Over the last 100 years, thousands of chemicals have been created by companies and discarded into our water supply, air and even into our home environments. With many of these chemicals, we still have almost no idea how they affect us. However, we do know that many have negative health consequences. Each and every person has toxic chemicals in their bodies. There is no way to completely avoid it. However, we can try to minimize the long-term effects from exposure.
The Top Ten Uses of Magnesium
September 6 2017
Magnesium is second only to potassium in terms of concentration within the individual cells of the body. The functions of magnesium primarily revolve around its ability to activate many enzymes.
Top 5 Benefits of a Total Internal Body Cleanse
September 4 2017
While the concepts of internal cleansing and detoxifying the body have been around for quite some time, there is renewed interest for many reasons. Chief among these reasons is the growing awareness that toxic chemicals impair the way that we think and feel as well as pose serious health concerns.
13 Ways to Get Healthier
September 1 2017
There are things we can do each day to improve our health and create a more “disease resilient” version of ourselves. While a person may have a genetic predisposition for a disease, research shows us that a healthy lifestyle, diet and optimistic thoughts can turn off disease causing genes while turning on disease preventing genes. The opposite is also true. Our genes are not our destiny.
Probiotics and the Human Microbiome
August 30 2017
One of the hottest topics in medical research and among health enthusiasts these days is the microbiome. What this term refers to in the genetic material within the microbes that we harbor in our body. The number of microbiota - bacteria, viruses and funguses - that live on or in the human body is enormous. Estimates are that approximately 100 trillion microbial cells from 1,000 different species of microorganism live within or on us in a truly symbiotic relationship.
Do You Have A Leaky Gut?
August 25 2017
The term “leaky gut” has been used by holistic practitioners for several decades. This term is controversial with many conventional medical doctors as leaky gut is not something routinely taught to physicians in medical school. If you ask your doctor information about leaky gut, chances are she will not know what you’re referring to.
Eat (and Sleep!) For More Energy
August 24 2017
If you’re feeling tired lately, I’ve got some great news. Food can help you fight that fatigue! But before we talk about how to eat for more energy, it’s important to address sleep.
Homemade Toothpaste and Mouthwash
August 22 2017
Good oral health is important, but commercial toothpaste and mouthwashes can contain ingredients that increase the price and may even be of questionable safety. Fluoride, for example, is added to toothpaste to prevent cavities, but it is not recommended for all people and can be toxic in high doses.
August 18 2017
For impaired memory and mental function, nutrition is the key.
Vitamin D is necessary for health and disease prevention
August 16 2017
If there is one vitamin in the world that can help optimize a person’s health and well-being, it’s vitamin D (also known as vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol). Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency was associated with the bone disease rickets, but since the disease is now rare, many assume vitamin D deficiencies do not exist. Nothing could be farther from the truth!
The Power of Synergy
August 9 2017
In regards to life, one of the most interesting phenomena, is the power of synergy. A simple explanation of synergy is when 1+1 does not equal 2, but something much greater. In terms of our health, what the research shows is a tremendous synergetic effect between diet, lifestyle, attitude, and supplementation.
Frequently Asked Questions - Pancreatic Enzymes
August 7 2017
Enzyme preparations are one of the most useful nutritional supplements available. Enzymes are molecules that speed up chemical reactions – they either help build new molecules or they split the bonds that join molecules together to break them into smaller units. In the case of enzyme products, most often they contain digestive enzymes derived from hog pancreas (pancreatin), fungal, or plant sources. These enzymes function very similar to the way the digestive enzymes secreted by the human pancreas function.
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