It's official! If you are interested in Walsh's Advanced Nutrient Therapy and are in Vermont, Quebec, Upstate New York, or potentially parts of New Hampshire, I'm your doc. I've been administering the protocols since I came back from the conference at the beginning of May, but this puts me on the WRI website so that people who are looking for this type of successful therapy, they can find me.
If you're interested in William Walsh, PhD or his therapies that he developed alongside Carl Pfeiffer, MD, check out the website for the Walsh Research Institute.
Whenever talk of antioxidants comes up, glutathione is the star of the show. It is the body's first line of defense against pro-oxidative factors which are dominant in psychiatric issues. However, it has a limited capacity, even with supplementation of cofactors like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and N-Acetyl Cysteine.
The antioxidant that is available on demand is called metallothionein (MT) and has numerous functions in the body, and whose rate-limiting factors include zinc and selenium. Selenium speeds up the kinetics of MT's function, but zinc is needed for proper function. Each molecule of MT contains up to seven zinc atoms. In addition, zinc supplementation will increase production of MT.
This protein is useful in brain development and repair, detoxification of heavy metals, maintenance of the intestinal and blood brain barriers, breakdown of triggering proteins like casein and gluten, kills candida, improve HCl production in the stomach, improve taste sensors on the tongue, and maintain thymic and lymphoid tissues for improved immune function.
WHEW! In addition, poor MT function is associated with ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease.
Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens biflora) is an invaluable tool when out in the woods hiking. The saponins found in the stem or leaves can emulsify and diminish the damage caused by poison ivy. It's also great for bug bites, rashes from stinging nettles, burns, cuts, acne, eczema, fungal infections, or any other skin irritation.