Propelled to fame as a result of a multitude of studies investigating the phytochemical properties of plant materials, resveratrol more than lives up to its reputation. This very unique antioxidant has been called a fountain of youth for its effectiveness against a variety of age-related diseases. In this post, we’re going to explore 7 reasons why you should get it regularly from your diet.
1. What Is It?
Resveratrol is a phenolic compound, a stilbene, created by plants in response to injury, infection, and fungal attack. It exists in two forms, the trans- and cis- molecule forms, with trans-resveratrol being the highly-absorbable form. The compound is regarded as having powerful antioxidant effects, thereby supporting health at the cellular level. Read more
Friday, October 31, 2014
Edward Group reveals seven facts about the unique antioxidant trans-resveratrol.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
With Ebola in the headlines and not likely to go away soon, it may be time to learn how to make your own colloidal silver cheaply and safely.
Throughout the history of alternative medicine, few remedies have had the staying power of colloidal silver. No matter how much the medical establishment tries to ignore and ridicule it, somehow its practice has never been forgotten. And for every person who claims it is harmful snake oil, there is another who has been using it for years without any ill effects. Read more
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Turmeric is not just a spice. It also has six powerful health benefits.
It's a quintessential spice in curry, a relative of ginger and one of the healthiest ways to add flavor -- and color! -- to a home-cooked meal.
Turmeric has been used to relieve everything from liver problems to depression to ringworm in folk medicine, but, like many alternative therapies, there's not always much research to back up the ancient wisdom.
But that doesn't mean turmeric's powers are to be discredited altogether. Here, a look at what we do know about this powerful seasoning. Read more
Friday, October 17, 2014
Margaret Durst describes the symptoms that indicate your gallbladder needs cleaning.
G is for gallbladder – a storage organ for the bile produced by the liver. Bile is important because it emulsifies fats that we eat and aids in elimination of cholesterol from the body. Bile increases the normal action of the intestines and helps prevent parasitic infection. Bile also carries the toxins gathered by the liver out of the body.
Gallbladder function can become impaired for a variety of reasons. Read more
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
The liver is the only internal organ that regenerates itself, and it deserves a good cleaning to stay healthy, says Margaret Durst.
The liver is the body’s largest gland. It is the only internal organ that will regenerate itself if part of it is damaged. Up to 25 percent of the liver can be removed and within a short period of time, it will grow back to its original shape and size.
The liver is the body’s most important organ, functioning as a living filter to clean the system of toxins, metabolize proteins, control hormonal balance, and produce immune-boosting factors. Read more
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Edward Group says many people unknowingly eat these seven dangerous excitotoxins on a daily basis.
If you’ve ever felt compelled to take another bite, despite feeling full, the problem may not be a lack of self control. In fact, the issue may not even be with you at all as it’s very likely that an excitotoxin is the culprit. These non-essential amino acids stimulate or “excite” the umami or savory taste buds making food seem more flavorful than it really is. These compounds are abundant in most processed foods and restaurant meals, and many people are unknowingly consuming these compounds in large amounts on a daily basis. Read more
Friday, October 3, 2014
Sarah C. Corriher reveals why zinc should be taken daily and how not all zinc supplements are created equal.
According to many pharmacists, zinc is the single greatest dietary supplement. Chemists, pharmacists and doctors alike glorify zinc supplementation. Some of them maintain that zinc will ward off all sickness. While this is not entirely true, zinc does nonetheless fight the rhinovirus, which is responsible for about a third of the common colds in adults, along with many other illnesses which exhibit flu-like symptoms. Zinc boosts the overall immune system to fight infections and speed recovery times. It is therefore a useful supplement for almost everyone. Deficiencies of zinc have been shown in studies to lead to decreased thyroid hormone levels, and hypothyroidism. Zinc supplementation is absolutely vital for pregnant women. If zinc was given to every mother-to-be, then a large portion of birth abnormalities, pre-eclampsia occurrences, and deformations could be avoided. Give zinc the same respect that you would give to folate (the superior version of folic acid) and calcium during pregnancy. Read more
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Dr. Joseph Mercola says that full-fat dairy products may reduce your risk of diabetes and other health problems.
Most mainstream dietary advice recommends low-fat or non-fat dairy. But a growing number of experts argue that it’s far healthier to eat and drink whole dairy products, with all the fat left in.
Dairy foods contain roughly 50 to 60 percent saturated fat, and conventional thinking is that saturated fat is bad for your heart. This idea has been thoroughly refuted as false. It’s a mistaken interpretation of the science. In a 2010 analysis,1 scientists said:
More recently, research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna, Austria, found that eating full-fat dairy products such as whole milk, cream, cheese, and butter, reduces your risk of developing diabetes. Read more“…There is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of [coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease].”