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Now carrying Ortho Molecular's EstroDim. The use of Indole-3-carbinol and its metabolite DIM has come into use due to the awareness that diets high in cruciferous vegetables may promote wellness and support overall health. Studies suggest that ingestion of I3C and DIM, can benefit estrogen metabolism and support endocrine balance for maintaining optimal health.
While many products provide either DIM or I3C alone, research indicates an increased physiological impact when both DIM and I3C are used together. CDG EstroDIM provides the combined power of both I3C and DIM in an easy-to-take, one-capsule-a-day dosing for best results.
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Posted by: Scott Stewart, LAc., Dipl.
Most vitamin D supplementation in the US has been, and still is vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol. In the past, no distinctions were made between vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), they were considered equivalents and used interchangeably. The main reason for this is because they are both converted by the liver into 25 - hydroxy vitamin D, which is the form used by the body.
This “equivalent” status given to these two forms of vitamin D originated from some very old Ricketts studies done in the early 20th century, when scientists had first discovered vitamin D, and knew very little about it.
The latest studies show that Vitamin D3 is more potent, and therefore, more effective at raising serum 25 (OH) D. The reason for this is due to its ability to better bind to plasma, and the fact that vitamin D3 is the natural form of vitamin D that is synthesized by the skin and the body, as opposed to vitamin D2 which is a synthetic vitamin. Also, vitamin D2 has a very short shelf life, which means its potency is decreased even more before entering the body’s system.
The final consensus is that vitamin D3 is the best choice for supplementation due to its higher potency and the fact that it is naturally occurring. The benefits from consuming vitamin D3 are numerous, including decreased risk of chronic diseases such as: osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as, increased immune response.
Patient Questions: What's wrong with buying supplements on - line or from a retail store?
To purchase high quality vitamin D3 direct from Thorne Research, a reputable manufacturer "commited to clinical research", just use our refferal code (HCP1071726) when you check-out. click here.
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Posted by: Scott Stewart, MSAc., Dipl.Ac., LAc.
Knowing how to choose a qualified acupuncturist is very important for receiving safe and effective treatments. Many people are misled by doctors, chiropractors, MD's, and other physicians who advertise themselves as acupuncturists, but don't have the appropriate education or a license to practice acupuncture. In order to find a qualified acupuncturist, you want to make sure that they have the following credentials: They have a Master's degree in acupuncture and or Oriental Medicine; They are board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM); and that they hold an acupuncture license in the state where they practice. These credentials ensure that your acupuncturist has had the appropriate education, and clinical training needed to provide you with a safe and beneficial treatment.
To check the qualifications of your acupuncturist, the first thing you want to do is check with your state licensing department to verify the current status of their license. Then you can go to the NCCAOM website to make sure they are board certified.
Posted by: Scott Stewart, MSAc., LAc., Dipl.
makes 3 1/2 - 4 cups
1 1/2 - 2 C. Organic, unsulfured shredded coconut
Pinch of sea salt
1 t. High - grade vanilla extract
4 C. Filtered water
Cheesecloth or nut bag