Sunday, August 31, 2014

5 Facts About NLP

5 Facts About NLP

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5 Facts About NLP

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 08:00 AM PDT


Neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP, is a behavioral-modification technique used by a wide range of mental health practitioners, including psychiatrists, medical physicians, hypnotherapists, and general counselors. This psychological modality was invented and introduced to the public in the 1970s and continues to remain a popular tool for initiating positive change within individuals. The evidence that exists is not as abundant as the claims, making it a somewhat supplementary approach rather than a sole application for personal concerns.

Five Facts About Neuro-linguistic Programming

The use of guided visualizations along with specific language patterns are interwoven into what is known as NLP. For years claims on the benefit of this practice have been numerous, with many of them including improving memory and focus, aiding weight loss, detecting lies, [1] and decreasing anxiety. Only a few research studies have been successful in supporting these claims. This is not to say that NLP isn't effective, but to merely suggest that this tool may be simply a complementary approach that only sees results in a certain type of individual. Here are a few of the claims that have been made in relation to NLP:

#1. Weight Loss

Psychological behavioral modification programs can be helpful for decreasing food intake and increasing exercise consistency. This led many NLP experts to believe that neuro-linguistic programming may also be an effective weight loss approach. One research study examined the effects of weight loss with either NLP or a cooking course. People in the NLP group lost more weight initially, but the dropout rate was higher than that of the cooking class. [2] No evidence existed to show any difference in weight maintenance two to three years following both approaches. Thus, the evidence for NLP and weight loss remains inconclusive.

#2. Learning

An NLP practice may be helpful for improving self esteem in children with dyslexia, possibly having a positive impact on their learning capabilities. [3] These findings were mainly due to the fact that NLP helped to provide a deeper sense of relaxation and lower level of anxiety in participants. Researchers agree that more examination is needed, especially for those with ADD/ADHD.

#3. Anxiety

One study on individuals with claustrophobia undergoing an MRI found that NLP was an effective tool for decreasing anxiety. [4] In fact, it was so effective that it helped to reduce the necessity of anesthesia. Other studies have shown that NLP may lower trait-anxiety scores. [5] The combination of relaxation and guided imagery is perhaps the biggest contributor to decreasing anxious feelings in most individuals. General stress, however, has yet to be studied in relation to NLP.

#4. Depression

There is some evidence suggesting that NLP may be a useful tool for supporting an overall healthy mood. [6] This evidence is limited, however, and should not indicate that NLP has a direct positive effect on lifting depression. Since depression involves a multitude of personal factors that are unique to the patient, the approaches for dealing with symptoms should also be multifaceted and specifically tailored to the individual.

#5. Habits

NLP has remained one of the most sought-after methods for releasing bad habits and replacing them with positive actions. Despite the anecdotal evidence that exists, very little research is available in the scientific literature. Since NLP has no risk for side effects, it can be viewed as a tool that one can use in their arsenal when fighting bad habits like reaching for fast food or delaying exercise.

One Final Thought

The practice of NLP holds no significant side effects and can be seen as an experimental approach that may complement conventional psychotherapy. Eating well, exercise, and plenty of sunlight are also helpful for maintaining a healthy mental state. Everyone is different in regards to mentality, and no one approach can fit every person. That being said, it is important to use these techniques alongside approaches provided by a trusted physician or therapist.

-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM


  1. Wiseman R, Watt C, ten Brinke L, Porter S, Couper SL, Rnakin C. The eyes don't have it: lie detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40259. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040259.
  2. Sorensen LB, Greve T, Kreutzer M, Pedersen U, Nielsen CM, Toubro S, Astrup A. Weight maintenance through behavior modification with a cooking course or neurolinguistic programming. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2011 Winter;72(4):181-5. doi: 10.3148/72.4.2011.181.
  3. Bull L. Sunflower therapy for children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia): a randomised, controlled trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2007 Feb;13(1):15-24.
  4. Bigley J, Griffiths PD, Prydderch A, Romanowski CA, Miles L, Lidiard H, Hoggard N. Neurolinguistic programmin gused to reduce the need for anaesthesia in claustrophobic patients undergoing MRI. Br J Radiol. 2010 Feb;83(986):113-7. doi: 10.1259/bjr/14421796.
  5. Konefal J, Duncan RC, Reese MA. Neurolinguistic programming training, trait anxiety, and locus of control. Psychol Rep. 1992 Jun;70(3 Pt 1):819-32.
  6. Hossack A, Standidge K. Using an imaginary scrapbook for neurolinguistic programming in the aftermath of a clinical depression: a case history. Gerontologist. 1993 Apr;33(2):265-8.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency – How Do I Know If I’m At Risk?

Vitamin D Deficiency – How Do I Know If I’m At Risk?

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Vitamin D Deficiency – How Do I Know If I’m At Risk?

Posted: 29 Aug 2014 08:00 AM PDT


Despite the positive discoveries of Vitamin D over the past decade, many researchers are still unsure as to the extent of which vitamin D deficiency plays in disease development. [1] Many experts also disagree on whether or not supplementation or sun exposure is best, with many believing that natural sunlight promotes more balanced blood levels. Despite the barrage of research hitting the scene, organizations continue to differ on recommendations for vitamin D intake.

Recent research suggests that upwards of 75% of the American population is Vitamin D deficient, a number that is far greater than what had previously been considered. [2] Scientists believe this to be on a scale of pandemic proportions. Meanwhile, the majority of the population remains in ignorance of the correct amount of vitamin D they need on a daily basis, and a lack of knowledge in this department can prove damaging to numerous aspects of health. For the sake of your health, it is vital for everyone to understand the risk of vitamin D deficiency and what can be done about it right now.

How to Determine If You Are Vitamin D Deficient

The gold standard for knowing whether you’re Vitamin D deficient is blood testing. Blood levels of vitamin D3 (termed 25(OH)D, or 25­ Hydroxyvitamin D) are measured using a simple blood test that your family doctor can order. There are also simple and inexpensive at-home tests available, typically consisting of an easy blood "spot" test that can provide a blood level estimation. Vitamin D researchers and experts in this field suggest that the general population should get their levels tested at least once per year.

Historically, vitamin D deficiency has been heatedly discussed in terms of what symptoms or health maladies tend to occur in the absence of sufficient intake. Deficiencies have been associated with an increased risk of many common cancers, bone disorders, autoimmune disease, hypertension, and infectious diseases. [3]

If you're getting your vitamin D levels checked, here is an easy guideline to tell if you are deficient [4]:

  • Deficient: ≤ 20 ng/mL
  • Insufficient: 20-­30 ng/mL
  • Optimal: 40-70 ng/mL

Are You At Risk?

A number of variables greatly influence whether or not we are prone to Vitamin D deficiency. To better understand this type of nutrient deficiency, it helps to briefly consider the main natural source of vitamin D — sun exposure. Yet, if we carefully consider the amount of sunlight the average American receives on a daily/monthly/yearly basis, it’s not very appreciable nor consistent with recommendations.

Since sun exposure is still the predominant way in which most people receive Vitamin D (though often inadequately), it becomes clear that we need to be cognizant of ensuring sensible sun exposure by making time throughout the week for going outside.


Many people go through their daily lives with nagging aches and pains, seasonal cold/flu, persistent allergies, and a lack of vitality. Little do we know that these disorders could likely be caused by one thing — Vitamin D deficiency. Recall above that upwards of 75% of Americans are likely deficient. Below are some of the conditions that have been shown to be related to Vitamin D deficiency:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint aches and pains
  • High blood pressure
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
  • Urinary incontinence, bladder issues
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Cold/flu, immune system decline
  • Depression

Certain diseases have also been linked to vitamin D deficiency. These include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Periodontal disease
  • Gout
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Psoriasis
  • Neurological disease

Being better informed on what Vitamin D deficiency means and what it entails may be the difference between obtaining a better state of health or a worsening of dis-ease. Learning about what Vitamin D deficiency is, how we tend to become deficient, and the tell-­tale health symptoms that result from being Vitamin D deficient can empower us to stay vigilant in ensuring our regular intake of this super­nutrient.

Do you get enough sunlight, or do you supplement with vitamin D? Let us know your thoughts and comments on this vital nutrient!

-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM


  1. Michael F Holick, Tai C Chen. Vitamin D deficiency: a worldwide problem with health consequences. Am J Clin Nutr April 2008 vol. 87 no. 4 1080S­1086S.
  2. Forrest KY, Stuhldreher WL. Prevalence and correlates of vitamin D deficiency in US adults. Nutr Res. 2011 Jan;31(1):48­54. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2010.12.001. PMID: 21310306.
  3. MF Holick. Sunlight and vitamin D for bone health and prevention of autoimmune diseases, cancers, cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Dec;80(6 Suppl):1678S­88S.PMID: 15585788.
  4. U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. 25-hydroxy vitamin D test. Medline Plus. Fact sheet.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

12 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Chips

Posted: 29 Aug 2014 10:12 AM PDT

Crunchy and salty, how we love this snack time power couple! There's no substitute for the crave-worthy flavor and satisfying texture that make carb-centric snacks so delicious. But store-bought chips are usually fried in an unhealthy amount of oil, which packs a significant amount of fat. Instead, try baking your own homemade chips by using vegetables, fruits and whole-wheat pitas. We've rounded up this list of healthier chip recipes that will certainly cure your case of munchies. Just don't forget some salsa, hummus or dip!

Baked Sweet Potato Chips with Orange and Thyme

Orange juice and blood orange zest give an unexpected twist to the classic sweet potato chip. If you need to use more than one baking sheet, make sure to adjust the 20-minute bake time accordingly. Bonus: These are paleo-friendly!

DIY Pita Chips

It's quick and easy to make your own pita chips, and this recipe tells you the how much of each spice is optimal for seasoning. Try adding Parmesan if you want a cheesy taste, or use nutritional yeast if you're vegan. We recommend using whole-wheat pitas for a serving of heart-healthy whole grains.

Homemade Taro Chips

Known as the "potato of the tropics," taro is a purple root vegetable that's a good source of vitamins B6 and C. Eat these sophisticated chips au natural or class them up for a party by using them as a crunchy base for salmon tartar.

Garlic Bread Spinach Chips

Breadcrumbs, Parmesan and garlic give green leaves a kick in this savory snack that delivers a healthy serving of iron. Don't skimp on the olive oil otherwise the delicious seasoning won't stick to the spinach. And, be sure to use parchment paper on your baking sheet so your chips don't burn.

Photo and Recipe: Veronica / The Vegetarian Ginger

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

Transform your apples into a cinnamon-y sweet treat! This recipe requires a three–hour baking and cool time, but the end result is worth it. We say fitting in a workout is the best way to make the time pass!

 Photo and Recipe: Dana / Minimalist Baker

Baked Chili Cheese Fritos

Tortillas, spices and olive oil come together to give your taste buds a spicy punch in this gluten-free and vegan recipe. It's got all of the flavor and none of the suspicious ingredients found in the store-bought version that used to turn your fingers orange. Sprinkle these crisps on to chili or a hearty winter soup.

 Photo and Recipe: Belinda / The Moonblush Baker

Tofu Chips with Sesame and Miso

Asian-inspired seasoning made of miso paste and sesame seeds will take time to make, but the savory umami flavor is sure to get your taste buds' attention. Pro tip: Make sure to press your tofu to release excess liquid before slicing it.

 Photo and Recipe: Amy / Kid Cultivation

Beet Chips with Curried Yogurt Dip

The sweetness of beets enhances these veggie crisps. To save some calories, skip the frying and bake these instead. They'll pair perfectly with a mild dip that's got extra protein from Greek yogurt.

 Photo and Recipe: Karielyn / The Healthy Family and Home

Lemon Dill Zucchini Chips

Tart taste lovers, rejoice! Lemony flavor steals the spotlight in this recipe. To slice your zucchinis as thin as possible to reduce baking time, use the thinnest setting on a mandolin slicer.

 Photo and Recipe: Zach and Clay / The Bitten Word

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

If you don't have an oven or a dehydrator, you can still make homemade chips with minimal equipment and ingredients. To prevent burning, make sure you keep a close eye as your sweet potato slices bake for 8 minutes or so since some microwaves emit an uneven amount of power.

Photo and Recipe:  Branny Boils Over

Hint of Lime Baked Tortilla Chips

A dash of citrus ups the ante on your standard Tex-Mex spread. The secret? Bake tortillas until they start to crisp, sprinkle them with a zest and salt mixture and then return to the oven for a few final minutes… Olé!

Photo and Recipe: Jaymee / E is for Eat

Pita Cups with Homemade Hummus

Though not technically a chip, these pita cups make a unique — and healthy! —  appetizer. Use an empty can or cup to make circular pita rounds, press them into muffin tins and voilà! You've got yourself a handy little cup just begging to be filled with hummus, salsa or artichoke dip.

How to Detoxify Aluminum

How to Detoxify Aluminum

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How to Detoxify Aluminum

Posted: 28 Aug 2014 08:00 AM PDT


Aluminum pervades our natural environment, making it practically impossible to avoid this element completely. Not only is it present in our water, soil, and food, but many of our cooking appliances and food packaging also contain aluminum. Conventional antiperspirants and antacids, products used by millions of people every day, contain aluminum. This metal has been linked to a number of neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, and some research has even linked it to cancer. As aluminum has become increasingly prevalent in our industrial civilization over the past 150 years, the accumulation of the element in the human body has risen proportionally.

The Health Effects of Aluminum

The light weight of aluminum makes it a desirable metal for a number of industrial products, and its high rate of reactivity also makes it ideal for many prescription pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications. Many do not realize that aluminum is also an active ingredient in vaccines. Research is beginning to show a number of negative health effects associated with aluminum, many of which are growing problems in today’s society.

Alzheimer’s disease and aluminum are two hot topics in medical research, with studies showing a direct link between brain content of aluminum and incidence of cognitive impairment and dementia. Patients who have Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to have higher levels of aluminum deposits in their brain than those without the disease, causing a great deal of concern in regards to aluminum overexposure. [1] [2]

In addition to possibly raising dementia risk, aluminum appears to increase a gene similar to estrogen that is often seen in breast cancer cells. [3] For this reason, some scientists warn women against using antiperspirants or other body care products that contain aluminum. Furthermore, aluminum shows a minor impact on the immune system, hindering its ability to fight off diseased cells. [4] [5]

Ways We Can Detoxify Aluminum From Our Bodies

Before detoxing from aluminum, steps should be taken to drastically reduce exposure to this metallic compound. Here are some ways you can eliminate common sources of aluminum:

Purchase Whole Foods

Aluminum cans and processed food packaging usually contain varying levels of aluminum. Make the majority of your diet whole fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. While there is not enough research to suggest that food contributes a great deal to aluminum exposure, it is always wise to consider every avenue when seeking to avoid this potentially-toxic element.

Choose Aluminum-Free Deodorant

The most common source of aluminum for people today comes from deodorant. Luckily, many stores are beginning to carry more aluminum-free varieties of personal care products, with antiperspirant being the most popular.

Avoid Antacids

With the American diet being what it is, many people are constantly grabbing for an antacid every day after meals. This is one of the most potent sources of aluminum for the human body. Instead of using antacids, it may be wiser to choose whole foods that are easy to digest and that don’t cause heartburn in the first place.

One study has shown that silica, a chemical compound found in quartz, may be helpful for reducing aluminum levels in the body. One study has shown that silica significantly reduces the absorption of aluminum in the gastrointestinal tract. [6] Drinking silica-rich mineral water may show similar effects, and further research has shown that silica may be helpful for combating aluminum toxicity by promoting its excretion through the urine. [7] A basic colon cleanse may also be helpful for eliminating wastes and harmful compounds that have accumulated in the body over time.

What do you do to reduce your exposure to aluminum? Let us know in the comments!

-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM


  1. Masahiro Kawahara and Midori Kato-Negishi. Link between Aluminum and the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease: The Integration of the Aluminum and Amyloid Cascade Hypotheses. International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2011; 2011: 276393.
  2. Davenward S, Bentham P, Wright J, Crome P, Job D, Polwart A, Exley C. Silicon-rich mineral water as a non-invasive test of the 'aluminum hypothesis' in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2013;33(2):423-30. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2012-121231.
  3. P. D. Darbre. Metalloestrogens: an emerging class of inorganic xenoestrogens with potential to add to the oestrogenic burden of the human breast. Journal of Applied Toxicology. Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 191-197. May/June 2006.
  4. Graske A, Thuvander A, Johannisson A, Gadhasson I, Schutz A, Festin R, Wicklund Glynn A. Influence of aluminum on the immune system–an experimental study on volunteers. Biometals. 2000 June;13(2):123-33.
  5. Y. Z. Zhu, D. W. Liu, Z. Y. Liu, Y. F. Li. Impact of aluminum exposure on the immune system: A mini review. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. Volume 35, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 82-87.
  6. Ravin Jugdaohsingh, David M Reffitt, Claire Oldham, J Phillip Day, L Keith Fifield, Richard PH Thompson, and Jonathan J Powell. Oligomeric but not monomeric silica prevents aluminum absorption in humans. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. April 2000 vol. 71, no. 4, 944-949.
  7. Reffitt DM, Jugdaohsingh R, Thompson RP, Powell JJ. Silicic acid: its gastrointestinal uptake and urinary excretion in man and effects on aluminum excretion. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. 1999 August 30;76(2):141-7.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8 Benefits of Dextrin

8 Benefits of Dextrin

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8 Benefits of Dextrin

Posted: 26 Aug 2014 08:00 AM PDT


Dextrin is a water-soluble carbohydrate which acts as a natural binding agent for all the ingredients contained in detox foot pads. Not using an appropriate binder in a product like this, ingredients would disperse and leave you deprived of maximal benefit. Binding isn't the only benefit dextrin can have on human health. As a natural fiber, dextrin can aid your body's ability to remove wastes. Fiber may also support satiation and healthy weight loss. Other than that, dextrin also has the ability to lower the glycemic load of a high-carbohydrate meal. Rather than delving straight into the benefits of dextrin, let's first explain what dextrin is and how it works.

What is Dextrin?

Derived from dextrose (glucose), dextrin is actually a type of low-molecular-weight carbohydrate produced from the hydrolysis of starches. Hydrolysis, as the prefix suggests, involves water splitting into its basic molecular components and attaching to other molecules. While several types of dextrin exist, each have relatively the same formula and action in the body. Dextrin is used in many glue products due to its potent adhesive qualities and overall safety. The indigestible form of dextrin is often used as a fiber supplement. This form is available in Dr. Group's Detox Foot Pads.

The Health Benefits of Dextrin

Any natural compound that behaves as a dietary fiber has numerous benefits for human health, including weight loss and toxin cleansing. Dextrin, not to mention an assortment of other fibers, has been correlated with a decreased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Here are 8 of the top benefits of dextrin.

1. Promotes Healthy Intestinal Bacteria

Dextrin is considered a prebiotic, compounds that feed probiotics or "good" bacteria. [1] It has been shown to increase levels of lactobacilli, a powerful beneficial bacteria which is responsible for supporting digestion. [2] As the good bacteria continues to proliferate throughout the digestive system, a balanced ratio of good to bad bacteria is established. This may take time for some individuals, especially those that consume a Standard American Diet (SAD). Patients who have gone through extreme antibiotic therapy may also need time to create a balanced intestinal bacteria ratio.

2. Supports Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Dietary fiber has been shown to reduce "bad" cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood, possibly supporting cardiovascular health. [3] As a dietary fiber, dextrin is no exception as it has also been shown to reduce the levels of triglycerides in the blood stream. [4] Triglycerides are fats in the blood that have the ability to increase heart disease and stroke risk. Although it may lower LDL levels, dextrin may help maintain HDL levels, or the "good" cholesterol.

3. Reduces Constipation

In general, fiber provides bulk in the intestines and allows for the elimination of wastes out of the body via increased bowel movement frequency. [5] Fiber, including dextrin, needs to be consumed with plenty of water for effectiveness. Without hydration, fiber can't move and can actually compound constipation issues. Dietary fiber supplements often contain dextrin as one of the fiber sources, typically due to its success for facilitating bowel movements.

4. Cleansing

The cleansing effects of dextrin are tied to its ability to increase the frequency of bowel movements. Many toxins are stored in human wastes, yet a number of individuals have difficulty eliminating these wastes on a regular basis. Indigestible fiber also attaches itself to a variety of toxins in the body, like PCBs, and aids in their excretion. [6] Their ability to provide growth to beneficial bacteria in the digestive system also aids cleansing, as probiotics are an essential component of reducing toxic bacteria that contribute to common health conditions.

5. Supports Healthy Blood Sugar

Fiber has a long-standing reputation for supporting healthy blood sugar levels, both in healthy individuals and type II diabetics. Dextrin, along with all dietary fibers, may aid in reducing the glycemic load of a meal containing carbohydrates. These fibers must be taken before or during the meal to have a noticeable effect. Although fiber is a carbohydrate, it is not digested and does not raise blood sugar or insulin. Water-soluble fiber, like dextrin, displays the most beneficial effect on glucose levels. [7]

6. Supports Heart Health

The cholesterol- and triglyceride-lowering effects of dextrin make it an excellent dietary addition for supporting heart health. [8] The compound may provide support for the heart and blood vessels, an action that may lower the risk for heart disease. These are the main factors in which dextrin supports heart health, yet many researchers speculate whether or not fiber offers further benefits to the cardiovascular system. Future studies may provide more evidence in support of dextrin and the promotion of heart health.

7. Provides Satiation and Healthy Weight Loss

Dextrin may help provide satiation, helping the body feel full and satisfied. In all its forms, fiber creates more bulk in the stomach and breaks down very slowly. This feeling of fullness can be very helpful for people who are wishing to lose weight. Individuals wishing to reduce their between meal snacking may want to incorporate more fiber-rich foods in their diet. Promoting a natural feeling of satiation may be helpful for providing sustained, natural weight loss. Dextrin may help reduce the size of fat cells, possibly aiding in fighting obesity. More research is needed in relation to fiber and obesity to determine if the indigestible carbohydrate can indeed combat this growing issue.

8. Supports Colon Health

Research has shown that individuals who consume higher levels of water-soluble fiber have a decreased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who consume a low-carbohydrate diet. [9] There are a few theories behind this benefit, none of which have been fully proven. One theory is that, because of its effectiveness for facilitating waste removal from the body, it may reduce an interior toxic environment that is conducive for cancer. Another theory refers to its ability to feed good bacteria in the intestines, which may play a role in protecting the colon. It could also be that people who eat a high-fiber diet are also eating a diet rich in plant foods, all of which contain varying levels of antioxidants that may support colon health.


As mentioned above, dextrin is used in Detox Foot Pads® because it binds all six active ingredients together. Its ability to bind with toxins facilitates their expulsion from the body, making it an important addition to the product. In addition to the other ingredients, dextrin may support the body's natural detoxification abilities and aid in supporting overall health.

-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM


  1. Lefranc-Millot C, Guerin-Deremaux L, Wils D, Neut C, Miller LE, Saniez-Degrave MH. Impact of a resistant dextrin on intestinal ecology: how altering the digestive ecosystem with NUTRIOSE®, a soluble fibre with prebiotic properties, may be beneficial for health. J Int Med Res. 2012;40(1):211-24.
  2. Slizewska K. The citric acid-modified, enzyme-resistant dextrin from potato starch as a potential prebiotic. Acta Biochim Pol. 2013;60(4):671-5.
  3. Bazzano LA. Effects of soluble dietary fiber on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and coronary heart disease risk. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008 Dec;10(6):473-7.
  4. Nagata, J., and M. Saito. Effects of simultaneous intakes of indigestible dextrin and diacylglycerol on lipid profiles in rats fed cholesterol diets. Nutrition 22 (2006): 395-400.
  5. Jing Yang, Hai-Peng Wang, Li Zhou, and Chun-Fang Xu. Effect of dietary fiber on constipation: A meta analysis. World J Gastrointerol. Dec 28, 2012; 18(48): 7378-7383.
  6. Kimura, Yasuhiro, Yasuo Nagata, and Randal K. Buddington. Some Dietary Fibers Increase Elimination of Orally Administered Polychlorinated Biphenyls but Not That of Retinol in Mice. Journal of Nutrition 134 (2004): 135-42.
  7. Riccardi G, Rivellese AA. Effects of dietary fiber and carbohydrate on glucose and lipoprotein metabolism in diabetic patients. Diabetes Care. 1991 Dec;14(12):1115-25.
  8. Slavin JL, Savarino V, Paredes-Diaz A, Fotopoulos G. A review of the role of soluble fiber in health with specific reference to wheat dextrin. J Int Med Res. 2009 Jan-Feb;37(1):1-17.
  9. National Cancer Institute. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®). NCI. Fact Sheet.

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