Stress May Contribute to High Cholesterol


We have recently made the connection in our practice between the stress hormone, epinephrine, and liver imbalance.

Stress creates an increase in the fight or flight hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. It gets us ready to handle stress by increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Epinephrine is made in the adrenal gland and it is created when norepinephrine is methylated, meaning an enzyme adds a methyl group to norepinephrine.

Sometimes the body enters a state of chronic fight or flight and epinephrine is constantly secreted. Continue reading “Stress May Contribute to High Cholesterol”

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Clearing Up Confusion About Choline

shiitake mushroomsA new article is stirring up confusion about the nutrient choline. Don’t be confused: for the most healthful sources of choline, plant-based diets are the clear choice.

A new BMJ opinion piece – by an author with egg and meat industry ties and who is concerned with “accelerated food trends towards plant-based diets/veganism” – is stirring up confusion about choline, an essential nutrient involved in memory, mood, muscle control, and other brain and nervous system functions. Don’t be confused: eggs, meat and other animal products are not the only sources of, nor the most healthful sources of, choline. Continue reading “Clearing Up Confusion About Choline”

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Pathway Liver Support and Detox

The holidays are around the corner, which means parties, which also means alcohol, rich and fatty foods and basically…overindulgence. The liver can definitely take a beating during this time. Consider providing this vital organ a bit of support with Pathway Liver Support and Detox. This comprehensive liver support formula contains NAC, milk thistle, curcumin and artichoke to help support healthy liver function as well as vitamin B12, folic acid and choline to aid in detoxification.

The liver is the body’s main organ of detoxification. Detoxification in the liver occurs in two phases, where the goal is to convert toxic substances into more water-soluble compounds in order to make them easier to excrete via the kidneys, bowels, and skin. Pathway Liver Support and Detox features a targeted group of nutraceuticals (nutrients & botanical extracts) that help provide the liver with important cofactors for normal, healthy detoxification. It also encourages healthy bile flow, which encourages healthy elimination.  Continue reading “Pathway Liver Support and Detox”

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  • Paula Gallagher
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    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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November 2022