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Natural Support for the Fight Against Infections

Andrographis, cat’s claw, humic acid, and monolaurin In 2020 we became all too aware of how infectious disease seriously threatens the health of people worldwide. Fortunately, there is ongoing investigation of nutrients, herbs, and other natural substances that may help fight common injurious microbes, especially when conventional medicine fails to deliver.[1] In today’s post…

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Healthy Aging

Spring Equinox Detox

Does detoxing really help health? Spring is almost here! The days are gradually getting brighter, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and the dawn chorus is sounding more cheerful. The challenging cold, dark days of winter are certainly behind us and longer, warmer days are on the horizon. The Spring Equinox occurs on March…

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What is Proposition 65?

Understanding Prop 65 labels In 1986 – more than 30 years ago – due to concern over exposure to toxic chemicals, California voters passed a citizen initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, or, as it’s now universally known, Proposition 65. This citizen-based initiative, which is now the law in California, requires…

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Healthy Aging

Are You Nitric Oxide Deficient? Part 2 of 2

Dr. Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., on nitric oxide, the peroxynitrite issue, and nutritional tools that may help improve nitric oxide production Biography: Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D., is an international leader in molecular medicine and nitric oxide biochemistry. Specifically, Dr. Bryan was the first to describe nitrite and nitrate as indispensable nutrients required for optimal cardiovascular…

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Healthy Aging

Feed Your Brain, Part 2 of 2

Cutting edge science for cognitive enhancement There has been an astonishing increase in average life expectancy over the last 100 years. Each generation is living longer, and our intelligence is steadily rising. That means there is a high premium on maintaining a cognitive edge—one that lasts for our entire lifespan. Science is now discovering…

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Healthy Aging

Feed Your Brain, Part 1 of 2

Cutting edge science for cognitive enhancement We’re not getting older, we’re getting better. There has been an astonishing increase in average life expectancy over the last hundred years, according to the National Institute on Aging. Today, over 40 countries boast a life expectancy of 80 years or more. The 85-and-over population is projected to…

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Healthy Aging

Is a Vegan Diet Healthy?

The pros and cons of going vegan There’s no doubt that vegan diets are increasing in popularity.[1] Such diets, which exclude all animal products including meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and even honey, are often followed for health reasons as well as ethical, religious, and environmental concerns.[2],[3] Although often framed in terms of lacking, vegan…

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