Study shows vitamin D supplements can lower heart disease risk, improve exercise

It seems that hardly a month passes by without the publication of new research highlighting another benefit of vitamin D. Now, another small study suggests taking vitamin D supplements lowers the risk of heart disease AND improves exercise  performance. The study, conducted by researchers in the UK at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, was presented […]

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. […]

The world’s most complex technology—the body

We’re geared and addicted and glued to our technological gadgets today. We wonder how we ever got along without them—even though we did for thousands of years when the greatest writing, music, creativity, practical inventiveness and the challenge for survival evolved. But no technology is, or ever will be, equal to the task of completely understanding the complexity […]

Glutathione: the mighty antioxidant you may not know about

Glutathione slows aging, supports immune function, detoxifies the liver and cells, improves mental clarity, increases energy, reduces the effects of stress, alleviates muscle and joint discomfort and improves sleep quality. But what is this miracle substance that Joe Martino, writing in ( refers to as “the mother of all antioxidants,” and how do we get […]

Why GOOD supplements are important today

Why do we have so much bias in today’s mainstream medicine against supplemental vitamins and minerals? Many physicians, as well as media maintain that you can obtain all the nutrients needed from a ‘healthy’ diet. Not true. Keep this quote by Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)  in mind as you read this article: “It is difficult to get […]

The amazing history of rice

The common rice (Oryza sativa), is not only one of the oldest, but also the most extensively cultivated of all grain cereals. It is the staple food for about half the world’s population. It is the central food for the Far East, where, fish, fowl, meat, vegetables and condiments are considered only garnishes for the […]

BULLET POINTS – tips and trends

* Put an Egg on it Adding eggs to a salad with a variety of raw vegetables is an effective method to improve the absorption of carotenoids, which are fat-soluble nutrients that help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, according to research from Purdue University published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “The lipid contained […]

Pharmaceutical companies spend twice as much on marketing as they do on R & D

We’ve all heard the oft-repeated standard line from drug companies with regards to the high cost of their products: The customer has to pay the prices they do because research and development is so, so, so expensive. This line is even defended in onlines forums and other public venues by some customers who appear to […]

Tart cherry benefits continue to be discovered

Tart cherry has been a popular ingredient to use in the manufacture of whole food vitamin c products for many years. This is because educated consumers prefer NOT to swallow cheap “big box corporate” vitamin c—most of which are made from high fructose corn syrup of all thing—and instead prefer food-based supplements which contain foods […]

Modern food trends—good news and bad news

Just in March, 2015, Americans spent $50.384 BILLION  at “Food services and drinking places,” for the first time in history outspending shoppers in grocery store purchases. This is according to documents from the Census Bureau’s Monthly Survey on Retail Activity in the U.S. Even though more people than ever are participating in farmers markets, looking for […]