Vitamin C deficiency linked to pneumonia in three separate trials

In a review published in Nutrients, Dr. Harri Hemila of the University of Helsinki reported that three different controlled trials had found that vitamin C significantly protected against pneumonia. The review, published in March 2017, asserted that vitamin C supplementation reduced the risk by up to 80 percent. And the good news didn’t stop there: […]

Three to four cups of coffee a day linked to longer life

New research reported in the British Medical Journal is likely to cause debate among health practitioners–as research on coffee always does. According to the BMJ, “Drinking coffee is “more likely to benefit health than to harm it.” In this study, researchers gathered evidence from more than 200 earlier studies. The researchers found that drinking three […]

Using the “5-a-day” guidelines, only one in ten people eat enough fruit and veggies

As bad as the headline sounds, this statistic is actually the GOOD news. The bad news is that the recommended “5-a-day” is an old recommendation that dates back to the 1990s. Today experts are recommending 10 servings of fruit and veggies a day. And when we switch to THAT recommendation, only about 1% of the […]

Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women in the U.S: here are foods to help fight it

Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women in the U.S. Here are foods to help fight it. ARUGULA is a cancer-fighting salad green, a cousin to broccoli. Arugula’s secret is it releases isothiocyanates, compounds that neutralize carcinogens in the body. Arugula is also rich in chlorophyll, vitamin C and beta-carotene. FLAXSEEDS are tiny, nutty […]

Wonderful watermelon is another example of Hippocrates’ teaching of food as medicine

Many, many foods in their whole and natural state serve as medicine for a healthy body. Wonderful watermelon is another example of Hippocrates’ teaching of food as medicine. Wonderful watermelon, as its name indicates, is mostly water—92 percent. But that juicy fruit is soaked with nutrients such as vitamins A, B6 and C, as well […]

Zinc level dramatically affects cardiac health, according to new study

A new study shows the relationship between the total amount of zinc in the body and cardiac function. This study builds on existing research demonstrating zinc’s importance in helping regulate essential metabolic functions. The study determined that when oxidative stress occurs, it is likely due to a shortage of zinc. The shortage can be determined […]

Eggs with salad increase vitamin E absorption, according to research

Eggs with salad increase vitamin E absorption, according to research from Purdue University. Vitamin E is the second most under-consumed nutrient in the average American diet, say the researchers. This is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,” said Wayne Campbell, a professor of nutrition science. Vitamin E is a powerful immune system […]

Babylonia and pomegranates—what did the ancients know?

Babylonia and pomegranates. What did the ancients know that science has confirmed today? In modern times we know that pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants and are anti-viral and anti-tumor. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E and folic acid. Per volume they have three times as many antioxidants as red wine or […]

Introduction to Enzymes

Enzymes Support Healthy Digestion and Cellular Healing “A person’s lifespan is directly related to the exhaustion of enzyme potential.” —Dr. Edward Howell So what are enzymes? Probably not a subject included in the conversation of most people. Yet enzymes are in all living things and there is no life without them. Without enzymes, no seeds […]

Groovy garlic: Preparation tips to best preserve its high nutrient content

Groovy garlic has been used since since early antiquity as an antiseptic protection against the plague, infections and every other disease known to man and beast. Greeks and Romans used it to maintain health and give strength to their warriors. While it was shunned in western nations for many years as it was associated with the “lower […]