Although not so well known, N-acetylcysteine – or NAC for short – is a natural compound that I LOVE and use regularly in my practice.
NAC is a slightly modified version of the sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine. When taken internally, NAC replenishes intracellular levels of the natural antioxidant glutathione (GSH), helping to restore cells’ ability to fight damage from reactive oxygen species (ROS).
NAC has been used in conventional medicine for more than 30 years, primarily to manage conditions such as cystic fibrosis, in which mucous is abnormally thick and tenacious – NAC acts to break down mucous. Beyond this particular application, NAC has remained a relatively obscure and poorly understood compound until quite recently. Scientists all over the world are now beginning to understand the potential role of NAC as a frontline defence against many of today’s most pressing health concerns. Read more
Proper nutrition and supplementation essential for treating ADHD
For over 25 years, Dr. Fuhrman (Family Physician, Nutrition Researcher, New York Times Best-Selling Author) has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other diseases using smart nutrition. In the following article, Dr Fuhrman explains why Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need more than just medication to alleviate symptoms. He outlines why it’s important to realize medication is not the cure all and can have side effects, and how providing proper nutrition and supplementation is crucial.