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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Bullet point health briefs

Joseph Pulitzer once advised in part, “put it to them briefly so they will read it…” Bullet point health news highlights information important to our health, awareness and welfare. Briefly. Here are a few examples: Copper essential for burning fat—Is copper deficiency contributing to the obesity epidemic? How does it work? University of California, Berkeley, researchers […]

The five essential nutrients you should supplement daily

We live in a polluted and crowded world. Our lives are filled with stress. Most of our food is infused with chemicals–or, at the minimum, have chemicals covering the surface. Most people agree that nutritional supplements can help offset the side-effects of this modern living. But where do you start? If a person could boil […]

What is a ‘whole food’ supplement?

What is a ‘whole food’ supplement, and how is it different from any other supplement? A new survey conducted annually for 15 years now under the auspices of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, finds that 68 percent of U.S. adults take nutritional supplements; 50 percent regularly. But it is likely that many of them don’t […]

Common nutrient deficiencies in the western diet

Today it is possible to be deficient in almost every nutrient vital to good health, particularly if your lifestyle is mostly sedentary and indoors and your diet consists primarily of packaged and processed foods. Dr. Lawrence Wilson wrote that the Big Ag model of production and processing, which is the source of most of our food supply, is […]

Itty-bitty creatures that sustain life

Most of you will be as surprised as I was to learn about some unlikely creatures that perform such incredible feats that without their combined efforts we humans would not be able to survive—nor would the rest of life on earth. Let’s begin with the termite. Bet you thought those pesky critters were only good for eating […]

Magnesium from the ground up

We have written numerous times on this site about worsening mineral deficiency in the modern human diet, including magnesium. But soil scientist Paul Reed Hepperly, writing in Acres USA, describes how our magnesium and other nutrient deficiencies have come… from the ground up.   The latest USDA nutritional report (2012) found that nearly 60 percent of American males […]

Gut flora deficiency in autistic children

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) frequently occurs in conjunction with a variety of other health disorders. Low stomach acid is one of the most common issues, causing not only discomfort, but many nutritional issues as well. Research indicates that low stomach acid is found in the majority of children with autism. According to Autism Speaks, these […]