After a number of alerts about carrageenen recently, I researched several web sources to collect a few simple facts for VitaminAgent. This write-up from Dr. Wiel’s staff is nice and concise: “What about carrageenan? I know that it is widely added to foods like ice cream and yogurt, but I’ve heard that it isn’t good for you and should be ...Read More »
Health & Nutrition
MSM – Methylsulfonylmethane
What is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)? It’s an organic sulfur compound that’s used to improve immune function, lower inflammation and help restore healthy bodily tissue. The reason so many benefits are attributed to the MSM supplement is because MSM provides biologically active sulfur, which is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the body and needed for many different critical bodily functions every single ...Read More »
Theanine, tea, BP, depression, etc.
Why Tea? Back when Europe was stone huts and the Mayans were playing soccer, the Chinese were drinking tea. Tea goes back at least 5,000 years as medicine and more than 1,000 years as a simple beverage. Made from the leaves of a bush related to flowering camellia, tea has had a role in major features such as the American ...Read More »
Mucoid Plaques in the Gut
Mucoid plaque, which is known in medical literature as Biofilm (1), Intestinal Metaplasia, Mucin (abnormal kind) and others, can grow inside the intestines on the mucosa walls. The presence of this substance inhibits the proper absorption of nutrients and provides a breeding ground for unfriendly bacteria, fungi and parasites. The presence of this substances has been associated with a whole ...Read More »
Inflammation – All roads lead to Rome …
Where inflammation is a chronic problem, as we find effects most Westernized societies – all diseases originate from chronic reduction of healthy system capacity and therefore all roads lead to Rome – the inflammation leads to disease, not the cause of insult bringing the harm but the inflammatory response causing a cascade of dysfunction in many possibly tissues, lesions and ...Read More »
Sugar – The obvious wrong?
10 Ways Suger should be limited Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases. Here are 10 disturbing reasons why you should avoid added sugar like the plague. 1. Added Sugar Contains No Essential Nutrients and is Bad For Your Teeth You’ve probably heard ...Read More »
Spirulina – What’s It All About?
I don’t like using the term superfood, though it could certainly be applied to Spirulina (and is sometimes used for coconut oil). Surprisingly, you may know this amazing compound by its common name… Pond scum: This nutrient rich substance is actually a cyanobacteria and it boasts its fair share of health promoting properties. It is rich in Chlorophyll, and like plants, gets ...Read More »
Cholesterol – Get LDL Below 100 mg/dl
1. Limit your intake of foods full of saturated fats, trans fats, and dietary cholesterol. Foods with a lot of saturated fat include butter, fatty flesh like red meat, full-fat and low-fat dairy products, palm oil, and coconut oil. If you see partially hydrogenated fat in the Ingredient List of a food label, that food has trans fats. Top sources ...Read More »
Porbiotics-What are probiotics and why are they so important?
What is gut microbiota? Probiotic bacteria and other microbes are referred to as the individual’s probiotic community, gut flora, friendly flora but scientifically referred to as the micro biome “microbiota”. The word microbiota represents an ensemble of microorganisms that resides in a previously established environment. Human beings have clusters of bacteria in different parts of the body, such as in ...Read More »
Review of the Basics – PROBIOTICS
What is the gut microbiome? Microbiome” What is gut microbiota? Probiotic bacteria and other microbes are referred to as the individual’s probiotic community, gut flora, friendly flora but scientifically referred to as the micro biome “microbiota”.The word microbiota represents an ensemble of microorganisms that resides in a previously established environment. Human beings have clusters of bacteria in different parts of ...Read More »