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EGCG

  EGCG isn’t a compound that you’re likely immediately familiar with. Which is funny to me because many of the bonafide health benefits provided by various “health drinks” you drink rely on EGCG in order to support your health. EGCG stands for Epigallocatechin gallate. This compound is an ester (a chemical derived from acids with specific properties) of  epigallocatechin and gallic acid, and is a type of catechin (which are natural phenol and antioxidants). EGCG is one of the most abundant nutrients in certain kinds of drinks and is the most abundant in teas. Now that we have that bit of science and explanation out of the way let me give you the details on why you’d want to get...

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When Inflammation Becomes a Problem

If you were to read a random health blog on the Internet then you might believe that anything and everything related to inflammation is a problem. That’s simply not true. As Dr. Wiggy has explained multiple times, inflammation isn’t inherently negative. He said   “Inflammation by itself isn’t a bad thing. It’s actually a healthy response of your body to help heal itself when damaged at the cellular level. Without an inflammatory response, you’d have died a long time ago”. And what we want you to be aware of is that while inflammation is part of a normal immune response, there are times when inflammation may become problematic and the best way to keep it at bay is to support...

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Guess What Scientists Just Discovered about Fish Oil

Scientists are constantly researching how the supplements we take affect our health.I think this is a good thing, especially as the FDA doesn’t regulate supplement sales and it’s important that people are able to make decisions about supplements based on real evidence.That being said, there can be conflicting evidence surrounding supplements and their effectiveness.That’s why you’ll never hear me claim that X supplement will cure anything.I do that for two reasons.The first is claiming supplements cure anything is forbidden by the FDA. And the second, for the most part, I don’t believe supplements cure anything (there are exceptions that I could talk about in the office with you if you’re a patient)...However, I do believe they help to modulate health,...

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Our New Therapy Is Amazing For Killing Pain and Boosting Immune Health

There is nothing worse than being in constant pain.If you’ve never dealt with chronic pain, imagine smashing your big toe into the corner of a chair and as soon as the pain begins to subside, you do it again.It sounds awful, doesn’t it?It really is. Chronic pain is debilitating. It can drive people into the pit of misery, into the arms of addiction, and can cause people to lose the will to live.Truth be told, one of the driving factors behind the nation’s opioid addiction is the fact that so many people live with crushing pain that leaves them in agony and despondent that they’ll ever heal.While opiates are fantastic at blocking pain, they’re terrible for prolonged use because after...

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Kola (Not What You Think)

When you read the word “kola” in the subject of this article what was the first thing that went through your mind? Coca Cola? Cola (soda)? I’d wager it was one of the two. There’s a reason for that. Coca Cola was named with the word “cola” because kola nut (an African nut) was one of the primary ingredients. Kola nut is known as one of the foremost energy herbs. As it turns out, there’s another famous “kola”. It’s called gotu kola. While completely unrelated to kola nut, and having never appeared in Coca Cola, gotu kola is easily one of the most well-known and widely utilized longevity supplements in the world. For thousands of years traditional medical practitioners have...

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