Important brain nutrients found in animal products

The human brain is the most complex object in the universe. It consumes by far the most energy compared to weight than any other part of the body. It comprises only 2 percent of the body’s weight, yet uses 20 percent of our energy. And, unknown to many vegans and vegetarians who don’t take appropriate […]

Lack of sun/vitamin D increases risk of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the world’s 12th most common form of cancer and the 7th most cancer-related cause of death, according to a survey of 107 countries by the Cancer Research Fund International. 338,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. And new research has established a strong link to pancreatic cancer and vitamin D deficiency. Developed countries […]

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 […]

Epstein-Barr virus may be a “sleeping giant”

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses found in the human body, and could be a ‘sleeping giant,’ according to some scientists. EBV is an HHV-4 herpes virus that in many individuals stays in the body and remains mostly dormant. In others, that is not the case. Today, about 50 percent of […]

Depression and the gut-brain axis

About one in 10 Americans suffer from depression. In fact, in 2010 (the latest year data is available), antidepressants were the second-most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S. But clinical psychologist George Slavich, who has spent many years studying depression, concludes that there are more fundamental causes of depression than brain imbalance brought on by […]

Weakness and lack of mobility may result from vitamin D deficiency

As we reminded readers in a recent post–it’s winter in much of the world and special care should be taken to get your vitamin D, or ‘sunshine vitamin.’ Modern science has come to realize that this essential vitamin plays more roles in our health than even the medical field knew just a few years ago. Older […]

The Sunshine Vitamin is missing in modern lives and health

As a really bad winter sets in over much of the world, it’s time for a reminder of how important vitamin D, the “Sunshine Vitamin,’ is to our overall health. Vitamin D deficiency contributes to risk of cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, autism and many other diseases and afflictions. According to […]

CDC accused of cover-up of vaccine harm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hiding data regarding the MMR vaccine and autism connection, according to charges by Florida Congressman Bill Posey. Posey says the CDC has refused for more than 6 months to hand over allegedly suppressed documents he requested concerning this issue. “This is not the kind of response […]

Low vitamin D increases dementia risk in elderly

Older people’s skin is less efficient in converting sunlight into vitamin D, so many healthcare providers recommend a vitamin D supplement for all elderly patients. Other healthcare practitioners prefer to test the patient’s vitamin D levels, and only recommend supplementing if a deficiency is shown. The only problem with the second route is that no […]

Trade your chemical sunscreen for extra virgin coconut oil

You’ve probably heard a battle raging over the use of sunscreens. On one hand the government advocates making sure you’re all slathered up to prevent exposure from to the sun. On the other hand, many health proponents point out that sunscreens are loaded with toxic chemicals. And they also tell us a certain amount of […]