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 […]

Daily multi-vitamin supplementing lowers cardiovascular risk, according to study

A daily multi-vitamin may protect men from cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in the long-term, according to a new study tracking 20 years of vitamin use. The heart study discovered a 44% lower risk of major cardio vascular disease events over the 20 years of the study; however the study demonstrated no […]

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 […]

New study links Mediterranean-type diet with protecting mind as well as body

A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits. And in this particular study those nutrients come from fruits and vegetables. According to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine, eating a Mediterranean diet—or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed […]

Vitamin K, lutein, folate and beta-carotene help keep brain healthy, say researchers

Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking the consumption of vitamin K and other nutrients to slower cognitive decline for the first […]

Toxic chemicals found in many children’s multivitamins

The Big Labs of Big Food and Big Pharma have been extremely inventive in devising formulas that enable them to mazimize profits while selling their products at a reasonable price. But buying the cheapest product may not always be such a bargain for your health and the health of your children. Many conscientious parents faithfully give their children […]

Study finds vitamin K supplements improve arterial function in women

Long-term supplementation with vitamin K2 may inhibit age-related stiffening of the artery walls, according to a new study on healthy postmenopausal women. The study spanned three years and the findings were published in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. To perform the study 244 participants were randomly assigned to receive either a daily vitamin K2 supplement of 180 […]

Just how vitamin/mineral-deficient are we?

Just how vitamin/mineral-deficient are many Americans—and others who have succumbed to the modern yummies appealing to us from a constant bombardment of signs and commercials? Very, according to a recent article in Mother Earth News, which calls us “overweight and undernourished.” Increasing evidence is piling up that longterm consumption of the fats, sugars and fluffy white foods […]

A roundup of B vitamins and what they do for your health

We have talked about the importance of specific B vitamins and how they function in your body in earlier posts. Today we will describe each one of them and how they work together for our health. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)—Thiamine is called the anti-stress vitamin, as it helps the body make new cells and repairs damaged ones, thus […]

The fewer the nutrients, the poorer the health

Once upon a time on his family farm in Missouri Dr. Joel Wallach, renowned veterinarian, speaker and author (Dead Doctors Don’t Lie), experienced a growing curiosity that eventually inspired him to embark on a lifelong mission of studying the relationship between nutrients and healthy bodies. It started like this: His family went to a great […]