Licorice is more than the sweet chewy treat you remember from childhood … it’s a root native to Europe and Asia, which not only has a compound that is 50 times sweeter than sugar[i] but also offers health benefits that have been prized for thousands of years.
Why might you want to become familiar with this beneficial "swe … Read More
Milk thistle, a flowering Mediterranean herb that’s a member of the daisy family, has been revered since ancient times for its effects on liver health and function as well as its effect on gallbladder and kidney disorders.
In the modern day, … Read More
... It's More Than Just Fiber
Psyllium husk is most well known for its beneficial role as a powerful constipation buster, but it provides a number of other exceptional health benefits as well...
This natural fiber comes from a shrub-like herb known as Plantago ovate, and while it’s used in other parts of the world, it’s … Read More
It’s everywhere we look these days, isn’t it?
Everything from breakfast cereals to fruit juices seem to be either "fortified with” or "a good source of” vitamin C.
It may leave you wondering… just how many of these "good sources” can your body really handle every day?
And what happens if you get too much?
The Truth … Read More
We’ve spoken often about the importance of magnesium for reducing pain on this blog and in our print newsletters, but today I want to share three daily vitamins you rarely hear about for pain relief.
A diet rich in these three vitamins can ease chronic pain and prevent its recurrence in addition to their many othe … Read More
For over 75 years, doctors and medical researchers have known about the importance of trace elements, including magnesium. Magnesium in particular is important in guarding against (or alleviating) ailments like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and asthma.
Now researchers are finding a link between back pain and … Read More
Magnesium may be 12 on the Periodic Table, but it's Number 1 when it comes to health.
This mighty mineral is central to more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including maintaining muscle and nerve function, holding heart rhythm steady, and keeping bones strong. Roughly 60 percent of the magnesium in our bodies … Read More
By Al Sears, MD
We all know sunshine is the cure if you don't get enough vitamin D in your diet, right? Well, not so fast ... sunshine isn't always enough.
The problem is that even when it's sunny you might not get enough vitamin D. In a study from the city of Calgary — one of the sunniest places in Canada — almost … Read More
If you have any interest in your health at all, you're likely among the majority of adults who purchased supplements in one form or another over the past year.
Now let me ask you a question. Did you notice a difference when you took them?
If not, then you're probably not getting the biggest bang for your buck either... a … Read More
Need an energy boost? Looking for a safe, all-natural alternative to coffee or other stimulants?
So was I... in fact, I have been searching for years and I've finally found it...
It's a substance called Choline and I've found it to not only give me an increase in energy, but also in endurance and focus / concentration.
I … Read More