The human internal ecosystem is stabilized by several different buffering systems that keep the body functioning at a high level for as long as possible. One of these buffering systems is pH. Our blood stream should be slightly alkaline at 7.365 pH at all times for the body to be healthy. Maintaining pH balance through proper diet and lifestyle is one of the most critical tools to optimizing your health. There are certain strategies that can be used to boost your pH all day and night without expensive supplements.
The body has an incredible homodynamic control system built around maintaining pH levels. These innate buffering systems include getting rid of excess acid or base by products through the lungs, skin, saliva, & urine. The most common problem with pH balancing is keeping up with the excess metabolic acids. Acids are produced from a lack of oxygen, poor diet, environmental toxins, cellular inflammation and metabolic waste products. (more…)
The immune system is normally our natural first line of defense against illness and bad health. However, sometimes immune systems function abnormally due to deficiencies and disorders where the body either loses its natural immunity or else the immune system turns against the body it is supposed to protect. In either case, natural immune modulators may provide the key to maintaining a strong and properly functioning immune system.
Ancient societies, particularly those of the Americas and China, have consistently used cayenne pepper therapeutically.
A powerful anti-inflammatory, cayenne pepper is currently all-the-rage for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice’s health boosting properties to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity in the body.
Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of diseases and ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria.
The list below will expound upon more of the many health benefits of cayenne pepper. (more…)
The evidence continues to pour in about the importance of Vitamin D in preventing and healing disease. Now, a new genome study from Oxford University has linked vitamin D deficiency to a wide range of diseases and has shown the extent to which vitamin D interacts with our DNA.
In the study just published in the journal Genome Research, scientists mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA and identified over 200 genes directly influenced by vitamin D. The study scientists used new DNA sequencing technology to create a map of vitamin D receptor binding. The vitamin D receptor is a protein, which is activated by vitamin D. The protein attaches itself to DNA and influences what proteins are made from our genetic code.
The researchers found 2,776 binding sites for the vitamin D receptor along the length of the human genome. The binding sites were found to be unusually concentrated near a number of genes, which have been associated with susceptibility to autoimmune conditions such as MS, Crohn’s disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as to cancers such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia and colorectal cancer. (more…)
A continual supply of quality nutrients are required every day to fuel our metabolic machinery. Natural diet and whole food based multi-vitamins are the best source of the vitamins and minerals we need to thrive. Millions of people continue to subside on a diet dominated by processed junk food and fail to eat the minimum servings of fresh vegetables and fruits needed to prevent chronic illness. Our body has many survival mechanisms that provide for short term nutritional shortfalls. After a period of years and decades the lack of vitamins and minerals cause our body to age and set the stage for heart disease, diabetes, dementia and cancer. Fortunately there are important steps we can take to fight cellular aging and dramatically lower disease risk.