Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support

Recent research from China has demonstrated that higher amounts of certain nutrients and hormones can slash the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cluster of conditions that heighten the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In a recent article published in the journal Menopause, Chinese scientists found that higher amounts of calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D) and estrogen corresponded to better markers of … Continue reading Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support

Edible seaweed is packed with iodine for improved thyroid health

Seaweed is a type of alga that grows in the sea. Not only is it a food source for some forms of marine life, it also serves as a source of nutrition for humans. Seaweed is known for containing high amounts of iodine, an essential mineral used by the body to produce thyroid hormones. These … Continue reading Edible seaweed is packed with iodine for improved thyroid health

Study: Bioavailability and effects of iodine intake through seaweeds in Arctic people

In this study, researchers from Denmark and Greenland measured the iodine content of dietary seaweeds in Greenland, estimated iodine absorption, and assessed the impact of dietary seaweeds on the iodine intake of Arctic people. The results of their study were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Dietary iodine is important for the maintenance of human … Continue reading Study: Bioavailability and effects of iodine intake through seaweeds in Arctic people

Nearly all bottled water found to contain microplastics… you are drinking “plastic stew” that disrupts human hormones

Plastic is all around us, in everything from the toys our children play with to the cosmetics we use and the packaging of the foods we eat. And now experts are expressing concerns that all this plastic might mean that microplastics – tiny bits of plastic small enough to be ingested by humans – could … Continue reading Nearly all bottled water found to contain microplastics… you are drinking “plastic stew” that disrupts human hormones

Epigenetic Tags on Serotonin Transporter Gene Linked to Stress

METHYLATION OF SEROTONIN TRANSPORTER GENE IN SALIVA, BRAIN AND BLOOD DNA ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASES IN AMYGDALA ACTIVITY A new study offers an epigenetic explanation as to why some people are more reactive to stress or more vulnerable to disorders related to stress. A team of researchers at Duke University have found that methylation of a gene linked … Continue reading Epigenetic Tags on Serotonin Transporter Gene Linked to Stress

How to Increase Testosterone: Natural Hacks That Work

div class="clearfix border-top border-bottom p1 mb2 flex items-center authorvcard"> Source: How to Increase Testosterone: Natural Hacks That Work by Dr. Edward Group From supporting a healthy libido to building muscle mass, testosterone is an important hormone that has a massive influence on men’s health. Testosterone levels (sometimes called T levels) decline with age. The effects of … Continue reading How to Increase Testosterone: Natural Hacks That Work

Are plant estrogens really the answer for menopausal women in need of natural hormone support?

Isoflavones, also referred to as phytoestrogens or plant estrogens, are natural compounds found in plants and plant-based foods. They have a very similar structure to that of estrogen and they work like the hormone. For this reason, some women take them to relieve menopause symptoms. The estrogen receptors of the body treat plant estrogens as if they … Continue reading Are plant estrogens really the answer for menopausal women in need of natural hormone support?

Air fresheners are filling cars with toxic air

That air freshener dangling from your rear-view mirror may be slowly poisoning you and your family with a combination of dangerous toxins, including carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Although most car air fresheners do not provide a list of ingredients on their packaging, nearly all contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are organic compounds that easily … Continue reading Air fresheners are filling cars with toxic air

The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid

Source: The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid by Dr. Edward Group Iodine is an essential nutrient, meaning that the human body requires it for many essential functions but cannot synthesize it on its own. Without enough iodine, the thyroid gland cannot produce the thyroid hormones that regulate growth, metabolism and other important processes in the body. … Continue reading The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid

Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen

Though doctors and people do not normally associate iodine with oxygen, we have to see that iodine-carrying thyroid hormones are essential for oxygen-based metabolism. First increases of iodine and thyroid hormones increase red blood cell mass and increase the oxygen disassociation from hemoglobin.[1] Thyroid hormones have a significant influence on erythropoiesis, which is the process … Continue reading Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen