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Vitamin D: SO Much More than Just a Vitamin

Vitamin D is not simply one chemical but many. It is also known as calcitriol, ergocalciferol, calcidiol and cholecalciferol.1 The natural type is produced through your skin from a universally present form of cholesterol, 7-dehydrocholesterol. When the term vitamin D is used, it is completely misleading because the truth is, this "vitamin" is not a vitamin it is a ‚òProhormone‚. A Prohormone is a crucial substance that your body converts...

The Evolution of Green Vibrance

By Mark Timon Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The evolution of Green Vibrance can be more easily explained. First came humans, then came Green Vibrance. Or rather, humans evolved, and later Green Vibrance evolved to feed the ancient chemistry that runs us. Green Vibrance was the first green superfood, introduced in 1992. It contained 34 ingredients (pictured below). Many competing green foods have appeared since then, but...

Sodium and Potassium: A love story to get your heart racing.

Blood Pressure Habitual high salt consumption has been linked to hypertension for more than a century. Yet controversy remains regarding the mechanisms by which salt influences blood pressure and in the relationship of sodium intake to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This is not surprising because multiple variables affect cardiovascular health including (but not limited to) genetic susceptibility, micro-nutrition, body mass, age, cardiovascular risk factors, and kidney function. In the United...

It‚s Time to Rethink Immunity

Did you ever wonder why some people never get sick while others get sick often? If so, you‚re not alone. Consider that the average North American adult is stricken with 2 to 4 colds and children contract an average of 6 to 8 bouts of illness during cold and flu season. If you‚re sick this often or more, it‚s a good sign that your immune system‚s germ-fighting powers are low.1...

Gigartina Red Marine Algae: When "Going Viral" is a "Red" Alert

History of Viruses Human beings have been battling viruses since before Homo Sapiens evolved into modern form. For some viruses, vaccines and antiviral drugs have allowed us to keep infections from spreading widely and have helped sick people recover. For one disease ‚smallpox‚we‚ve been able to eradicate it, ridding the world of new cases. But as new viruses demonstrate, we are a long way from winning the battle against viruses....

Fix Your Gut - Fix Your Life

Your brain makes you human. It is certainly not your cells that make you so. Confused? Consider this: there are more bacterial cells in and on our bodies than there are cells of which we are made. There are between 40 trillion and more than 100 trillion bacterial cells cohabiting with each of us while only 30 trillion human cells comprise our bodies. As an ecological community, a ‚biome,‚ we...