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WHAT EXACTLY IS PHASE III OF DETOXIFICATION?

While many functional medicine practitioners are familiar with phases I and II of detoxification, which involve functionalization and conjugation of toxins through various biochemical processes (1), many practitioners are unfamiliar with, or overlook the critical phase III detoxification pathway. Phase III of detoxification is the final stage of physiological detoxification within the body involving the …

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A HEALTH CRISIS? TOXIC BURDEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Mainstream medical organizations have begun to acknowledge environmental toxins’ impact on human health and disease. For example, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that at least 24 percent of the global chronic disease burden is due to preventable environmental factors, including environmental toxin exposure.1 Common environmental toxins to which we are exposed daily include, but …

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Is Healthy Circulation Core to Feeling Your Best?

The Circulatory System: Macrocirculation and Microcirculation The term “circulatory system” is often used interchangeably with “cardiovascular system” to describe the system that comprises the heart and blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and capillaries. However, when many people hear the phrase “cardiovascular system,” they think of the heart only. “Circulatory system,” on the other hand, is …

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All About Progesterone

Written by Lindsay Christensen, MS, CNS, LDN Progesterone is often considered just a reproductive hormone necessary for menstruation, conception, and pregnancy. While progesterone is vital for these processes, the truth is that it assists with so much more than just reproduction! Progesterone is crucial for female health across the lifespan and plays a vital role …

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