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Oxidative stress and inflammation, and why it happens.

Oxidative stress and inflammation, and why it happens. 0

Oxidative Stress is a hot topic in health circles, and for good reason. Inflammation is damaging to the body, and chronic inflammation is even more so. Glutathione (GSH) is the most abundant intracellular antioxidant and is critical for defending the cell against oxidative stress.
How to Avoid the Detox Rebound

How to Avoid the Detox Rebound 0

As the World gets increasingly crowded, industrialized, and complex, toxins have increased along with progress. These toxins can accumulate in our tissues and cause health problems down the road if we don’t address the fact that they are in our bodies. Despite our best efforts at avoiding toxins, environmental exposure almost guarantees that toxins of some type will accumulate in our bodies. Detoxifying diets, detoxifying with saunas and exercise, and with supplements can all contribute to flushing toxins out of our bodies. Sometimes, though, this can lead to another problem- toxic rebound, when the act of flushing out toxins causes your body to have a rush of symptoms from the sudden release of toxins. Here's a discussion of why and how to detox and how to avoid toxic rebound.
Why You May be at Risk for Zinc Deficiency

Why You May be at Risk for Zinc Deficiency 0

Zinc is a common metal found in many foods and is necessary for human health. Most people don’t give it a second thought, assuming that they automatically get enough in their normal diet and that the amount of zinc in their multivitamin is enough to keep them healthy. Unfortunately, not always true. Let's take a look.
Combating Chronic Inflammation

Combating Chronic Inflammation 0

Controlling Inflammation has come to be seen as integral to maintaining health. Over half the people who die do so from a chronic inflammatory condition, Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, infections, autoimmune diseases and many other potentially terminal conditions involve inflammation- either as the primary or contributing cause of death. Beyond terminal conditions, inflammation can cause nearly untraceable silent suffering as it causes a myriad of symptoms that can be hard to trace but that can dominate a person’s life. So what is inflammation exactly, and why is it so perfidious? How do we control it?
Vitamin D Deficiency- You May Be More At Risk Than You Think!

Vitamin D Deficiency- You May Be More At Risk Than You Think! 0

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because our body makes the vitamin when exposed to UV light. It’s critical to support bone health and the immune system. Since Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin, don’t we get enough of the vitamin from the sun? What about from food? Unfortunately, probably not. With concern for skin cancer rising, and our busy lives meaning we may not spend as much time outdoors, many of us don’t get enough sun exposure to create enough vitamin D, and many people have problems absorbing enough through food as well.
Grapefruit Seed Extract- a Promising Product

Grapefruit Seed Extract- a Promising Product 0

Grapefruit seed extract has been used safely for years as a natural preservative in the food and cosmetics industry because of its ant-microbial and antifungal properties. Those industries have often chosen this product as the most potent of the citrus products, indeed of any natural product, for this purpose. Its properties as a biocide were discovered by American immunologist Jacob Harich in 1980, first for its use as an antifungal against Candida albicans. Since then, its properties as an ant-fungal and antimicrobial has been touted, as a topical treatment for funguses, a nasal and mouth wash for sinus and mouth infections, and internally for Candida and other infections of the gut.