Doesn’t it seem like we are in the middle of a cardiovascular crisis? Heart disease and stroke, deep vein thrombosis, aneurysms…you hear about these types of problems every day. One thing they all have in common is the strength of the blood vessel wall. Here’s why the strength of your own blood vessel walls should matter to you.
There are two factors that are the basis of disease, inflammation and oxidation. Over the counter and prescription drugs can relieve inflammation, but at a heavy cost. Let me tell you why one of my favorite botanicals, boswellia, can be your answer for overcoming your health issues—without risk.
Do you suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis or irregular heartbeat? You don’t have to! Get to the heart of the matter with proven, targeted nutrients—you’ll love what they do to get your health back on track.
Your doctor says to eat more fish or take fish oil. If neither of those options appeals to you, take heart! There’s a better way to get the omega-3 fatty acids you need from fish, plus let me tell you more about how phospholipids and peptides are involved in your answer.
Do you feel like you’re caught up in the grip of a respiratory infection, or shingles, or a seasonal virus? You have to fight back! Here’s the powerful, natural, combination you need to be victorious over a compromised immune system.
Skin changes with age. That’s a fact of life. If you want long-lasting results for healthier looking skin—another face cream is not the answer. Here’s how to change your skin’s appearance in a mere 8 weeks, with a combination of nutrients.
You know I’m a big believer in curcumin, but I would also say, right behind it in importance is grape seed extract. For preventing heart disease, killing cancer cells, speeding the healing of damaged muscle tissue, stopping diabetes and reducing inflammation—it’s grape seed. However, you have to choose the right kind of grape seed.
Is this the year you meet your weight loss goals? I have some new nutrients working together that can help you be successful. This can be your year to make it happen. You can do this. Let me tell you how.
There are so many uses and things to learn about curcumin that it was impossible for me to cover the subject in just one article. This week we continue on— looking at this amazing botanical that addresses so many health concerns. Let’s get to even more facts about why curcumin is the most powerful natural medicine available.
If I could take only one thing to improve my health, it would be curcumin. This amazing botanical is used to treat almost every disease or illness. There’s so much I can say about this power house, that it’s going to take two shows to even begin to tell you all there is to learn. Let’s get started on the all-in-one-solution for health, curcumin!
Omega-7 is important and found in just a few foods. One of the richest sources is the berry of sea buckthorn. In fact in fact it’s called a “nutrient bomb” because of the more than 200 compounds it contains like essential fatty acids and antioxidants to name a few. And, so many uses…makes your skin look younger, heals and soothes the intestinal tract, stops inflammation…you need to know more!
Nature has presented us with a valuable gift to keep our cells healthy and to stop the progression of cancer: frankincense oil from the boswellia tree. It’s an ancient oil, but I have new news on how we can use it today along with boswellia extract to protect our bodies against oxidative stress and more …
Oxidative damage is your body’s worst nightmare. It triggers inflammation, decreases organ function, and creates cancer cells throughout the body. But guess what? There are powerful, natural nutrients you can take to stop this damage before it starts, and halt the inflammation and oxidation that are already in progress.
If you’ve had to put up with IBS, Colitis or Crohn’s disease, you know how debilitating they can be to your life. Here’s the answer from trusted botanicals…
If you’re one of the 70 million Americans having trouble sleeping, this will be welcome news. You don’t have to rely on sleep aids that make you groggy the next day. Here’s the natural way to fall asleep.
If you have type 2 diabetes, it’s time to do something about it. What if I told you there was an amazing herbal discovery that helps keep your blood sugar levels where they should be throughout the day? Hintonia latiflora works! Find out how here.
It’s a scary feeling not to be able to breathe freely—to catch your breath. If you suffer with asthma, allergies, COPD, or other respiratory issues, we have a new combination of herbs that can give you relief!
Don’t rely on sugary energy drinks for focus, endurance, and perspective—they will let you down. Reduce stress, find balance, and change your life with these two wonder herbs.
When your body experiences estrogen dominance, a number of unwanted things can happen. You gain weight, experience PMS and perimenopause symptoms, and run a higher risk of getting cancer. DIM can help your body maintain the right kind of estrogen, while detoxifying the kind that makes you sick.
Prostate cancer simply doesn’t have to be a part of any man’s world…not anymore. Here’s new news on what you can do to prevent prostate cancer.
Chances are you are low on choline and you don’t even know it! Since it’s very important to cells in the brain, your heart, your liver and so much more, don’t go another minute without understanding choline.
When you’re in pain, you need something safe, effective and fast-acting. Whether you’re dealing with chronic inflammation like arthritis or an acute case like a sprained ankle, nature has exactly what you need to relieve pain fast!
Alzheimer’s disease isn’t inevitable. But you need to stop the damaging inflammation that can lead to mental decline, and that takes the right nutrients. Discover the ingredients that can preserve your mind, and keep you feeling sharp and in focus for years to come.
If fear, worry, and anxiety have become a part of your day-to-day life—here’s the daily solution to finally be rid of those overwhelming feelings.
Does your pet have joint issues, dry skin, or even cancer? Many natural medicines are just as effective for animals as they are for humans.
You wake up one day and boom! You have the pain and pressure of inflamed sinuses. Right away a feeling of panic hits –but wait! There is something you can do.
Round, red, and delicious, tart cherries are stars of the summer season. But did you know they also provide powerful nutrients for fighting pain and inflammation associated with gout?
If you suffer from bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or just bad digestion in general, you need probiotics. But selecting the right ones can be a challenge. Truly beneficial bacteria has a long history of human us. Plus, you may be surprised that you don’t need supersized amounts to make a healthy difference right away.
Your joints are supported by ligaments, the connective tissue that is crucial to the health of your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees and heels. If your joints are feeling less-than-stellar, boswellia and bromelain could be two nutrients you desperately need for stronger ligaments and tendons.
If daily life has you feeling overwhelmed, your adrenal glands need a boost. Discover the amazing ingredients that help you feel revitalized, focused, and ready to face the day with confidence.
When it comes to healthy bones, calcium seems to get all the attention. What if I told you there’s a better choice when it comes to building stronger bones? Silica prevents osteoporosis, repairs bone fractures, builds cartilage for stronger joints, and much, much more!
There are many options out there for headache relief, but they cause serious side effects, and can even be dangerous. There is a better answer—safe, effective ingredients that stop the pain without the risk.
The prevalence of breast cancer is so widespread that sometimes it feels like you’re just waiting your turn for a diagnosis. It doesn’t have to be that way. By making intentional lifestyle and dietary choices, and adding powerful nutraceuticals like curcumin to your daily regimen, you can stop breast cancer before it ever strikes.
You’ve heard of ginger and turmeric, and maybe you’re aware of the amazing health benefits of these natural herbs. But have you heard what they’re capable of when they’re combined? From reducing chronic inflammation to neutralizing cancer-causing chemicals and even preventing tumor development, the research will amaze you!
Glutathione is your body’s “master antioxidant.” It helps decide how well you fight infections, aging, and even cancer. But as we get older, our natural levels drop off. In the past, glutathione has been tough to get through supplementation. But that’s just changed in a big way!
The increased use of antibiotics has caused a disturbing rise in superbugs—infections like MRSA and antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis that can be hard to stop. But propolis, a natural substance bees use to protect their hives, may just be the alternative to standard antibiotics that we’ve been looking for.
If you experience pain and tingling in your feet, legs, fingers, and hands, you could be dealing with peripheral neuropathy. Instead of going the prescription drug route, try something that will actually repair your blood vessels and nerve endings and restore comfort naturally.
You love to be active, but you’ve noticed aching joints, limited mobility, and increasing pain. But arthritis doesn’t have to stop you. These powerful ingredients will return your flexibility, strength, and mobility without risks or side effects.
Are you always tired? Do you have cold hands and feet? Are you missing the outer third of your eyebrows? These are all signs that your thyroid isn’t working as well as it should. But a natural solution can get your thyroid humming again.
Nothing is more frustrating to a dedicated athlete than getting sidelined by pain. It’s time to outsmart athletic pain with natural pain relievers that can stop inflammation and relief pain without side effects. What are you waiting for? Read up and then get back out there!
An overactive bladder is stressful. It can cost you peace of mind during the day and valuable sleep at night. Fortunately, there is an amazing, clinically-tested botanical extract that helps you reclaim your life.
Low back pain can really throw a wrench into your life. It’s time to discover the ingredients that stop pain, help rebuild cartilage, and strengthen your spine – safely and effectively.
Your heart and arteries have a full-time job, so they need nutrients that help keep blood vessels strong and flexible and keep calcium from interfering with your heart and cardiovascular system. If you’ve ever worried about high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, or stroke you need to read about the must-have vitamins that can make an amazing difference.
Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of long-term disability. But strokes can be prevented. Learn how to decrease your risk of stroke through natural interventions that fight high blood pressure and manage cholesterol.
If you feel like acne is hiding “the real you”, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that about 85% of Americans struggle with acne at some point in their lives. Discover the nutrients that can defeat acne so you can love your skin again.
Did you know that pomegranate is the only known botanical source of omega-5 fatty acid, also known as punicic acid? This incredible fatty acid is good for with so many health concerns, from breast cancer to cardiovascular health, that it deserves our attention.
Is your family in the line of fire as cold and flu season approaches? What’s your plan? Many over-the-counter medications for coughs and congestion can have unpleasant side effects and are not recommended for children. Fortunately, natural alternatives for coughs and congestion can bring safe and effective relief.
If you have varicose veins or legs that are swollen, heavy, and tired, you may feel like you’re stuck living with it. You’re not. There are clinically-studied natural ingredients that will strengthen blood vessels, prevent formation of varicose veins, and put spring in your step again.
Have you spent too many hours staring at your computer or smart phone? Or maybe your hobbies involve close work, like stitching needlepoint or making fishing lures. Then, you may have noticed that your eyes get worn out—dry, tired, strained,—especially as you get older. The omega-7 fatty acids in sea buckthorn are a boon to sore eyes.
Sometimes, the best thing you could ask for is a day of digestive calm. If you struggle with IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, or other intestinal disruptions, take heart—there is hope. Powerful, clinically-tested botanicals can bring regularity back to your life, naturally.
Do you worry about driving at night because you just can’t see that well? Do you have trouble reading the latest thriller because your eyes get tired easily? You don’t have to just accept these eyesight changes. Natural ingredients can help preserve your eyesight so you can live the life you want to live.
If you had to name an “engine” that powers the activity of virtually every cell in your body, it would be the mitochondria. Because it is ubiquitous, and found everywhere in the body, a crucial factor in fueling that engine is “ubiquinone”. You’re probably most familiar with its other name, coenzyme Q10, also known as “CoQ10”. CoQ10 helps spark the process of moving the electrons in the mitochondria to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the natural “gasoline” or “battery” that powers our body at a microscopic level. Of all the cells in the body, the heart contains the most mitochondria, but the brain needs impressive amounts of CoQ10, too.
Our health depends on how well our cells thrive. At the smallest level, we need to protect ourselves from free radical damage to our DNA. How do we do it? By having the best combination of effective, absorbable, and validated natural ingredients available.
Hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, and sleeplessness. Who needs it? The symptoms of menopause can hijack your life. But you can fight back. Black cohosh is a natural remedy to relieve menopause symptoms.
Do your knees hurt? Are stairs starting to be a misery? When you drop something and it rolls under the couch, do you dread kneeling to retrieve it? Do you avoid getting down on your hands and knees to play with the kids or grandkids? Our knees, hips and ankles are joints that take a beating in daily life, because they support our weight, act as shock absorbers, and allow us to run, jump, dance and dodge. And like movable parts in a machine, they are more prone to problems and they can wear out faster than the rest of our body.
The “Other” Time of the Month Does your life come to a screeching halt once a month? You get mad for no reason, cry easily, and eat way too much junk food in front of the TV every night. Your…Ref. #0103
There is no shortage of multivitamins available, but how effective are they? Although many of these multiples may provide at least some of the nutrients you need every day – vitamin A, vitamin C, and so forth -- most don’t…Ref. #0075
By Mary Enig, PhD
“The Soft Science of Dietary Fats,” by Gary Taubes, in the March 30, 2001 issue of Science,1 exposes the shenanigans of the 1970s McGovern Senate Committee staff and the follow-on by various government agencies that gave us the anti-fat, anti-cholesterol dietary goals and guidelines. This exposé adds to the material in “The Oiling of America”2 by Enig and Fallon and The Cholesterol Myths3 by Ravnskov. Taken together, these works provide substantial food for thought.
Depression is a Thief Depression robs us of our most treasured gifts: happiness, pleasure, comfort, and energy. Many people feel they have only the choice of taking prescription drugs that have significant side effects or continuing to live in misery.…Ref. #0074
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In the New Year, we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany — the time when we traditionally recognize the three kings (or wise men, or whatever your belief) who arrived to visit the Christ child and present their gifts. In a very…
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Natural Flu Fighters Every year when the official “cold and flu” season rolls around, it can feel like the bell ringing for the start of a wrestling match. Between antibacterial hand gels and soaps, plus the constant nagging to “get…Ref. #0060
Most people probably don’t think about their liver too much unless a medical condition or family history demands it. In a way, that’s too bad. The liver is one of the hardest-working organs of the body, and because of that,…Ref. #0098
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The CDC reports that approximately 35 percent of Americans age 20 or older have pre-diabetes. That number soars to 50 percent for Americans over the age of 65. And that’s not even counting those who have undiagnosed diabetes– unaware that…Ref. #0045
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Garlic (Allium sativum) is known worldwide. As an ingredient, it is beloved for its rich, savory flavor and pungent aroma. Adding garlic to a meal seems to bring it up to another level. This wonderful plant, known by some as…Ref. #0077
High blood pressure will do very bad things to you. It can cause kidney failure, blindness, brain damage and heart attacks. It can kill or disable you. And the frightening part is that you never feel a thing. This is…Ref. #0049
It’s easy to forget that hair is a living part of our body. Most people simply don’t make that association. But as such, it must be nourished. We have come to believe that to improve the quality of our hair…Ref. #0035
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As a guest author for this Terry Talks Nutrition®, I am happy to have Dr. Jan McBarron “weigh” in on natural weight loss. I’ve known Dr. McBarron for many years, and respect her as a weight loss expert. She has…Ref. #0070
If you feel tired all the time, have gained weight even while keeping to a diet, and just can’t seem to concentrate, your thyroid needs help. Sadly, thyroid function is too often ignored by conventional medical practice. It’s a common…Ref. #0010
Did you know there’s one simple mineral that we need every day that most of us never get? There was a time when it was considered a “cure all”, but we’ve forgotten all about it in favor of prescription drugs,…Ref. #0010
Did you know that over 200 viruses are known to cause what we call “The Common Cold”? They can survive on doorknobs, telephones, computers, tabletops, and even your skin for as long as 3 hours. Experts report that children can…Ref. #0039
The French Secret for Beauty You’re probably already familiar with the “French Paradox.” It’s the fact that despite the rich foods and wine enjoyed by the people of France, they have excellent cardiovascular health and slim waistlines. Women in France…Ref. #0094
Usually, the first thing a person does to stop the pain of heartburn is reach for a couple of antacids. It’s almost a trained response; we’ve all seen the commercials on TV telling us why stomach acid is bad, and…Ref. #0007
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There are times when it can feel like menopause – and not you – is in charge. This inevitable change in a woman’s life brings with it a host of symptoms – sometimes severe, and sometimes not – that need…Ref. #0037
By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNSJonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, (aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”) is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. Dr. Bowden has a Master’s Degree in psychology and counseling and a PhD in nutrition, and has…
We couldn’t live without enzymes. They help us absorb nutrients, create valuable hormones, heal muscles, relieve inflammation, fight cellular and other immune threats, and carry out the almost infinite tasks of our body’s needs. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies…Ref. #0085
For this Terry Talks Nutrition®, we have a special guest, Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter. Chris explores the world in search of plants with medicinal powers. He has the unusual title of “Explorer in Residence” at the University of Massachusetts…Ref. #0053
The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease By Dr. Jonny Bowden Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, (aka "The Rogue Nutritionist™") is a nationally known health expert. Dr. Bowden has a PhD in nutrition, and has earned six national certifications…
Sometimes, it can be a little confusing knowing what to eat. It seems like there are always conflicting reports about what is healthy and what is not, and it can be tempting to just give up and eat for convenience…
What if I told you that calcium is a powerhouse nutrient that has incredible effectiveness OUTSIDE the bones? Yes, 99% of our calcium is used to maintain the healthy growth and density of bones and teeth. But what about that…Ref. #0088
For many men, there is nothing more vexing than benign prostate hyperplasia, commonly known as BPH. Additionally, the specter of prostate cancer looms for any man approaching middle age. In fact, if a man’s brother has prostate cancer, his…Ref. #0083
Our eyes are our window to the world. They allow us to see a rainbow, wish on a falling star, delight in our children’s faces, paint masterpieces, and fly rockets to the moon. And while many people live wonderful, worthwhile…Ref. #0064
Preventing and Healing Bone Spurs Naturally Bone is living tissue, and it’s an easy thing for many people to forget. Until, of course, something goes wrong. Most of the time, our bodies work very well at keeping the right proportion…Ref. #0078
What if you bought a new car but your key didn’t fit? You wouldn’t go anywhere. What if you bought an expensive new coat, but your arms were too big for the sleeves? You’d be left out in the cold,…Ref. #0076
Most of the time when we think of osteoporosis, we only think it applies to the elderly. It doesn’t. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget that bones are living tissue. Bone structure is being renewed all the time, like an around-the-clock…Ref. #0054
Exercising for Twelve Minutes Will Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease More Effectively than Running a MarathonI have worked out off and on almost all my life. At one time in my teens and early 20’s, at 5’7” tall, my…
When you hear about a yeast infection, the first thought might be that it is a woman’s problem, usually causing vaginal itching and discomfort. But did you know that this problematic yeast, Candida albicans, is present throughout the body, including…Ref. #0061
Breast cancer is terrifyingly widespread in America. Over 230,000 women dealt with the disease in 2011 alone. It is second only to lung cancer for its mortality in the United States.Because of this, there can be a sense of inevitability…
We hear a lot about Genetically Modified foods, or Genetically Modified Organisms – GMOs. But what exactly are they, and why should we bother worrying about them?In this Terry Talks Nutrition®, I’d like to review what GMOs are, how they…
Everyone has heard of vitamin B6 and a few may even be able to tell you that the B vitamins have a lot of research on energy and the nervous system. Vitamin B6 is critical for life itself. Having low…Ref. #0055
There are a lot of misunderstandings about vitamins and supplements, and in my 40-plus years in the industry, I’m pretty sure I’ve heard most of them. However, there are always a few that stand out and seem to be “evergreen”.…
To say that America’s diet is out of whack is to state something tremendously obvious. You might even feel a bit overwhelmed when you think about what to eat, what not to eat, and try to balance what you’ve heard…