More Health Benefits of Exercise

Recently, 10,000 of us are reaching the age of “retirement” each day of the year. I don’t know about you, but I’m not even considering “retiring” until I have accomplished all that I set out to do! So what can we do to feel better, have more energy and perhaps live longer? We really don’t

Is Selenium Important to Our Bodies?

I read an interesting quote from a physician today. Allen Spreen, M.D. wrote: “When the FDA uses the phrase ‘may reduce the risk of certain cancers,’ it’s nearly impossible to imagine they’re talking about anything other than a new costly prescription pill. Because for any substance to get that kind of statement from the FDA

The Benefits of Phytonutrients

Some of the benefits of phytonutrients are listed below in the following table: Plants Extracts Health Benefits Broccoli, kale, radish Sulforaphane Growth deterrent Cabbage Isothiocyanate Lung and other growth deterrent Cauliflower Glucosinates, thiocyanates (sulforaphane and isothiocyanates) Breast growth deterrent Citrus Plants Quercetin Allergies and heart problems Garlic, onions Allicin, quercetin (onion) Breaks blood clots, lowers

What is Glutathione and is it Important?

Glutathione is one of the body’s master antioxidants. It is not an essential nutrient and can be made from the amino acids L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine. It does require the use of ATP in the two-step process in making Glutathione. While all cells in the human body are capable of synthesizing glutathione, liver glutathione

Heavy Metal Exposure

Heavy Metal Toxicity & Glyconutrients There are many heavy metals that can affect our health, but lead and mercury are, perhaps, the most dangerous. Lead has long been known to be a harmful environmental pollutant. The Secretary of the Depatment of Health & Human Services in late 1991 called lead “…number one environmental threat to

An Apple a Day?

Ever wonder where the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from? Well, there may be some good scientific evidence that this is valid. The results of an animal study published by The American Physiological Society found that Quercetin, a powerful antioxidant present in apples and other fruits and vegetables, may have

Eat Your 5 to 9 Colors Each Day

Why Should You Eat Fruits and Vegetables Every Day? Scientific research shows that eating fruits and vegetables every day reduces the risk of: Cancer Coronary Heart Disease Elevated cholesterol levels Vitamin deficiencies One of the wonderful things that happens when you eat fruits and vegetables every day is the consumption of the beneficial chemicals they

Cracking the Code on Antioxidants

I almost laugh when someone comes up to me and says he/she has a product with “the highest ORAC value” than any other thing on the market. I want to say to him/her (and those of you who know me know that I do) :”But what does it do at the cellular level?” They look

What Are Antioxidants?

Toxins, Free Radicals and Antioxidants We all live in a toxic environment. No matter where we live or how careful we are, we can’t avoid environmental toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink all over the planet. What is particularly worrisome is the high levels

Sickness or Wellness

Professor Gerard Anderson of John Hopkins University states that close to half of the population in North America now suffers from at least one chronic disease, and many more suffer from more than one condition. The rate of increase in incidence of autoimmune and degenerative diseases is alarming, especially when we look at the dramatic