• Blog,  Detox

    Intravenous Therapy with Dr. Laura Stix

    The problem with oral supplementation is how much is absorbed into the body and how much survives the journey to the liver (first pass metabolism). When a nutrient is taken by mouth, it passes into the intestines where the nutrients are absorbed into the blood stream. From there they soon pass into the liver which changes the nutrients. They are then circulated to the cells of the body and may or may not be taken into the cells themselves. Whatever…

  • Blog,  Immune System

    Throwing off the toupee on male pattern baldness

    It’s time to cast off some myths and reveal some of the facts around androgenic alopecia (“male pattern baldness”). First off, despite its common name, this condition can impact both men and women, and is by far the most common form of hair loss seen clinically. Up to 70% of men and 40% of women may be affected in their lifetime. Why is it so prevalent? The reason for its prevalence in men is due to the fact that hair follicles respond to androgens…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Weight Loss

    Shed The Fat

    We’ve all heard the old adage about weight loss: it’s calories in and calories out….eat less, exercise more! So why is it still so darn hard to shed even a few fat pounds sometimes? It turns out that there are a variety of factors that can contribute to fat gain, some of which set up a vicious cycle that makes it increasingly difficult to break out of and shed the fat. Let’s take a look at the 6 big players:…

  • Blog,  Recipes

    Power Packed Eggs

    Ingredients: 2-3 eggs grapeseed oil (or other high heat oil for cooking eggs like avocado or coconut oil) olive oil sunflower seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds 2 cups spinach and/or kale salt and pepper Instructions: (Total time – less than 10 minutes!) Heat up your pan, add your cooking oil, scramble up the eggs with some salt and pepper and just as they’re almost cooked, toss on all your greens. Remember, you’re only heating and wilting the greens,…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Updates

    Work Out Smarter, Not Harder

    Vigorous exercise is good for your health, but only if it’s limited to a maximum daily dose of between 30 and 50 minutes a day say some researchers. The idea that more and more high intensity exercise, such as marathons, can only do you good, is a myth say the US cardiologists, and the evidence shows that it’s likely to do more harm than good to your heart. Extreme distance training, including very long bike rides, can cause temporary changes…