USDA Organic Infant Formula Contains Pesticide Labeled As A “Nutrient”

crying_baby_organicThe USDA organic label is supposed to protect the consumer against GMOs and avoidable chemical exposures, but the sobering fact is that USDA-certified infant formula manufacturers are not only being allowed to use a pesticide in their formulas, but are advertising it as a ‘healthy’ mineral to unsuspecting consumers.

Unbeknownst to the vast majority of U.S. consumers, the nutritional adequacy of infant formula Continue reading

Seven Compelling Healthy Habits

In the general scheme of life, there really isn’t a magic bullet to great health, although there are certain habits that resilient individuals tend to adopt. Some may be familiar, others a bit more unexpected.

Quality rest

Robust people normally do not burn the midnight oil. Good sleep each night is the foundation for keeping the immune system Continue reading

What Country Tops the List of Healthiest Countries?

Story at-a-glance

  • Japan      ranked highest in the world for both female and male life expectancy
  • The      United States spends $2.7 trillion annually — TWICE the amount per person      as most other industrialized nations – Continue reading

Seven Methods for Creating the Best Digestion of your Life

Dealing with the symptoms of chronic digestive dysfunction can be discouraging for many people, especially when unknown dietary and environmental triggers constantly seem to create bloat, abdominal pain, gas, and other problems. But correcting the issue can also be as simple as eating certain foods while avoiding others, and Continue reading

Spirulina

Did You Know…

… that spirulina is considered the most nutrient-dense food on the planet—and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of cancer, high cholesterol, allergies, anemia, elevated blood sugar and many other diseases?

Algae doesn’t have Continue reading

How to Slow Down Cancer Naturally

orgThe fatal nature of cancer lies doesn’t lie so much in the tumor that develops; it’s the spread of cancer throughout the body that’s most lethal. A new health breakthrough turned the tables a little bit and opted not to look at what natural substances can fight a tumor — but rather, which ones can slow the spread of cancer. And it’s led to some enlightening and positive news for treating cancer.

The unique study, Continue reading

Prescription Drugs Cause Nutrient Depletion

Many people do not realize that the medications they take on a daily basis can negatively affect the amount of nutrients stored in the body. Numerous drugs actually deplete specific vitamins and minerals, causing a whole host of additional problems. Being aware of what is being depleted by the prescription you are taking can help you to choose what to supplement with. Vitamins and minerals are vital for the everyday cellular processes in your body; inadequate amounts may lead to decreased immunity, digestive issues and much more. Continue reading

The Most Critical Nutrient in Your Body

Magnesium makes more than 300 chemical reactions in the body occur, and the importance of which stretches to all corners of the body.

Your body contains about 25 grams of magnesium and more than 60% of that is found in your bones, while nearly 30% is housed within your muscles. Magnesium is one of the few essential nutrients in which we are often deficient — particularly older adults. For this reason, Continue reading

This Nutrient Battles Six Cancers!

In part two of my look at the nutrient lycopene, we take aim at cancer. In fact, six different types of cancer. Found in rich amounts in tomatoes, lycopene may possess powerful cancer-preventative abilities.

Let’s start with a Harvard-based study that reviewed Continue reading

Important Vitamin Safety Information

No in-depth look at a nutrient is complete without considering proper dosage, safety and drug interactions.

For those who can’t absorb vitamin B12 from food, or who have pernicious anemia, doses that range from 300 to 2,000 micrograms (µg) a day have been used. To lower homocysteine levels, a vitamin B12 dose of 500 µg in combination with 0.5 to 5 mg (milligrams) of folic acid and 16.5 mg pyridoxine Continue reading

Four Ways This Vitamin Helps Prevent Disease

Vitamin B12 is a critical nutrient that protects against several major health issues. It helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and birth defects, and helps alleviate depression. Let’s take a closer look.

1. Heart Disease Prevention

A high level of homocysteine is a big risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Continue reading

Scientists Start To Grasp How Vitamin D Fights Cancer and Arthritis

vitamindVitamin D has been in the news a lot lately, mostly because medical experts are discovering how prevalent deficiency in the nutrient is among Americans. Many of these reports stress the importance of vitamin D in maintaining overall health, but few explain just what the vitamin does in the body.

A new study from researchers at National Jewish Health unveiled the mechanisms by which vitamin D can Continue reading

Try Pancakes to Regulate Blood Sugar

Have you ever tried buckwheat pancakes? Worried that all that flour and syrup will spike your blood sugar? Well, here’s some health advice: make your pancakes from buckwheat flour and you might actually be normalizing your blood sugar rather than the opposite. Researchers have discovered that special nutrients in buckwheat may contribute to blood sugar control. Buckwheat bran is an important natural source of quercetin and isoquercetin. Quercetin and isoquercetin are both powerful “a-glucosidase inhibitors” — meaning they prevent the digestion of carbohydrates and reduce their impact on blood sugar.

A Chinese research team studied the blood-sugar-lowering effect of isoquercetin in mice with type 2 diabetes. Isoquercetin was administrated at doses of 50, 100 and 200 milligrams/kilogram (mg/kg) for 35 days. They found that fasting blood glucose concentration was decreased with the 200 mg/kg group the most efficiently compared with a diabetic control group. Continue reading

The Big Benefits of B3

Vitamin B3 (a.k.a. niacin) hones in on the health benefits that it exerts in our bodies. This goes beyond its many roles, but actually describes the disease- fighting nature of the vitamin. It has much to do with the flow of blood in the body, as we’ll see here.

1. Hyperlipidemia, Coronary Heart Disease: “Hyperlipidemia” means high cholesterol and triglycerides. Vitamin B3 was used as early as 1955 to treat patients with high cholesterol. The nutrient, at doses of 1,000 to 4,000 milligrams (mg) a day, lowered triglycerides by 20% to 50%, and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels by 10% to 25%, while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol by 10% to 30%.

A major study in the 1960s and 70s tracked over 8,300 men aged 30 to 64 who’d had a heart attack in the past six years. Niacin, at three grams a day, reduced cholesterol by an average of 10%, triglycerides by 26%, another heart attack by 27%, and stroke by 26%. In another study, niacin was combined with a statin (i.e. a cholesterol-lowering drug) Continue reading

Vitamin C Helps You Lose Body Fat

If you want to vanquish body fat, better get plenty of vitamin C. Researchers at Arizona State University have found that adequate vitamin C is necessary for the body to oxidize fat and use it as a fuel for exercise and physiology.

In their research, the Arizona scientists found that people with the least amount of vitamin C in their bodies had the highest body fat mass. And when they put a group of people on weight-loss diets, those with more vitamin C lost more fat than those who were low in this nutrient.

Today, it is estimated that more than one in six adults is deficient in vitamin C, while less than 5 percent of Americans were short of vitamin C 30 years ago. The Arizona scientists believe our heavy diet of processed foods is robbing us of vitamin C.

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