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Health Benefits of Vitamin B2

  Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) This vitamin is an orange-yellow crystal which is more stable than thiamin.  This is how Riboflavin got it’s name flavus which in Latin means yellow.  You will notice this when you take it, your urine is usually a bright yellow-green florescent colour since excess intake  – usually as little as 50mg – 100mg, is easily excreted in the urine.  (Remember, from last week, the Vitamin B family are all water soluble vitamins). As a reminder since it is water soluble, it is not stored in the body, except for a little in the liver and kidneys, so it is needed on a daily basis. What Affects Absorption? Vitamin B2 is produced in the intestines, so those suffering with digestive issues or leaky gut syndrome can easily get deficient in this Vitamin and therefore would need to be supplementing with a high quality brand (taken together B complex). […]

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10 Causes of Low Energy

Why am I so Tired? In today’s fast paced world, so many of us are constantly feeling lack of motivation, fatigue and lethargy.  With technology moving at a fast pace, we have more gadgets now than ever before to make our lives easier. How is it then, that quite the opposite seems to be true?  It seems that with the inclusion of all this technology so too comes the expectation that we must cram more into our already hectic lives. So many people I have spoken to recently complain that no matter how much sleep they get, they just can’t seem to find the energy to jump out of bed with lots of vitality in the mornings. There are many various reasons for low energy, motivation and tiredness.  In today’s article we will be looking at some of the possible causes and natural remedies that may help you regain the bounce in your step! 1.  […]

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Health Benefits of Vitamin B1

  Health Benefits of Vitamin B1 Welcome to the second information session on the Health Benefits of Vitamins & Minerals.  Today we are moving onto Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine.  This was the first of the B family to be chemically identified and recognized for its unique metabolic functions. As opposed to Vitamin A, which we looked at last week, this Vitamin is water soluble.  This means that it dissolves very rapidly in water.  Once absorbed through the upper and lower intestine, very small amounts can be stored in the liver, heart and kidneys. However, your body metabolizes what it can and flushes out most of the excess through the urine. You do not store water soluble vitamins like you do fat soluble ones, so it is important to get them daily through diet or a supplement. All the Vitamin B’s are required heavily for various metabolic processes throughout the body, so these are important […]

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Extrawdinary News Headlines 1st February 2017

Extrawdinary News Headlines 1st February 2017 Scientists shocked to learn that shingles vaccines can transform vaccinated people into “carriers” who spread infectious disease Did you know that the shingles vaccine could raise the risk of someone else getting chicken pox? Research on this very topic was published in 2011 by The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The elite research team was comprised of members from NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Colorado Medical School, and the CDC.1 Read more   Preventing Cancer at the Molecular Level One of the most prevalent misconceptions about cancer is that it is usually caused by genetic factors. Jeffrey Bland, in his book, Genetic Nutritioneering, dispels this myth by providing scientific evidence that only 20-30% of chronic disease is attributed to genes. In the case of breast cancer, for example, only 5-10% of cases can be traced to the presence of […]

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About Michelle

Michelle Firrisi is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist. She lived most of her life in the Island of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, UK.

She now lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Michelle also holds an Honours Degree in Bachelor of Science Podiatric Medicine and practices Reiki, Massage and Shamanism. Her main speciality is in the areas of Addiction, Anxiety, Depression and reversing Mood Disorders with targeted Amino Acid Therapy & Nutrition.

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