Nutrients to combat depression—naturally

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million American adults over 18 suffer from depression and are prescribed drugs for the condition. This is an increase of 400 percent since 1998 (Journal of Clinical Psychology). But the journal report notes, “why are so many drugs being prescribed,” when at least two-thirds […]

Garlic makes men smell ‘more attractive to women’

Previously we’ve written about garlic’s superfood ability to provide antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal benefits… now it appears the consumption of garlic also makes men smell better to the opposite sex. The research seems counter-intuitive to those women who suggest their mates take a breath mint when they detect the ‘noxious’ garlic odor on their breath; […]

Foods and nutrients to help sustain health during the holiday season

We all tend to over-indulge during the winter holiday season and gatherings with friends and family. Here are just a few tips about foods and nutrients you may want to double up on to help preserve health during the rush of Christmas and New Year get-togethers. Coconut oil contains a rich supply of lauric acid, which attacks viruses, […]

Vitamin K intake slows cognitive decline

In recent years B-vitamins, essential fatty acids, folate and vitamin D have been linked to preventing cognitive decline. Now, for the first time, vitamin K has also been linked to preventing the dreaded condition. According to research  published in Science Daily, something as easy as “adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your […]

Know what you eat

Know what you eat. We live in an era of questionable food. Our daily nourishment once taken for granted as safe and nutritious now demands your attention and knowledge. Monsanto Glyphosate under fire—A farm worker and a horticultural assistant who both developed cancer after being exposed to Monsanto’s glyphosate weedkiller have filed lawsuits against the company. Glyphosate is […]

Folks on their own in fighting modern toxins – some nutrients that help

Everyday products are “contaminating our bodies” with toxic chemicals, wrote Nicholas Kristoff in The New York Times. Two mainstream medical organizations have recently issued independent warnings about chemicals found in such products as pesticides, plastics, food, shampoos, cosmetics, food-can linings and flame retardants in furniture and other household goods. The toxins, says the International Federation of […]

The health and historical roles of pomegranate

There’s a good reason for the inclusion of pomegranate in many high-quality whole food supplements. These ‘fruits of paradise’ are crammed full of polyphenol antioxidants that prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, which causes plaque formation and the development of coronary artery disease. Polyphenol antioxidants also help inhibit the growth of dangerous tumors that may become cancerous. […]