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Bitter X: Bigger Better

Detoxification: The Importance of Moving Bile with a Bigger Bitter Bile. It doesn’t have the best reputation. You know it as that bitter fluid you burp up on occasion. It’s also a synonym for spite and malice. As an adjective—bilious—means spiteful and ill-tempered. So, you might be surprised to know that bile is, metabolically, like …

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Is it Really Progesterone?

By Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP Progesterone is a hormone that is often prescribed or recommended to women during perimenopause to help ease common symptoms of hormone imbalance, sleep disruptions, and anxiousness. But when your practitioner hands over your “progesterone” prescription, do you really know what you’re getting? The terms progesterone, progestin, or progestagen are loosely …

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Stress, Hormones, and Adaptogenic Herbs

Written by Lindsay Christensen, MS, CNS, LDN Hormones are profoundly important chemical communication messengers inside the body. Many of us understand hormones as being essential for reproduction, but in fact, they are fundamental to all biological systems. Put quite simply, without hormones our bodies wouldn’t know how to function. Produced inside the brain and endocrine …

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Liposomal Delivery of Nutraceuticals: The Truth about Safety

Liposomal Delivery of Nutraceuticals: The Truth about Safety By Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD A recent review of lipid encapsulation technologies applied to pharmaceutical development focuses on the enduring utility of liposomes as carriers; it states, “Their attraction lies in their composition, which makes them biocompatible and biodegradable.”[1] The authors go on to state that, “Liposomes …

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