Blood-Brain Barrier – What Is It?

“Homeostasis” is not a topic commonly discussed at parties or at the dinner table. Nobody pays attention to it unless it’s severely out of order. That’s because few of us know what it is. Your body…

Bromine Bullies Iodine

When life gets comfortable, humans have a tendency to take things for granted. “Ooh, yeah, I travel this route every day, so I know that light will change in about three more seconds. Oops! Not…

Thiamin—Vitamin B1

About half of thiamin is found in skeletal muscle. Beriberi, more common in the 19th century, is a thiamin deficiency disease caused by a diet of highly polished rice, where the thiamin-rich husk is…

B Vitamins And Energy

Using questionnaires that tracked mood states, levels of perceived stress, and general health, researchers at the Brain Performance and Nutrition Center of Northumbria University, in the UK,…

Brain Fog

There is a relationship between central nervous system missteps and markers of inflammation. Age doesn’t matter; it happens across the board. If the occasional bout of forgetfulness strikes you, you…

Glutathione: It’s Your Gut

It has already been accepted that plant phenols are beneficial compounds. Because of increasingly sophisticated testing techniques, those in olives are receiving more and more attention as…

ADHD and Magnesium

An analysis of eighteen different study groups performed by Marianne Moussain-Bosc and her colleagues at a French institute for nervous system studies in 2006 indicated that ,”…B6/magnesium therapy…

Importance of Iodine

Iodine (I) is essential, which clearly means we need it. Just as we need zinc or magnesium, we need I. The common iodine deficiency disorders include goiter, hypothyroidism, mental retardation,…

Vitamins? Why?

The word “vitamins” describes organic substances that are quite diverse in function and structure. It was initially felt that these compounds could be obtained through a normal diet, and that they…