Articles in: Herbs & Supplements

Here you will find a series of well-researched articles describing the health supportive benefits of many herbs, nutrients and natural supplements. Our goal is to take the herbal wisdom of the ancients and prove it with today’s modern science.

Amalaki: The Best Vitamin C Berry

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 19 seconds The Indian Gooseberry, also known as amla or amalaki, belongs to a group of herbs that, according to Ayurvedic texts, promote longevity, induce nourishment, and prevent the effects of aging. Today, modern science has been equally fascinated by what one study calls “the wonder berry,” which supports […]

Iodine Doses for Optimal Benefits

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 38 seconds Iodine is an essential trace element, recognized for its cornucopia of important health benefits, including the traditional role it plays in the production of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and energy production throughout the body and, in turn, affect core body temperature, […]

Can You Get Enough Calcium From Food?

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 12 seconds While we tend to think of calcium as a supplement for healthy bones, new research suggests that our need for calcium goes way beyond bone health. In this article, we will discuss the new research, our calcium needs, the benefits, the risks and how to get the […]

Epic Ayurvedic Cough Syrup

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 39 seconds Perhaps the most irritating and lingering part of being “under the weather” is a nagging cough. You are on your way back to feeling your old self, but then without warning you can’t stop coughing. The spell can strain muscles and even throw your back out of […]

10 Reasons to Consider an Iodine Supplement

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 53 seconds Iodine is found in each of the trillions of cells in the human body. It is responsible for the production of all the hormones, proper immune system function, cellular protection, brain function, detoxification, thyroid function and much more. (1) Join me as I explore some very compelling […]

Perfecting Digestion with Herbs

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 23 seconds I have had many requests lately asking if I would write a summary of how best to troubleshoot the digestive system, and which herbs can be used to help restore digestive balance. With 74% of the American population experiencing digestive distress, (1) I write this with a […]

1000 Reasons to Avoid Herbal Extracts

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 31 seconds When shopping for herbal supplements, few people realize the differences that exist from one brand to the next. There is new evidence that provides deep insight into the differences between herbal extracts and an unprocessed, naturally dried product. In fact, while extracts have been considered a more […]

Five Spices to Rock your Digestive World

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 4 seconds According to a recent survey as reported by Fox News, a whopping 74% of Americans are living with digestive discomfort. The common symptoms are gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. (1) While these symptoms can be due to minor imbalances, they may be an indication of […]

Turmeric: The Happy Spice

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Average Reading Time: 1 minutes and 26 seconds One out of ten Americans suffer from a mood-related disorder, and experts predict that in six years, mood disorders will be the world’s second leading cause of disability. (1) To make matters worse, 63% of folks who take medications for these conditions experience side effects. (2) Surprisingly, […]

Turmeric: A Most Amazing Spice!

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 26 seconds India has some of the strongest rates of prostate, breast, bone and lung health in the world. Some researchers attribute these numbers to the regular consumption of a common household spice, which has also been shown to offer support for cognitive function and inflammation. The best part? […]

Arrive Healthy! Reduce Airplane Stress

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Average Reading Time: 8 minutes and 16 seconds When I worked for the New Jersey Nets, I traveled 17 days out of each month for the 2000 NBA season. The job was great, but I felt the travel took years off my life. I remember waking up in hotel rooms swollen. My eyes were puffy, […]