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

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 […]

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 6’s and Omega 3’s

Essential fatty acids are named as such because they are not produced by our body but are essential to our health and therefore must be consumed in our diet. There are two main types of essential fatty acids (also known as Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids or PUFA for short). They are the omega 3 and omega […]

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 Growing Importance of Fish Oil – From Baby’s to Baby Boomers

Information and statistics regarding the healthy benefits of consuming fish have been around for ages. Within the last 40-50 years these beneficial properties prompted the use of fish oil supplementation in the form of oils and capsules. As modern research starts to catch up with this age old elixir we are starting to learn how […]

5-HTP: Natural Support for Depression and Weight Loss

5-HTP is the amino acid used by the body to make serotonin. It is mainly derived from food in the form of tryptophan which is then converted to 5-HTP and then to serotonin (see diagram below). Tryptophan -> 5-HTP -> Serotonin. Serotonin is a very important chemical messenger in our bodies and is correlated with symptoms related to mood, […]

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 […]

Quercetin – Natural Help for Allergy Sufferers

Quercetin is a naturally occurring bioflavonoid found in many plants, and is particularly concentrated in apples, red onions, and tea. It has been scientifically proven to have powerful health benefits due to its antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-histamine, and anti-inflammatory properties. The latter two properties combine to make quercetin an excellent supplement for treatment of the symptoms […]

Vitamin D- Coming to the Foreground of Research Again

In its latest appearance in the news, Vitamin D supplementation was correlated to some amazing results in cancer prevention. A small study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on June 8th showed that Vitamin D supplementation appeared to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer by 60-77%. The researchers were following 1,179 […]

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 […]