Becoming Aware of Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin.  It is one of the best-studied of all B vitamins and has one of the greatest varieties of chemical forms, including pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine phosphate, pyridoxal phosphate, and pyridoxamine phosphate. First researched in the mid-1930’s, the vitamin was originally referred to as “antidermatitis factor,” because skin inflammation (dermatitis) seemed to […]

Eliminating Toxins

Enzymes in your body use many of the minerals, vitamins, and other phytochemicals  to catalyze chemical reactions inside your cells. In interdependent series of such reactions, called metabolic pathways, particular chemicals are modified, either by breaking them down or synthesizing them into new molecules. Your body uses metabolic pathways to maintain homeostatic balance. Toxins are […]

Understanding ANDI Scores

The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) score, developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, measures calcium; the carotenoids beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene; fiber; folate; glucosinolates; iron; magnesium; niacin; selenium; vitamins B1 (thiamine),  B2 (riboflavin), B6, B12, C, and E; and zinc, plus the antioxidant capacity. Since the original calculation of the ANDI scores, […]