A New Approach for Asthma and COPD?

Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, is part of the connective tissue for bones, muscles, blood cells, cartilage, arteries and organs. As you age, the production of collagen decreases, leading to a slew of potential side effects. Drinking beverages containing collagen powder, made from animal or fish materials, may be beneficial by helping […]

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Children and Vitamin D

There are a number of children’s health issues that can be connected to a need for vitamin D. For one thing, vitamin D levels may be connected to cognition and mental health. A study involving 104 adolescents was published in BMC Psychiatry (2012 May 9; 12(1):38). The subjects were receiving acute mental health treatment over […]

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Know your Plastics

The following graphic is a quick summary of the plastics labels and their “threat” level. The following sections provide information on each type of plastic. Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastic #1 – PET or PETE stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic resin and a form of polyester. Where is PETE found? PETE is commonly used to package: Cosmetics Household cleaners […]

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Improve Memory, Learning and Grades

The Appleton Central Alternative High School in Appleton, Wisconsin was established in 1996 for “problem” students who did not fit well into a traditional high school setting. Students were described as “rude, obnoxious, and ill-mannered” by their own dean of students. Problems with discipline were severe enough that a policeman had to be on campus […]

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Stages of Adrenal Fatigue

These are the four stages of adrenal fatigue. Stage One: Beginning the ‘Alarm’ phase This stage describes the body’s immediate reaction to a stressor. As mentioned elsewhere on this site, this stressor can be an imminent physical threat, or something as simple as a job interview or hospital stay. During this first phase of the […]

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Has your Sunscreen Estrogenized You?

What are the side effects of parabens? Parabens, man-made preservative chemicals, are used by manufacturers in a variety of domestic products, such as cosmetics, sunscreens, lotions and moisturizers, shampoo, shaving, and tanning products. Parabens are cost-effective and provide protection against micro-organisms for an extended period of time. While there are multiple types of parabens, methyl, […]

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Can a Herbal Compound Work just as Well as the World’s Top Blood-Sugar-Lowering Pill?

    Berberine facts Berberine is a yellow-colored compound found in several plants, including barberry, goldenseal and Oregon grape. It’s traditionally been used as a remedy for diarrhea in China, but ever since researchers accidentally discovered its hypoglycemic (blood-sugar-lowering) effects, there’s been a lot of interest in berberine as an antidiabetic agent. Promising studies A […]

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