To Fish Oil, or Not to Fish Oil?

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The nutrition world is awash in fish oil worship. Typically, when the entire scientific community, food industry, and more are all singing the praises of an isolated substance or substances (EPA and DHA in the case of fish oil), you can be pretty sure there are some blind spots. And indeed there are. Omega 3 and Omega 6 are the two predominant types of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fats...

Glycine Methionine Balance Revisited: A Matter of Timing

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By Joel Brind In one of my earlier posts on this blog, I discussed the largely reciprocal nature of the amino acids glycine and methionine. Specifically, too much dietary methionine depletes glycine, because your body uses up glycine in order to get rid of the excess methionine. This is a common condition these days, because the typical diet is high in methionine-rich muscle meats, but low in...

Glutathione: Is More Better?

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By Joel Brind, Ph.D. The subject of glutathione (GSH) came up in my last post on diet and inflammation, some of the comments reflecting the popularity of GSH as some sort of miracle molecule among alternative health purveyors and practitioners. Among the commenters, Sarah said: “Is this total BS? Is glutathione really the miracle substance some alternative med doctors say that it...

Glycine and Cancer

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Comment from Martin Tornberg: “One thing that gives me pause with respect to consuming too much glycine is the study on http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6084/1040.abstract that “identified glycine consumption and expression of the mitochondrial glycine biosynthetic pathway as strongly correlated with rates of proliferation across cancer cells” and noted that “Antagonizing glycine...

MSM: The Dangerous Miracle Supplement

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Dr. Garrett Smith and a small group of his entrusted guinea pigs recently embarked on an experiment involving ingesting fairly large quantities of MSM on a daily basis. Their initial results were all astounding, with many positive signs of increased metabolic rate with several ancillary benefits noticed as well, such as better vision and enhanced exercise performance. Well, that was the first...

Mineral Interactions

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This month, me n’ Doc G talk about mineral ratios and the significance Garrett is finding them to have with real live patients in his personal practice. We discuss interesting interactions between sodium and potassium, calcium and phosphorous, calcium and potassium, calcium and magnesium, zinc and copper, copper and iron, and others. With targeted supplementation and periodic monitoring of...
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