Iodine deficiency is tied to sluggish thyroid, weight gain, estrogen dominance, low iq, dry skin and brittle hair and nails along with digestive issues incl. constipation. Yes, none of these are very sexy admittedly. But fact is we have become a generation characterized by exactly these things. So it is not surprising, that iodine deficiency is epidemic. (1) The book by Dr. David Brownstein, Iodine: Why You Need It and Why You Can't Live Without It, sums up its importance:"Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient. After 12 years of practicing medicine, I can say that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health if you do not have adequate iodine levels. I have yet to see any item that is more important for promoting health than iodine." Now we might think it is as simple as just taking iodine then, if we are deficient. That, however, is not the case. You will need to assess whether you have the nutrients involved in proper absorption of iodine i.e. selenium, magnesium, iron, tyrosine and vitamin A. Even if you check off these nutrients, there is still a chance, you won’t absorb iodine properly and will waste years trying to saturate your body’s need for this essential nutrient without any luck. This happens if you have toxic levels of certain chemicals. Perchlorate, thiocyanate and nitrate (called as major Sodium-Iodide Symporter (NIS) inhibitors) are known to competitively inhibit iodide uptake by the thyroid gland and thus, human exposure to major NIS inhibitors is a public health concern (2). NIS is something you want to pay attention to, as this symporter is responsible for the uptake of iodine in the body. If something is blocking the symporter, you will not benefit from the iodine or other supplements you might be taking. This is why I always test clients for their chemical toxic load when treating them. Simply focusing on knowing their nutrient deficiencies is not enough and will not identify the underlying reasons of why you are not absorbing your nutrients.Read More
When we look at brittle bones, it almost never has to do with lack of dietary calcium, yet that is what people are told, when they go for a bone scan (Dexa scan). You cannot scan people’s bones and tell from an image that their bones are weak because they lack dietary calcium.Read More
So while I have my main office in Copenhagen these days, I am in Venice, Los Angeles annually to see clients - dates of my next LA visit are: April 5th - April 20th 2019. I will be seeing clients from 10AM - 4PM. You can reply to this email to book your appointment now. If you are a new client and want to know more about what a top-to-toe health check-up entails click here. This year has been super busy and super good for me. I have done a ton of stuff, attended more ongoing education in the fields of biofeedback in Germany and also clinical courses in heavy metals and detoxification methods which has enhanced my own skills in how to best treat various health issues. I have written for various fashion and health magazines and talked at the Danish Cancer Conference in November. I have had significant better treatment results with cancer and autoimmune disorders the last couple years, because new laboratory testing has been developed, which has enabled us to pinpoint the cause of these devastating diseases. That means we can finally start understanding WHY people are sick and treat that - instead of getting lost in the ripple-down effects.Read More
There is a lot of confusion these days about vitamin D. Some advice on extreme levels while others advice just a pinch more than where we see bones falling apart. As with most things the real answer is found in the middle - oh man, no not the middle - the middle is so boring, you might say, but hey, that is only cos you are a dopamine addict like the rest of us hanging on to our phones like heroin addicts. Yeah enough of that. Sustainability is often found in the middle ground and so it is here as well. On one side we have the totally outdated advice of just making sure we are over approximately 50 nmol/L (20 ng/mL). This advice is setting the bar so low that we are just not developing obvious symptoms of vitamin D deficiency like osteoporosis.Read More
Last year I wrote an article about the most powerful vitamins developed. You might have heard of them. They are liposomal vitamins. These types of vitamins are designed to be absorbed and I personally prefer these over IV vitamin injections, simple because they can enter into the tissue, whereas IV injections still mainly stay in the blood stream, making it more relevant treatment for acute infections rather than ongoing anti-aging benefits. We want the vitamin value to go up INSIDE the cells, not merely outside.
I have been monitoring the effects on lab testing throughout the past year. There is no comparison to regular supplements.You can read the full article I wrote about these vitamins (in Danish) right here. This was my most popular article of 2017. An English version that I wrote about same subject, explaining some of the amazing benefits of liposomal vitamins will be going out in VitaViva's newsletter later this month - sign up for their newsletter if you want to read it.Read More
known to be the most powerful remedy to balance body and mind in Chinese Medicine.
Goji berries are in a category of foods known as tonic herbs. These powerful plants have the potential to penetrate deep into the body, affecting our physical, mental and even spiritual development. Yes, there is much more to this berry than just its recognized superfood power due to its antioxidant contents.Read More
Did you know that Red Palm oil was prized by the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt as a sacred food? In fact, it has been used as an all-round medical food for centuries. Today, scientists are recognizing the value of red palm oil in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. Both animal and human studies show that adding palm oil into the diet can remove plaque build up in arteries and therefore, reverse the process of atherosclerosis, protect against strokes and heart attacks.Read More
Very few practitioners understand B12 deficiency, and even fewer understand Chronic and Adrenal Fatigue,. It's understandable in part because test results can have multiple meanings.Read More
Supplements and superfoods are not a free zone. if you do not check what you are buying quality wise, you risk eating loads of contaminants and fillers that do absolutely no good for your health.Read More
New study shows that elevated blood levels of folate increases risk of breast cancer. News like this is always tricky stuff, because it tends to scare many of us so much, that we immediately look at the label of our vitamins and toss out anything containing said vitamin.Read More
This is another ridiculous myth that has no scientific substance, yet they have added it on the back of most blood-thinning prescription drugs. Most holistic doctors know that this is completely non-sense, and that foods rich in vitamin K will not hinder blood-thinning whatsoever.Read More
The salty ocean water is rich in trace minerals and has a molecular structure very similar to healthy human blood. It comes as no surprise that it has vast beneficial effects on our skin, which is our largest organ. Especially The Dead Sea bordering Israel has shown to be of immense medicinal healing value for psoriasis, eczema and skin disorders as such. This, mainly due to to the high concentration of magnesium which is essential when treating dry skin conditions.Read More
So, last year I fractured my right elbow in a mountain bike incident; too bad cause I have always wanted to pick up skateboarding. However, I can honestly say that this broken bone incident has put me off risking breaking anything else, which inevitably happens on a skateboard. This regardless of bone density level; bones tend just not to like kissing the asphalt at full speed very much. Super annoying, it makes you realize you are not Batman afterall.Read More
When you take supplements you need them to also be actually ABSORBED to benefit from them. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as buying a mineral tablet, as many companies have not bothered looking into the bioavailability, nor how minerals compete for absorption. Minerals that compete for absorption should quite obviously NOT be taken at the same time, because you will not absorb them fully then. So what about zinc and magnesium - two crucial minerals for brain, muscle, hormone and male sexual health - should you take them together or apart to benefit from them?Read More