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Author: Dr. Erica Zelfand

Healthy Aging, Immune Support

NAD+: Health or Hype?

What the research says about nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide   What is NAD+? NAD+, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a coenzyme – or enzyme “helper” that supports important reactions in the body. NAD+ is needed to help turn nutrients into energy, and is thus a key player in mitochondrial health. NAD+ also helps repair damaged…

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GI Health

Are Gluten-Free Diets Just a Fad?

Understanding celiac disease, wheat allergy, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, & other gluten-related disorders It used to be quite rare to meet somebody who avoids gluten – the protein found in wheat, rye, spelt, semolina, and triticale. Nowadays, however, gluten free dieting is all the rage. In 2016, 8% of North Americans followed a wheat- or…

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Immune Support

Enhancing Immunity with Glandulars

“Beasty bits” for autoimmunity, cancer recovery, and more The phrase “natural immune support” typically calls to mind vegetables, botanicals, probiotics, and fungi, but immune-enhancing therapies also come to us from the animal kingdom. While the meat of animals is rich in iron, vitamin B12, vitamin A, and protein,[1],[2],[3] the glands of these creatures may…

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