Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogenic* herb that helps your body manage and adapt to stress by balancing your immune system, metabolism, and hormonal systems. Its anti-inammatory, antitumor, antistress, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, hemopoietic, and rejuvenating properties makes it one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.
We hear that calcium is essential to strong bones, and that the best source of calcium is dairy products. But is that the whole story? How should you get the calcium you need?
As a teenager, I remember TV commercials featuring celebrities and athletes proudly wearing milk mustaches, gazing into the camera, and asking, “Got Milk?” That campaign ran from 1993 to 2014 and made a strong and lasting impression on consumers. But is the message valid?
It’s very important that you have your eyes checked at least once a year. When you do that, you might be surprised to learn (and your doctor might, too) that your eyesight is improving. Several of our patients have seen improvement and have not required new prescriptions after experiencing the DR treatment.
A new report from Sara Middleton, writing for www.naturalhealth365.com, tells of a peer-reviewed study in the journal Science Translational Medicine that is a bit scary. A substance called propionate (a salt from a short-chain fatty acid called propionic acid), which is commonly used as a preservative in baked goods to inhibit mold, increases insulin resistance–even at a “very low dose.” That’s bad news for us Type 2 diabetics, whose insulin resistance is already causing us problems. (But then, we should be frugal with baked goods in our diet, too!) The study, by Amir Tirosh, et al., was reported in the April 24, 2019, issue of the journal.
Additives are used to enhance the flavor, appearance, or texture of a food, or as a preservative. Some should be avoided, while others are considered safe. What are the most common ones, and what should be do about them?
MSG: Monosodium glutamate has raised a ruckus since 1969, when a study of mice found that large amounts caused harmful neurological effects and impaired growth and development. Since then, the controversial substance has been the subject of many studies, and many Asian restaurants have stopped using it. Jury is still out on it, but it’s probably best to avoid it.