6 Alkaline Foods For Vibrant Health

All food in nature contain both acid and alkaline-forming elements, balance is either achieved or thwarted as a direct result of the foods we choose to eat. Too many acid-forming foods can have dire consequences for our health, with “acidosis” being a common diagnosis in diabetics, for example. This is because when the nutrients required … Read more

Simple Diet Guidelines To REVERSE High Blood Pressure

What should a healthy daily diet consist of? There is a lot of information out there… My “Health Supporting Eating Plan” (see below) addresses the question, “What should I make for lunch or dinner?” (Breakfast is optional, if you’re not hungry.) My eating plan, as you will see, does not list all there is to … Read more

Why You Need to Consume More Zinc

Your body has about the same amount of zinc as a 4-inch galvanized nail. Getting and maintaining the right amount of this important mineral is similar to walking a tightrope. It’s a fine line between too much and not enough—with hazards for any missteps. Loading up with zinc for more than a week can weaken … Read more

Does Magnesium Improve Endurance?

Magnesium is an essential mineral and vital component of our body’s cells. It not only helps the body maintain good health, but also protects from illness. Although it is found in healthy foods, supplements can raise low levels. Many consider magnesium the most vital mineral for our health. It is the fourth most abundant mineral … Read more

Diet Change Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Is the concept of curing type 2 diabetes through diet really such a strange notion? After all, diet was one of the key contributors that got you into this situation in the first place. Conventional wisdom seems to disagree, however. While diet, exercise, and lifestyle are nearly universally acknowledged as vital components required for managing … Read more

How to Strengthen Bones and Boost Heart Health With Magnesium

By Catherine Guthrie What’s not to love about magnesium? The mineral juices every cell in the body and has a hand in more than 300 biochemical reactions. Subtract it from the bodily equation and nerves stutter, insulin goes haywire, and the heart’s steadfast beat loses its rhythm. And that’s only the half of it. A … Read more

Top 8 Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, often overshadowed by its green cousin broccoli. This is one vegetable that deserves a regular rotation in your diet, however, as it contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Adding to cauliflower’s appeal is its extreme versatility. You can … Read more

A Functional Medicine Approach to Good Health

What are the key points to living a healthy life? Here are some tips from a Functional Medicine approach, which looks at systems, not symptoms. Functional medicine is concerned with how everything in the body communicates and works together, and how symptoms are often the result of a breakdown in that communication. Functional medicine practitioners … Read more