The Blood Brain Barrier

What is the blood brain barrier? For a long time, the blood-brain barrier has been viewed as just a wall that separates the brain from outside agents and enemies.  But it’s more than that. It’s a…

Electrolytes 101

Electrolyte loss can be a result of stress, exercise, poor diet, pregnancy, illness, or medications. Learn more about the performance powerhouses of the body, critical to optimal body efficiency and…

What is Phosphatidylcholine?

PC is not a vitamin, but a phospholipid, one of the elements that make up our cell membranes—basically the “skins” of our cells. Taking PC supplies your body with the raw materials it needs to keep…

MCT Oil – Game Changer or an Oil Spill of Hype?

We are told that MCT’s suppress hunger, increase energy and boost mental clarity. Sound too good to be true? Let’s take a closer look at the impact of loading MCT’s into your diet.

The Fraud in Your Pantry: Exposing Fake Olive Oil

We all buy EVOO, which means you’re likely a victim of one of the biggest food scams in the industry today. Only 2% of the world’s olive oil qualifies as EVOO, and over 70% of what we buy is fake.……

Is Cholesterol Actually Bad For You?

Most of us immediate associate Cholesterol with heart-attacks. But has Cholesterol ever caused a heart-attack? Find out about everything there is to know about this small molecule essential to life.

Let’s Talk About L-Serine

A recent Fortune Magazine article covers a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, L-serine, based on a hypothesis that in certain populations, an amino acid produced by cyanobacteria, BMAA, is…

Fast Facts About Flax

Flaxseed is an excellent source of omega-3, especially high in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA): the precursor to eicosapentaenoic acid, (EPA), the omega-3 found in fish oil. Not only does that give it the…

What’s Fishy About Fish Oil

Of all the nutritional supplements that have caught on in the American market, perhaps none is more successful abundant than fish oil. In fact, American consumers spend over $1 billion annually on…

No More Sugar Coating: Sugar Hurts Your Immune System

It's holiday season! Sugar intake isn't only thing that spikes this time of year. ‘Tis the season for cold, flu, and other respiratory infections, too. And while weight gain might be the first thing…