It’s not normal for women to lose their hair or to have excessive hair thinning. Yes, it’s common for men but highly uncommon for women. When women lose their hair, it’s usually associated with a hormonal imbalance or a nutrient deficiency.
The best way to support the health of the body to sustain hair growth and reduce age related hair loss is to take a combination of nutrients such as the essential fatty acids, biotin, horsetail extract, and millet seed extract. A second important nutrient to prevent hair loss is iodine, 30 mg, preferably combined with 400 mg L-tyrosine to…• • • • More • • • •
In fact, after inflammation being a main cause of disease and death, stress is number two. Stress can cause a breakdown of brain cells, your nervous system, and many organ functions. We can’t eliminate stress entirely but we can strengthen the resistance within that allows us to weather the storm of stress and cope with it more effectively.
Two of the most powerful herbs to reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as improve energy levels, enhance sexual performance, and improve libido are rhodiola and ashwagandha. These two herbs, used in combination, can make a powerful difference.• • • • More • • • •
The aim of a recent study was to investigate the effect of oral magnesium on asthma morbidity for children and adolescents. It was a randomized, placebo-controlled study that included 37 patients ages 7 to 19 suffering from moderate, persistent asthma. One group received magnesium 300 mg per day for two months. The second group received a placebo (fake pill). All patients received medication prescribed for asthma. The drugs were taken via inhalation.
The conclusion of the study was that the number of days with asthma attacks and the need to use inhalers was significantly lower in the group that was…• • • • More • • • •
Curcumin, my top favorite medicinal plant has been clinically studied numerous times and found to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. I just ran across a study from 2012 that indicated a higher vitamin D dietary level was associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease among older women. Hypovitaminosis D is common among older adults affecting up to 90% of the elderly population. This is crucial in that results of epidemiological studies suggest the Hypovitaminosis D is associated with cognitive function and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vitamin D is a steroid hormone and not a vitamin that exhibits neurosteroid actions in…• • • • More • • • •
The line, “We are what we eat”, continues to stay true. We have better health when we eat a better, healthy diet. We compromise our health when we eat an unhealthy diet. The foods we consume that are the least digested cause the most harm. Proteins are easy to digest as well as fats. Simple carbohydrates, found in most fruits and vegetables, are easy to digest and cause little complications. Starch (grains, potatoes, corn, yams) is the most difficult to digest and, in most cases, when left undigested becomes food for the harmful bacteria in our intestinal tract. With an…• • • • More • • • •
Many times when we suffer from pain, we don’t sleep well. The stress of not sleeping well generates new inflammation and new inflammation generates new, additional pain. When we have pain, we don’t sleep well. When we don’t sleep well, we have pain. The answer is to get a good night’s sleep.
A good night’s sleep reduces pain, stress, and regenerates our body to produce healthy cells and hormone levels. There is a disruption of hormones like estrogen and testosterone respectively in females and males that can have dire consequences. We would all do better with 9-10 hours of sleep…• • • • More • • • •
Comfrey is a healing herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat burns, wounds, bruises, strains, sprains and any form of blunt trauma. In the history of comfrey, it has been known as bone-knit, bone-set, and knit wort (plant). These age old terms were used because of the healing benefits. It was used to knit bones back together again. It was used to set fractures that would not heal, in some cases 50% faster. And knit wort referred to the plant being able to knit the body back together again. Comfrey fell out of favor for a…• • • • More • • • •
Neuroscientists at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have researched over 300 plant compounds in an effort to find a powerful, safe, and effective treatment for anxiety. They were surprised to find what they were looking for in an herb usually used for colds and flu—Echinacea!
However, not just any echinacea plant—the unique compounds in the plant that treat anxiety are only abundantly found in a single species grown in specific conditions and highly concentrated during the extraction process. This process yields a plant medicine that profoundly rebalances brain chemistry, which in turn, reduces stress and anxiety, calms a worried mind,…• • • • More • • • •
Propolis is used by the bees after they add beeswax and resin that forms a glue that they then use to seal the openings in their hive against bacteria and viruses. It's their natural antibiotic which protects the health of the hive. The bees collect the source of the propolis from the buds of trees and shrubs. You and I can also use Propolis as a natural antibiotic.
Science has now proven it's a natural antimicrobial. It can protect our bodies from bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. I just met a young man who had a staph infection on his…• • • • More • • • •
The philosophy of most nutritional companies and consumers is that if a small dosage is effective, more must be better. Researchers in Europe, especially in Germany, have made a science of botanical medicine. They have been able to determine exact levels needed to be effective with many botanicals.
Researchers studied small dosages of certain herbs and slowly increased the dosages until they found a diminishing return of effectiveness. The research on black cohosh found an effective dosage to reduce hot flashes, night sweats and other uncomfortable feelings with 13 mg of black cohosh extract. Increasing the dosage beyond 13 mg…• • • • More • • • •
Recent research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest has discovered a unique form of echinacea, and through research discovered a set of phytochemicals that triggers the neurons in the brain for relaxation. This is not the type of echinacea that supports the immune system when plagued with a cold or flu. This echinacea is a special variety which triggers and targets brain neurons.
Usually when echinacea is consumed, it is taken in significant quantities, but scientists in Budapest found the dosage to be different for this unique species, and only 20 mg of echinacea is required one or…• • • • More • • • •
Drugs are used to treat one intended indication because they are one single molecule. Herbs and spices have hundreds of molecules that literally can treat many different conditions. Some herbs have been researched to treat several different indications which sometime seems too good to be true. Due to where the herb is grown, the geographical area, the water, soil, climate, and a variety of other factors, it can change the molecular composition of the herb. Herbs, fruits, and berries, for example, that are grown in the Scandinavian countries, are more hardy than the same herbs, fruits and berries grown in…• • • • More • • • •
Cancer and many of our diseases, in fact, up to 80 to 90%, are caused by oxidative damage and inflammation.
Fruits and Vegetables, coffee, green tea, and other herbal teas as well as several herbs such as grape seed extract and curcumin have been shown to be rich sources of plant chemicals with potential for chemoprevention of various cancers and neurological diseases such as MS, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.• • • • More • • • •
Antioxidant compounds from grape seeds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPCs help protect the circulatory system by reducing blood pressure, protecting blood vessel walls from free radical activity and dangerous oxidation, and discouraging blood clots. In one Italian clinical study, people with either pre- or mild hypertension were split into three groups. Two of the groups received either a low or high dose of grape seed extract while the third group served as a control group with simple changes to diet and exercise. At the end of the four-month trial, both grape seed extract groups saw an improvement in blood pressure,…• • • • More • • • •
I think your varicose veins will love you for taking this herb. If you’ve ever heard about resveratrol from red wine, take notice of its first cousin: red vine leaf. Another of grape’s great gifts can be found in the leaves of the red grape plant. Red vine leaf extract provides anthocyanins and other protective polyphenols. It has been clinically proven to relieve the pain and swelling associated with varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), problems due to poor circulation.
In one study, red vine leaf extract was found to be just as effective as compression stockings and other…• • • • More • • • •
In order to have a healthy heart there are many nutrients including herbs that can support its health. The number one mineral for a healthy heart is magnesium, the fat source of Vitamin B1 called Benfotiamine, with Vitamin B6 as P-5-P, along with grape seed and pomegranate extracts.
Dr. Dennis Goodman, cardiologist in New York, highly recommends in his book, magnesium, for a healthy heart. The heart is a muscle and requires vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to be healthy. While drugs might help save lives, they don’t make the heart healthy, just weaker.• • • • More • • • •
Research Finds Vitamin D Deficiency is Linked with Fatigue and Symptom Severity in Patients with Fibromyalgia
Research presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual European Congress of Rheumatology found that vitamin D deficiency was linked to fatigue and symptom severity in patients with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and mood disturbances. The onset of fibromyalgia often occurs after physical trauma, surgery, infection or severe psychological stress. However, symptoms can gradually develop over time without a triggering event. Prior studies have shown a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among patients with fibromyalgia.
In the study, researchers wanted to determine the relationship between vitamin D blood levels and fibromyalgia. They…• • • • More • • • •
Recent studies have shown that a very unique boswellia extract can support the 5-Lox enzyme in a way that no other drug can. When the 5-Lox enzyme is over expressed it can cause a myriad of diseases and, particularly, upper respiratory tract diseases. There is no drug that I’m aware of that can manage and regulate the 5-Lox enzyme. Balancing this enzyme can alleviate any upper respiratory tract conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, and COPD.
Studies have shown that it can correct these conditions between 30 to 90 days. While not all subjects had complete relief, the results…• • • • More • • • •
Vitamin B6 has been studied for an incredible amount of health applications. It has been used to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy for decades. This vitamin may cut the risk of Parkinson’s disease in half, and may be useful in autism and ADHD/ADD. Because vitamin B6 is effective at reducing a substance in the body called homocysteine, it helps to prevent diseases associated with high homocysteine levels, like heart disease, osteoporosis and even Alzheimer’s dementia. If people are even marginally deficient in vitamin B6, they may be more susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome. Vitamin B6 has been shown…• • • • More • • • •
Bladder problems occur frequently in women, and it has been estimated that the majority of women will experience bladder discomfort at least once in their lifetime. Men complain of getting up frequently through the night to attempt to empty their bladder and are not always successful.
Whether it’s women with bladder problems or men with prostate problems, the bottom line is to fix the bladder problem. Based on recent research, Angelica archangelica can strengthen the bladder in both men and women, and increase capacity and volume of the bladder. This form of Angelica is different from Angelica sinensis, commonly called…• • • • More • • • •