Vitamin A, probiotics and fiber key to preventing allergies according to new research

Wonder why so many kids today are allergic to so many different foods? According to a new study conducted by Australian researchers, eating a diet rich in fiber can actually “shape the immune system to reduce allergies.” The study suggests that a simple bowl of bran and some dried apricots in the morning could prevent […]

The five essential nutrients you should supplement daily

We live in a polluted and crowded world. Our lives are filled with stress. Most of our food is infused with chemicals–or, at the minimum, have chemicals covering the surface. Most people agree that nutritional supplements can help offset the side-effects of this modern living. But where do you start? If a person could boil […]

Bee-blight confronts EPA

The bee-blight came face-to-face with the Environmental Protection Agency recently when a truck loaded with nearly 3 million dead bees delivered the bodies to EPA headquarters. The purpose of this ‘special delivery’ was to provide a microscopic example of the massive declines of bee populations. Forty percent of U.S. beehives die annually—a $2 billion loss to each year’s economy. […]

Our largest organ and toxins that affect it

Our skin is our largest organ though we don’t think of it that way. Women, especially, make an effort to protect and treat their skin with expensive lotions and other beautifying cosmetics. Many of us eat carefully, drink carefully and exercise in order to look our healthy best. We think of organs as liver, kidney, heart etc. But the […]

The roles of Vitamin B3

The roles of vitamin B3 (niacin) in your body are many and varied. Vitamin B3 helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. It supports good circulation and helps suppress inflammation. Vitamin B3 (niacin) is important for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and metabolism. It is […]

Cooking with aluminum foil contributes to toxic overload, study concludes

Don’t cook with aluminum foil—is the advice of a recent study published in the International Journal of Electrochemical Science. Some of that foil wrapping will leach into your food. “Aluminum foil used in cooking provides an easy channel for metal to enter the human body,” concludes the study. The body is wired to excrete small amounts of […]

Vitamin D supplementing extends life ‘on par with exercising’

In 1822 a Polish physician was the first to highlight the important role of vitamin D by claiming exposure to sunlight could cure rickets. His research was ignored by mainstream medicine… to the detriment of hundreds of thousands of people over the next 100 years. Finally, a century later, vitamin D importance became “mainstream.” So […]

History of agriculture

The history of agriculture began long, long ago, when the cave man gathered leaves, stalks, roots, fruit, nuts and seed in the jungles, forests and plains surrounding his habitat. He drifted north and south with the seasons in pursuit of his food. One day he realized that seeds dropped by accident near his cave grew […]

Reading for joy, health and success

The idea of reading for joy, health and success may be an unimportant activity for many people in this modern world filled with pressures, demands and gadgets. But maybe we should give a second thought to the many values reading can add to our life. A post on this site in August, 2015 reported on recent studies demonstrating the […]

Opioids may prolong pain?

Opioids like morphine, OxyContin and Vicodin are among the most commonly used—and abused—prescription painkillers in the U.S. However, a new study claims that these powerful drugs can actually intensify and extend physical suffering. In a study on opioids, Colorado neuroscientists simulated chronic nerve pain in rats by pinching the sciatic nerve in their legs. While one […]