Health Tips: Take Control of Your Daily Sodium Intake

Your body needs sodium, regardless of what you’ve probably heard your whole life. Many “experts” have demonized this mineral because excess dietary sodium can lead to health issues, but the fact remains that without enough sodium your body’s systems will not operate as they should. Symptoms of low sodium, also called hyponatremia, include muscle spasms or cramps, frequent … Continue reading Health Tips: Take Control of Your Daily Sodium Intake

The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral with a very important role in human nutrition. Many of the human body’s normal physiological functions require a small, but vital, amount of selenium.[1]Selenium rich foods are fairly common, so obtaining a sufficient amount from diet alone is not a challenge for most people. However, supplements are popular for those … Continue reading The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

The Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

There has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of flaxseed oil but many people don’t know exactly what it is and what it specifically does. Flax is a good source of plant omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber and other nutrients. It’s nutrient composition differs from that of other major oil seeds such as … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

U.S. Population Getting Even Fatter

Results of an investigation presented last year at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual Scientific Session shows if current trends continue, the overwhelming majority of American adults will be overweight, if not obese, by the year 2020 [1]. More than half will also suffer from either type-2 diabetes, or related pre-diabetic conditions. Using data gathered … Continue reading U.S. Population Getting Even Fatter

TV Viewing Linked to Unhealthy Eating

There’s an old adage that says TV rots your brain. While this may not be literally true, there are ways it can contribute to the spoiling of your health. A newly published meta-study carried out by researchers at Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health (SSEHS), in England, has underscored potential health hazards of … Continue reading TV Viewing Linked to Unhealthy Eating

The Truth About Bacteria and Herbal Supplements

Modern-day dietary supplements—particularly herbal supplements—have remained controversial since their inception. Proponents tout that herbal supplements, because of their concentration, are extremely potent and helpful for supporting a wide range of body functions. Those who oppose herbal supplements, on the other hand, claim these products may pose a significant health concern, especially if they contain any level … Continue reading The Truth About Bacteria and Herbal Supplements

The 7 Best Foods for Energy

Adequate energy is directly related to adequate nutrition and adequate rest. If your energy levels are low, don’t reach for an energy drink, the best approach is to start with your diet. Some of the most basic and readily available foods provide nutrients that are full of high quality, sustainable energy. Some of these foods … Continue reading The 7 Best Foods for Energy

The 8 Best Foods for Juicing

Many people want to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet but sometimes get dissuaded when it comes to finding an easy way to integrate that into daily life. Not everyone is interested in spending a lot of time in the kitchen, nor are they interested in munching on a bunch of carrots, head … Continue reading The 8 Best Foods for Juicing

Study: Phytochemical Found in Broccoli & Cauliflower Attacks Prostate Cancer Cells

We all know that it’s important to eat our vegetables. At least, that’s what most of us have heard since we were kids. What our mother’s told us as when we were young, our doctors tell us as we get older. Sometimes though, it helps to have a more specific reason than high cholesterol, or … Continue reading Study: Phytochemical Found in Broccoli & Cauliflower Attacks Prostate Cancer Cells

What is Na R-Lipoic acid?

When it comes to health, there are some powerful molecules that remain relatively unknown by the general population. Alpha-lipoic acid is just one of these important molecules, acting as an antioxidant and playing an integral role in cellular energy metabolism. There are two forms of alpha-lipoic acid: r-lipoic acid and s-lipoic acid. R-lipoic acid is the biologically-active form the … Continue reading What is Na R-Lipoic acid?