Probiotics – The role of friendly bacteria to our health

The term “Probiotic” is generally accepted to mean “good for life.” Probiotics are naturally occurring “good” or “healthy” bacteria that work within the immune system and especially in the digestive system (where 70% of the immune system is located) to keep the body in a balanced state. Probiotics are generally food products containing the healthy […]

Serovital Review: Any Cheaper Alternative to Serovital HGH?

Serovital Review and Alternative

Serovital Review: Any Cheaper Alternative to Serovital HGH? In this Serovital Review, we will see what is Serovital, its effectiveness, pros, cons, and cheaper alternatives. Everybody loves younger and fresh looking skin by defying the aging process. If you are also one of those folks who want to defy aging and look more youthful in […]

Policosanol and Cholesterol

Policosanol is an exciting recent addition to the list of products used in the ongoing battle against cholesterol. It is a totally natural product, derived primarily from the waxy coating of sugar cane. Originally popularized in Cuba, policosanol is now approved as a cholesterol lowering treatment in over two dozen countries. Clinical trials have shown […]

Natural ways to reduce cholesterol

Red Yeast Rice has proven to be effective in reducing bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol. One 8-week study showed that individuals who received Red Yeast Rice had a 22.7% reduction in overall cholesterol. In that study, LDL (bad cholesterol) dropped 30.9%, while HDL (good cholesterol) increased by 19%. Additional studies indicate that Red Yeast […]

Grape Seed Extract: Protecting the Brain

The efficacy of Grape Seed Extract in the treatment of common vascular conditions such as heart disease, stroke, reduced peripheral circulation, macular degeneration, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids is well known. The action of oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPC), the active ingredient of Grape Seed Extract, serves to increase blood flow to all areas of the body. In […]

Lycopene – A powerful Antioxidant Supplement

Lycopene, a naturally occurring member of the carotenoid family of compounds, is responsible for the red color of tomatoes, guava, rosehip, watermelon, and pink grapefruit. Carotenoids in general are noted for their antioxidative ability, but none are as effective as lycopene. Numerous scientific studies—ranging from large-scale epidemiological surveys to well-controlled human clinical trials—have demonstrated the […]

Ostivone – A powerful tool for maintaining bone health

What is Ostivone? Ostivone is the commercial name of the naturally occurring bioflavonoid ipriflavone. This compound, which is found in low concentrations in leguminous plants such as alfalfa, is manufactured synthetically to be identical to the natural product. There are over sixty scientific studies, including sixteen randomized, placebo-controlled human trials regarding ipriflavone. It has been […]

Alpha Lipoic Acid Can Benefit the Skin

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) has been shown experimentally to be a universally soluble and powerful antioxidant, as well as a “rejuvenator” of other antioxidants. This means that the compound is able to mop up damaging free radicals in its own right and improve the efficiency of other antioxidants that are part of the body’s defense […]

What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are naturally created nutrients that help maintain the health of cells and support the immune system in fighting infection. Antioxidants are commonly found in fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Certain compounds known as carotenoids also contain concentrations of antioxidants. Oxidant Stress During the normal process of cellular […]

CoQ10, Heart Health and Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Coenzyme Q10 was originally discovered in 1958 by Professor Fred L. Crane. Soon after its discovery, CoQ10 was being investigated for its beneficial effects on the heart. As this new molecule was further investigated scientists realized it played a crucial role in running the energy powerhouse of every cell. How CoQ10 works: In each cell […]

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine tries to find answers to the underlying causes of disease, not just focus on the symptoms. Yes, symptoms are important to address, but more important is asking why that symptom is there in the first place. Let’s look at an example. Say for instance, Mr. X goes to a doctor because he suffers […]

Exercise: Benefits for the Body and the Brain

Physical Benefits & Growth Hormone: We have known for years the importance of exercise for keeping our bodies healthy and strong. Aerobic exercise keeps our heart healthy while weight training supports our skeletal system by strengthening muscles, tendons and bones. Both types also serve as important calorie burning activities which help to maintain optimal weight. […]

Natural Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes: Part 2

As I discussed in part 1 of this series the process of type II diabetes is significantly influenced by the amount of body fat a person has, particularly fat around the abdominal area. Lifestyle modification in the way of diet and exercise are crucial factors for addressing type II diabetes. They must be present to […]

Natural Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes: Part 1 – Understanding Your Body

As of 2005 the CDC estimates that 20.8 million Americans suffer from Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes which accounts for 90-95% of all diagnosed cases, is associated with excessive body fat and obesity. Genetics also play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes, but the most influential and powerful factor is lifestyle. Two […]