Scientific Topics

Environmental Toxins and Cancer Risk

The chemicals in our water, air, and food, the materials in our home, and non ionizing radiation present cancer risks.1-5

But that doesn’t mean that we are defenseless. Researchers have identified several mechanisms by which most cancer-producing toxins disrupt our body’s defense systems. Compelling evidence reveals how we can defend against these carcinogenic mechanisms.


Bridging the Fiber Gap

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said that all disease begins in the gut.

Modern science is proving how right he was.

Scientists are discovering that fiber not only boosts digestive health but also contributes to our immune function.1 This makes sense, considering 70% to 80% of the cells of the immune system are located in the gastrointestinal tract.2


Revitalize Aging Skin with Topical Vitamin C

Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and environmental pollutants can accelerate skin aging by degrading collagen and triggering oxidative stress in the skin. Fortunately, the anti-aging benefits of a time-honored remedy used by ancient civilizations to heal their skin can help overcome these undesirable effects. Vitamin C is an essential component in the body’s production of collagen1,2 and a potent antioxidant that can help rejuvenate aged and photodamaged skin.3-5


Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss

The two leading causes of blindness are age-related macular degeneration and cataract formation.1-3

While declining vision is devastating in and of itself, new research shows that macular degeneration is linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease.4


Rebuild Aging Joints!

Osteoarthritis—the age-related degradation of joint cartilage and bone—accounts for 25% of all visits to primary care physicians in North America.1

Most doctors today consider this debilitating condition to be progressive and incurable.

In this article, you will learn about UC-II®, or undenatured type II collagen, a novel intervention for both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Because of its unique molecular characteristics, UC-II® acts as a kind of “reverse vaccine,” one that regulates the immune system so that it stops over-reacting to proteins normally found in joint cartilage.


Innovative Solution for Oral Health

For many people, strict adherence to brushing and flossing twice daily may not be enough. The consequence is deterioration of gums and teeth with invariable periodontal disease.1,2

Researchers have discovered a unique solution to ensure healthier gums and teeth as we age. It comes in the form of a targeted probiotic that has been found to work specifically in the mouth. This unique probiotic helps destroy disease-causing bacteria and replaces them with beneficial bacteria that protect teeth and gums.


Boron Supports Optimum Prostate Health

Compelling evidence is accumulating that the trace mineral boron plays an important role in protecting men against deadly prostate cancer.1-3

As men grow older, their risk for prostate cancer skyrockets and metastasis outside the prostate is “uniformly lethal.”1

 


Natural Support For Stomach Health

The discovery that H. pylori infection leads to serious stomach problems enabled two scientists to win the Nobel prize for their breakthrough research.1-3

Perhaps even more meaningful, it was found that eradication of H. pylori can relieve symptoms of stomach distress, including gastritis, and prevent cancer.4

The ulcer-inducing bacteria H. pylori is now believed to affect up to 40% of Americans.5

 


Probiotics Provide Anti Aging Defense

Scientists report that the strength of your immune system—at least 70% of which is located in your gut—relies on the makeup of your intestinal bacteria.1,2

Put differently, the estimated 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut are the human equivalent of an environmental ecosystem. And like global ecosystems, our personal microbe population is losing its diversity—and threatening our health as a result.3


Grow New Brain Cells

For years, scientists believed brain shrinkage was inevitable and irreversible.

Cutting-edge research has shown that brain cells can regenerate.

An amino acid called taurine plays an important role in creating new brain cells.

 


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