Regulation of Cortisol the Stress Hormone

Cortisol, often referred to as the stress hormone, plays a crucial role in maintaining health. But to be effective, circulating levels must be maintained in a fairly narrow range. If levels dip much below optimal, signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue occur. Any lower and the situation can become life threatening.  If levels climb and…

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Ubiquinol (CoQ10) and the Treatment of Disease

Much like the spark plugs in your car, the vitamin-like nutrient coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) serves as a vital catalyst to ignite the mitochondrial “spark” that creates cellular energy.     Without adequate CoQ10, cells aren’t able to support normal levels of activity. But this powerhouse coenzyme also boasts antioxidant activity that has been shown to address…

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The Omega-3 Solution

Evidence-based, peer-reviewed science shows, in the right population, adding long-chain omega-3 fatty acids to the diet can: 1) Improve memory, mood, and mental energy 2) Eliminate depression in adults and ADD/ADHD in children 3) Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s 4) Reduce the risk of heart disease and inflammatory disorders 5) Promote better health and intelligence in children DHA as present…

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A Broader Approach to Obesity

                 Overwhelmingly, research studies are delivering staggering statistics: approximately two-thirds of the American population is overweight, and nearly half of those folks are obese.               The causes of obesity are assumed to be well known; too much food and too little exercise. What constitutes good nutrition and effective exercise for this population. There is a…

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The CoQ10 Phenomenon

Supplementation with CoQ10 provides potent neuro-protective benefits useful for prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, preserves the brain structure and slows neurodegeneration, improves heart muscle function by enhancing mitochondrial performance, and protects dopamine-producing areas of the brain.              Having low CoQ10 levels means more free radical damage to your brain, less energy for the brain…

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Shiitake Mushrooms Help Reduce Cholesterol and Boost immunity

The shiitake, also called the oakwood mushroom or the black forest mushroom in English-speaking countries, is an edible brown mushroom that is native to Japan, China, and Korea. It has been cultivated for over a thousand years, and fresh and dried shiitake remain popular in East Asia today. Like maitake muhsrooms, which bear a similar…

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