Building a Supplement Program: The Importance of a Foundation Introduction Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, other food factors, and herbal compounds. The very term dietary supplement indicates these compounds are supplementary measures for your...
Be Positive and “Awe-Inspired” Introduction: The field of positive psychology is providing valuable insights on exactly how our emotions influence our lives and our physiology. One area of body function that is very closely tied to our emotional experiences is the...
HK L-137 is a Heat-Killed Probiotic with Powerful Immune Effects Introduction One of my all-time favorite natural products is HK L-137. It is an extremely interesting immune-enhancing product from a probiotic organism, yet the bacteria are heat-killed to stabilize its...
High Cholesterol What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the body that serves several vital roles. It is a building block for various hormones and bile acids; and it plays a major role in stabilizing cell membranes. While proper cholesterol levels are...
How 90% of COVID Deaths Could Have Been Prevented Introduction Wow, here it is – a year dealing with this pandemic. I want to hit on a BIG topic: How the government could have easily reduced the death counts in the United States by up to 90%. I also want to hit...
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.”
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Autism is a condition characterized by difficulties with social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors or narrow, obsessive interests that usually become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism spectrum or autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has three primary forms:
Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
It is now estimated that the prevalence of autism in the United States has risen to 1 in every 88 births and almost 1 in 54 boys. The cause of autism is extremely controversial. It does have a strong genetic component, but like most health conditions dietary and environmental factors play a huge role in whether the genetic predisposition will manifest and to what severity.
For more information, go to Autism Speaks – the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. For natural approaches to autism, please consult the 3rd Edition of the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.
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.