Vitamin K may be most well-known for its ability to regulate blood clotting in times of injury, but it also plays a key role in bone health and works closely with the incredibly important mineral, calcium. Calcium is required to regulate the electrolyte balance in the body. Without calcium, the heart would quickly go into
Americans have been taking multivitamins since the 1940s, when American chemist Carl Rehnborg developed a multivitamin supplement called Nutrilite, which eventually was bought out by Amway. Years ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the original Nutrilite farm as a consultant and became aware of Carl’s original entrepreneurial vision. With the growing number of nutritional
There are more than 500 types of energy drinks on the market. They are aggressively marketed particularly towards adolescents and young adults, athletes, music festival-attendees and military personnel. They are promoted as affordable products to improve physical and mental performance, and energy drink companies often sponsor extreme athletes to boost their reputation. They are wide
On September 22, the sun will shine directly on the equator creating nature’s day of perfect balance. This autumnal equinox is when days and nights are extremely close to being the same length. It is the day of balance between light and dark – 12 hours each of daylight and darkness all over the world.
College can be one of the most challenging times to stay healthy. Suddenly, things like basic nutrition and sleep are taken for granted, resulting in sluggish immunity and making students susceptible to acne, hormonal issues, getting run-down, and more. With six kids, two in college and three college graduates, I have had firsthand experience keeping
Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 23 seconds With skin cancers on the rise, the debate over how well sunscreens work is still swirling. While the medical and logical recommendation is to use a sunscreen, reduced sun exposure and cover is the prevailing wisdom. I get the impression that most health-minded folks look at using
In nature, the shift from winter (the end of the annual cycle) to spring (the beginning of the annual cycle) is perhaps the most important transition of the year. At this time, the weather, harvests, and microbes are making dramatic changes. For example, winter microbes that are geared for keeping the body warm and digesting
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 48 seconds Good news for baby boomers! Baby boomers, those born between the years 1946 and 1964, make up the vast majority of America’s growing senior population. In the last decade, the rates of dementia in the elderly have dramatically declined. In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 48 seconds In recent years, one of the best bio-markers that has begun to be studied to measure the aging process is the length of the chromosomal caps, called telomeres. (1) Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn won the Nobel Prize for her research linking accelerated aging to shortened telomeres. Since Dr.
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 57 seconds New studies highlight the importance of optimal vitamin D3 levels for your children. This is particularly important in the winter, when the sun is low in the sky and kids spend most of their time indoors. 1. Vitamin D and Diabetes A new study revealed a very
Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 19 seconds Researchers are predicting that the rate of cognitive and memory decline in the elderly may skyrocket in the next 50 years. The good news is that there are emerging strategies that have potential to prevent this brain drain explosion. In a large study published in the prestigious