Tag: antioxidant

Lectin-Restricted Diet plus Antioxidant Supplements Reverses Artery Damage

Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins found in foods such as grains, beans, seeds, nuts, and potatoes. Also, grain-fed meats (which would be all meats except grass-fed) contain lectins due to their grain-based feed. Lectins, although found in what many people consider “healthy” foods, are known to have detrimental effects, including gastrointestinal and immune dysfunction, and the triggering of leptin resistance, implicated…

Healthy Food, Healthy Mood

Can diet affect your mood? You betcha! A recent study published in the Journal of Health Psychology evaluated the link between emotions and foods, and found that people who eat more fruits and veggies are also happier and more energetic than those who eat very little of these foods. The study involved 281 young adults who recorded their food intake…

Probiotics Boost Gut Health in Athletes

Gastrointestinal complaints such as nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea are common among athletes. This is thought to be due to the change in blood flow during intense exercise—blood is diverted from digestion to the heart and muscles where it is needed. The decrease in blood flow to the intestines during intense exercise is known to increase intestinal permeability, or leaky…

Get Your Antioxidants from Fruits and Veggies

As often as I can, I try to emphasize that diet is 80 percent of the battle when you are dealing with health issues. In fact, diet is 80 percent of the battle always. Whether you are healthy, on the road to health, or seemingly so far from health you can’t even fathom it—diet is 80 percent of the battle.…

Detoxifying Antioxidant for Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first three years of life and affects development of social, behavioral, and communication skills. It is estimated that autism affects 1 in 88 children, and is more common in boys (1 in 54) than in girls. One of the many underlying contributors to the development of autism is impaired detoxification functions…

Mineral Toxins and Autoimmunity—What Can We Do?

A recent article from the Journal of Environment International showed a significant connection between elevated blood mercury levels and autoimmune antibodies to parts of the thyroid gland, specifically thyroglobulin.1 Thyroglobulin is a protein made in the thyroid gland that is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. With mercury in the thyroid gland, antibodies develop and attach to thyroglobulin, producing…

Chicken soup meets its match for fighting colds and flu

We’ve known since we introduced Ultimate Flora Advanced Immunity at ReNew Life that it was an awesome triple threat when fighting seasonal health issues. Now the whole world knows. EpiCor, a key ingredient in Ultimate Florida Advanced Immunity, has just been awarded the 2010 Scientific Excellence Award at the SupplySide Conference in Las Vegas. SupplySide is the largest event in…

Eat a Rainbow Every Day

My Weekly ‘Renew You’ Challenge – Eat a rainbow everyday! Sounds pretty goofy, doesn’t it? But be honest, it’s not the first time you’ve heard this piece of advice, so why not give it a try? In fact, it’s such a good tip even I’m going to jump on the bandwagon! Eating a diet that includes of a rainbow of…

Feeling Down? Take a Look at Your Diet

So what if someone told you that the foods you eat might cause depression? Would it make you think twice about what you put on your plate? If it were me it would! In a recent study scientists looked at how different foods affected our mood and discovered that people who ate more whole foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains…