Dr. Olivia's Blog
The Little-Known Facts About Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency
In general, there are more cases of magnesium deficiencies than calcium deficiencies. Put simply, if you have a blood test carried out and it was discovered that your magnesium levels are low, you are immediately put on a magnesium IV, so that you do not develop a heart attack. Pregnant...
What Are The Benefits of Probiotics?
The most doctor-recommended supplements among all existing supplements are probiotics. This is because of the many health benefits of probiotics. However, not all probiotics are created for the same purposes and there are actually some contraindications to taking probiotics. What are Probiotics? Probiotics are good bacteria that help to keep...
Whats the Big Deal with Magnesium?
So I have a funny story to tell you - one day I got an article sent to me in my inbox from another physician and it said, "What's the Big Deal with Magnesium?" I just started cracking up because it's actually one of the biggest deficiencies I see in...
What is MTHFR and How to Know If You Have It
The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutation is a genetic mutation that affects about 40% of the population. Sometimes symptoms are hardly noticeable, but other times, they are highly prevalent. In many cases, MTHFR can look like something else, so it is up to you to decide if you should be tested...
It May Not Be Your 'Body Type'
Losing weight and being healthy are two very different ends of a spectrum because there are healthy and unhealthy ways to lose weight. You may have heard about different weight loss strategies that work according to your body type and even blood type. Well, I'm here to tell you that if...
Do You Have a Vitamin D Deficiency? Probably.
Lord knows we don't have very much sunshine this time of year, not only in the St. Louis area but a good portion of the Midwest, as well. This seems to be when we get snow, cloudy weather, and just some crummy days. If you've noticed your mood is starting to...
Turmeric / Curcumin in the News
[All links will open up in a new window so you can find your way back] MDAnderson.org: Turmeric Adds Spic to Your Health... WellnessResources.com: Curcumin helps change DNA function to fight cancer Biomed Research International: Curcumin: A Potential Candidate in Prevention of Cancer via Modulation of Molecular Pathways MedicalNewsToday: Newly created turmeric-based...
Why do you recommend avoiding High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Coloring, Artificial Sweeteners, MSG and Nitrates?
One word… neurotoxins. These foods are not made or processed in a natural way. Pubmed published an article showing common brands of foods that contained high fructose corn syrup also contained mercury. Why you ask? Because one way to make high fructose corn syrup is through a mercury removal process,...
Do you recommend a specific diet such as Paleo Diet, The Blood Type Diet or being Vegetarian?
I do not. I recommend eating a diet rich in food that comes from the earth, or whole food. This type of eating is very anti-inflammatory and high in nutritional value. It also limits foods that are very commonly allergenic. I think that you have to find what works best...
Do I really need a Multivitamin?
Recently, there has been some negative media attention and multivitamins. This has left many people wondering whether or not a multivitamin improves health, or has any benefit at all. First let me start by telling you the “research” was done on a commonly sold over the counter multivitamin. I’m...
Allergy Free Pantry – Gluten, Dairy and Egg Replacements
I know how overwhelming it can be to find out that you, or someone in your family has food sensitivities. You may not believe it, because you’ve eaten these foods daily without noticing any effect. However “how you feel” does not necessarily tell you how your body is “functioning.” People...
Overfed & Undernourished
Yup, that’s us America, fat…overfed…and under nourished. There are 3rd world countries that are dying of hunger that are rated healthier than the United States. We also have some of thehighest rates of nutritional deficiencies in the world, which makes absolutely no sense, when we are the most overfed. ...
What Are The Benefits of Probiotics?Nov 13, 2017
Whats the Big Deal with Magnesium?May 29, 2017
What is MTHFR and How to Know If You Have ItMar 07, 2017
It May Not Be Your 'Body Type'Jan 20, 2017
Do You Have a Vitamin D Deficiency? Probably.Nov 15, 2016
Turmeric / Curcumin in the NewsJul 03, 2015
Do I really need a Multivitamin?Jan 21, 2014