Antioxidant supplements or fruits and vegetables? 

Antioxidants have been touted as one of the central components of fruits and vegetables that make them healthy for humans and extend their life span. But it may not be that simple. People who get a lot of antioxidants in their diets, or who take them in supplement form, don’t live any longer than those … Continue reading Antioxidant supplements or fruits and vegetables? 

Gum Disease and Nutrient-Dense Food Supplements: Results of an In-Office Study

A guest post by Alvin Danenberg, D.D.S. in Well Being Journal, because your smile is important! Today, there is a 47 percent prevalence rate of periodontitis among adults in the United States. Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease, where not only are the gums infected but the bone surrounding the roots of the teeth is … Continue reading Gum Disease and Nutrient-Dense Food Supplements: Results of an In-Office Study

Synthetic vs Natural Supplements: what you need to know

This is a guest post by Lee Holmes, Holistic Health Coach and author of best-selling books Supercharged Food, Eat Yourself Beautiful and Supercharged for Kids.  A research study conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that only 5.5% of Australian adults had an adequate daily intake of fruit and vegetables. This is a problem especially for young adults as only 3.4% … Continue reading Synthetic vs Natural Supplements: what you need to know

Choosing Food-Based vs. Synthetic Supplements

Today’s post comes from Kristin Savory, a licensed acupuncturist who specializes in women’s hormone and thyroid imbalances. After years of working with various supplements, she switched to food-based supplements in her practice with excellent results.  Are your supplements synthetic? If you’re into health then you’ve probably been known to cruise the supplement section of your local … Continue reading Choosing Food-Based vs. Synthetic Supplements

B12 supplements may contain cyanide

99% Of The Vitamin B12 On The Market Contains Cyanide Unknown to most consumers, cyanide is found in a wide range of vitamins and foods in a form known as cyanocobalamin.  Fortunately the cyanide has a very low potential to do harm because it is organically bound to cobalamin (vitamin b12) — that is, as long … Continue reading B12 supplements may contain cyanide

How Can We Keep Our Brain Healthy?

Answer: Eat. Sleep. Hydrate. Exercise. About 20 percent of the calories we consume are utilized by the brain. Besides the constant need for energy, our complex neural systems require a vast amount of nutrients to keep them churning full speed ahead. This is especially true as we age and are more susceptible to cognitive decline. … Continue reading How Can We Keep Our Brain Healthy?

How Fruits and Vegetables Can Treat Asthma

This is a great article by: Michael Greger M.D. 22 years ago I discovered my lifelong asthma was virtually gone. It’s been a non-issue ever since.  In my video Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables, I highlighted an international study of asthma and allergies involving more than a million kids. The study found a consistent inverse relationship between prevalence rates of … Continue reading How Fruits and Vegetables Can Treat Asthma

Diet can greatly affect cancer risk

“Chances are we all have cancer to some degree and don’t know it,” says Dr. Brian Lawenda from 21st Century Oncology. So, how is the average American doing when it comes to staying away from foods that can cause cancers? “We don’t do well,” Lawenda said. “Basically, if I could summarize what diets we think … Continue reading Diet can greatly affect cancer risk

When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts…

Why Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Still Beat Dietary Supplements, by Julie Chen, MD Much of the marketing that is used to sell dietary supplements comes from the logic that if something has a favorable effect on your health, then it’s base components must be the reason behind it all. Say for eample, scientists and doctors … Continue reading When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts…

No Whey, Man. I’ll Pass on the Protein Powder

This article is by guest author Robert Cheeke, bestselling author of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, and author of the new book, Shred It! For the past fifteen years, I have been closely involved with the bodybuilding industry. I have an intimate understanding of how the industry operates. In a nutshell, it is sustained by the supplement companies … Continue reading No Whey, Man. I’ll Pass on the Protein Powder