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"If in doubt, try nutrition first."
by Dr. Andrew Saul
December 5, 2016
"Most epileptics are magnesium deficient. I wish I had found this out 40 years ago. Now I can even drive a car and ride a bike. It is so wonderful not to have seizures anymore plus not have to depend on drugs all the time and of course be free of drugs.
Sarah and her fiancé Richard wanted to have children as soon as they were married. Sarah had just been diagnosed with epilepsy, however, and was offered Phenobarbital as therapy. She and Richard read up on the drug, and now knew, as did their doctor, that pregnancy while taking a barbiturate was not ideal. "So we want to look into other options," Sarah said to me in the office. "Could vitamins replace the drug?"
Methylfolate Makes Me Crazy
April 10, 2016
We've talked about the MTHFR mutant problem before (right here) but haven't really addressed the actual taking of methylfolate. We mutants are out there, walking among you unable to convert regular old folic acid into methylfolate.
I will stand with pride among you my brothers and sisters because yes, I too am a mutant. Deep shuddering sigh. As it turns out, using gene markers alone to plan a healthy nutritional protocol is not as straightforward as it would seem. The reason being that every system in the human body has a glorious level of redundancy - we are literally designed to fail in eight hundred ways and still function normally. Simply having the MTHFR mutation doesn't actually mean that high-dose methylfolate like Deplin® which is prescribed in either 7.5 mg or 15 mg doses is a good idea.
How To Naturally Slow Aging
November 10, 2017
Aging is the natural process our bodies go through, as we get older. However, there are some complex biological functions that accelerate aging such as glycation and over-oxidation of cells.
Want to age slower? Then there are certain nutrients you must be getting in your diet on a daily basis including antioxidants, healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.
Sinus Infection Signs & Symptoms + 10 Natural Remedies
July 26, 2017
Sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavities that can result in mucus build-up and pain. Try these sinus infection natural remedies for fast healing!
About 35 million Americans suffer from a sinus infection or sinusitis every year. Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses that leads to an infection. It can result in mucus build-up and pain. If you've ever experienced a sinus infection, then you know just how unpleasant it can be - much worse than a stuffy nose.
Vitamin A: Benefits, Sources & Side Effects
May 11, 2017
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is also a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin A plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision and neurological function.
Antioxidants like Vitamin A are also responsible for building strong bones, regulating gene regulation, maintaining healthy clear skin, facilitating cell differentiation, and supporting immune function. Some of the best sources of Vitamin A include eggs, milk, liver, carrots, yellow or orange vegetables such as squash, spinach, and other leafy green vegetables.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits + Real vs. Fake Salt Lamps
by Its Inherent Nature
January 12, 2017
If you buy a true Himalayan salt lamp and use it regularly, you may just notice easier breathing, a calmer demeanor and better sleep in your near future.
What on Earth is a Himalayan salt lamp? Himalayan sea salt is believed to be composed of dried remnants of the original, primal sea dating back to planet Earth's creation. I've talked before about the health benefits of Celtic sea salt and Himalayan salt , but what if I told you that there are actually lamps made from Himalayan salt? It's true! They're called salt lamps or salt rock lamps, and yes, they're actually made from pink Himalayan salt and are able to light your surroundings - but they're really not bought for their moderate lighting abilities.
7 Seasonal Affective Disorder Natural Treatments
December 13, 2016
The winter blues and lack of sunshine can take a toll, but seasonal affective disorder is even more serious. Fortunately, there are natural ways to stop SAD
The winter blues are well known and quite common - after all, these months come packed with a lot of holidays that can be emotionally draining. Combine that with minimal time in the sunshine, especially if you work in an office, and cold weather that seems to scream "stay home and get in a blanket," and it's no wonder that people tend to be a bit anti-social and grumpy from November until about April.
Effective All-Natural Treatments for Arthritis
November 10, 2016
Arthritis causes discomfort and pain and makes everyday tasks difficult. Thankfully, there are natural treatments for arthritis to ease the pain.
Apart from nagging pain and loss of mobility, arthritis can also cause various complications. And unfortunately most conventional treatments for arthritis don't address its underlying causes - plus they can cause dependency long term and pose many side effects. Natural treatments for arthritis include eating an anti-inflammatory arthritis diet, staying active and mobile, receiving chiropractic adjustments or massage therapy, and using healing essential oils to help control pain.
Astaxanthin Benefits 6000x Stronger Than Vitamin C
November 4, 2016
Astaxanthin is found in wild caught salmon and krill and astaxanthin benefits benefits are numerous to reduce age spots and boosting energy levels.
Astaxanthin is an anti-oxidant in the carotenoid family that gives salmon it's red-orange color. Research published in The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism suggests astaxanthin can reduce oxidative stress, inflammation and enhance the immune system!
7 Natural Solutions for Healing a Heel Spur
September 9, 2016
A heel spur often goes unnoticed or misdiagnosed. What is a heel spur, and how do you heal one? Here are seven natural solutions to heal a heel spur.
A heel spur is caused by the displacement of calcium on the bone that forms on the underside of the heel; it may be one small bony protrusion or a collection of tiny, irregularly shaped growths on the bone of the heel, which is called the calcaneum . Heel spurs are sometimes painful - described as a knife digging into the heel - and other times, a heel spur goes unnoticed and is only detected by an X-ray. Because knowledge about the symptoms of heel spurs is somewhat limited, it's common that it's mistakenly assumed to be plantar fasciitis . A heel spur is simply the presence of an extra protrusion on the bony surface of the heel, while plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia - a thick connective tissue band that extends from the heel bone to the heads of the metatarsal bones, which are five long bones in the foot located between the heel and the toes. This connective tissue forms a tie that supports the arch on the bottom of your foot. Strain on the plantar fascia leads to irritation, swelling and then a weakness of the arch - this creates pain at the back of the heel. On the other hand, a heel spur is only observable by an X-ray and is painful when inflammation develops in the tissues surrounding it.
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