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. […]

‘Healthy diet’ of fish becoming a health hazard due to modern pollutants

We’ve been told about the health benefits of fish for so long that that this dietary advice has become embedded in our health conscious souls. But like so much else in our toxic modern world, the much vaunted nutritional superiority of fish above all other meats is falling into disrepute, just another victim of the dissipation and detritus of […]

Mineral deficiency in today’s world

Today, in an era of industrial chemically-based agriculture, most of us do not get the minerals we require for good health. An official report of the Rio Earth Summit a few years ago concluded that over the last 100 years average mineral levels in agricultural soils had fallen worldwide—by 72 percent in Europe, 76 percent in Asia […]

Herbs to help reduce blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure afflicts many people today, and is responsible for increased risk of kidney disease, heart attacks, vision problems, heart failure, stroke and other health risks. Frequent exercise and movement (don’t sit for long periods), and a diet that includes more fruits and vegetables and less meat and dairy benefits all of us—and our […]

Avian flu devastating U.S. poultry supply

Have you wondered why poultry has lately become the best meat buy in the U.S? Undoubtedly, the primary reason is because a devastating avian flu, the most virulent strain called H5N2,  is sweeping the country with no end in sight. The flu epidemic was first identified in Boise, Idaho in back yard chickens. The count of dead […]

New study demonstrates immune benefits of high-dose vitamin C

Higher-dose vitamin C supplementation could help maintain immune functions in aging people. So says new research conducted on mice in Japan. Japanese researchers supplemented the diet of vitamin C-deficient mice with either the recommended 20 mg of vitamin C per day OR a high dose of 200 mg per day. After one year the researchers […]

Superbugs flying from factory farms

Superbugs have gone airborne, announced researchers at Texas Tech University. Antibiotic-resistant genes evolving in crowded feedlots have escaped to the air and are now capable of traveling long distances, said the scientists, who have been analyzing the particulate matter blowing over the Texas Panhandle and South Plains from the facilities. The researchers found that the particulates blowing downwind from the feedlots […]

Some super healthy vegetables are not good for arthritis

Surprisingly, some ‘healthy’ vegetables are not good for arthritis and should be consumed only minimally by those suffering from this painful condition, says Mike Geary, a certified nutrition specialist and author of the book, The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging. Know your vegetables, especially if you suffer from any adverse health conditions. For instance, […]

Pesticides penalize penis potency

Of all the risks linked to pesticides on food, the risk of having one’s sperm count lowered no doubt ranks at the top for many men… and their spouses. And now a new—albeit small—study is adding weight to this notorious link. A study published in the journal Human Reproduction found that those who consume fruits […]

California: Hard times ahead for fresh produce lovers?

Until the 20th century, the wettest in a thousand years, much of California was a barren desert. Now in the 21st century, it is in the process of returning to its former desert environment. California is running out of water. According to NASA satellites, the state has lost 48 million acre-feet of total water supply—snow, […]