Comfrey is an age old herb that has been used for thousands of years, and a major healing plant during revolutions and wars to heal trauma, pain, and wounds. It was the number one herb in most medicine chests and recommended by herbalists until recently when it was discovered to contain alkaloids that could cause liver damage. It looked like we were losing one of our most valuable herbs for eliminating pain, trauma, sprains, arthritis pain, wounds, abrasions, cuts, bruises, burns and whatever seems to ail you. The FDA encouraged companies in the U.S. to voluntarily ban the use of…• • • • More • • • •
80% of all headaches are caused by fatigue and stress. Many nutrients such as curcumin, boswellia, vitamin B6 (P-5-P), and magnesium can have a very effective benefit in preventing and relieving headaches. There are no side effects to this combination so you can safely and effectively expect great results. An excellent combination and safe for children over the age of 12.• • • • More • • • •
A lack of sleep is as destructive to the body as smoking. Everyone should enjoy good, sound sleep at least 8 to 9 hours a night. However, most of the drugs that are prescribed to induce sleep have too many side effects that lower the benefits of their use.
A new European formulation of plant oils to induce a sound sleep is now available in the U.S. These four plants are mandarin orange, lavender, lemon balm, and ravensara. These plant oils are available in softgels. Taking 1 or 2 softgels before bedtime will reduce the stress of the day and…• • • • More • • • •
Anyone who has followed my lectures or radio shows knows how I respect the virtues of curcumin. I also have a deep respect for a tannin-free, high absorption Grape seed extract (OPC). Curcumin does affect thousands of pathways in the body versus a drug that affects only one pathway in the body at a time. That’s why curcumin can virtually treat every health condition imaginable. With that being said, Grape seed is the other half of a dynamic duo that can improve your health.
For several years in the 1990’s, Grape seed extract was considered the curcumin of the 1990…• • • • More • • • •
In a one year study, the equivalent of two dosages of 600 mg of Pomegranate seed oil and extract reduced the thickening of the endothelium (the inner lining of the artery) by 35% in one year, therefore, increasing circulation of blood and oxygen to the heart and brain. I’m not aware of any drug that has this ability to open up the arteries. The group of subjects in the study who were not on Pomegranate seed oil and extract had an additional 9% thickening of the endothelium.
Rather than using a drug to open up the arteries, which is not…• • • • More • • • •
In the 1900s, the average consumption of sugar was 10 pounds per person annually. In 1986, the FDA found no reason to put a warning out on sugar as the average consumption per person annually was 40 pounds. 25 years later it has skyrocketed to approximately 250 pounds of sugar per person annually. High fructose corn syrup also adds another 67 pounds of sugary syrup to the 250 pounds of refined sugar.
The development of high fructose corn syrup being added to a number of different foods and the increased consumption of sugared soft drinks is responsible for this increase of…• • • • More • • • •
The most beneficial, natural dietary food supplement for heart health is grape seed extract. It can lower blood pressure, prevent plaque formation in the arteries and keep blood vessels from becoming stiff and inflexible. In middle aged women, grape seed extract reduced blood pressure and increased muscle mass while reducing body fat as well as relieving menopause hot flash symptoms.
In a human study with high blood pressure, 93% of those taking grape seed extract saw their blood pressure return to normal levels. It may take up to three months to regulate the blood pressure. In people with elevated cholesterol,…• • • • More • • • •
Strontium can have a tremendous effect in positively changing bone health and bone density. In fact, it can fight and possibly even prevent osteoporosis. My good friend, Dr. Jonathan Wright, observed significant improvement in the bone density of his patients who used strontium citrate, which of the several forms available, is the most easily absorbed by the body.
The results of a three year randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study using 2 grams, strontium daily were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and were impressive: women suffering from osteoporosis experienced a 41% reduction in risk of a vertebral fracture…• • • • More • • • •
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 • • • •