For literally hundreds of thousands of years, humans have been consuming saturated fats that are found in animal proteins and some vegetarian oils.
In the 1970s, about 6 poorly designed clinical trials that studied a small group of very unhealthy men showed that high intakes of saturated fat were associated with an increased incidence of heart disease.
Feb 03, 2015 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Though most people likely know about micronutrient IV therapy from the news and media (think celebs hooked up to get their pre-show or post-binge nutrient fix), there are many significant benefits to IV therapy that not everyone knows about:
Jan 27, 2015 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
If I asked you to identify which form of Vitamin B9 (folate, folic acid or 5’-methyltetrahydrofolate) comes from plants, which is activated, and which can potentially be dangerous to your health, would you know the answer? If not, you’re in good company - it seems that consumers, supplement companies, and even nutrition experts alike are easily confused; some would even argue that they’re all the same.
Jan 15, 2015 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
One of the main reasons I love talking about hormones is that I am constantly in awe of the body as an amazing miracle in action. Every second different hormones are being released, having action on distant tissues, and being recycled or broken down. All of the hormones affect the other hormones, and they also have effects on cellular messenger release and metabolism in millions of different cells.
Jan 08, 2015 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I recently wrote an article for a popular alternative health magazine, HANS, where I discussed some of the prevention and treatment methods I use for cold and flu season.
Dec 10, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
When we talk about stress and the stress response in the body, we often focus our attention on cortisol levels (we even call it “the stress hormone”). While the importance of cortisol cannot be understated during a stress response, as it is a major hormone produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress, another equally important hormone, DHEA, is often overlooked.
Nov 30, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
As many of our patients will attest, tracking your basal body temperature (BBT) by taking your oral temperature at exactly the same time every day, before getting out of bed, and tracking it properly can be a bit of a pain. Often our patients will track for a little while but throw in the towel before long because it isn’t the easiest of tasks. This week I came across something that could change the BBT charting game, making it much easier... Read more
Nov 18, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
As most men are aware, testosterone is an important hormone for a number of functions in the body – optimal levels help men feel vital, gain muscle mass, think straight, act with high self confidence and assertiveness, maintain balanced mental health, and perform athletically and sexually. The commercials for “low T” will attest – diminished testosterone levels can mean frailty, muscle loss, impaired cognition, fatigue, depression, and... Read more
Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
If you’ve ever tried to make sweet potato fries, you may have realized that there is a sweet spot in cooking time and temperature that will get your fries to be crispy, but not burnt, and chewy on the inside without being soft and soggy.
Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Before getting your period, do you experience changes in the texture, fullness and sensation in your breasts? You are experiencing something called cyclical fibrocystic breast changes, a very common benign breast condition also called cystic mastitis or mammary dysplasia. Women with fibrocystic changes have excessively ‘lumpy’ breasts and often experience tenderness or even pain at different times