Your heart is a muscle. It needs calcium in order to contract. Did you know that calcium levels in your heart muscle cells increase 10 times every time your heart beats?
What does this have to do with vitamin D? Vitamin D increases calcium absorption in the intestines. In fact, you could not absorb calcium at all without vitamin D! Many experts recommend 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily.• • • • More • • • •
Coconut oil is classified as a saturated fat but unique in the fact that it is a medium chain triglyceride. After eating, it is transported to the liver and converted to energy. It is not stored as fat. Many studies have shown that by consuming coconut oil through a number of complex steps, it actually helps us lose weight. It protects the heart and entire cardiovascular system.
Coconut oil also contains lauric acid, which is used by the body to make the same disease fighting fatty acid derivative monolaurin that babies make from lauric acid that they get from breast…• • • • More • • • •
In some of my articles, I made reference to the American diet being made up of 70% refined carbohydrates and refined sugar. While this makes us feel full and squashes the pangs of hunger, we are drastically malnourished. With the emphasis on soft drinks and fast foods, we are certainly not able to get all of our nutrients that we require daily.
The best way to make sure that we are able to supplement our diet and health with nutrients is to take a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement. I never recommend a one-a-day. It’s just not possible to…• • • • More • • • •
I think most people are aware of the heart healthy benefits of olive oil but are unable to find a way to add it to their diet or dislike taking olive oil by the spoonful. Olive oil has been singled out as being one of the best foods in the Mediterranean diet, a diet that seems to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Olive oil is truly a heart healthy, nutritional wonder.
A European company that specializes in olive oil research has been able to concentrate olive oil 500 times with additional olive fruit extract and olive leaf…• • • • More • • • •
The human body is estimated to have around 60,000 miles of blood vessels! Uninhibited, healthy blood flow through these strong, flexible arteries, veins, and capillaries is central to good health. There is no drug that can make these blood vessels stronger; however, there is a nutrient that accomplishes the job — mesoglycan. Mesoglycan occurs naturally in the body and works to repair damaged blood vessels not only in the heart but also throughout the body including the legs, brain, and eyes. In fact, the entire circulatory system needs this necessary component to build strong and flexible blood vessel walls. Mesoglycan…• • • • More • • • •
Many people have gout and are prescribed medications, but they too have their own set of side effects. Cherries are an old wives tale to treat gout, but now science has proven that cherries alleviate the uric acid crystals that cause gout. The best form of cherry fruit and the most effective is called freeze-dried cherry fruit extract. Usually 750 mg to 1500 mg once or twice a day is a good dosage.• • • • More • • • •
New research has just emerged showing that sea buckthorn oil can relieve dry eyes including dry mouth, throat, vagina and skin. Sea buckthorn benefits the health of all the mucous membranes and skin. It is also one of Europeans beauty secrets to reduce dryness of skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can be used orally and topically.• • • • More • • • •
Can You See Or Feel Varicose Veins in Your Legs? Do You Have Hemorrhoids? Two clinically studied herbs, Butcher's Broom and Red Vine Leaf extract have both proven to reduce heavy, tired legs and reduce the physical appearance of varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Usually, 1,000 mg of a combination of these two herbs used on a daily basis can make your legs feel happy.• • • • More • • • •
Probably the number one complaint by Americans to their doctors is that of pain. It can be pain of joints, fibromyalgia, headaches, muscular pain, and osteo and rheumatoid arthritis pain. Some people live on pain killers, those purchased over-the-counter and some prescribed by physicians. All pain killers have side effects, some more dangerous than others. It is estimated by the CDC (Center For Disease Control), that approximately 16,000 people die annually from using Tylenol. The dosage that can kill is not excessive but even at 20% less than the recommended dosage. Then you have the side effects associated with stomach,…• • • • More • • • •
Lowering our cholesterol is not at all heart healthy. Scientific evidence does not show any benefit for heart health by lowering cholesterol. In fact, 63% of individuals experiencing a heart attack have what would be considered normal or low cholesterol prior to the heart attack.
Cholesterol is a critical nutrient for our muscles, nervous system, heart, and brain function. Cholesterol also provides the basic foundation for producing our sex and stress hormones. There is absolutely no benefit in lowering cholesterol. There is a benefit for raising good, healthy cholesterol versus the LDL or bad cholesterol. But other than that, arbitrarily…• • • • More • • • •
Fish oils are not the only source for omega-3 fatty acids. There are several other sources that contain omega-3 fatty acids such as flax seed oil, walnut oil, rose hips and chia seed. The problem with plant omega-3s is that they do not contain EPA or DHA. While fish oils contain EPA and DHA, fish oil, before it’s bottled or encapsulated, requires a tremendous amount of refining and processing. Typically the fish that’s being processed for its oil is boiled to make it easier to obtain the oil when pressed under pressure.This process highly damages the oil which requires molecular…• • • • More • • • •
A documentary on sadness and anxiety I watched claimed that 50% of the population of Canada and the United States suffered from stress, nervousness and anxiety which caused a great deal of unhappiness and an abnormal dependence on drugs. The findings of this study also pointed out the fact that people with fear of the unknown or of daily life, caused an excess of bad habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, excessive eating and abnormal sexual behavior.
Just reading the paper and listening to the world news, it’s a wonder that we can go on in this chaotic world. The…• • • • More • • • •
While many drugs are available for these conditions, the manufacturers who make them and the physicians who prescribe them are quick to point out that there are no cures for these conditions. From the research I’ve seen, I think nature provides the cure. There is a tree that grows in India called boswellia, which is frankincense, the gift given to Christ at His birth. It truly is not only a gift for Christ but a gift for the whole world to heal any upper respiratory conditions.
While drug companies have never successfully developed a drug that controls and downgrades an…• • • • More • • • •
Injuries are most common in the knee joint whether you are a professional athlete or just causing long-term excessive abuse to the knee joint. Of course, an athlete can experience immediate damage due to the trauma and aggressiveness of a sport.
Non-athletes can also experience knee damage from just long-term wear-and-tear due to poor techniques in lifting, incorrect techniques exercising and excessive weight. All those extra pounds bearing down on our knee joints can cause accelerated and long-term damage.
We could also include the hip joint as most elderly will experience damage of these joints as well as the knees…• • • • More • • • •
Curcumin, of course, is my most favorite herbal medicine, but after curcumin, my second choice is boswellia. Boswellia is a very powerful anti-inflammatory through the action of downgrading the 5-Lox enzyme. The 5-Lox enzyme in our metabolic function is related to preventing and downgrading 60 different diseases. It is particularly effective for upper respiratory tract conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, allergies and sinusitis.
A highly studied form of boswellia contains 10% AKBA, the most effective component of boswellia, and less than 5% of beta-boswellic acid.This combination creates a boswellia that is up to 20 times more effective than plain…• • • • More • • • •
Many people who experience tingling and numbing of fingers and toes and burning feet, may have a nerve disorder commonly called neuropathy. Especially hard hit are diabetics.
It seems to be involved with a disorder of glucose (sugar) metabolism and increased insulin production. That’s why diabetics, type 1 and type II, have more nerve disorders referred to as diabetic neuropathy.
The best way to support the nerves is through special B vitamins with boswellia, an anti-inflammatory herb, and lipoic-acid, a water and fat soluble antioxidant so it works intracellular as well as outside of the cell. This combination would be…• • • • More • • • •
Research has shown that a blend of curcumin and boswellia is a probable solution for osteoarthritis of the knee. From the research and studies I have seen, curcumin and boswellia are very powerful anti-inflammatories with a host of other health benefits which include very powerful antioxidants with the decrease of free radical damage, improvement of immune function, liver and gallbladder function, as well as kidney function and improved cognitive function.
I would include vitamin D3 and a food grade boron to this blend of curcumin and boswellia. This combination would provide excellent results for anyone wanting to improve healthy knees…• • • • More • • • •
Viruses are responsible for colds and flus, which in some cases affects the majority of the population. Billions of dollars are spent on over-the-counter cold and flu medications and flu shots, which have limited success. Hundreds of thousands of days nationally are non-productive due to colds and flus. Sometimes, half the classroom is empty because of colds and flus.
When it comes to the flu shot, it’s a guessing game. They try to get the flu shots ready for the flu season not knowing which strain of virus is going to cause the flu that year. It doesn’t make any…• • • • More • • • •
It has gained its reputation based on centuries of use. It was commonly referred to as the medicine that healed the battle injuries of soldiers in medieval wars. It was the herbal folk medicine that has withstood the test of time. And centuries later, science has confirmed a Comfrey (Trauma Comfrey) cream for its healing properties for minor wounds, joint pain, sprains, trauma, strains, and back pain.
Look for a cream that is PA free and guaranteed safe to use even for children over 3. Science has proven that results can be felt within 15 minutes. For me, nature has…• • • • More • • • •
Drugs will never cure disease. Drugs do not provide a measure of health. Drugs were intended to be used during a crisis to save lives but they have become our healthcare system. Food is our best medicine. 95% of the world depends on plant medicines for their medicine. Curcumin and grape seed extract can prevent and treat a variety of diseases. And new research is being done on curcumin and grape seed extract OPCs all the time. As more people become more aware of these developments, I believe a second American revolution – a revolution in health – will be…• • • • More • • • •