The Vital Importance of Glutathione


Like all antioxidants, glutathione works to prevent the damage free radicals, peroxides, and other reactive oxygen species do to human cells. But glutathione isn’t just another antioxidant–it could be called, without exaggeration, the single most important antioxidant for human health. The good news? Your body naturally produces glutathione. The bad news? There’s a long list of things which can reduce your natural production, resulting in a startlingly high percentage of deficiency across the population: pollution medications poor diet stress trauma aging infections radiation exposure to heavy metals So what’s the solution? That’s a lot of ways to fall behind in your production of this vital antioxidant. Good living can help maintain your glutathione levels to some degree; this mostly includes things you should already be doing, like eating right, avoiding excess radiation, watching your air quality, and keeping your stress to reasonable levels. Exercise also boosts glutathione production, as the chemical (Read More)

Juicing Vs. Blending


From late night commercials to in-store demos, the battle between the health benefits of juicing and blending is heating up. While these two methods of turning vegetables and fruit into drinks share some similarities, each have its own pros and cons. Here is a quick guide to help you choose the method that is right for you. Juicing Everyone is familiar with drinking fruit juice; orange and apple juice are part of everyday eating. However, did you know you can juice any fruit or vegetable? Juicers let you get the health benefits of raw food quickly and easily. There are many great health benefits from juicing. Juiced food is digested more easily by your body than whole foods. Juicing extracts the nutrients from bulky foods into a relatively small amount of liquid, allowing micronutrients to be easily accessible to your body. Juicing is also pulp free, which will make you (Read More)

Part 3: Why Supplements?

Continued from part 2 Take Stock Of Your Life Starting Today Let’s face it – most of us do not take a personal inventory of what we eat on a regular basis to ensure proper nutrition. Even if we are diligent, much of the nutrition in the foods we eat today have been stripped of their nutritional value by over processing. Nutritional supplements are more widely used today than at any other time in our history. People are using nutritional supplements to fill the gaps between our unhealthy diets and our body’s needs, helping to enhance everything from our workout regimens as well as our memory and mental functions. The lack of proper supplementation may not be apparent; your body is amazingly equipped to keep you in balance, even when you are not providing the proper amounts of nutrients. This takes its toll on our bodies. Our bodies, unlike cars, (Read More)

Part 2: Why Supplement?

Continued from Part 1 Reverse The Trend – Add 10 Years (Plus Quality) To Your Life! According to a recent study conducted at the National Institutes of Health, researchers examined end segments on the DNA strands of over 580 women. These segments, called telomeres, shorten a little each time a cell divides. Shorter telomeres have been linked with an increased risk of serious health issues and death. The researchers found that study participants who took a daily multivitamin had, on average, 5.1% longer telomeres than those who did not — the equivalent of approximately 9.8 additional years of life! It is thought that because nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and the B vitamins (especially vitamin B12) and specific minerals can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, they may be useful for the maintenance of telomere length, especially when consumed in ratios that supply each nutrient with its supporting (Read More)

Greek vs. Regular Yogurt


Greek yogurt has been all over the media lately, but how does it vary from the regular variety? A slight alteration in the manufacturing process makes all the difference in the nutrition between them and is why Greek yogurt earns the “power food” label. Any form of yogurt is a byproduct of fermented milk. When manufacturers make Greek yogurt, however, they strain it to remove the whey, or liquid portion, of the milk. This is what gives the Greek yogurt a thicker consistency than the regular variety. As a result, the strained yogurt is lower in sodium and carbs, but slightly higher in both calories and protein. We wanted a closer look, so we ran to the store and grabbed a single serving of nonfat greek and nonfat regular yogurt  to compare.           Greek yogurt seems to be the winner if you’re looking for weight loss, but (Read More)

Harvard Research Says Marriage is Linked to Better Cancer Outcomes


“People who are married when diagnosed with cancer live longer than those who are not,” report researchers at Harvard-affiliated Dana Farber Cancer Institute in September. “Our data suggests that marriage can have a significant health impact for patients with cancer, and this was consistent among every cancer that we reviewed,” said Ayal Aizer, chief resident of the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and the paper’s first author. They found that in comparison with married patients, unmarried cancer patients, including those who were widowed, were 17% more likely to have metastatic cancer and 53% less likely to receive the appropriate therapy. Researchers conducted the analysis with 700,000+ participants who were diagnosed with cancer. The 4 year study took place from 2004 to 2008 and focused on the top leading causes of cancerous death in the United States: breast, lung, colorectal pancreatic, ovarian, prostate, esophageal, head and neck, pancreatic, liver/bile duct, and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The data was adjusted to account for (Read More)

Boost Testosterone Naturally


Can a Breakthrough All-Natural Nutritional Formula Bring Back Your Youthful Vigor and Vitality? Millions of men every day are looking for ways to increase sexual stamina and sexual performance. Impotence is a greater problem than ever before. This is partially due to the many drugs we take that cause this condition. The new and improved Man Alive assists with these issues very effectively. When you were in your 20’s and 30’s there were lots of things you took for granted. How much better was your sex life at that time? How much more enjoyable was it for you without the stress of not being able to perform?

Study: Vitamin D Deficiency May Double Risk of Dementia


Older individuals deficient in vitamin D may have double the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers found that in individuals aged 65 and older, those with “low levels” of vitamin D had a 53 percent increased risk of developing dementia, while those with a “more significant deficiency had a 125 percent increased risk.” Both groups were compared to individuals with normal vitamin D levels. The key to Vitamin D is absorption. We have combined strontium and Vitamin K2 – both clinically proven to assist the body in absorbing Vitamin D3 – in our best selling Dense Bone formula. The Vitamin D3 in each capsule is 2,000 IU so that you can modulate your dosage according to your needs. Additionally, the study found that otherwise healthy individuals with lower levels of vitamin D were nearly 70 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, (Read More)

Part 1: Why Supplement?

It is amazing how many people share the same experience.  When they try talking to their doctors about using vitamin and mineral supplements, they are met with condescension, laughter or belittlement. These are the same doctors mind you, that when working with a woman who has just become pregnant, insist that they take a prenatal multivitamin/mineral supplement for the health of their baby. Fortunately people are educating themselves on the value of a good quality multi-vitamin/mineral supplement because they have access to the thousands of peer-reviewed studies published every year validating the use of vitamin and mineral supplements in the prevention and treatment of disease. Despite the media frenzied attempt to discredit nutritional supplements, the latest government-sponsored survey, found that more than half of American adults take nutritional supplements and more than three-quarters of U.S. Physicians (79 percent) and nurses (82 percent) recommend dietary supplements to their patients, and a similar (Read More)

National Clean Your Refrigerator Day (Nov. 15)


Today (November 15) is National Clean Your Refrigerator Day! The refrigerator is one of the hardest working appliances in your home — and one that often takes a beating. With the holidays around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to go over some helpful tips and tricks to clean your refrigerator before your prep work for entertaining begins. A clean refrigerator promises to keep food fresher and diminish your chances of growing mold or bacteria, so do your best to maintain the cleanliness of this kitchen workhorse. Cleaning Tips… 1. Take out all the food. If you’re worried about spoiling, store the perishables in a cooler while you clean. You’ll want to see every crevice that’s in need of a scrub down. 2. Pull out your drawers. There’s no point in bending over backwards to get in those hard-to-reach places. If possible, take each of your drawers out so you can wash (Read More)