One Serving of Greens Daily Slows Brain Aging by Over a Decade

Is memory loss and decreased brain power inevitable as we age? Many people in their 40s, 50s and beyond are told that it is and there is nothing that can be done about it. Is that true? Of course not. Steps can be taken to not only stop memory loss, but also reverse it. Here is a simple step. New research from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that eating just one serving of leafy green vegetables a day takes a decade off an aging brain. Two servings produced even greater effects. I explain how below.

Blackberry Consumption Promotes Improved Insulin Action and Fat Burning

One of the biggest mistakes that people with diabetes or desiring weight loss do is stay away from fruit. While it is true that fruits contain natural sugars that have the potential to stress blood sugar control, they are also rich in fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that provide considerable beneficial health effects.

The Best iPhone App for Permanent Weight Loss

The Best iPhone App for Permanent Weight Loss Learning the ways of eating foods that heal is a journey rich in rewards. Not only are you gathering powerful knowledge about what dietary practices and behaviors to follow in order to be vibrantly healthy or reach your...

Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Exposure to Gluten Can Be too High

Introduction Another study indicates that even on a gluten-free diet many people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are inadvertently being exposed to enough gluten to continue to produce symptoms. Fortunately, new data shows that supplementation with gluten...

Positive Effects of Blueberries on Mood in Children and Young Adults

What if in the treatment of depression, food prescriptions replaced antidepressant drugs? There are so many nutritional approaches and natural products with proven clinical benefit in boosting positive mood that it is only a matter of time. A new study...

Studies Show Serrapeptase Works Better than Steroids in Oral Surgery

Introduction Enzyme preparations are one of nature’s most powerful therapeutic agents. In particular, the proteolytic enzymes (or proteases) that digest break down proteins into smaller units have shown fantastic results for in many clinical indications. One of the...

Low FODMAP Diet Proven Effective, but is it Necessary?

Introduction Digestive complaints affect nearly 100 million Americans. In most cases, the symptoms reflect disturbed digestive function or food intolerance rather than an underlying disease. Functional gastrointestinal disorders include occasional indigestion or...

The Whole Body Benefits of Natural Astaxanthin

“Astaxanthin is the crowned king of antioxidants,” said Dr. Murray. “It is given this title because of its unique benefits and actions in promoting health and protecting against cellular damage, especially in the brain and vascular system and I’m excited to help...

One Serving of Greens Daily Slows Brain Aging by Over a Decade

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Blackberry Consumption Promotes Improved Insulin Action and Fat Burning

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Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Exposure to Gluten Can Be too High

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Positive Effects of Blueberries on Mood in Children and Young Adults

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Seven BIG Reasons to Love Whey Protein

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Studies Show Serrapeptase Works Better than Steroids in Oral Surgery

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Berberine corrects brain chemistry in anxiety and PTSD

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The Importance of Being Congruent

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Nattokinase for Nasal Polyps and as a Mucolytic

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Why is Biotin in the News?

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Glycemic Load of Foods Table

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Oral Glutathione is Absorbed Orally to Provide Health Benefits

Introduction One of the most important compounds that every cell in your body produces is glutathione. The cells use this valuable compound to…

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Are Some of Us Just Wired to be Happy?

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The Whole Body Benefits of Natural Astaxanthin

“Astaxanthin is the crowned king of antioxidants,” said Dr. Murray. “It is given this title because of its unique benefits and actions in…

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Natural Form of GABA Receives Stronger Health Claims in Japan: New Study Shows PharmaGABA Promotes Muscle Growth!

Natural Form of GABA Receives Stronger Health Claims in Japan: New Study Shows PharmaGABA Promotes Muscle Growth! Japan has a very interesting and…

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Figs Relieve Constipation in Clinical Trial

How crazy is it that Americans spend over $2 billion a year on laxatives to deal with constipation? Here is something else to ponder, studies…

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The Rising Epidemic of Gout

More than likely you are familiar with gout, an inflammatory arthritis triggered by crystallization of uric acid within the joints. It causes severe…

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New Study Shows Avoiding Sun Exposure is as Dangerous as Smoking

Introduction: Conventional wisdom is that we need to avoid sun exposure in order to avoid skin cancer. However, one of the issues with…

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Nutrient Highlight -Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin Introduction There are over 400 different members of the carotene family of pigments in nature. Historically, the potency of a…

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Resveratrol Shows Beneficial Effects in Ulcerative Colitis

Introduction: Resveratrol is a plant compound similar to flavonoids. It is found in the low levels of the skin of red grapes, red wine, cocoa…

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Unexpected Benefit from Furry Pets

Introduction: When most people think of the benefits of having a dog, cat, or other furry animal they would likely associate feelings of the…

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Statistics on ER Visits Due to Dietary Supplements Misleading

Introduction: The media has once again failed to report the whole story or put things into the proper perspective when they reported on a study…

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Move over Paleo and Mediterranean Diet, Here Comes the New Nordic Diet

Introduction The latest “it” diet in medical research is the New Nordic Diet (NND), This diet was created by a group of researchers,…

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The Guilty-Pleasure Food That’s Good For You

It’s not hard to find reasons to love chocolate–and maybe that’s why most people consider it a guilty pleasure. But that perception is changing…

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Vitamin K2 Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Introduction: Just as there has been an explosion of positive science on the importance of vitamin D3, another nutrient, vitamin K2, is showing…

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Are MicroRNAs from Plants the Future of Healing with Food?

Introduction: New research is exploding into scientific journals detailing exciting ways in which foods interact with the expression of our genes.…

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Vitamin D3 is Important in Autoimmune Disorders

Introduction Vitamin D has a well-established role in calcium metabolism and bone health, but recently there has been a great deal of research…

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Whey Protein – An Essential Component in a Weight Loss Plan

Introduction: A recent study highlights the value of whey protein in helping to maintain muscle mass during intentional weight loss, an extremely…

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Maybe Nuts are Not a High Calorie Food After All

Introduction Nuts and seeds are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals, but they are also high in fat. So, many people avoid nut consumption out of…

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Another Study Shows Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off!

Introduction: A new study published in the International Archives of Medicine adds to the growing data supporting the benefits of dark chocolate…

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New Study Shows Probiotics May Prevent ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Introduction: There is a growing amount of medical research indicating that alterations in the type of bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal…

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New Research Shows Special Extract of Ashwaganda Protects Key Area of the Brain

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How to Juice for Healing Power

Juice has gotten a bad rap. We’re often advised to eat whole fruits and vegetables—for the fiber and because they are lower in calories than an…

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Ginger as Effective as Synthetic Drug in Migraine, but Without the Side Effects

Introduction: Migraine headaches are estimated to affect over 28 million Americans. These headaches are caused by excessive dilation of blood…

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“Rainbow” of Fruits and Vegetables

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is your best bet for preventing virtually every chronic disease. This fact has been established time and again…

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How Much Water Do You REALLY Need? Here’s How To Stay Hydrated

Water is essential for life. It’s essential to stay hydrated to keep your body healthy and strong. The average amount of water in an adult’s…

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CoQ10 Study Yields Important Results and Considerations

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

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Another Positive Study on Glucosamine-Chondroitin Reducing Arthritis Pain

Introduction: It seems that when a positive study on natural products comes out in a medical journal that it garners very little media attention.…

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Stroke Recovery

The right nutrients and herbs can help repair damage and improve quality of life Strokes are the leading cause of adult disability in the United…

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Save Your Joints

Hyaluronic acid may hold the key to reversing arthritis Several years ago, ABC News’ Connie Chung reported on a Japanese village called Yuzuri…

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Vision Quest

Five key nutrients for preventing and treating cataracts and macular degeneration Nutritional factors play a key role in the prevention and…

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The Collagen Connection

This unheralded protein plays a key role in keeping us together—literally The most abundant protein in the human body, collagen is also the main…

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Quiet Please

Natural ways to silence the ringing, roaring, and hissing of tinnitus Millions of Americans suffer from tinnitus, a condition more descriptively…

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Quitting Time

Natural products to help kick the smoking habit You’ve heard it before, but to put it simply, if you want good health, you must stop…

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All About Iron

What it does. Why you need it. And more Iron is critical to human life. It plays the central role in the hemoglobin molecule of our red blood cells…

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Fast Times

Rid your body of toxins and boost energy with a simple juice fast Good health is largely determined by our bodies’ ability to…

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Food for Thought

Safe brain boosters for kids Brain cells are the most complex, long-living, and nutritionally demanding cells in the body. Studies show that…

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3 Juice Recipes To Help You Enjoy Heart-Healthy Pomegranate

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Pre-Meal Consumption of Whey Protein Promotes Satiety and Improves Blood Sugar Control

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Seven Keys to Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

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Eat Prunes and Plums for Healthy Bones

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Tamiflu for Flu Symptoms and Viral Infections? The Emperor has No Clothes!

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How Exercise Changes the Way You Look at Food

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Why Are Drug Companies Sponsoring Studies on Natural Products? Taking a Closer Look at a Recent Evaluation on Glucosamine/Chondroitin in Osteoarthritis

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Maitake Extract Produces Beneficial Effects on the Immune System in Patients with Bone Marrow Failure

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12 Signs Your Blood Sugar Is Out Of Whack

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Is a Good Night’s Sleep the Best Prescription for Depression and Pain?

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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.”

January is National GLAUCOMA Awareness Month

Glaucoma most often refers to the vision loss caused by increased intraocular pressure (IOP) as a result of greater production than outflow of the fluid of the eye (the aqueous humor). The normal intraocular pressure is about 10 to 21 mm Hg. In chronic glaucoma, the intraocular pressure is usually mildly to moderately elevated (22 to 40 mm Hg). In acute glaucoma, the intraocular pressure is greater than 40 mm Hg. Acute glaucoma is a medical emergency, fortunately it is the rarest form of glaucoma.

Chronic open-angle type glaucoma is by far the most common form. It accounts for about 70-75% of the approximately 3 million people in the United States who have glaucoma.

In some cases glaucoma develops in people with normal IOP. Referred to as low-tension glaucoma or normotensive glaucoma (NTG), this form accounts for approximately 25 to 30 percent of all glaucoma cases in the United States. NTG is more common in women than in men and affects adults averaging 60 years old. A common risk factor for NTG is low blood pressure.

Since many patients with glaucoma have no symptoms, it is important that regular eye exams be included in their annual checkup after the age of sixty. Glaucoma is a serious condition that requires strict attention.

What are the signs and symptoms of GLAUCOMA?

Since patients with the early stages of chronic glaucoma rarely have symptoms, it is important that regular eye exams be included in their annual checkup after the age of sixty. Chronic glaucoma can result in the gradual loss of peripheral vision resulting in tunnel vision.

Typical signs and symptoms of acute glaucoma include extreme pain, blurring of vision, reddened eyes, and a fixed and dilated pupil. Acute glaucoma is a medical emergency. If you are showing any signs of glaucoma, consult an ophthalmologist immediately. Unless adequately treated within twelve to forty-eight hours, an individual with acute glaucoma will become permanently blind within two to five days.

What causes GLAUCOMA?

The cause of glaucoma appears to be an abnormality in the composition of the supportive structures of the eye. Specifically, structural changes reflecting poor collagen integrity and function are the hallmark features of glaucoma. These changes lead to blockage in the flow of the aqueous humor and result in elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) readings.

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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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