Three Reasons Adaptogens Are Better Than Medicine

April 4, 2016 Alternative Medicine

Adaptogens were discovered by a Russian scientist in 1947, fully defined by two Russian doctors in 1958 and finally accepted by the US FDA in 1988. An adaptogen does three things. 1) It produces no negative side  effects. 2) It effects more than one system of the body, such as the nervous system and hormone [...]

Eight Benefits of Turmeric That Will Surprise You

April 4, 2016 Alternative Medicine

  East Indian medicine has valued turmeric for thousands of years for its health benefits and we in the West are just beginning to catch on to it.Here’s a brief list of what it can do: 1. Fight inflammationChronic inflammation plays a key role in almost every chronic disease–heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and autoimmune [...]

What do Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Cancer have in Common?

March 14, 2016 Alternative Medicine

I’ve written before on how your body is rusting–your cells are being oxidized just like iron in the rain by free radicals from toxic exposure, smoking, trans fats, even exercise and the daily metabolism of your food for energy. These free radicals are oxygen molecules that are unstable and they damage the parts of the [...]

What is a Free Radical Anyway?

March 6, 2016 Alternative Medicine

In order to understand what a free radical is, we need to review some simple chemistry. Don’t worry. I’ll make it easy to understand. Molecules are composed of atoms. There are different types of molecules, such as water or wood. Atoms are composed of negative electrons which spin around the positive nucleus in the center [...]

The Funniest Diet Story Ever

February 14, 2016 Weight Loss

A friend of my wife emailed her with this story the other day: Yesterday I was at Costco buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Watson, the Wonder Dog and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. On impulse, I told [...]

Which Fat Protects Vision, Helps to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes and May Reduce ADD and Spinal Pain?

February 8, 2016 Nutrition

Your body is electric and, in fact, your cells generate energy and move oxygen and nutrients in and waste out because of electrical charges. The inner cell nucleus is mainly protein and carries a positive charge. The outer cell membrane is primarily essential fats and carries a negative charge because these essential fats have electron [...]

10 Conditions Probiotics Can Help That Will Surprise You!

January 17, 2016 Alternative Medicine

Most people know that probiotics, the good bacteria in your gut, help digestion. However, most people and doctors would be surprised to know that probiotics have also been shown to help the following conditions: Anxiety and Depression Manhattan area psychiatrist, Kelly Brogan, heals minds through the digestive system. and Boston-area psychiatrist, James Greenblatt, also believes [...]

How to Protect Every Cell in Your Body

December 14, 2015 Nutrition

Protandim is an herbal supplement that has been shown to protect every cell in the body from damage caused by pollution, radiation, psychological stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, illness, injury, inflammation and exercise. It does this by activating more than 500 survival genes in every cell. Click here or on the image below to [...]

Supplements sold through network marketing – blessing or snake oil?

December 6, 2015 Nutrition

New-concept health products are those that break new ground. They require consumer education which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars if done through advertising. Network marketing allows a company with a new-concept product to get the story told at much less cost. This encourages innovation. Health products sold through network marketing are sometimes accused [...]

Your Body’s Overlooked Hero: Iodine!

November 29, 2015 Alternative Medicine

Iodine is essential, but your body cannot make it. So, it must come from your diet. Iodine is required for thyroid hormones and bone health. Deficiency can cause infertility and may increase the risk of thyroid, prostate, breast and ovarian cancer. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can cause high blood pressure for the mother and mental [...]