Acid or alkaline? Do you know how important your body’s pH is?

A big concern of scientists and natural health experts in the 21st century who understand the importance of body and soil pH, is with inferior modern food, or ‘The Standard American Diet’ (SAD diet). The SAD diet is overloaded with acidic foods that overwhelm the body’s delicate systems and, combined with mineral-deficient soil, contribute to or cause the many lifestyle […]

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, […]

The calcium/vitamin D partnership

While much information floats around about the importance of calcium and the importance of vitamin D, much less light is shed on the vital partnership nature of the two nutrients. Remember the old song line—“you can’t have one without the other.” That’s how  crucial the calcium/vitamin D partnership is. The fact is, without vitamin D, the […]

Helpful medicinal foods for Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic medical condition wherein the body’s immune system attacks the joints of the hands and feet, causing pain, swelling and sometimes permanent disability. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about one and a half million Americans, mostly women are living with RA. There is no definite conclusion as to the cause but […]

Your body’s electricity

Most of us probably never think of ourselves as ‘electric.’ But we are. Trace minerals are electricity for the body. Each of our body’s cells acts as a tiny battery with its own electrical force powered by electrolyte minerals. Some of you may be tired of reading about minerals, but hopefully our last few posts […]

Tea has so many health benefits it could be considered a nutritional supplement

If you’re a soda-pop drinker, switching to tea could likely be the most beneficial health step you could ever take. On the flip side, if you already have a fairly healthy diet and take dietary supplements regularly, you may want to consider adding tea to your regimen. So says 5,000 years of history—now backed by […]

Biggest study ever conducted on health value of vegetables

Tracking the self-reported eating habits of more than 65,000 people over 12 years, researchers at University College London found that those who consumed about seven portions a day of  a few fresh fruits and lots of vegetables reduced their risk of death during the study period by 42 percent, according to The Washington Post. Consuming that […]

Dangerous effects of prolonged antacid use

Although the alternative health press has long warned about the hidden dangers of prolonged antacid use, the warnings have finally hit the mainstream press. The Week magazine (12/27/13) reported that an examination of the records of 26,000 patients at Kaiser Permanente Clinics between 1997 and 2011 found that those who took a class of drugs known as proton […]

Vitamin B12 shows benefits in the battle against osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of the world’s most widespread diseases, and virtually every country in the world has carried-out various studies to determine ways to lower the risk of acquiring the disease. Over the years researchers have taken a look at virtually every vitamin and mineral; however, the most attention has been given to studying the […]