Nov 10

Chromium’s Importance in a Healthy Body

blogImage_treatHighBloodPressure_600x400pxChromium is a trace element needed by the human body to maintain good health.  It is a metal originally discovered in France in the late 1700s but was not considered to be a nutrient until the 1960’s.  Currently it is mixed with nicotinate (a form of the B complex vitamin niacin) for use in nutritional supplements.  It is also commonly found in the form of chromium picolinate.

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Oct 20

Gugulipid for Optimal Thyroid Function

blogImage_thyroidBoost_600x400pxGugulipid has been safely used in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Also known as Myrrh, it is part of the Burseraceae family from which frankincense is also derived.  It is mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible as one of the gifts of the Magi.

Also known as “commiphora mukul”, gugulipid has been shown to increase triiodothyronine, an important thyroid hormone also known as T3.  The thyroid gland’s function is to produce consistent and sufficient amounts of T3 in order to function normally.

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Sep 29

Ashwagandha: Bringing Your Aging Thyroid Balance

iStock_000012277658Large 2Ashwagandha, also known as Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng, is an exotic Indian herb long used in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.  It has been used to treat cancer and enhance the immune system. Preliminary studies have shown that ashwagandha may be helpful in treating type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, anxiety, and reduced white count due to chemotherapy.  It has been shown to be helpful in increasing thyroxine levels in those with low and overactive thyroid.

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Sep 22

B Vitamin Complex and Health

blogImage_skin_600x400pxThe purpose of all B vitamins (sometimes known as B complex) is to help the body convert carbohydrates into glucose allowing the body to produce energy.  They also assist the body’s use fats and protein and are needed to protect the health of the liver, skin, eyes, hair and nervous system.

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Sep 08

Thyroid Balance with Ashwagandha

ThyroidIssuesAshwagandha, also known as Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng, is an exotic Indian herb long used in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.  It has been used to treat cancer and enhance the immune system. Preliminary studies have shown that Ashwagandha may be helpful in treating type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, anxiety, and reduced white count due to chemotherapy.  It has been shown to be helpful in increasing thyroxine levels in those with low and overactive thyroid.

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Sep 01

Iodine and Health

HypothyroidismIn the developed world Iodine deficiency has shown a four-fold increase in the last 40 years.  It is safe to say that three quarters of the population does not consume enough iodine to maintain good health.  Iodine deficiency is linked heart disease, mental impairment, obesity, psychiatric disorders, and breast cancer as well as other cancers.

Iodine itself is fairly rare in the environment but is found in large quantities in the oceans.  Since it is not often found in soil, those who live in inland areas are almost always deficient unless they regularly consume seafood or supplement iodine in their diets.

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Aug 25

Is the DASH Diet Helpful for High Uric Acid?

StopGoutThe DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was originally developed years ago to treat the rampant number of patients in the US who have high blood pressure.  The National Institute of Health studied three dietary plans and their outcomes.  Those who followed the DASH diet were able to lower both their systolic and diastolic pressures.  These changes occurred with and without weight loss.

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Aug 18

Chasteberry for Women’s Health

Hypitrol FB LIke AdAlso called Vitex, Chasteberry, Abraham’s Balm, Lilac Chastetree or Monk’s Pepper it is natively found in the Mediterranean region but does grow in other temperate areas of the world.  Since the days of Hippocrates (2500 years ago) the Chasteberry has been used to treat gynecological conditions such as PMS and other menstrual disorders in women.  It was brought to America in the early 1800s and now grows in much of the Southeastern United States.  Its use is well documented throughout the centuries.

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Aug 11

Menopause Benefits of Wild Yam

blog_image_uricacid_FBAlso primarily known as Dioscorea Villosa, Wild Yam has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine.  Its applications are varied.  Mostly known for treating menopausal symptoms, the Wild Yam has also been used to treat inflammation, abdominal cramping, menstrual cramps, nervous conditions, high cholesterol, gallstones, urinary tract issues and liver problems.  Wild Yam is not the same as the yams or sweet potatoes purchased at the supermarket.

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Aug 04

Niagen, Promising for Anti-Aging

blogImage_Q10_600x400pxNicotinamide Riboside is a naturally occurring chemical substance (co-enzyme) produced by the human body.  Until recently this substance was not well known or understood.  Current studies have shown that Nicotinamide Riboside has some significant and strong benefits for application in the “treatment” of aging.

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