Magic Magnesium

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Uncategorised

Magnesium is truly a magical mineral! It is important for so many aspects of health. This mineral is involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions in the body. It is important for muscle and nerve functioning, digestive health, bone health, stabilizing blood sugars, and keeping blood pressure at healthy levels. Magnesium levels also affect your brain and your mood, which …

Magnesium Moves

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Uncategorised

Magnesium is a great mineral for our bodies, notably it helps us relax and supports our muscles. Athletes are often familiarized with taking an extra dose of magnesium after a marathon or an intense training session to prevent painful muscle spasms and exhaustion. Children and young adults who are active all day long use up a lot of magnesium as …

Practice Elements

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Uncategorised

An element is something that cannot be broken down into any other substance. In chemistry, the periodic table of elements lists all known elements. Many of these elements are minerals. Minerals are important for our body to stay healthy. Minerals create a healthy environment in which the body, using vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, can grow, function, and heal itself. …

B Vitamins and Our Gut

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Uncategorised

Have you ever wondered what exactly is a vitamin? It’s something that is required from an external source as the body cannot make it. So this must come from food and supplements, right? Yes and no. Mammals (that’s us) cannot make B vitamins on our own, hence they are classified as vitamins. So where do they come from? Meats, plants, …

Probiotics, For Life

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Uncategorised

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits when consumed or applied to the body. Pro in latin means “for” and biotics means “pertaining to life”. They can be found in yogurt and other fermented foods, in supplements and even beauty products. Although people often think of bacteria and other microorganisms as harmful germs, many are actually …

The Immune System and Our Gut

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Uncategorised

The human gut is home to an enormous and complex community of microbes – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses – known as microbiota. This microbiota has co-evolved with its host over many years. In fact our first colonization of microflora happens at birth and is known as the microbial fingerprint!   The gut microbiota provides benefits to us in many …

Alka Practice For Inflammation

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Uncategorised

pH is a measure of how acidic/basic a solution is. The range goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. A pH of less than 7 indicate acidity, whereas a pH of greater than 7 indicates a base/alkaline. Life on earth depends on appropriate pH levels in and around living organisms and cells. Human life requires a tightly controlled …

Inflammation in the Body

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Uncategorised

Inflammation is a fascinating process in which something marked as foreign triggers an immune response in an attempt to remove it from the body. Inflammation is at the root of many diseases and any condition that ends with “-itis” means there is inflammation. – Appendicitis (appendix) – Arthritis (joints) – Bronchitis (bronchioles of the lungs) – Colitis (colon, aka large …

Your Guide to Itchy, Red Childhood Rashes

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

Watch this video for the top products you should keep in your medicine cabinet and First Aid Kit for summer time rashes, sunburns and bug bites! Most infants and children will experience a skin rash at some point early on in their lives.  When my son Hudson was born, he required antibiotics and as a consequence, suffered a persistent diaper …

Zesty Dysbiosis-Friendly Dressing

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

Here’s a delicious and fresh recipe that you can use as a dipping sauce or a salad dressing. The best part is it’s SUGAR-FREE and CLEANSE APPROVED so if you’re looking for something to freshen up that same ol’ lunch try this. Tahini is sesame seed paste traditionally used in Mediterranean cuisine, high in healthy fats and creamy deliciousness! Eye ball …