Scientific Topics

Targeted Blood-Sugar Control

A staggering number of Americans suffer from a disorder called “metabolic syndrome” that is characterized by a combination of:1

  • High blood sugar
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Those with metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke, type II diabetes and early death.2


A Natural Alternative to Coffee

Each morning, about 64% of adult Americans consume at least one cup of coffee.1

The brain responds by releasing noradrenaline that provides a quick energy boost. This is often followed by a “caffeine letdown” whereby noradrenaline in the brain is depleted and subsequent coffee fails to provide sufficient mental boost.


Arterial Plaque Rupture

Most people are aware that a buildup of plaque in coronary arteries leads to heart disease, the cause of more American deaths than any other ailment.

But few know that not all arterial plaque is the same. There is hard (calcified) plaque and soft (noncalcified) plaque.


  Multi-Pronged Attack Against Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease caused by trauma, obesity, or most often a consequence of normal aging.

The most affected area in osteoarthritis is joint cartilage.

Cartilage consists of smooth tissue that covers the ends of bones in joints such as the knee, hip, and wrist. When cartilage is properly functioning, your bones effortlessly glide over each other with each movement. Cartilage also helps your joints absorb the impact of movement.


The National Magnesium Crisis

The medical community does not yet understand the life-sustaining properties of magnesium.

In today’s world of high drug prices, it’s hard for physicians to conceive how an inexpensive mineral can provide such diverse health benefits.


Major Advance in Intestinal Health

Probiotics are emerging as enormously popular health supplements.

When one ingests a probiotic, they add bacteria to their digestive tract that produce benefits ranging from alleviating intestinal distress to strengthening immunity.


Hidden Factor Behind Kidney Disease Epidemic

In a new report authored by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, people who use proton pump inhibiting drugs to treat heartburn (acid reflux) are at a 20% to 50% increased risk for developing chronic kidney disease.


Relief from Common Digestive Distress

Do you remember how easy it was in youth to consume a high-calorie meal and suffer no unpleasant aftereffects?

One reason we internally managed foods so easily back in those days were the massive amounts of digestive juices we produced that efficiently broke down foods for healthy absorption.


Why 24-Hour Blood Pressure Control Matters

Getting blood pressure under control is essential, but it is only part of the solution.

Over the past decade, it has become clear that daily variations in blood-pressure patterns are also tremendously important, especially in older adults.


Fight Stress and Support Adrenals with Adaptogens

It would be impossible to overstate the devastating impact chronic stress has on Americans’ health. As many as 75% to 90% of primary care physician visits may be related to acute or chronic stress.


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