Intravenous Therapy – Myers Cocktail

The "Myers Cocktail" is an intravenous therapy consisting of various mixes of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It can be very useful in situations where oral nutrients or other therapies are not working. When nutrients are given intravenously, your digestive system is bypassed and a much higher level of nutrition can be delivered directly to … Continue reading Intravenous Therapy – Myers Cocktail

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Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects

Source: Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Antioxidants are nutrients that counteract the natural deterioration of cells. Raw, organic fruits and vegetables provide a wide array of antioxidants. Antioxidants are also present in herbs like astragalus root and Tibetan Rhodiola. In recent years, antioxidant … Continue reading Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects

Selenium and Cell Function: Is Selenium an Antioxidant?

Source: Selenium and Cell Function: Is Selenium an Antioxidant? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The element selenium (Se) is a powerful antioxidant[1] and an important micronutrient that’s absolutely essential for human health.[2] Selenium deficiency is a problem that leads to a variety of serious health complications.[3, 4]Fortunately, many foods offer a sufficient amount of selenium; as a bonus, … Continue reading Selenium and Cell Function: Is Selenium an Antioxidant?

13 Natural Remedies for Sunburn

We should always try to avoid getting a sunburn even though, at times, the power of the sun can unexpectedly sneak up. The redness, irritation, peeling, pain, swelling, and unsightly blisters… sunburns can last from 3-7 days, and are highly uncomfortable. Sunburns are actually acute inflammation of the skin cells, caused by ultraviolet rays of … Continue reading 13 Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Why Is Vitamin E Important to Your Health?

Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a significant role in human health.[1] As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps maintain healthy cells and, subsequently, a healthy body. Vitamin E can also help with poor eyesight[2], gout[3], and arthritis.[4] Today, we’ll look at key roles vitamin E plays within the body. … Continue reading Why Is Vitamin E Important to Your Health?

What Are Fats? Are All Dietary Fats Bad?

    Fats are a highly varied macronutrient group and they’re present in both animal and plant-derived foods. At 9 calories per gram, fat is the most dense source of calories required by the human body.[1] However, not all fats are created equally and it’s crucial to pay attention to which types of fat you … Continue reading What Are Fats? Are All Dietary Fats Bad?

What Are Free Radicals?

Source: What Are Free Radicals? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  You don’t have to look at many health food advertisements to see how many marketing messages focus on antioxidants and free radicals. Marketers depict free radicals as the cause of human suffering, while antioxidants are the ultimate defense and secret to immortality. Although … Continue reading What Are Free Radicals?

Foods, Vitamins & Herbs That Boost Your Brain Power

The right foods will help you use your brain to the max, and the more you use it, the more you’ll challenge your brain to grow new cells, create new connections, and improve your problem-solving and memory functions. Before I tell you about the many great foods that will keep your brain performing at its … Continue reading Foods, Vitamins & Herbs That Boost Your Brain Power

What Is the Immune System? 4 Natural Ways to Boost Wellness

The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that protect your body from pathogens; and, this time of year, you’ll hear a lot about it. Think of it as a personal shield. Its job is to protect you from harmful organisms and toxins that can have a negative effect on your … Continue reading What Is the Immune System? 4 Natural Ways to Boost Wellness

15 Foods High in Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant compound that aids the body in neutralizing the harmful after-effects of oxidation of fats. Current research is even looking into the important role that this vitamin plays in stopping free-radical production, a key method of preventing the development of chronic diseases and aging. It is also a vital … Continue reading 15 Foods High in Vitamin E