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More than a third of American adults don’t get enough sleep

If you feel like you aren’t getting enough sleep at night just know that you are not alone. Whether it’s stress from work, raising a family, problems at home, medical issues or any other problem that might be hindering your sleep, getting the recommended hours adults should receive can be extremely difficult to attain. According to a recent study done …

Get the Lead Out…Safely & Naturally

Lead is a heavy, toxic mineral. After decades of documenting how harmful lead can be even in tiny amounts, there is renewed interest in what to do to avoid such increasingly common risks. There is much you can do to reduce lead uptake and enhance safer lead removal from the body. The Health Studies Collegium Foundation recommends the following 21st …

Magnesium- The Wonder Mineral

Magnesium may be our most important and most necessary nutrient. The World Health Organization says, “Low magnesium status has been implicated in hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome,”  ( See Clinical Pearl on Mg and blood pressure) while ~ 80 percent of Americans are deficient in the mineral. In fact, magnesium levels in food have been …

Foods do affect body chemistry

Evidence presented here confirms that foods that we eat impact our body’s pH balance, also known as the acid/alkaline status or acid/base state. Click here to download a PDF of this article Our research encourages a diet you can digest, assimilate and eliminate without immune burden or neurohormone distress. This means eating foods to which we are tolerant. Tolerance here …

Bitter Sweet Chocolate!

Toxic metals like lead and cadmium have no place in foods yet we see plenty published research showing high levels of these and other toxic metals in what we eat.  A recent California research conducted on >40 types of chocolate showed that 60% of them had lead or cadmium or both! Does your favorite chocolate have high levels of lead …

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Heart Health Month

According to the Heart Foundation, nearly 80 million Americans currently suffer from some type of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, with more than 1 million succumbing each year. By 2020, cardiovascular disease is predicted to be the leading cause of death worldwide. So what can you …

Ebola is a virus… Time to ReThink Health

Ebola is a virus.  A single-stranded RNA virus to be specific.  While a source of infection for those at risk, Ebola has become a greater source of fear and misunderstanding than true public health risk to most.  Transmission of Ebola requires close contact between someone infected and a hospitable host (person). This means it is relatively hard to transmit and …

Acid or Alkaline?

Maintaining an internal acid alkaline (pH) balance in the optimal range supports your bones and your body. Bones are the body’s “mineral storehouse”. Not only do bones provide strength, but they also house our mineral reserves and allow us to maintain optimum pH levels. Increasing the intake of alkalinizing minerals through an alkalinizing diet is the most fundamental and effective …

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Ascorbate Does the Trick!

Vitamin C (ascorbate) is in the news again. A recent study has once again shown that vitamin C benefits the immune system. As the body’s premier antioxidant, vitamin C halts oxidative stress and induces repair. It is this feature of vitamin C that gets us back on our feet again when we have a cold or the flu. In this …

Probiotics Can Lower Blood Pressure

Probiotics or “good bacteria”, well known to benefit gut health and the immune system, have been recently found to help with reducing high blood pressure. The researchers who published their review in the journal Hypertension say probiotics, when taken consistently and in multiple strains help lower blood pressure by improving total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, reducing blood glucose and …