How to “Beet” High Blood Pressure

More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years old and almost three quarters (71.8%) of all American blacks in the same age group. High BP is a major risk factor for a heart attack...

4 Natural Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure

Do you want to lower your blood pressure without the harmful side effects of pharmaceuticals? The good news is that there are a number of safe, effective, and natural foods and nutrients that will help you do it. Over 60 million Americans have high blood pressure,...

6 Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol

Elevated cholesterol increases the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. It's currently recommended that total blood cholesterol (your "bad" cholesterol, LDL, plus your "good" cholesterol, HDL) be less than 200 mg/dl. In addition, your low-density lipoprotein...

For Vascular Health, Boost Your Flavonoid Intake

Introduction: Flavonoids are a group of plant pigments that are responsible for many of the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, juices, and herbs. As a class of over 8,000 compounds, flavonoids are sometimes called “nature’s biological response modifiers” because...

Blueberry Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Clinical Trial

Introduction: Blueberries are among the most important foods for good health. The diverse and wondrous health benefits of blueberries are primarily due to their high content of specialized pigments known as anthocyanins. These special flavonoids are responsible for...

“Super” Broccoli Lowers LDL Cholesterol

Introduction Many of our modern vegetables were developed from wild plants during the Roman Empire and later-day Italians through traditional crossbreeding techniques. This process involves taking pollen from one plant and placing it on the flowers of another to...

PQQ Lowers LDL-Cholesterol Levels

Introduction Every major advance in nutritional medicine generally starts out as an unknown entity. That is certainly true for PQQ (short for…

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Grape Seed Extract Lowers Blood Pressure in Double-Blind Study

Introduction: A simple dietary supplement has once again been shown to produce valuable health benefits. Specifically, a new study published in…

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New Blood Pressure Target Misses the Mark

Introduction: An initial report from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could be…

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Flaxseed Consumption Lowers Cholesterol Levels

Introduction: One of the most healthful additions to a heart healthy diet is ground flaxseeds. This wondrous little seed has played an important…

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Another Cardiovascular Effect of CoQ10 Discovered

Introduction One of the most important nutrients for heart and vascular health is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Its role in the heart is similar to the…

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“Super” Broccoli Lowers LDL Cholesterol

Introduction Many of our modern vegetables were developed from wild plants during the Roman Empire and later-day Italians through traditional…

Continue Reading

Blueberry Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Clinical Trial

Introduction: Blueberries are among the most important foods for good health. The diverse and wondrous health benefits of blueberries are…

Continue Reading

For Vascular Health, Boost Your Flavonoid Intake

Introduction: Flavonoids are a group of plant pigments that are responsible for many of the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, juices, and…

Continue Reading

6 Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol

Elevated cholesterol increases the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. It's currently recommended that total blood cholesterol (your "bad"…

Continue Reading

4 Natural Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure

Do you want to lower your blood pressure without the harmful side effects of pharmaceuticals? The good news is that there are a number of safe,…

Continue Reading

How to “Beet” High Blood Pressure

More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years old and almost…

Continue Reading

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On the show I discussed the failure of conventional medicine to address the underlying issues in many health conditions offering little more than drugs as biochemical “band aids.”

December is Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

In seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is associated with winter depression Typically, these individuals not only feel depressed they also feel tried, slow down, and generally oversleep, overeat, and crave carbohydrates in the winter. In the summer, these same patients feel very good and maybe even are elated, active, and energetic.

Although many variables may be responsible for SAD, insufficient light exposure is the most logical explanation. Many mammals exhibit seasonal variations in activity level, sleep patterns, and appetite and are extremely sensitive to changes in day length. The antidepressant effects of full-spectrum light therapy have been demonstrated in well-monitored, controlled studies in SAD. The antidepressant effect of light therapy is probably due to the restoration of proper melatonin synthesis and secretion by the pineal gland, leading to reestablishment of the proper circadian rhythm. Full-spectrum white light (10,000 lux) is prescribed for at least 30 minutes every day in the morning. Or, better yet, use full-spectrum lighting throughout the indoor environment.

The key hormonal change caused by exposure to full spectrum lighting may be a reduced secretion of melatonin from the pineal gland and an increased secretion of cortisol by the adrenal glands. Melatonin supplementation is thought to improve SAD because it increases brain melatonin levels, but it may also suppress cortisol secretion.Take 3-5 mg 45 minutes before retiring.

Vitamin D is also an important consideration. Many experts recommend a dosage of 2,000 to 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, especially during the winter months.

 

For more information, please see the completely revised and updated 3rd edition of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

Mind Your Ps and Qs

PQQ may be the perfect answer to preventing or reversing age-related mental decline.

kiwiPQQ (short for pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a vitamin-like compound found in plant foods that shows a wide range of benefits for brain function and energy production. Learn more about PQQ with the following Q&A.
What Exactly Does PQQ Do?

PQQ is an extremely potent antioxidant that is able to carry out the role of an antioxidant in the body more than 20,000 times—which is a rare thing. For example, other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are only able to accomplish this “cycling” process about four times.
Are There Any Food Sources of PQQ?

PQQ has been found in all plant foods analyzed to date. Particularly PPQ-rich foods include parsley, green peppers, kiwi, papaya, and tofu. These foods contain 2–3 mcg of PQQ per 100 grams. Green tea provides about the same amount per 4-oz. serving. While these amounts appear to be sufficient in helping our cells carry out their basic functions, research indicates that boosting PQQ through supplementation can produce some amazing effects.

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