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The Calcium Conundrum

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Say no to overload via supplementation. Simply put, I’m not crazy about calcium supplements. That may come as a surprise because you’ve likely consistently been surrounded by the notion of “the more calcium, the better” since childhood. Whether it’s encouraging children to have a “milk mustache” or warning adults and seniors to take their calcium supplementation for the sake of their bone health and future mobility, the calcium push has Read More

Mad About Magnesium!

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Why Your Magnesium Supplement Isn’t Measuring Up Magnesium is to minerals what vitamin D is to vitamins.  As the “master mineral” and superstar of over 300 key metabolic functions, it reigns supreme in the mineral kingdom. However, not all magnesium supplements are created equal.   If high blood pressure, leg cramps, migraines, anxiety, irritability, depression, heart disease, unstable blood sugar or insomnia are still challenging your well-being, read on… As the premiere heart mineral, Read More

Can Probiotics Boost My Mood?

Are there foods that can relieve post-holiday blues? Surprising new findings suggest that probiotics (beneficial bacteria) in the digestive tract play a key role in producing, absorbing and transporting mood-boosting brain chemicals. In one study, subjects treated with a probiotic supplement experienced a significant reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression. To enjoy these mental-health perks, I recommend getting a daily dose of healthy bacteria from probiotic-rich foods like raw Read More

My Top 10 Supplements for Kids

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Back to School Control for ADHD, Immunity, and Weight Control. 1. Fish Oil The most remarkable news about omega 3-rich fish oil is its dramatic effect on children.  Numerous studies over the past three decades have demonstrated that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had lower omega-3 levels than their “normal” peers. Fish oil is high in the essential fatty acids DHA and EPA, but DHA especially has been Read More

The Breast Cancer Risk Nobody Talks About

Radiation from electrical and wireless gadgets can damage DNA and activate tumor growth. Israeli scientists have found that low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs)—produced by cell and cordless phones, hair dryers, electronics, faulty wiring, microwave ovens, PDAs, power lines, TVs, and WiFi—have “a statistically significant influence on the formation” of the most common form of breast cancer. Following close to 1,300 clinical case records of older women—those with the highest incidence of mammary tumors—for Read More

Mighty Manganese and Sexy Selenium: The Secret Bone-Building Minerals

Micro-minerals with a macro punch. Earlier this week I wrote about bone-building—emphasizing the right kind of calcium, along with vitamin K and vitamin D. Now, I’m going to focus on two bone-building minerals I didn’t write about then, which I feel are important enough to merit a blog of their very own: manganese and selenium. Both are contained in the Osteo-Key product I use and recommend for optimum bone health. The Read More

Is D the Next Get-Thin Vitamin?

The belly fat solution I bet you’ve never heard of. The new research regarding the D connection to obesity is so compelling that I felt it was high time to detail the latest D-iscoveries. A 2010 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that subjects with healthy vitamin D levels lost about twice as much weight as those with the lowest levels, and there is plenty of “skinny” science to Read More

Practicing Safe Sun

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Sun care protection from the inside out/outside in. In Dr. Plourde’s groundbreaking book, Sunscreens Biohazard: Treat as Hazardous Waste, she suggests that antioxidants are Mother Nature’s protective sunscreens. The antioxidants with the highest proven sunscreen protection are anthocyanins, beta-carotene, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, stilbenes, tocopherols, and tocotrienols. Superfoods like cranberries, pomegranates, wild blueberries, avocadoes, broccoli sprouts, and goji berry juice as well as a plethora of spices like ground cloves, dried Read More

The 10 Most Shocking Things About Sunscreen

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What you don’t know about sunscreen may be hurting you. After reading study after study reporting the alarming increase in skin cancer cases over the last several years, I’ve started to wonder what sunscreen might have to do with it. I recently came across the research of Dr. Elizabeth Plourde, the author of Sunscreens Biohazard – Treat as Hazardous Waste. Dr. Plourde is a hormone specialist with 25 years of extensive medical Read More