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Modified Citrus Pectin Protects Against Vascular Hardening

The research on Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) continues to grow, highlighting its powerful benefits against inflammation and the protein galectin-3 -- a culprit in heart disease, cancer, inflammation and fibrosis. In this powerful new study, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association, MCP blocked galectin-3 and reduced the inflammation, blood pressure, fibrosis and aortic wall thickness associated with vascular hardening and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, MCP out-performed the pharmaceutical drug sprironolactone, safely without toxicity. Click here to read more about the study.

8 Ways to Prevent a Cold – Men’s Fitness

So how can you stay healthy while your friends and coworkers fall prey to nasty germs? While there's no cure for the common cold, our medical expert, Isaac Eliaz, M.D., Director of Amitabha Medical Clinic, says there's no reason to feel helplessly doomed, either. With some smart habits and a little help from nature, you can safeguard your immune system against the season's grossest illnesses.

Naturally Healthy Skin – Prevention Magazine May 2012

Your skin is vulnerable. As the largest organ system, it performs numerous essential tasks and is the frontline of defense against bacteria, viruses, allergens, toxins, and more. You do your best to protect your skin, but it’s out in the open, exposed to sun, wind and environmental pollutants. Skin structure is complex, and part of an intricate network involving other organs. To keep it healthy, you need to support this system. Healthy skin is a vital component to wellness and vice versa. Here are some recommended ways to love your skin and promote overall health.

Prevent Type II Diabetes – Change Magazine April 2012

Metabolic Syndrome, a.k.a. pre-Diabetes, has exploded into a worldwide epidemic, and even as these numbers skyrocket, many people are living with this degenerative condition unknowingly. Also called Syndrome X, Metabolic Syndrome dramatically increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other life-threatening conditions. The biggest contributing factors include a diet high in fats, sugars and processed foods; lack of exercise; chronic stress and long-term exposure to certain environmental toxins. In integrative medicine, the spring season provides an ideal time to address these risk factors. But since one in five people in North America are estimated to have Metabolic Syndrome, this area of health needs focus 365 days a year. Most patients with Metabolic Syndrome will develop fullblown Type II Diabetes within a decade. Often, Metabolic Syndrome progresses undiagnosed because symptoms can be vague, develop slowly or are mistakenly attributed to less serious causes. By recognizing the earliest signs and strengthening your metabolic systems with targeted natural solutions, you can beat back Metabolic Syndrome and its sinister offspring, Type II Diabetes. If you are already battling metabolic health issues, the same natural solutions can help reverse even the most chronic conditions by balancing blood sugar, decreasing inflammation, increasing insulin sensitivity and assisting your body to utilize energy efficiently.

Toxins: Where to Find Them – Remedies Magazine March 2012

Many potentially toxic substances are manmade. Considered safe by the government until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proves otherwise, these molecules are often described by their manufacturers as harmless in small amounts. But modern life exposes us to small doses many times over, with our cells playing host to a roiling cocktail of chemicals from different sources. The resulting “body burden” of toxins we’ve accumulated adds up to 400 to 800 chemicals at any given time, says Gaetano Morello, ND.

Year-Round Wellness for Your Child – Change Magazine May 2012

Parents always want the very best for their children, but in today’s modern world, they are faced with numerous social issues and health concerns that may impact the well being of their child. With the prevalence of environmental toxins, exposure to media violence, increasing obesity and stress, it is critical to understand the daily factors of living a healthy life. When I work with parents in my medical practice, I like to make them aware of the most hazardous toxins in the environment and food sources; the importance of proper sleep, nutrition and exercise; and how to reduce stress, in order to promote healthy habits in their children. By understanding these and other current threats to their children’s health, parents can arm themselves with the solutions to help their children grow into strong, healthy, active adults.

New Honokiol Concentrate – Cancer Free Newsletter February 2011

Honokiol is one of several polyphenols that have been isolated from the bark and seed cones of the magnolia tree. Along with magnolol, another polyphenol from the magnolia tree, it has been used in several Japanese and Chinese formulas to treat asthma and digestive disorders. Just in the last few years, researchers have been isolating honokiol and determining what other biological activity it might have. The amount and variety of beneficial activity stemming from this one compound is staggering, particularly when it comes to treating cancer.