Iron Wars: Bacteria and Lyme

Most are aware of vitamin D and vitamin C as well as minerals like zinc, but do you know about the role that iron plays in our immune defenses and microbial invasions like Lyme? As functional medicine strives to optimize the terrain for potential or actual microbial attacks, we must consider the battle over iron…

NAC – N Acetyl Cysteine Supplement Review

Overview The loved and hunted amino acid derivative, N acetyl cysteine, offers a number of potential benefits to those seeking to recover from or prevent the occurrence of several diseases and conditions.  Those of us practicing functional medicine love its multifaceted uses (as noted below).  For some reason government regulators are hunting it and considering…

Vitamin D3 Review

Vitamin D stands out among the most critical and most researched nutrients.  The list below only scratches the surface of known and suspected benefits that we gain from maintaining adequate vitamin D.  It is actually more of a hormone than a vitamin in its mechanisms of action and is produced by humans from cholesterol metabolism.…