Curcumin the Herbal Cure-All

For, centuries practitioners of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine have relied on turmeric for its wide range of health benefits. Today, more than 8,000 studies point to curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for its distinctive yellow hue, as the power behind the herb. Research shows that curcumin is a potent antioxidant that supports the…

What can your Genes tell us about your health?

The recent advances in genetic research have finally reached a point where we can begin to look at specific genes and what their functions are. With the recent completion of the genome project, research is mounting as studies are being conducted and associations being made as to the relevance of genetic variants to disease causation.…

The Power of Fish Oil

What if there was a single nutrient shown to support heart health, brain health and development, brain vascular health, blood sugar metabolism, eye health, immune health, joint health, and the health of all your cells? Omega 3’s from fish and fish oils are well-known, but many practitioners don’t realize the significance they carry in supporting…

Cholesterol: Your Body is Responding to Input

Part of the story is missing. Billions of dollars have been spent marketing cholesterol, HDL and LDL as the cause for cardiovascular disease. The research is quite compelling, and it is easy to get caught up in the statistics that link high cholesterol to atherosclerotic disease, stroke, and hypertension. There is another side to the…

Taking Aim at Easy Targets: The Elderly and Children

For the past few decades, there has been considerable concern regarding the number of prescription drugs taken by the elderly population in he U.S. The number of drugs prescribed to those over 65 years of age has grown considerably in the past 25 plus years. Almost 90 percent of seniors took at least one prescription…

The Truth About Salt

Is salt good or bad for us? The answer to this question is not so simple. Sodium and chloride are both vital minerals, used for nerve transmission/impulse conduction, fluid balance and muscle contraction. Not having enough sodium will cause hyponatremia, a life threatening condition that occurs when someone sweats out too much sodium, or drinks…

High Cortisol and Stress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stress, if severe and prolonged enough, will destroy your health, and much of the damage is due to the high cortisol levels causedby chronic stress. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by your adrenal glands located immediately above your kidneys and is the hormone most responsible for maintaining your body functions in response to stress.…