11 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies

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11 common nutrient deficiencies include vitamins D, K2, B12, E, and A, omega-3, magnesium, iodine, calcium, iron, and choline  Continue reading

Health Canada to Relabel Roundup Weedkiller

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The research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared glyphosate a class 2A carcinogen. Monsanto is pursuing a retraction of their damning report

Health Canada has announced it will update Roundup’s label to reduce human and environmental exposure Continue reading

Eat Right to Protect Your Eyesight

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, but may be largely preventable through an antioxidant-rich diet

To protect your eyesight, Continue reading

How Trans Fat Harms Your Memory

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Preliminary findings reveal that trans fat is linked to a higher risk of memory impairment

Trans fats may act as a pro-oxidant, contributing to oxidative stress that causes cellular damage Continue reading

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic

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One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer

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Flaxseed Found to Help Treat High Blood Pressure

One of the least expensive sources of omega-3 and other beneficial nutrients, flax seeds, has recently been tested for reducing high blood pressure (HBP).

Researchers in Canada performed the first known published trial of flax seeds for HBP in humans after reviewing tests with positive HBP reduction in animals. Their human trial also showed significant HBP reduction.

The CDC has reported that over 60% of folks with HBP are using pharmaceutical medications for hypertension. Continue reading

How Agricultural Chemicals and Hospital Stays Contribute to Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease currently afflicts about 5.4 million Americans, including one in eight people aged 65 and over

Research suggests zinc deficiency can contribute to Alzheimer’s by promoting accumulation of clumps of defective proteins in your brain, which is one of the hallmarks of the disease Continue reading

The Unhealthiest of “Health Foods”

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Many of the foods commonly considered to be “health foods” are not good for your health

Eleven of the most common unhealthy “health foods” are discussed—including fruit juices, whole grains, agave nectar, vegetable oil and sports drinks Continue reading

Grassfed vs. Organic Butter, And Which One Will Kill You Faster

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Butter. Oh yum, butter. Butter on corn, butter on scones, green beans in brown butter, buttercream icing, herb butter… Oh, butter, no other fat is quite like you, and we love you for it.

But let’s start at the beginning. Cow’s milk is separated into milk and cream. Continue reading

How Do We Reduce Inflammation?

inflaIn Part I of this series, we looked at what inflammation is and how it contributes to cancer development and progression. In Part II, we examine how to discern if inflammation is an issue for you, some valuable assessments to consider to measure it, and the very specific actions you can take to lower inflammation levels that Continue reading

Vitamin D and Omega-3 for Brain and Heart Health

For years every major drug company in the world has been locked in a bitter battle to bring the first Alzheimer’s disease cure to the market — with a profit potential that’s been estimated at more than $20 billion a year.

Well, that market may have suddenly just shrunk to ZERO. That’s because a team of remarkable California researchers may have discovered the first great Alzheimer’s breakthrough of Continue reading

Poor Diet Linked to Poor Sperm Count

Correlations between lifestyle and male fertility have been made in numerous studies over recent years. Some show that well fed sperm cells are most likely to achieve successful fertilization, while others confirm what most of us already suspected: that bad diet and lifestyle choices are an important cause of male infertility. Continue reading

Five Super Foods that Will Heal your Gut

sfoodsThe root of good and bad health resides in the gut. This is a centuries old maxim of both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and India’s Ayurvedic medical practices.

Over the last few decades, renegade MD’s, holistic practitioners, chiropractors, Continue reading

The Unhealthiest Fish You Can Eat

It may be a Southern staple, but fried fish could be a major reason why the United States has a “stroke belt.”

Research presented in the “Neurology” journal says that people who live in stroke belt states have a greater risk of dying than those from other states — and fried fish may be one big culprit. Continue reading

Ancient Incan Super Food: Sacha Inchi Nuts A Potent Anti-Inflammatory

For more than 3,000 years, the Plukenetia Volubilis – also known as the Sacha Inchi or Inca Peanut – has been used by inhabitants of the Amazon Rainforest for better total body health and increased endurance.

Found in the highlands of the Andes Mountains in Peru, the plants are durable, Continue reading