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Vagus Nerve: The Most Important Part of Your Body

The Vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body and an essential actor in the parasympathetic nervous system. It influences physical, mental, and emotional health and is associated with a strong,…

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Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Strange Condition Affecting Millions

Have you ever felt your mouth was on fire? Have you ever felt as if placing your tongue in the freezer would be the only way to find relief? Have you ever…

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Best & Worst Cities for Air Pollution in the United States

Air pollution has a tremendous impact on health. Modern research is quickly elaborating on the specifics of how ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and other particulate matter negatively impact health. The…

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Supporting Methylation Indirectly with Downstream Nutrients

The human body relies on methylation to drive some of its most fundamental processes. The biochemical process of adding and removing methyl groups is involved in everything from DNA repair to the…

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Methionine (Met): An Essential Amino Acid to Never Forget

Methionine is an essential amino acid associated with proper methylation supportive of the liver, brain, and DNA. It is one of only two sulfur-containing amino acids common among dietary proteins and essential…

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Hierarchy of Matter: Modeling Mother Nature’s Structures

The hierarchy of the matter is a modeling system by which different levels of organic matter can be represented conceptually. This model, similar to the atomic model, extends further to encompass more…

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Resistant Starch: Foods, Low Amylose Diets, Benefits & More

Amylose, a.k.a. resistant starch, is found in foods like potatoes, carrots, and many other root vegetables. It has many known health benefits such as supporting healthy colonic bacteria, stabilizing blood sugar, and…

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Histidine Content of Different Foods

Histidine is an amino acid that is readily converted into histamine by the histidine carboxylase (HDC) enzyme. Foods higher in histidine content may pose a greater risk to those with conditions such…

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CIRS: Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a multi-system, multi-symptom, complex chronic illness. It is characterized by continued activation of the innate immune system resulting in continued inflammation. The condition was first described…

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Histamine: Genetic & Nutritional Considerations

Histamine’s broad role in our bodies makes it relevant to nearly every major system. As such, dysregulated histamine can impact nearly every major system. Be it from a downregulated HNMT gene, excess…