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Confusion Over Black Pepper Extract

In a recent newsletter, we spoke about the possible downsides to the use of concentrated black pepper extracts, namely BioPerine®, the most widely-used, trademarked product.

New Research on Turmeric & Black Pepper

For quite some time now, turmeric/curcumin products have been one of the most popular items in the herb section wherever one finds supplements. It is easy to see why this popularity shows no sign of waning, with the myriad applications this substance has for health conditions ranging from joint inflammation to liver support to brain health. In this newsletter we will look at some of the most recent (and eye-opening) research available on this herbal superstar.

Zorb Provides EMF Protection

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans, based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, and associated with wireless (cellular) phone use.

Folate Forms & Functions

Folate is probably best known for its role in the development of neural tube tissue into healthy fetal brains and spinal cords.

Tradition + Modern Science = Redd Synergy

Redd formulates for synergy to help bring the body back into balance. The objective is to nourish and support, not stimulate, push or suppress. 

Mushrooms Help Give Bees a Chance

Bee pollination contributes to 80% of plant species worldwide; 30% of our food is directly pollinated by bees and 70% of our is food controlled by pollinators.

Major Minerals: Seven Things You Can’t Live Without

Because minerals serve so many important functions in our bodies, it is important to get them in adequate amounts. Eating a varied, whole-food diet rich in vegetables is a good start. However, the mineral content of food depends on the minerals in the soil in which the food is grown or where the animals graze. So consider focusing on eating organic food since organic farming returns nutrients, including minerals, to the soil.

How Can Flower Essences Help Me?

Many people are familiar with homeopathy, the "energetic" or "vibrational" remedies for a wide variety of specific physical or emotional conditions. A lesser-known healing modality which is becoming more well-known is that of flower essences.

Supplements for Quitting Smoking

Chemically and physiologically, nicotine does a real number on the body creating an imbalance in neurotransmitters, affecting dopamine, acetylcholine and GABA. Even adrenalin, a profound stimulant, will not match the stimulatory craving of nicotine.

MCT Oil for Ketogenesis

It has applications for everything from sports performance and energy to weight loss to brain health and conditions such as dementia. Since it has been around for so long there is a huge amount of research published on the benefits of this unique fat.

Leaky Gut? Restore Your Defenses!

Intestinal permeability, or leaky gut syndrome, is a complicated, poorly understood digestive ailment. It is characterized by the inability of the intestines to prevent the leakage of large particles across the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream.

Collagen for Recovery/Injury Prevention

The IOC listed collagen in the category of supplements that may assist with training capacity, recovery, muscle soreness and injury management, citing multiple studies published on collagen peptides.

Avocados, Almonds & Blueberries, Oh My!

More people than ever today are recognizing the importance of a whole-food diet for health and longevity. A quick search of trending topics on social media and the internet will reveal the interest in "getting back to" or beginning a diet/lifestyle featuring foods as whole/wholesome, unprocessed, and nutritious as possible.

The Multiplier Effect: Spending Our Dollars Locally

A dollar spent at a locally owned store generates $5 to $14 in value within that community.

Take a Peek at Microminerals

Although needed in very tiny amounts, microminerals play a vitally important part in nearly all of our physiological processes.

California's Proposition 65 Warning Labels

"A product does not have to contain a level of the substance that represents an actual risk to trigger a Prop 65 warning."

— American Herbal Products website

A Trio of Travel Companions

With summer on the way, vacation and travel plans often come as well. Whether one travels to the tropics or above the Arctic Circle, there are a few staple portable items which may make your vacation much more pleasant, safe, and healthy!

Seasonal Allergy Support

The beauty of spring and summer in the Willamette Valley seems to have just one drawback: the abundance of airborne allergens thanks to the profusion of grasses, shrubs, and trees here. Many people suffer from a large variety of symptoms, whether from one particular source or a combination. Some of these symptoms can be quite severe, leading to misery of a kind during certain months.

Women's Heart Disease Risks/Symptoms

 It is well-known that in the USA, CVD is the leading killer of men. What is not so well-known is that CVD is the leading killer of women aged 50 and older. It is also not common knowledge that there are substantial gender differences in not only the prevalence of these diseases, but also in the signs and symptoms of CVD.

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