Study shows vitamin D supplements can lower heart disease risk, improve exercise

It seems that hardly a month passes by without the publication of new research highlighting another benefit of vitamin D. Now, another small study suggests taking vitamin D supplements lowers the risk of heart disease AND improves exercise  performance. The study, conducted by researchers in the UK at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, was presented […]

Copper deficiency and aneurysms

Copper? Well, we’ve all heard of copper mines and their market ups and downs. But how many people realize that copper deficiency and aneurysms are closely related? Yes, minute amounts of copper (Cu) are needed by all of our bodies. Copper is essential to all living organisms. In today’s world, deficiency is widespread. Four to […]

NEWS BRIEFS: PFCs, GMOs, Viagra and junk yogurt

Help prevent glaucoma with greens Greater intake of  dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables was associated with a lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology. The researchers found that a diet rich in dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables beneficial for blood circulation were associated with a 20 […]

Big Pharma—the good, the bad and the very, very ugly

We live in a chemical world. Most of us realize that by now. Medical advances have saved our lives and sometimes given us longer to live. But as has happened down through history, human beings have had a tendency to overreach for one reason or another. In our age, the overreach has encompassed soil, oceans, […]

Essential Fatty Acid foods and supplements aid weight loss

In case you haven’t heard the big news, after 40 years of advocating cuts in fat intake the mainstream medical profession has done an about face. The vast majority of medical professionals now acknowledge that fat intake—admittedly the right kind of fat—is critical to losing weight and for maintaining a healthy weight. This shouldn’t come […]

You may have a ‘mental disorder’ if you’re dedicated to healthy living

Look out, everyone! Especially if you and your family are committed to healthy non-GMO whole food and supplemental nutrients gone from our spoiled Big-Ag soil. You may have a “mental disorder” because you take vitamins and try to avoid fast and processed food. The new “mental disorder” is called orthorexia nervosa, which is referred to by the “experts” as […]