Archive for May, 2013

Zinc

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

“As for zinc, its recognition as an essential mineral came only recently. The story of how zinc achieved acceptance is a very interesting one. Not long ago scientists derided the premise that zinc played a role in human health. Today we know that zinc plays many important roles. For example, zinc is a part of the super oxide dismutase enzyme, so it also has a role as an antioxidant. In addition, zinc takes part in neurotransmitters, and plays a key role in immune function, sound growth and development. In fact, zinc is really a miracle element in many ways.”

Read the rest of the story in The Weston A. Price Foundation www.westonaprice.org/vitamins-and-minerals/the-role-of-zinc-in-human-biology

Are Carrots Safe?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

According to the USDA Pesticide Data Program, conventional carrots can have up to 26 different pesticides on them (16 of them are hormone disruptors, 8 are carcinogens, 7 are reproductive toxins, and 3 are neurotoxins).

That’s why we buy and eat organic carrots.

The Little “Synapse”

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Our brain consists of about 100 billion cells called neurons. In order for neurons to communicate in a way that allows you to exist they must connect to one another. A synapse is that connection that allows information to pass from one neuron to the next. Your synapses control electrical impulses and the release of neurotransmitters between neurons.

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the pathological accumulation of nonfunctioning plaque in neurons and loss of normal neurotransmitter flow between neurons.

Scientists have found there is a severe loss in synaptic density in Alzheimer’s patients.

On the positive side magnesium protects and restores synaptic density. Now scientists are working to see if they can restore synaptic density before Alzheimer’s sets it.

Cranberries

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Did you know that cranberries are good for your health?

Cranberries contain beneficial proanthocyanidins (PACS) that help cleanse the urinary tract.

You can eat whole cranberries or get them in supplement form.

But for better health be sure to get your cranberries.

Magnesium

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Our government says about 50% of U.S. population doesn’t get enough magnesium.

You can get it from leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, unrefined grains, seeds and dried fruits. And we need it on a consistent basis.

Magnesium is involved with over 300 different biochemical reactions that affect every cell in the body.

I take pure magnesium topically to ensure that my intake is sufficient.

Did you know that it is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body?