Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Making Up for a Genetic Flaw With Vitamin C

Bill Sardi reveals how a genetic mutation cut short the human lifespan, and how we can make up for this genetic flaw with vitamin C supplementation.
Over a decade ago I wrote an article at entitled Can Humans Live Longer? The Missing Anti-Aging Hormone.

I explained the biological predicament of humans, that a gene mutation occurring long ago in human history shortened the human lifespan. Gulonolactone oxidase is among four liver enzymes most animals utilize to internally convert sugar to ascorbate (vitamin C). A mutation in the GULO gene for this enzyme also occurs in fruit bats, guinea pigs and primate monkeys and has forced these species along with humans to totally rely upon dietary sources of vitamin C to maintain health.

In the 1970s biochemist Irwin Stone explained that animals that make their own vitamin C live 8-10 times beyond their age of physical maturation. Mammals without this ability have a difficult time reaching 3-4 times. Today humans reach physical maturity around age 18 and live 70-90 years. If what is known from animals can be applied to humans, restoration of internal synthesis of vitamin C could theoretically produce humans that live hundreds of healthy years. Read more

Monday, July 17, 2017

Could Stevia Cure Lyme Disease?

Stevia might work even better than antibiotics to treat Lyme disease, a study claims.
Stevia, a common sugar alternative, could be a potential cure for Lyme disease following ongoing clinical trials.

Lyme disease is one of the fastest-growing infections in the Western world caused by a tick bite.

Its long-term effects can be crippling if it’s not caught and treated quickly, and cause a string of symptoms including fatigue, headaches and a high body temperature.

But now, a professor who has battled with the illness for 15 years, believes to have found a solution. Read more

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Healing Power of What We Eat

These powerful examples of foods fighting disease prove once again that food is your best medicine.
When you’re diagnosed with a chronic condition, treatment is usually medical — drugs or surgery, for instance. You’ll probably be advised to improve your diet, but often with little, or no, advice on how to do it.

But, increasingly, evidence suggests that diet should be more than just a part of the treatment package, it should be seen as integral — sometimes working as well as, if not better than, medication.

For instance, a landmark seven-year study last year suggested a Mediterranean-style diet may be better at treating heart disease than statins. Read more

Monday, July 10, 2017

How to Upgrade Your Mitochondria

Alanna Ketler reveals how to upgrade your mitochondria and get them working to yor advantage.
If you are already a fan of Dave Asprey, then you may know of his interest — or obsession, as some might call it — with mitochondria. Mitochondria are organelles that are bounded by a double membrane and found in the cytoplasm of most cells, some more than others. They contain enzymes that are responsible for energy production. The average human cell contains between 1 and 2,000 mitochondria. These little bacteria are important to Dave Asprey because of the way they help produce energy in the body, and because you can literally train them to work to your advantage. Read more

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Health Benefits of a Hunter-Gatherer Diet

A professor studied a tribe of hunter-gatherers eating a Paleolithic diet to find out more about its health benefits.
Sticking to a hunter-gatherer style diet of seasonal vegetables and wild game can do wonders for your health, a leading professor claims.

A diet of wild tubers and porcupine steak helps to replenish our gut bacteria, which in turns staves off diabetes and asthma, he says. Read more

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Are Americans Really Getting Too Much Vitamin D?

Dr. Joseph Mercola takes a critical look at the recent media blitz of articles claiming that Americans are taking too much vitamin D.
Over the past couple of decades, tens of thousands of studies have evaluated the benefits of vitamin D, linking low blood levels to a whole host of chronic health conditions. In fact, this site was one of the leaders helping to catalyze interest in vitamin D over 15 years ago. Today, many doctors have finally caught on and are taking vitamin D seriously; testing their patients and recommending supplementation when necessary. The progress made makes the present backlash all the more shocking and disappointing. Read more

Friday, June 30, 2017

Essential Oils to Manage High Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, using essentials may be a viable alternative to taking blood pressure medication.
Something of that concerns every single one of us is how we will deal with health issues in the event modern medicine and western doctors are no longer available to keep us well. This goes far beyond current health woes because, as you know, stuff happens and someone that is perfectly healthy one day may be stricken with a health-related malady the next.

With that introduction, a few months back I decided to explore whether the use of essential oils could help manage high blood pressure during times of trouble. From the get go, I will tell you that managing blood pressure with essential oils is a very personal quest. My own, traditionally perfect blood pressure, had suddenly taken a leap from 120/80 to 160/90 and higher. I was not a happy camper. Read more