What is Glutathione and is it Important?

Glutathione is one of the body’s master antioxidants. It is not an essential nutrient and can be made from the amino acids L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine. It does require the use of ATP in the two-step process in making Glutathione. While all cells in the human body are capable of synthesizing glutathione, liver glutathione

Heavy Metal Exposure

Heavy Metal Toxicity & Glyconutrients There are many heavy metals that can affect our health, but lead and mercury are, perhaps, the most dangerous. Lead has long been known to be a harmful environmental pollutant. The Secretary of the Depatment of Health & Human Services in late 1991 called lead “…number one environmental threat to

An Apple a Day?

Ever wonder where the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from? Well, there may be some good scientific evidence that this is valid. The results of an animal study published by The American Physiological Society found that Quercetin, a powerful antioxidant present in apples and other fruits and vegetables, may have

Eat Your 5 to 9 Colors Each Day

Why Should You Eat Fruits and Vegetables Every Day? Scientific research shows that eating fruits and vegetables every day reduces the risk of: Cancer Coronary Heart Disease Elevated cholesterol levels Vitamin deficiencies One of the wonderful things that happens when you eat fruits and vegetables every day is the consumption of the beneficial chemicals they

Cracking the Code on Antioxidants

I almost laugh when someone comes up to me and says he/she has a product with “the highest ORAC value” than any other thing on the market. I want to say to him/her (and those of you who know me know that I do) :”But what does it do at the cellular level?” They look

What Are Antioxidants?

Toxins, Free Radicals and Antioxidants We all live in a toxic environment. No matter where we live or how careful we are, we can’t avoid environmental toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink all over the planet. What is particularly worrisome is the high levels

Sickness or Wellness

Professor Gerard Anderson of John Hopkins University states that close to half of the population in North America now suffers from at least one chronic disease, and many more suffer from more than one condition. The rate of increase in incidence of autoimmune and degenerative diseases is alarming, especially when we look at the dramatic

A Doctor's Story – How I Cured My Lifestyle

How I Cured My Lifestyle Who Am I? I am a retired physician who practiced Pediatrics in Overland Park, KS for over 25 years. I also taught medical and nursing students, interns and residents from the University of Kansas School of Medicine as well as from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and


How Safe is Our Water Supply?

This summer (2014), the water supply in Toledo, Ohio showed high levels of the toxin, Microcystin, in the city drinking water. The warning came after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for Microcystin above the United States Environmental Agency’s (USEPA) standard for consumption. This toxin most likely came from algae in Lake Erie. This