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Protect yourself from daily toxins, environmental hazards, and even radiation exposure with this antioxidant-based health regimen Earlier this year, the nuclear crisis in Japan led to a run on potassium iodide (KI) supplements in health food stores and pharmacies...

Immunity All-Stars

These five antiviral herbs and nutrients are safe enough to take every day—and strong enough to prevent colds and flu While there really isn’t any single magic bullet that can immediately restore immune function, there are certain nutrients that offer a powerful...

Fend Off Adrenal Fatigue

When you’re stressed to the max, your adrenal glands suffer the most. Natural therapies can come to the rescue If you've ever been suddenly frightened, you know what an adrenaline surge feels like. This is a natural defense mechanism controlled by the adrenal glands....

Immunity All-Stars

These five antiviral herbs and nutrients are safe enough to take every day—and strong enough to prevent colds and flu While there really isn’t any single magic bullet that can immediately restore immune function, there are certain nutrients that offer a powerful...

Low Immune Function

What is low immune function? Low immune function refers to an underactive and poor performing immune system. The immune system's prime function is to protect the body against infection and the development of cancer. Support and enhancement of the immune system is...

Flu Shot Alternatives

You don't need a flu shot to protect yourself this year. Use natural immune boosters to stay strong and healthy through the fall and winter.   You don’t need a flu shot to protect yourself this year. Use natural immune boosters to stay strong and healthy through...

Flu Shot Alternatives

You don't need a flu shot to protect yourself this year. Use natural immune boosters to stay strong and healthy through the fall and…

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Low Immune Function

What is low immune function? Low immune function refers to an underactive and poor performing immune system. The immune system's prime function is…

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Immunity All-Stars

These five antiviral herbs and nutrients are safe enough to take every day—and strong enough to prevent colds and flu While there really isn’t…

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Fend Off Adrenal Fatigue

When you’re stressed to the max, your adrenal glands suffer the most. Natural therapies can come to the rescue If you've ever been suddenly…

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Immunity All-Stars

These five antiviral herbs and nutrients are safe enough to take every day—and strong enough to prevent colds and flu While there really isn’t…

Continue Reading

The Radiation-Proof Diet & Supplement Plan

Protect yourself from daily toxins, environmental hazards, and even radiation exposure with this antioxidant-based health regimen Earlier this…

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On the Dr Oz show

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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.

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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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