Author Archives: Dr. Kevin Passero

Red Raspberry – Key Nutrient for Women’s Health

Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a cold climate berry native to Northern Europe, Britain, Scandinavia, the U.S., and Canada. Although well known for its delicious berries, it is the leaf that it used for medicinal purposes. Red raspberry has been used for centuries for its astringent and antispasmodic properties, and early colonial Americans used it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Natural Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes Understanding Your Body As of 2020 the CDC estimates that 34.2 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 […]

Are Poisons In Your Food Increasing Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Hormone imbalances are rampant, specifically among women in our society. Not only are many women transitioning into menopause, but many women suffer from symptoms such as painful menses, irregular menses, mood swings, PMS, breast tenderness, uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. These are all signs of unbalanced hormones in females, particularly of estrogen and progesterone. Another […]

The 3 most important secrets for losing weight and keeping it off

Three weight loss secrets doctors won’t tell you! Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on weight loss programs. For some, it is in the interest of looking better and for others it is focused on health benefits. Regardless, most people struggle with weight loss and typically either fail, or lose weight only to gain […]

The Rise and Fall of Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathy is thought to have started in the mid-1850’s in Germany. A simple farmer by the name of Priessnitz started to use his natural genius for the art of healing to implement the beginning of nature cure. His treatments consisted of plenty of exercise, fresh mountain air, cool water treatments in the sparkling brooks and […]

Health Benefits of Antioxidants

Research over the last two decades has continued to produce evidence that supports the importance of antioxidants to the health and well being of our bodies. Antioxidants are found in many fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Certain compounds known as carotenoids also contain concentrations of antioxidants as well […]

8 Natural Supplements to Battle the Flu

The common cold is not a single virus, but may be any one of over 200 different strains. When infection occurs, the membranes which line the nose, throat, and sinuses become inflamed, and the well known symptoms appear—a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, fever, and headache. The virus is contracted by breathing […]

Fighting Allergies with Aller-7

Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a common health problem for over 40 million Americans. The well-known, and unwelcome, symptoms include sneezing, runny and/or stuffed nose, itchy nose and eyes, and congested sinuses. These unpleasant symptoms are the body’s over-the-top immune response to invading allergens such as plant pollen, fungal spores, house dust, house mites, […]

Echinacea – Strengthening the Immune System

Echinacea has long enjoyed a reputation for being a valuable aid in supporting and strengthening the immune system. Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia, E. pallida and E. purpura.), or purple cone flower as it is commonly known, is a native plant of the U.S. Unique in its action on the body, it is effective against both bacteria […]

MaxEPA Omega-3–Twice the Omega-3 of other Fish Oil Supplements (Need Edit)

Fish oils are found in the tissues of fatty fishes. Especially rich sources are cold water species such as mackerel, herring, sardine, pilchard, and salmon. What is special about these oils is that they contain abundant amounts of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids of the omega-3 type, the most important of which are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) […]