Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes

Studies in the last few years have investigated magnesium’s ability to regulate insulin secretion and/or action, and this is why low levels of magnesium are commonly considered a risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Brown University are now looking at ways to tailor nutritional therapy for diabetes based on several factors: genetics,Continue reading “Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes”

A New Reason to Use Cranverry+

Cranverry+ is very good at what it does. It promotes urinary tract health and protects the body against the candidiasis, more commonly known as a yeast infection. Most of us don’t deal with these problems on a daily basis, knock on wood. So you might then say, “Hey, now that my UTI problems are all gone,Continue reading “A New Reason to Use Cranverry+”

The 8 Micronutrients People Aren’t Getting Enough Of

In an interview with Nutraingredients, Dr. Baiz Frei from the Linus Pauling Institute said he’s concerned that people aren’t getting enough micronutrients in their diets. He also said that a healthy diet is the first step toward correcting these deficiencies and that supplements are the next one. What are the 8 biggest micronutritional deficiencies according to him? Here’s aContinue reading “The 8 Micronutrients People Aren’t Getting Enough Of”

Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure. Salt Linked to Headaches

How many comic strips have we sat through where a stereotypical husband stares longingly at a hoagie or sits slumped over a salad because their stereotypical cartoon wife disallows them from eating salt due to high blood pressure?  The husband is usually wearing a white tank top and a pork pie hat, the wife withContinue reading “Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure. Salt Linked to Headaches”

5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda

Soda pop dominates our culture. The average American drinks 57 gallons a year.  It’s served in nearly every restaurant, stocked in the cooler of every gas station, you’ll find it in vending machines in hospitals and on posters adorning the walls of almost every athletic event.  But the stuff has a ton of calories and is burstingContinue reading “5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda”

Breathe Easier With Vitamin D Supplementation

A study out of England found that vitamin D supplementation reduced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease symptoms by forty percent in patients who were previously deficient in that vitamin. The symptoms of this disease include coughing, overabundance of mucus, shortness of breath and tightness of chest. These problems have the potential to worsen and lead to hospitalization.  All patientsContinue reading “Breathe Easier With Vitamin D Supplementation”