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 […]

Vitamin D (The D is for Deficiency)

Vitamin D Related Disease Recent research has shown that upwards of 60% of the population living in Northern climates have a Vitamin D deficiency. This unique vitamin has been implicated in protecting people from 17 varieties of cancer, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth […]

The Importance of Slowing Down in a Fast Paced World: 2

Taking time every day to promote parasympathetic activity is an absolute necessity if one desires good health. The best way to achieve this is to participate in some type of mindful activity that encourages relaxation. Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation or even just 5-10 minutes of deep breathing are some of the best ways […]

The Importance of Slowing Down in a Fast Paced World: Part 1

American society prides itself on staying busy. Long work hours and family responsibilities often keep the average American busy from the minute they wake up until they fall asleep. Typical days include getting up early to get the kids off to school, then running off to work or to run errands for the day. Next […]

Melatonin: The First Step in Getting a Restful Nights Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things for our health. Without adequate amounts of it, our body quickly looses its ability to function optimally. Sleep deprivation studies clearly show the negative impact on brain function, heart health, immune function, cognition, coordination and health in general. Meanwhile, insomnia is one of the most common complaints […]

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 […]

The History of Colostrum Usage

In recent decades Western scientists have comprehensively analyzed the various components of colostrum—that incredible “first milk” produced by lactating mammals. Their investigations of this unique product have verified what mothers have known intuitively for thousands of years. That is, it is extremely rich in a large range of immune-boosting and healing substances. Studies have shown […]

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 […]

Scientific Studies Involving Colostrum

Two Benefits of Colostrum Bovine colostrum has been shown by scientific research to be completely compatible with human physiology and also to be effective in improving the outcome of a wide range of health conditions. The primary constituents of colostrum can be divided into two classes—immune factors (which support the immune system and form a […]

Beta-sitosterol – Studies regarding prostate support

Claims have been made for a range of health benefits obtainable from an increased daily intake of beta sitosterol, but its use in the area of prostate support is the most widely recognized and intensively investigated. Beta-sitosterol is a naturally occurring phytosterol found in low concentrations in many of the fruits and vegetables that form […]

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) […]