If the president has low vitamin D, what do you think your level is?

Three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults have low vitamin D Last month President Trump underwent a physical exam. The exam was conducted by the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson. Though the doctor reported the president was overall healthy, some aspects of the report were surprising. Like the level of vitamin D in the president’s […]

Vitamin K supplementation may be helpful for cardiovascular health

Most people know vitamin K is an important nutrient because they’ve been told by their health professional that it’s critical for blood clotting. But researchers are now proposing vitamin K supplementing for a non-emergency measure: to promote cardiovascular health and lower the risk of heart disease. There is a strong link between poor vitamin K […]

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 […]

Vitamin K2 lowers risk of coronary heart disease in 17-year study

Increased intakes of vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease, according to data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-NL) cohort. The extensive study tracked more than 33,000 people over a period of 16.8 years. Over the course of the study 2,863 deaths were recorded—including 256 due […]

Put on your thinking cap and consider these quotations about life, health and our planet

Put on your thinking caps and consider these quotations about life, health and our planet. While the following quotations comprise a different format than is usual here, they are appropriate to our mission of presenting important health issues for your consideration. *There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.—Mohandas Gandhi *What is the […]

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 […]

Introduction to probiotics

Beneficial Bacteria Support Your Inner Eco-system If you happen to be one of those people who think bacteria are all evils to avoided, think again. If you don’t know any better, it’s easy to think of  bacteria in a negative light. However, our bodies are—or should be—loaded with up to 1,000 species of beneficial bacteria. That equates […]

Ancient health practices—Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ancient health practices from thousands of years ago are being increasingly incorporated into today’s conventional medical establishments. The Department of Complementary-Alternative Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina, reports that according to a 2013 study of 3,200 western physicians, more than 50 percent planned to begin or increase use of alternative (natural) medicines. The survey was […]

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 […]