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

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

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

Health problems? Look to your fingernails.

What our fingernails tell us about our health

If our eyes are the windows to our souls, our nails are the screen doors to our bodies. More than just cosmetic annoyances, brittle, ridged, or yellow fingernails and toenails can indicate nutrient deficiencies and health problems ranging from anemia to thyroid disease. “Nails suffer the most when we don’t treat our bodies well,” says … Read more

Cure a sore throat with these four healing herbs.

herbs for sore throats

In medieval England, physicians would treat inflamed, croaky throats by placing a live frog into a patient’s mouth. Hence, the phrase “a frog in your throat.” Today, thankfully, the remedies are much less cumbersome—and much more effective. Herbs are a great tool to fight a sore throat. Here are the four best herbs to soothe … Read more

Improve Your Energy and Lose Weight

Our bodies need food to restore and replenish themselves. But paradoxically, intermittent fasting can actually help your cells revitalize and rejuvenate. Occasionally depriving your cells of food—say, for twelve to sixteen hours at a time one day a week—can support better function of the mitochondria, the powerhouse that generates energy for the cells and can help … Read more