10 Reasons Why You Need Vitamin B12

Mussels

Mussels and other shellfish are a great natural source of vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that keeps the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It is involved in the metabolism of every cell in the human body, and is necessary for DNA synthesis and regulation, as well as fatty acid synthesis and energy production. The benefits of vitamin B12 start in the womb, are vital during infancy, and protect you from disease throughout your life.

Not getting enough B12 causes tiredness, weakness, changes in elimination, loss of appetite, and weight loss—all symptoms of megaloblastic anemia, a condition characterized by very large red blood cells. It comes on slowly, especially when compared to that of other types of anemia, so can be hard to diagnose in its early stages. (more…)

6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration.  Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist.

In times of illness, however, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. This is where medicine may perform its most noble feat, nudging the body back into balance with foods, herbs, nutrients, healing energies, i.e. healing intention. Today, however, drug-based medicine invariably uses chemicals that have not one iota of regenerative potential; to the contrary, they almost always interfere with bodily self-renewal in order to suppress the symptoms against which they are applied.

Despite the outright heretical nature of things which stimulate healing and regeneration vis-à-vis the conventional medical system which frowns upon, or is incredulous towards, spontaneous remission in favor of symptom suppression and disease management, over the course of the past few years of trolling MEDLINE we have collected a series of remarkable studies on the topic…

nerve cell regeneration (more…)

Blueberries protect the brain

Almost everyone thinks blueberries taste great and likes to see them on the breakfast table.  But there is a lot more to love about these tiny fruits. Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, the natural substances that fight damage caused by free radicals. This makes them highly effective in fighting chronic degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, macular degeneration, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. And now we know that blueberries safeguard the brain.

Although it is not clear how blueberries affect the brain, it has been shown that the flavonoids they contain are able to cross the blood brain barrier. This enables them to influence regions in the brain involved in memory and motor function, and enhance neural connections, thereby improving cellular communication and stimulating neural regeneration.

Heart Food, Brain Food; Carnitine for Better Health

For sufferers of hyperthyroidism, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, memory problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a whole host of other conditions, the supplement carnitine has promising potential for healing. 

Carnitine, a substance derived from amino acids, is an important ingredient in many of the body’s cells. After it is produced in the liver and kidneys, it is then delivered throughout cells in the brain, heart, muscles, and even male sperm, where it helps to convert fatty acids into energy. By metabolizing fats into energy, it optimizes the functions of all of the body parts it serves. Carnitine is found primarily in animal meat, but is also absorbed in lesser amounts through nuts, dairy and asparagus.[1]  As the main source of L-Carnitine is red meat, which is unhealthy in abundant amounts (due to antibiotic contamination, fat content, genetic modification, etc.), supplementation is highly recommended for its absorption. Even with a well-balanced diet, it is felt that achieving an adequate amount of carnitine can be challenging without supplementation.[2]  (more…)

DHA is Vital to Cardiovascular Wellness

Thousands of studies have shown the critical function of fish oil—in particular it’s most important essential fatty acid DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. —to overall cardiovascular well-being at any age.  (more…)