Author Archives: Dr. Kevin Passero

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) […]

Five Immune Boosting Tips You May Not Know For Winter

Winter is a time when the immune system needs extra support. Decreased sun exposure, flu season and spending more time indoors all contribute to higher infection rates during these months. However, with proper care and planning you can bolster your immune system and fight off viral and bacterial infections before they make you sick. Here […]

The Intestine/Immune Connection

Healthy Gut and Immune System Connection When most people think of their immune system the last thing that comes to mind is the large intestines. However, thanks to emerging research and high profile ad campaigns by companies like Dannon® yogurt, people are getting introduced to the connection. Our large intestines are inhabited by trillions of […]

Alpha Lipoic Acid Decreases Pain Associated with Diabetic Neuropathy

  Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is widely known for its properties as an anti-oxidant. Research has demonstrated its ability to prevent the depletion of Vitamin C and Vitamin E in animals. It is able to scavenge free radicals and recharge other anti-oxidants like glutathione and Vitamin C thus encouraging a healthy redox state inside cells. […]

5 Natural Cures for Allergy Season

Introduction: Seasonal allergies are the most common allergic disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 10-20% of the population. Symptoms are characterized by sneezing, nasal congestion, flu like symptoms, eye irritation, breathing difficulties and other discomfort of the upper respiratory system. Severe allergy suffers often dread the coming of Spring or Fall because symptoms […]

Three Ways to Improve Your Health

Most of us are aware of the basic strategies touted for improving health. Increasing intake of healthy foods, exercising, smoking cessation and weight loss are some common examples, but there are some other health secrets on the cutting edge of research that you might not know about. Here is a list of the top 3 […]

Key Principles of Detoxification

Toxic exposure is an unavoidable consequence of being alive. We are exposed to toxins in polluted air, polluted water, contaminated food, drugs and even from toxic byproducts of normal metabolic processes. As such, our bodies have elaborate and effective ways to break down and excrete these substances. Five so called emunctories offer a way to […]

Superbugs thrust medicine back to the Dark Ages

The Problem: Antibiotic resistance is giving rise to a class of bacteria now labeled “superbugs”. These common bacteria have developed resistance to just about all antibiotics currently on the market, making them almost impossible to treat. Common infections like staphylococcus aureus, tuberculosis, gonorrhoeae, helicobacter pylori and clostridium difficile are some of the most common. While most of these infections can […]

5 Reasons Coconut Oil May Improve Overall Brain Function

Coconut oil has made a resurgence in the health arena over the last few years and for good reason! There are many wonderful health benefits of coconut oil. One that is not often talked about is it’s ability to improve brain health. Here are 5 reasons why adding coconut oil into your daily regime may […]

Type 3 Diabetes: A Major Risk for Alzheimer’s

Many people feel powerless against the impending chances of developing this devastating disease of the brain.  Watching a loved one or friend experience this terrible disease is terrifying and there has been little shared from the medical community regarding how to reduce your chances of ending up with severe cognitive declines as we age. There […]

Bilberry Extract – An Important Antioxidant for the Eyes

As with most herbal supplements, the popularity of Bilberry goes back many hundreds of years, with recorded usages for medicinal purposes dating from the early 16th century. Traditionally, Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) was used as a treatment for diarrhea and dysentery with its astringent qualities being observed to reduce the inflammation associated with these and other […]

The Importance of Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids are needed to take part in virtually every function of our body. From our mental capacity to our daily energy, governing our growth rate, converting food into fuel for our bodies through oxidation, taking part in hemoglobin production and in damage prevention from the “hard fats”, the list could continue on and […]

Obesity The Fastest Growing Health Concern

Over one third of Americans have at least one chronic health condition. And guess what the leading one is? Obesity. Close to 79 million adults are obese, resulting in an annual price tag of $147 billion in healthcare and related spending. Obesity is also the root cause of some of the leading chronic conditions, including […]

Evening Primrose Oil: An Essential Fatty Acid with Benefits

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is obtained from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant (Oenothera biennis) which is cultivated in North America, Europe, and some regions of Asia. Historically, Native Americans used the plant both as a food and as a treatment for indigestion, hemorrhoids, sore throats, tonsillitis, and bruises. Scientists have isolated an essential […]

Ginger- Natural Help for Motion Sickness and Nausea

Motion sickness is a common ailment associated with travel in cars, trains, planes, and boats. Its basis is largely unknown but is believed to be caused by a combination of inner ear disturbances and over-stimulation of the optic nerve due to either real or apparent movement. Even the increased popularity of computer games has brought […]