Blueberry extracts can protect against cadmium toxicity

Vaccinium corymbosum is the scientific name for the northern highbush blueberry, a species of blueberry native to eastern North America. These beautiful shrubs of berries can be found growing from the Great Lakes region east to Nova Scotia and south through the Appalachians down to Mississippi. Native Americans were fond of the berries and consumed them … Continue reading Blueberry extracts can protect against cadmium toxicity

Research shows hemin, lithium can mitigate cadmium-induced testicular damage

An environmental toxicant and endocrine disruptor in humans, the heavy metal cadmium is said to be among the leading causes of declining fertility in men, as it tends to reduce sperm counts and inhibit healthy reproductive function. But two major studies published in prominent journals reveal that cadmium-induced testicular damage can be mitigated through the … Continue reading Research shows hemin, lithium can mitigate cadmium-induced testicular damage

Report: Toxic heavy metals found in some baby food

A congressional report found that some of the products made by large commercial baby food manufacturers in the United States contain heavy metals, such as arsenic and lead, that can endanger infant health. The report issued by the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy revealed that high levels of heavy metals were present in rice cereals, purees and juices made by … Continue reading Report: Toxic heavy metals found in some baby food

Potential threats to child brain health: Daily exposure to heavy metals in baby food could build up over time, warns experts

Baby foods are laced with trace amounts of toxic heavy metals that can build up over time through daily exposure and impair children’s brain health, reported the consumer advocacy group Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF). The organization found that 95 percent of nearly 170 commercial baby foods contained lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium, with one in four products containing all … Continue reading Potential threats to child brain health: Daily exposure to heavy metals in baby food could build up over time, warns experts

Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Brazil are suggesting that lithium could potentially halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research, they wrote that the memory of Alzheimer’s patients stabilized after taking small doses of lithium. The team also reported that lithium was able to slow down the aging of brain cells. While research is still ongoing, they … Continue reading Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Reasons to eat cilantro, a superfood rich in immune-boosting antioxidants

You’ve probably seen cilantro used as a garnish for various dishes. This often divisive herb, which some say tastes either refreshing and citrusy or like soap, offers many health benefits such as detoxifying your body. Cilantro, an amazing superfood Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) belongs to the mint family. An annual plant, cilantro was originally found in Southern Europe, … Continue reading Reasons to eat cilantro, a superfood rich in immune-boosting antioxidants

How to reduce heavy metal toxicity for optimal health

When it comes to environmental toxins, most people would recognize the dangers associated with pesticides, exhaust fumes, and contaminated water. But, even to this day, the general population is not aware of the toxic metals in our food supply – mainly because there are no labeling requirements. In reality, one of the greatest threats to our … Continue reading How to reduce heavy metal toxicity for optimal health

Organic Nutritional Supplements: The Top 5 Benefits

Source: Organic Nutritional Supplements: The Top 5 Benefits by Dr. Edward Group “I’m mindful of everything I put into my body,” said Sarah R., a Crossfit devotee and competitive weightlifter. “But even if I wasn’t an athlete, I’d use organic supplements. My daughter and I once read the list of ingredients in one of the synthetic … Continue reading Organic Nutritional Supplements: The Top 5 Benefits

18 benefits of quercetin that are enhanced when combined with vitamin C

Quercetin, a flavonoid found in leaves, seeds, flowers and fruit, is the plant kingdom’s first line of defense against threats – including infections and environmental toxins. Now, researchers are finding that this natural protector can extend an impressive range of benefits to humans as well – especially when it is used with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant … Continue reading 18 benefits of quercetin that are enhanced when combined with vitamin C