Alzheimer’s deaths are exploding

Alzheimer’s deaths are exploding. The number of people dying from Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. has soared 55 percent over the last 15 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incurable neurodegenerative condition which ultimately results in the loss of critical brain function, claimed the lives […]

Probiotics: Eight facts you should know

Probiotic consumption has increased dramatically during the past ten years—both by supplementing and by consuming specialty foods. Despite the growing popularity, though, a recent survey by nutrition company Healthspan found that there is still a great deal of confusion about them. If you’re a novice when it comes to probiotics—or even if you’ve been taking […]

Important nutrients are deficient in many modern women

Modern lifestyles, as well as food production and processing methods almost guarantee that important nutrients are deficient in many modern women. These deficiencies can result in a host of symptoms ranging from irritability and lethargy all the way to serious health problems and even death. Males and females of all ages share a need for the numerous vitamins, minerals and other nutrients […]

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 […]

Kids need supplemental vitamin D in their formative years

Twenty years ago many naturopaths and nutritionists were advocating huge increases in vitamin D for infants and youth—a group generally thought by the mainstream medical community to not need it. The reason these alternative-health experts were recommending increases was because vitamin D had so clearly been linked to solving numerous health conditions. The reward for […]

Self-discipline makes us happier

Self-discipline makes us happier, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality. So, do we know what self-discipline means? It can take various forms. And it all has to do with brain health. Many of us view self-disciplined people as uptight, goody-two-shoes, lacking a sense of  humor, understanding of others and flexibility, denying themselves the pleasures […]

Cannabis oil classified as Schedule I drug amidst outcry by natural health advocates

The Drug Enforcement Agency has struck again. Even though tens of thousands of consumers across the country can testify to the safe and effective benefits of cannabis oil, the DEA has moved to classify it as a Schedule I narcotic. Considering that cannabis oil is a non-hallucinogenic substance with hundreds of years of proven safety, […]

Are statins a Scam? Do some research and decide for yourself

People have been taking statins for a long time now—Liptor, Zocor, Crestor and new ones on the market—but are statins a scam? Or are they a well-meaning mistake because of lack of knowledge about cholesterol? Statin drugs to control cholesterol were a big part of the $374 billion spent on prescription drugs in 2014. It seems […]

Bullet point health news – quick summaries just for you

Bullet Point Health News includes quick summaries of intriguing news that catches our eye. For further information, we encourage you to do your own research. THE SEXIEST TURTLE IN THE WORLD A libidinous 100-year-old giant tortoise named Diego has almost single-handedly saved his species from extinction, says The Week. In the 1960s there were only 2 […]

The zinc link to human health

Like all essential vitamins and minerals the zinc link to human health is more important than most of us realize. Zinc is a crucial mineral with over 300 enzymes reliant on it to help with various functions. This long list includes: healing wounds, promoting healthy growth in children, helping cells reproduce, synthesizing proteins and boosting immunity. […]