Nutritional supplements lower extreme aggression in children according to multi-country research

In today’s “medication for everything” culture, a child who shows signs of extreme aggression is typically prescribed a powerful stimulant like Ritalin or Adderall during his/her first visit to the doctor. In fact, in the U.S., nearly 20 percent of all boys will be diagnosed with a behavioral problem by the time they reach high school—and […]

Major and trace minerals needed for life

We all need both major and trace minerals for life and health. We often refer to ‘essential’ minerals, as though one is more important than others. But the fact is we need ALL of them. We just require more of some than others. Major and trace minerals are ‘inorganic’ substances obtained naturally from rocks, water […]

Remember iodine?

Once upon a time our mothers applied iodine to the wounds and cuts children got from  active childhood activity. Some older readers may remember iodine applications as a normal part of life. But few people ever knew or remember iodine as an integral part of the body’s natural, healthful function. Researchers of the early 20th Century […]

Iron and your body

Iron and your body have a very close and important relationship. And if you don’t have enough of that essential mineral you may get winded easily, feel tired all the time—and just downright lack energy. Iron deficiency is just one of the nutritional deficits we are suffering because of depleted soil and depleted processed food. Scientists have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Australian researchers have found that zinc can ‘starve’ one of the world’s most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The finding, by infectious disease researchers at the University of Adelaide and The University of Queensland, opens the way for further work to design antibacterial agents in the fight against Streptococcus pneumoniae. […]

Nutrients to combat depression—naturally

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million American adults over 18 suffer from depression and are prescribed drugs for the condition. This is an increase of 400 percent since 1998 (Journal of Clinical Psychology). But the journal report notes, “why are so many drugs being prescribed,” when at least two-thirds […]

Two common nutrient deficiencies in the Standard American Diet

According to some studies there are two important nutrient deficiencies that afflict about 80 percent of westerners and others who have become addicted to the Standard American Diet. They are vitamin D and magnesium. The best vitamin D, of course, is from the sun, which makes it in the body. Sunscreen use over the last decades has […]

Iodine deficiency and modern thyroid disorders

Since 1975, incidences of thyroid cancer per capita in the U.S. have tripled. Various other thyroid disorders have quadrupled. Worldwide, thyroid cancers and disorders affect 1.6 BILLION people. That is because of iodine deficiency, particularly prevalent in some parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and Australia, where natural iodine is missing from the soil. Once upon a time […]