Top 10 Healthy Nutrients for Brain Development

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Developing brains, whether those that are still in the womb or those of our growing children, need the right nutrients in order to thrive. In a culture where the consumption of processed foods makes that more of a difficulty than it should be, it’s crucial to know what real foods we should feed our children in order to obtain the best nutritional value.

Here are the top 10 healthy nutrients for brain development.

Top 10 Healthy Nutrients for Brain Development

1. Vitamin A (more…)

Vitamin D and Vitamin A Influences Lung Cancer Mortality

According to a study published in September 2012, serum vitamin D levels are associated with reduced mortality from lung cancer, and this relationship is modified by serum vitamin A levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the U.S. Approximately 28 percent of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer. (more…)

Crouching Garnish, Hidden SuperFood: The Secret Life of Kale

Crouching Garnish, Hidden SuperFood: The Secret Life of Kale

Could kale, a less domesticated, disheveled form of cabbage, really be one of the most potent healing foods in existence today? 

Few foods commonly available at the produce stand are as beneficial to your health as kale.  And yet, sadly, it is more commonly found dressing up something not as healthy in a display case as a decoration than on someone’s plate where it belongs.

Kale is actually a form of cabbage that evaded domestication, sharing many of the same traits as wilder plant relatives unafraid of holding on to their bitter principle, and relatively unruly appearance. (more…)

Alternate treatment for chronic acne sufferers

Certain pharmaceutical medications prescribed for acne sufferers come with serious side effects. Many sufferers, desperate to be rid of their embarrassing acne, have found out too late that their treatment choice can cause severe, life-threatening diseases. Using a more natural skin care protocol, orally and/or topically, comes without harmful side effects and is often less expensive. (more…)

Vitamin A Fights Cancer, Blindness, and More

My patients often ask me about the benefits of one trendy supplement or another that’s been in the news. And while some, like vitamin D or green tea, can offer a wealth of healthy benefits, you shouldn’t ignore tried and true nutrients that aren’t getting press.

One essential nutrient that hardly gets any attention these days is vitamin A. It’s one of the basic vitamins that works on many levels to ensure good health. Yet, more than half of us aren’t getting enough on a daily basis.

While you might get some vitamin A in your multivitamin, it’s likely not enough to fill all the needs your body has for this powerful antioxidant nutrient. Here are just some of the ways vitamin A keeps you healthy: (more…)