One of my biggest pet-peeves is genetically modified crops. Not only is it incredibly bad for our health as is proven in independent studies time and time again, but it has far more dangerous consequences for us at a global as well as individual level.Read More
Fats fuel your mitochondria
The Nutrition Doctor ChristinaSantini.com
One of the most typical things I see on the lab testing I do is mitochondrial dysfunction. Now if your last biology class was decades ago, this might seem a bit iffy to you. So here is the deal on our mitochondria in short: our mitochondria power the biochemical reactions in our cells.When our mitochondria are not functioning at their peak, we feel tired, lethargic and age quicker.Read More
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
Cellulite is a reflection of the state of your liver and lymph system. Your liver and lymph are the key detoxifier organs in your body and when they get sluggish, all the toxins tend to accumulate in fatty tissue which cause the fat cells to swell up - resulting in that bumpy appearance.Read More
Autoimmune diseases are a pain in the neck to deal with for those who struggle with it - your own immune system attacking yourself, seems like nature is almost against you. We expect our immune system to PROTECT us, not attack us, right? Well, here's the deal. When we undergo stressors, changes take place on a cellular level - and if the health of the cell-membranes is compromised, hydrolase will begin to leak from the cells out into your body, where an autoimmune reaction will often happen.Read More
Women are not men, surprise. Neither psychologically nor biochemically are we wired similar. There is a lot of freedom to be found in accepting that we are different (yet of equal worth), and we need not follow the same paths to succeed in body, mind and soul mastery. And there is a lot of misery in trying to function as men in the work place and also copying the same food behaviors, because it works for them. We need to find our own formula to thrive in the skin we are in – as women and as individuals. There are a lot of studies out there focusing on men – and taking those results as the golden rule for everyone. Women have 52% levels of serotonin compared to men. This is also why more women than men struggle with eating disorders.Read More
If it's not being diagnosed correctly, it is impossible to target treat.
You Will Feel Like You Are Trying A Little Of Everything Yet Nothing Is Really Working.
Occasionally a bit relief and then flare up back to square one.Read More
Customized nutrition is matched to your biochemical blueprint - that's beyond diet fads and gimmicks. We all need to understand our biochemistry to nourish our health and avoid triggers unique for our body. No Size Fits All - No Diet Will Ever Fit All. I don't care if it's vegan, paleo, Dr Whatever's diet - there is no such thing as one-fits-all. The only way to take the guess work out of what will work for your body is to get tested.Read More
One of the most common issues today I see women (and actually also men!) come in with are fertility and hormone imbalances. Often they have no clue of the issue at play, due to the fact that standard ordered blood labs are an incredibly poor testing method of hormone markers: it will both measure active and inactive hormone without distinguishingRead More
Urinary tract infection is common amongst those of us who have a history of antiobiotic use. UTI is closely tied to an imbalance in intestinal flora. There are 3 things to look for if dealing with re-occurring UTIs.Read More
Unbalanced blood insulin levels have been shown to act directly by increasing ovarian production of androgens and indirectly by causing a disordered release of FSH and LH which are tied to most of the health issues that those struggling with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) face.Read More