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

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

Is Your Water as Clean as You Think?

How safe is your water?

While we know that water is critical to our survival, many of us have no idea where our water is coming from. We’ve taken a passive, overly-trusting approach to the quality of water flowing into our homes and bottles. By not taking the time to research the quality of their water and the potentially harmful … Read more

8 Ways To Use Vitamin E For Wrinkles

As we age, our skin loses its firmness, elasticity and moisture which increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Apart from the natural aging process, factors like makeup, environmental pollutants, sun exposure and others can lead to the formation of wrinkles at a younger age. For example makeup or environmental impurities accumulate on the … Read more

Why I Just say NO to GMO Foods

I was asked this week to speak about the effects of genetically modified foods on the cardiovascular system for a group of health care providers and the public. Was I shocked to learn that eating GMO foods can increase the rate of heart attacks, strokes, and bypass surgeries in multiple medical studies in humans? No … Read more