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Anthocyanin Anthem: Singing Praises of Natural Antioxidants


Although science hasn’t completely sorted out all the benefits (or non-benefits) of antioxidants, we have enough evidence indicating the potential benefits of these important compounds to justify an earnest search for foods with highest concentrations of them. That’s one reason you’ll find antioxidant fiends the world over regularly indulging in red wine and dark chocolate.

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4 Blood Pressure Prevention Biggies +1


Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could deliver a pre-heart-attack message to you at the dinner table one evening, letting you know “the big one” was imminent? It would give you time to take care of your affairs, say goodbye to loved ones, and meditate on the meaning of your life. Better yet, it might

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Why Should Your Probiotic have a Prebiotic?


Think of your gut as an inhospitable canyon fraught with many hazards, not the least of which is stomach acid. Don’t misunderstand: stomach acid does a lot of good. The acid breaks down your food so it can be absorbed by your body through the walls of your stomach and even through the walls of

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Better Living Through Chemistry: 3 Solid Lifelong Uses of Dietary Supplements


What did the pioneers do to supplement their diet? They ate more food, if they could get it! We’re lucky we live in an era when we have many unique options available to us to improve our health. Countless research studies have been completed to verify the goodness of foods we already knew were healthy.

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2 Alternative Nutrition Tips for Serious Athletes


Nearly everyone participates in some sport, from bowling to long-distance cycling; from skateboarding to power-lifting. Every sport has one thing in common: physical activity. Beyond that, different sports can exact very different requirements on the human body. Serious athletes who put their bodies through very high levels of physical stress by pushing the limits of

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10 Tricky Ways to Make Yourself Eat Healthy and Love It!


Face it. Almost all of us (the human race) are bad at doing what’s good for us. As humans, we are collectively REALLY bad at carrying on good habits. Healthy eating is one of the best examples of things we are worst at. After decades of diets and studies and conflicting opinions about nutrition, a

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The 5 Most Important Facts about Traveler’s Diarrhea


Nearly every traveler knows the following piece of advice about traveling, especially when going to foreign destinations: “Don’t drink the water!” Ingesting bacteria or other substances in water or foreign food that your body is not used to can cause an awful illness called Traveler’s Diarrhea. Some studies show Traveler’s Diarrhea affects as many as

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Put Out the Fires of Inflammation! Make Better Daily Choices.


We hear horror stories of sick people who go to the doctor, only to be told they have the flu or serious health conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heart disease—even cancer. Doctors treat the symptoms and in some cases try to reverse the damage. But the disease continues. Could there be something behind

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Using Diarrhea to Self-Pre-Diagnose Health Conditions


  We think of it as annoying, inconvenient and uncomfortable. It’s something nearly every person in the world has experienced or will experience. If it’s uncomplicated, it indicates a simple digestive problem. If it’s complicated, it can be a symptom of any number of serious illnesses or health conditions. We’re talking about diarrhea, defined as

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A Probiotic Piece of the Weight Loss Puzzle


  In a scientific study conducted recently*, researchers asked participants to take two pills daily in addition to following a common weight-loss diet. Some pills contained probiotics and some were placebos. After 12 weeks, women who had taken the probiotics had lost almost twice as much weight as those who had taken the placebo. This

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