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 […]

Daily multi-vitamin supplementing lowers cardiovascular risk, according to study

A daily multi-vitamin may protect men from cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in the long-term, according to a new study tracking 20 years of vitamin use. The heart study discovered a 44% lower risk of major cardio vascular disease events over the 20 years of the study; however the study demonstrated no […]

Suicide rates are soaring in the U.S. and world

Suicide rates are soaring in the U.S. and world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one million people per year, or one person every 40 seconds, dies by his or her own hand. The highest rate of self-inflicted deaths worldwide (55 percent) occur among those aged 15 to 44, the age group where suicides are increasing fastest. Suicide […]

Copper deficiency and aneurysms

Copper? Well, we’ve all heard of copper mines and their market ups and downs. But how many people realize that copper deficiency and aneurysms are closely related? Yes, minute amounts of copper (Cu) are needed by all of our bodies. Copper is essential to all living organisms. In today’s world, deficiency is widespread. Four to […]

The health and historical roles of pomegranate

There’s a good reason for the inclusion of pomegranate in many high-quality whole food supplements. These ‘fruits of paradise’ are crammed full of polyphenol antioxidants that prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, which causes plaque formation and the development of coronary artery disease. Polyphenol antioxidants also help inhibit the growth of dangerous tumors that may become cancerous. […]