Nutrition / Nutrition / Vitamin D3 / December 7, 2015

When you’re starting to get the sniffles and you feel a cold coming on, most people reach for vitamin C. But did you know there’s a vitamin that works even better for your immune health? It’s vitamin D. Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ plays a critical role in the health of your immune system. And a lack of it may be why more people get sick during the dark, winter months.  Why You Should Be Taking Vitamin D for Immunity Vitamin D is best known for its role in promoting calcium homeostasis and bone health. [1] But vitamin D, which is actually a hormone and not a vitamin when active, enables your body to produce over 200 antimicrobial peptides. Antimicrobial peptides fight against bacteria, viruses and fungi, making them indispensable for your immune system. In fact, a…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Research / December 1, 2015

There are many factors that cause or worsen bone loss and osteoporosis: Family history Genetics Petite frame Age Race Gender… to name a few While these factors make you more vulnerable to fractures, there is some good news. Cutting out everyday bad habits, can boost your bone health. To have strong and healthy bones, you need to lessen these bad habits. With that in mind, here are 8 bad habits that affect your bone health: 8. Sedentary Lifestyle Astronauts might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a sedentary lifestyle. But they are the most pure example of the effects of sedentary living on bone health. With zero gravity in space, it literally means that there is no exerted physical pressure on your bones. Astronauts lose their bone density up to 12x faster than the…

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Calcium / Nutrition / Research / November 17, 2015

Dr. Marcus Laux is a licensed naturopathic physician who earned his doctorate at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has been clinically trained in acupuncture, homeopathy, physical medicine, among other healing modalities. Dr. Laux has appeared regularly in the media—including CNN, BBC, and Fox. He has served as the chairman for several scientific advisory boards for leading companies in the field of natural medicine, nutrition, and nutritional supplements. He is the coauthor of Natural Woman, Natural Menopause, published by HarperCollins, and Top Ten Natural Therapies, published by Basic Health Publications. In this video featured on Healing Quest, Dr. Laux discusses the benefits of plant calcium, and in particular, one that stands apart from the rest. AlgaeCal Featured on – Healing Quest Transcript: Most of us have grown up with the belief that strong bones need a…

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Harvard University researchers have revealed that omega 3 deficiency is the 6th biggest killer of Americans! (It’s even more deadly than excess trans fat intake) That’s 96,000 people, just like you and me, that die from a simple nutrient deficiency each year. The fact is, it’s preventable.  We need omega 3’s. And the best way to get adequate amounts is through fresh-water, fatty fish (which is the highest dietary source) or fish oil.  The infographic below shows 10 Uses of Fish Oil For Better Health: Disclaimer: This infographic has been produced for information purposes only. Remember, you should always consult with your healthcare professional before making changes to your diet, exercise or supplementation regimen. If you are on prescription medications, always make sure to consult the prescribing doctor before making changes to your diet, exercise or supplementation. This information is intended…

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Nutrition / Omega 3 / Research / October 15, 2015

Dr. William Harris. Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert in omega-3 fatty acids and heart disease. The following presentation is a three-part educational series on omega 3 fatty acids – the basics, the benefits and how you can test your levels. This is part two of the three part series, which will cover: The HS- Omega 3 Index Test The HS- Omega 3 Index and National Media What Diseases Can Omega 3’s Reduce Risk For? What Percentage Should Your Omega 3 Levels Be At? How Much Omega 3s Do You Need and For How Long If Your Levels Are Low? Why Red Blood Cells Are Measured Instead of Plasma For part one of this series, click here. For part three of this series, click here. Part Two: The HS-Omega-3 Index from OmegaQuant on Vimeo. Transcript: The HS-Omega-3 Index is a measure…

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Nutrition / Research / October 14, 2015

Coca-Cola is not a health company.  We all know that. But did you know Coca-Cola has paid athletic groups, disease foundations, university researchers and health research institutions over $118 million in the last 5 years? Me neither. And let me tell you, it’s not for charitable reasons… Why Coke is Paying The People You Trust To Promote Sugar Coke wants something. It wants us (your family, friends, children, and grandchildren) to continue buying sugary drinks. Coca-Cola admitted to funding 115 people in the last 5 years.  Here’s how they breakdown: 57% are dietitians 20% are academics 7% are medical professions (Doctors) 6% are fitness experts 5% are authors 3% are chefs 1% are food representatives Now even though Coca-Cola doesn’t directly say what they are paying for all the influencers put a positive spin on sugar consumption in their communications.…

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Exercise / Living With Osteoporosis / September 29, 2015

I’ve always been quite active.  Exercise, sports and the outdoors get me going and will continue to be important in my life as I get older. But now that I’m in my mid 50s, my workouts aren’t so easy! And it takes me a little longer to recover than I would like. If that sounds like you, don’t worry.  We just have to listen to our bodies and learn some tips to recover faster from exercise, naturally… How To Recover Faster From Your Workouts Using These 5 Easy Tips There are many ways to help you recover faster from exercise.  Here are my top 5 favorites that I use myself: Give your body the rest it deserves:  When it comes to strength training, more is not necessarily better.  Research suggests 48-72 hours of recovery time between strength training workouts for…

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