Natural Support Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

Radiant, vibrant, and healthy looking hair, skin, and nails have long been associated with good health. While most people try and improve the appearance of these tissues from the outside alone, the real key to healthy skin, beautiful hair, and strong nails is building...

A Secret for Younger-Looking Skin

During red carpet season, we ogle celebrities at the award ceremonies, examining their skin and hair, along with “who they’re wearing.” It’s hard not to notice women who have clear, radiant, vibrant-looking skin, which is a sign of good health. While celebrities spend...

Beauty from Within

How olives, green tea, hyaluronic acid, and silicon can make your more beautiful Radiant and vibrant hair, skin, and nails have long been associated with good health. While most people try and improve the appearance of these tissues from the outside, the real secret...

Probiotics Improve Acne

Introduction The term probiotic literally means “for life.” It is used to describe the beneficial bacteria that inhabit the human intestinal tract. Probiotics include fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and kefir as well as specific supplements containing...

Fresh Juicing for Acne

Acne is the most common skin problem, and it requires an integrated approach in order to avoid supplement toxicity while attaining the desired clinical results. Effective approaches for mild to moderate acne include nutritional supplementation, topical treatments,...

Beauty from Within

How olives, green tea, hyaluronic acid, and silicon can make your more beautiful Radiant and vibrant hair, skin, and nails have long been associated with good health. While most people try and improve the appearance of these tissues from the outside, the real secret...

Is Acne due to Sugar, Dairy Products, and Bad Fats?

Introduction Acne is clearly associated with diet. Strongly linked to acne is a diet high in refined carbohydrates, dairy, and the wrong type of…

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Nutrients for Teenage Skin

The five most important vitamins and minerals for teenage skin, plus how fish oil protects young brains Nutrition isn’t a priority for most…

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Beauty from Within

How olives, green tea, hyaluronic acid, and silicon can make your more beautiful Radiant and vibrant hair, skin, and nails have long been associated…

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Beauty from Within

How olives, green tea, hyaluronic acid, and silicon can make your more beautiful Radiant and vibrant hair, skin, and nails have long been…

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Fresh Juicing for Acne

Acne is the most common skin problem, and it requires an integrated approach in order to avoid supplement toxicity while attaining the desired…

Continue Reading

Probiotics Improve Acne

Introduction The term probiotic literally means “for life.” It is used to describe the beneficial bacteria that inhabit the human intestinal…

Continue Reading

Beauty from Within

How olives, green tea, hyaluronic acid, and silicon can make your more beautiful Radiant and vibrant hair, skin, and nails have long been…

Continue Reading

A Secret for Younger-Looking Skin

During red carpet season, we ogle celebrities at the award ceremonies, examining their skin and hair, along with “who they’re…

Continue Reading

Natural Support Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

Radiant, vibrant, and healthy looking hair, skin, and nails have long been associated with good health. While most people try and improve the…

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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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