The data is clear: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women, claiming well over half a million lives each year, or 1 out of every 4 deaths. The statistics are even grimmer for cognitive decline. By the time you reach 80, there is a 50% chance you'll suffer from significant brain impairment — no better than a flip of a coin.
Pretty scary stuff. Everyone would agree that maintaining a healthy heart and a sharp mind are vital to enjoying a long, active..
If you have issues digesting gluten, simply avoiding certain foods may not be enough to help. Gluten is only one member of a family of proteins, called lectins, which lurk in many foods beyond the grains we associate with gluten. Our one-of-a-kind Lectin Lock formula features targeted nutrients that neutralize all lectins, including gluten, before they wreak havoc on your digestive system and cause painful gas, uncomfortable bloating, occasional constipation, diarrhea and more.*
25 June 2015 by Lorrissa Long
The prostate gland isn’t something a lot of men pay much attention to—until it starts to cause problems, or, even scarier, becomes cancerous. And if you’re a male who’s edging up there in years—or you have a father, brother or husband who’s getting older—chances are good the prostate will start to cause problems.
In fact, most men past the age of 70 will develop an enlarged prostate, a noncancerous condition known as benign prostatic hy..
By Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
June 18th, 2014
If you find yourself staring at a supplement’s expiration date that has come
and gone, it might be tempting to throw it away. However, only a few
circumstances warrant its disposal.
Printed on a consumable’s packaging, expiration dates may or may not be an important indicator for evaluating consumption safety. Expiration dates are necessary for determining when it is safe to buy, cook a..
By Chris Gunnars Bsc (Article from Authority Nutrition) November 2015
Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.
Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.
Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.
1. Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious
If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is act..
28 January 2016 by Larissa Long (VRP)
An estimated 1.6 million people in the U.S. suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a category of conditions characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract.
The two most common IBDs are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the rectum/anus, while ulcerative colitis is limited to the large intestine (colon).
Both, however, present similar..
What is EpiCor?
EpiCor is a fermented form of a species of yeast called Saccharaomyces cerevisiae, which is the main source of nutritional yeast and yeast extract. Also known as Dried Yeast Fermentate and Brewer’s Yeast, this microscopic unicellular fungi is often used in commercial food products and alcoholic fermentation. This yeast is rich in amino acids, vitamins, and enzymes that help boost your immune system and support your health all year round.
Epicor Boosts Your Immu..
08 October 2015 by Larissa Long
The American Cancer Society estimates that 93,000 new cases of colon cancer and almost 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2015. Colon cancer affects the large intestine (colon), while rectal cancer occurs in the last few inches of the colon. Together, they’re referred to as colorectal cancer—the third most common cancer in both men and women.
Most colorectal cancers begin with polyps—small clumps of cells that attach to th..
02 July 2015 by Larissa Long
If you’ve ever dealt with the dull, burning pain of a stomach ulcer, then you’re intimately familiar with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). This strain of bacteria is known to cause ulcers and, in rare cases, stomach cancer.
Until the discovery of H. pylori in the early 1980s, doctors blamed stress, spicy food, smoking and other lifestyle habits for ulcers. But now we know otherwise.
Once H. pylori bacteria enter your system, they attack the li..
12 March 2013 by Larissa Long
When you open a can of tomato sauce or black beans to make dinner, or warm up a bottle for your child, the last thing you think is that you could be harming your family’s health. But that potential harm is very real, thanks to the slew of manmade chemicals floating all over our planet—right down to food/beverage containers and baby bottles.
In a 2012 update to a report titled “State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals”—original..
16 July 2013 by Larrissa Long
Millions of Americans rely on artificial sweeteners to minimize their sugar intake. And really, who can blame them? Sugar has absolutely no nutritional value and can be downright dangerous. In fact, the over-consumption of sugar can be blamed for countless health conditions ranging from diabetes and heart disease to cavities and obesity (and let’s not forget obesity-related diseases like stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and various cancers).
By Jason Barker, with Larissa Long
Believe it or not, the multivitamin debate continues. Every few months or so, some study shows that multivitamins (or supplements in general for that matter) are not necessary.
Those on the anti-multi side of the table argue that you simply don’t need them. First, they claim that eating a well-rounded diet and the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables provides you with all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs, and that multivita..
25 June 2013 by Larissa Long in Whole Health Update
Over the past decade or so, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has become the antioxidant darling of naturopathic physicians and cardiologists, and even many mainstream doctors—and with good reason. This nutrient is an essential component in your body’s energy production.
The majority of the CoQ10 in your body resides in your heart, but you’ll also find it in the brain and liver. Considering these are three of the hardest-working organs..