Dangers of Benzene – The Facts

Have you ever received an email from a well-meaning friend passing on information that appeared credible on the surface, but turned out to have little real basis in fact? I received one such email about the dangers of high benzene levels inside hot cars. At first blush it appeared to be credible, but on further investigation the majority of the … Read More

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Bad Fish – Part 2

The other night at dinner I ordered Chilean Sea Bass. Then I discovered that this is another fish primarily caught with bottom trawls. In addition, they can also be caught with longlines, which can kill endangered albatrosses and other sea birds. Other names for this fish are Antarctic Toothfish and Patagonian Toothfish. This species of fish inhabits the deep cold sub-Antarctic … Read More

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Time to Cleanse Your Kidneys?

Your kidneys perform many essential functions such as filtering wastes from your bloodstream, removing excess water, producing hormones, regulating electrolytes in your body and maintaining blood pressure by balancing salt and water. Healthy kidneys are integral to a healthy body. They are so important that if this system failed, your body would be poisoned to death quickly. The role of … Read More

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Vitamin B1 – Thiamin

This is the second article in the B complex vitamins series. As mentioned in our original post “The B-complex vitamins – Simplified” (March 2015), the members of the ‘Vitamin B Complex’ are actually varied in their actions in the body and their availability in foods.” Thiamin, formerly known as Vitamin B1, is one of the essential energy-producing vitamins. In the annals of vitamin discoveries, thiamin … Read More

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“Oh, My Aching Back!”

Do you get backaches? Here’s my view on the topic. Several factors contribute to backaches, such as stress, strain and injury. Stress, whether it is emotional or physical, creates nutritional demands upon the body.  In most instances, dietary intake of essential nutrients may already be sub-optimal, and the result of nutritional imbalances can be muscle fatigue or cramping. Strictly from a … Read More

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Getting Results – How Long Before I Get Results with High Potency Supplements?

This is a question I hear often, especially in my consultations. Of course, there are many variables that can affect the answer. The first consideration is the current nutritional status of your body. This means how much of each of the vital nutrients you have in your system at any given moment. Keep in mind that it changes based on … Read More

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Bad Fish – Part 1

This post is the first in a series of the worst fish to eat. I think that it is important to pass on this information about fish as it pertains to your health, which you may not have seen before. Atlantic Cod (a.k.a. Gadus morhua, rock cod, codling, scrod cod) –  There are a couple of good reasons to eat less of … Read More

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Help! Why am I losing hair?

Hair loss can have a few different causes. There is the genetic “Male Pattern Baldness” type of hair loss, as well as autoimmune causes. Something that you may have never thought about, however, is the possibility that hair loss could be caused by either poor circulation to the scalp or by stress. In the case of poor circulation, the hair … Read More

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Getting the Best from Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another one of the free radical scavengers. It is a great antioxidant.  And, remember that free radicals are constantly being produced in your body during normal metabolic activities.  I often recommend taking up to 1000 IU (international units) on a daily basis. However, you cannot just jump in and start taking that much. If you do, you could … Read More

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Allergic to peanuts? Help is on the way!

I travel quite a bit and came across a newspaper article about a “new” approach to people with peanut allergies. What really struck me is that this new approach is similar to something we have been recommending in the health food industry for years. Admittedly, however, not for food but for airborne allergies. What is generally suggested as a way … Read More

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