.  Our body produces much more cholesterol than we...
Glutathione: the unsung hero of antioxidants

Glutathione: the unsung hero of antioxidants

Glutathione is considered by scientists to be one of most powerful antioxidants, yet remains relatively unknown, compared to other nutrients.  Manufactured in every cell in the body, but produced in large amounts by the liver, glutathione is made from three building...
Shape-shifting Candida albicans: yeast, fungus, or both?

Shape-shifting Candida albicans: yeast, fungus, or both?

What is Candida albicans and what causes an overgrowth? Candida albicans is one of a variety of Candida species of yeasts which are found naturally in the human digestive and genitourinary tracts, mouth and skin 1, 2 and is one of the only types of fungal organism to...
Hypothyroidism: life with the parking brake on

Hypothyroidism: life with the parking brake on

Hypothyroidism, otherwise known as ‘underactive thyroid’ is one of the most common endocrine diseases, second only to diabetes.1  Symptoms vary widely and include tiredness, weight gain, dry skin, intolerance to cold, constipation, muscle weakness, impaired memory,...