Salt’s At Fault? Now What?

For years it was held that salt intake has a distinct influence on blood pressure and cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, in 2011 the American Heart Association issued a sweeping call for salt…

Arthritis and Common Chemicals

Merely because something is hereditary doesn’t mean it has to be inherited unless it’s a defined, overt physical characteristic, such as eye color or hairline. Disease or propensity for disease does…

Stress and Childhood Obesity

Being a kid doesn’t necessarily mean having a carefree life, yet that’s how most adults view childhood. Because kids don’t have jobs, bills to pay, and children to raise what could they possibly have…

Mood Boosts Elder Brain Power

When you’re in a good mood, it’s almost amazing what you can accomplish. This has little to do with emotions and even less with temperament. The former are short-lived and specific, and may be turned…

Iodine Deficiency

Beyond its role in antisepsis and breast health, iodine is perhaps best known for its regulatory function in the thyroid gland. Educators at the Linus Pauling Institute reiterate the mineral’s…

Cancer And Sugar: How Sweet It Isn’t

Talk about linking sugar to cancer can be confusing. The “facts” are often presented in a misleading manner that can cause anxiety in those who have the disease. Yet, learning about the science…

Zinc Away Your Inflammation

When you put your hand into your pants pocket and shake it around, you can hear the jingling of loose change. No change, no jingle. You have identified a deficit. It’s not that easy with some…

The Importance of Mineral Balance

Minerals are important nutrients found in foods. Alone, they are inactive chemical elements, whether in a rock as calcium or in a cast iron pan. But in the body they become operational, either…