Why GOOD supplements are important today

Why do we have so much bias in today’s mainstream medicine against supplemental vitamins and minerals? Many physicians, as well as media maintain that you can obtain all the nutrients needed from a ‘healthy’ diet. Not true. Keep this quote by Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)  in mind as you read this article: “It is difficult to get […]

Magnesium from the ground up

We have written numerous times on this site about worsening mineral deficiency in the modern human diet, including magnesium. But soil scientist Paul Reed Hepperly, writing in Acres USA, describes how our magnesium and other nutrient deficiencies have come… from the ground up.   The latest USDA nutritional report (2012) found that nearly 60 percent of American males […]

‘Healthy diet’ of fish becoming a health hazard due to modern pollutants

We’ve been told about the health benefits of fish for so long that that this dietary advice has become embedded in our health conscious souls. But like so much else in our toxic modern world, the much vaunted nutritional superiority of fish above all other meats is falling into disrepute, just another victim of the dissipation and detritus of […]

Vitamin C ‘as effective as exercise’ for supporting vascular health of overweight people

A new study has demonstrated that vitamin C may mimic some of the effects of exercise in overweight and obese individuals. The small study was conducted on 35 participants and focused on how vitamin C affects constriction of blood vessels. The protein endothelin-1 (ET-1) has a constricting action on small blood vessels. This activity is […]

Your ‘nutritional gap’ may include manganese deficiency

Nutritional gaps are rampant in the modern diet, which usually includes far too much processed food. The current phenomenon of populations that are overfed and undernourished has been the subject of numerous articles. Just one of the many deficiencies that affect most of us may be manganese, a trace mineral present in the body in tiny amounts, […]

Peanut—the heart-healthy nut that isn’t a nut

The groundnut, or peanut (Arachis hypogaea), native to Peru and Brazil, is actually not a nut at all, but a legume, cousin to peas, lentils and beans. Its flowers bend after fertilization and push underground where the seeds ripen in brittle, papery shells. Peanuts were cultivated extensively in antiquity by the Incas and Mayans. Spanish […]

Vitamin K, lutein, folate and beta-carotene help keep brain healthy, say researchers

Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking the consumption of vitamin K and other nutrients to slower cognitive decline for the first […]

One police department takes aim at prescription opioids

There has been plenty of bad press about police violence in recent years, but the police department in Gloucester, Massachusetts is making news in a different way. It got fed up with its community’s opioid drug addiction crisis which has led to various crimes and deaths, and has taken aim at a different target—Big Pharma. Because […]