Health & Nutrition

Magnesium is Critically Important for Human Health, Are You Getting Enough?

Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal found in the Earth’s crust. In plants, it is the central ion of chlorophyll, and in humans, it is the fourth most abundant mineral, essential for vital physiological functions. Regular consumption of magnesium in sufficient amounts from food is required by the body. It is absorbed by the gut, …

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Keeping Your Body in Balance to Fight Fatigue, Increase Resistance to Stress, and Improve mood.

A big clue to understanding Adaptogens is right there in its name: Adaptogens help the body adapt to lifestyle conditions by restoring and supporting normal physiological functions. Whether that means combating stress, boosting the immune system, or supporting overall vitality. The difference between adaptogens and other beneficial herbs is that adaptogens work on several parts …

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Take Control of Your Thoughts – Take Control of Your Life

Psychologists at Queens University in Kingston, Canada conducted a study that suggests on average people have more than 6,000 thoughts a day. How many thoughts are you aware of on a typical day? Most of us don’t even pay attention to them. They run automatically and unconsciously. It’s as if we are in the passenger …

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Research Update: Increasing Testosterone Level

Testosterone levels in men have been dropping steadily over the last two decades.  In a 2007 study, testosterone decreased by about 22% when comparing 1985-1987 levels to those from 2002-2004.  Also, in a 2021 study, researchers found a roughly 25% decrease between 1999 and 2016.  As of this writing medical professionals have not identified a …

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Dietary Sugar Intake is the Leading Cause of Metabolic Disease

Energy balance and metabolic function disorders are specialty areas within nutrition science where I have particular educational expertise.  As many of you may know, I’ve spoken extensively over the years about the harmful effects of dietary sugar including less obvious metabolic consequences like mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular glycation and premature aging, and mood disorders. Contrary to …

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“I just might get some sleep tonight” Tips, tools, and ideas to help you sleep.

You lay your head on the pillow feeling tired, but you just can’t fall asleep.  You try counting sheep, you try counting backward from 100, you try shutting down the noise in your brain, but all of your efforts are in vain, no sleep or very little sleep occurs. Or you fall asleep easily only …

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