Major Signs You Are Magnesium Deficient

Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from unexplained fatigue or weakness, abnormal heart rhythms or even muscle spasms and eye twitches, low levels of magnesium could be to blame. A large number of adults in our population are magnesium deficient and … Read more

Detox Done Right

Extreme cleanses can deplete your body. Here are three safer ways to lose weight, gain energy, and flush out toxins. A detox for your body can sound like a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to do all they can to remove toxins from their system? A detox can have a big impact on your body, … Read more

Natural Beauty—Youth in a Jar

Natural beauty tips

They say beauty is only skin deep. The well-fed face, it seems, is here to stay. First it was vitamin E for wrinkles. Then vitamins A and C became the next big thing. Now many creams contain actual foods like soy and green tea. According to cosmetics ads, these ingredients deliver a virtual face-lift in … Read more

Treat Your Tootsies Right

Walk down any city street and chances are you’ll pass a nail shop. It’s no surprise that these salons are on the rise—consumers have realized that $20 buys not only pretty (or flashy) nails, but also half an hour of pampering. The increasingly popular salon pedicure has its dark side, however; each year some customers … Read more

Fluoride Warnings Issued by Dentists

Recent research has modified how some dentists practice. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology(IAOMT) is using this month to raise awareness of the health risks associated with fluoride.  This is especially timely because of recent news about a study linking fluoride exposure in utero with lower IQs. The IAOMT is an organization of over 800 … Read more

The Glycemic Load of Fruit

A healthy diet should almost always include some fruit, and this is particularly true if you’re suffering from adrenal fatigue. The difficulty arises in choosing the best and most nutritious fruits to eat. Most nutritionists will recommend sticking to the fruits with lower sugar content where possible, and this makes a lot of sense. But … Read more

5 Foods That Wreak Havoc On Your Liver

foods to avoid for a healthy liver

Eliminating these foods will not only keep your liver safe, but can improve your body’s overall health When your liver isn’t operating as well as it could, you may notice you’re sluggish, bloated, moody or even hungrier more often. Junk food, refined carbs and too much sugar all open the door for degenerative diseases to … Read more

Heal Thyself—Beating the Sugar Blues

Across the nation, an estimated 20 million people—7 percent of the US population—have diabetes. As many as 40 million more teeter on the edge of the illness and are classified as pre-diabetic—meaning they have insulin resistance and higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that indicate they’re heading toward diabetes. But even for pre-diabetics, the disease isn’t inevitable: … Read more

What is the Blood Brain Barrier?

explaining the blood brain barrier

As you may know, the blood brain barrier is the barrier membrane between the circulating blood and the brain. This membrane prevents certain damaging substances from reaching brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid while allowing essential molecules to enter. The blood-brain barrier is like a sieve or filter through which only molecules of a certain size … Read more