Bad gut bacteria does more harm than you think

Illness and psychological disorders may result from bad gut bacteria. Your gastrointestinal or ‘GI’ tract is your body’s engine. In fact it’s sometimes referred to as the ‘second brain.’ It’s about a thirty-foot engine that begins with your mouth and ends with your anus. The body’s cells extract nutrients from food for energy, oxygen and […]

Vitamin D supplements more likely to prevent respiratory infections than flu vaccine

The research on vitamin D providing bone health benefits is consistently conclusive. The research on using vitamin D to prevent respiratory infections has been more mixed. So, to get a more definitive answer, a team of researchers at Queen Mary University of London decided to take a look at pooled data from 25 separate trials. […]

The USDA mission started as nutrition for pioneers, changed to regulation and welfare

The USDA mission of nutrition from pioneer to modern days has undergone many transformations. Created in the late 1800s, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture distributed seeds appropriate to the many and varied climatic conditions of the vast and sprawling United States. But of course about half the U.S. population in those days were involved in agriculture to some […]

Learning about the pioneers who brought us the food we enjoy

Learning about the pioneers who brought us the food we enjoy today is probably something we never thought of. After all, most modern populations are not known for their knowledge of history and geography. But food, like everything else had pioneers who paved the way for our comfort and safety, according to researchers of more than […]

Modern science and whole food nutritionists discuss ADHD

Modern science and whole food nutritionists discuss ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), but usually not together. Mainstream medicine and the natural health field agree that ADHD afflicts many modern children. But they differ drastically when it comes to ways of dealing with the relatively newly diagnosed disease. Is it really a ‘disease’ that requires pharmaceutical medicines, or is […]

A quick look at some important nutrient food sources you may be missing

A quick look at some important nutrient food sources may help you decide whether you and your family may need some whole food supplementation for optimal health. VITAMIN A Vitamin A is an essential vitamin required for vision, gene transportation and boosting immune function. While most of us recognize the importance of vitamin C, we may […]