blog cover photo for article about vitamin D and concussions

As we’ve discussed in other articles concussions is a multi-faceted process. Its causative factors are usually some impact or rotational force, but the mechanism of the longer lasting symptoms often include inflammatory, oxidative and neuro-excitation based processes. Vitamin D3 is powerful as it can be helpful in prevention and treatment of concussions. Vitamin D Vitamin…

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blog cover post for article about fish oil and concussion

When we think about concussion, there is no doubt the impact and rotational forces cause the damage. There are some factors which may play a slight role in the susceptibility or recovery of concussion – and aluminum may be one of those small factors that hinders recovery after a concussion. This article may be more…

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blog cover post for article on how zinc helps with concussion

Zinc is a trace mineral, used commonly for immune modulation, acne, diabetes, burns and a wide range of other conditions. It’s also the most abundant trace mineral in the brain [1]. As such there’s good reason to believe it may have some function within the scope of treating concussions. Zinc and Concussions Research out of…

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Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in North America. There is controversy about their efficacy and safety – but one thing is for sure:  CoQ10 must be considered as an adjunct treatment. To learn about CoQ10’s use in general, click here. To learn how to pick CoQ10 supplements, click here. A little…

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Coenzyme CoQ10 plays a very important role in heart disease. Click here to read about the need for CoQ10 supplementation when taking statins. Click here to learn how to select a CoQ10 supplement and what makes a good one. CoQ10 can also be useful for several other disease processes, as I will discuss below. All…

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As a naturopath, I see countless patients taking probiotics; generally self-prescribed or sometimes recommended by a friend or health food store employee. Many times the patient will report probiotics didn’t help, not realizing there is an art to probiotic selection. Popularity of Probiotics Probiotics are “live organisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a…

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What Is Secretory IgA IgA stands for Immunoglobulin A. Our bodies contain 5 different types of immunoglobins; IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD. We have many different types of immune cells, and these are a few of them. They each have unique roles to play. IgA is the most abundant immunoglobulin in the human body. In…

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