Foods that fight cancer and how they do it

Many cancers and other afflictions of today are preventable.  Too many chronic health problems are the result of the nutrition-deficient and often poisonous food known as the Standard American Diet (SAD). And indeed it is sad. Many of us are eating too much processed junk food and none, or too little of the whole,  nutrient-dense foods that our body requires […]

Junk food diet impairs kids’ brains

Want your child’s brain to be impaired, or at least not function to its full capability? Of course you don’t. But that is exactly what you are doing if you repeatedly give in to those offspring  pleas in response to the beckoning McDonald’s  signs and the cute commercials on television leading kids down the junk food […]

Diet and supplements may prevent Alzheimer’s

A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system’s ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, reports AcresUSA. In a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the scientists identified key genes and signaling networks regulated […]

Why supplementary vitamins and minerals are necessary for health and vitality

Americans are overweight and suffering from a multitude of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and on and on…because of mineral deficiencies!  That is the conclusion of Dr. Joel Wallach, who first started thinking about it more than half a century ago and has amply confirmed his conclusion with intensive research, articles and decades […]

Vitamin E supplementing slows dementia advancement

Vitamin E has repeatedly been linked with better brain function. Now a new study shows that a daily dose of vitamin E can specifically help with dementia. A study in the journal JAMA found people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease on high doses of vitamin E had a slower rate of decline than those given a […]

Avocado as a natural appetite suppressant

Many foods have been studied for their apparent ability to release a natural “appetite control” mechanism when they are eaten. Now a new study with avocados appears to show that it, too, can be included in this list of “miracle” foods. In the avocado study, researchers in the Department of Nutrition in the School of […]

Bring your omega-3 / omega-6 balance back in line with an EFA supplement

The fact is, we need both omega-3 and omega-6 oils, as the body does not manufacture essential fatty acids (EFAs) and we must get them from the food and supplements we consume. But for the health of our body they must be balanced with a 1:1 to 4:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3. Natural whole foods grown in […]

Healthy salad dressing will maximize nutrient absorption in salad

We can make a wonderful salad and feel justly proud of the important vitamins and nutrients contained within. But, unfortunately, our bodies won’t get much benefit from those nutrients without the right type and amount of salad dressing containing the right type of good fat essential for optimal health. First, keep in mind that there are […]

Nutty health benefits

Three recent studies, including the biggest study ever, concluded that people who eat tree nuts a few times a week or every day are up to 30 percent  less likely to die of heart disease, cancer, or any other prevalent disease of today. The studies, undertaken by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the […]

Vitamin E supplementation down while evidence of benefits is up

It could be said to be a paradox: According to Longitudinal Studies, the prevalence of supplementing with Vitamin E is down to 19.8% versus a high of 44.3% in 2002. Meanwhile, research continues to mount demonstrating the substantial antioxidant benefit of Vitamin E, especially in the sphere of brain health. Additional new evidence includes a […]