Foods

An Athlete's Diet

Diet is the sum total of all activity.     It includes all the foods, beverages, and snacks eaten. This provides all the proteins, carbohydrates fats, vitamins, minerals, and other cofactors required for proper... Read more

Super-Greens and Exercise

SuperGreens are an amazing group of plants, rich in chlorophyll and other pytonutrients.   They are dark green because super-greens are saturated with chlorophyll, the life-blood of plants.   Supergreens are the very beginning... Read more

Super-Foods

Glutathione

Glutathione is a tripeptide compound.   Glutathione contains a most essential amino acid in the sulfur containing, cysteine.  The thiol side chain of cysteine is involved in many enzymatic reactions.   Glutathione is the body's master antioxidant.   The foods that... Read more

Algae

Seaweeds are classified as plants. Unlike plants on land, seaweed lacks true roots, stems, and leaves.     Algae have been used for thousands of years as both food and medicine. Food was in fact... Read more

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

The Power of Mushrooms Mushrooms have been used over the centuries for the flavor they add to food. Medicinal mushrooms have a history of Traditional use. The most oftened-used mushrooms come from genera... Read more

Mushrooms and Cancer

  Mushrooms belong to the fungi kingdom.   Mushrooms are non-flowering plants and are best thought of as nature’s recyclers.   Mushrooms convert dead organic matter into humus and then converts humus into life supporting... Read more

Monographs

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle refers to the dried fruit of the flowering plant, Silybum marianum. Part of the daisy family, this herb is also called blessed thistle as well as wild artichoke. Milk... Read more

Picroliv

Picrorhiza (kutki) is found in the Himalayan mountains. It has been used in Ayurveda for centuries as a cure for jaundice, liver disease, indigestion and related digestive conditions.   Since the liver... Read more

Nutrition

Vitamins

Vitamins are classified as ingredients essential to life.   Daily minimum amounts are established by regulation and listed for those micronutrients deemed worthy enough to be classified as a 'vitamin'. This knowledge is... Read more

Minerals

Minerals are inorganic elements. Minerals are combined with each other to form the rocks that make up the earth’s crust. In the human body, minerals play a more dynamic and vital role... Read more

Females

Aging & Fat

One of the unfortunate changes that accompany aging is an increase in body fat. Increased body fat is the single greatest reason why so many women chose to diet.   Abdominal fat increases... Read more

Female Athletes

Women have been part of the main stream exercise world for some time now. But exercise nutrition, as it pertains specifically to women, is lacking. In general, the best way to... Read more

Prevention

Echinacea

Echinacea represents a group of flowering plants in the daisy family. The Echinacea genus contains nine species, which are called purple coneflowers. Echinacea are native to eastern and central North America, where... Read more

Beta-Glucans

There are many different beta-glucans with only small differences in structures. Beta-glucan from baker’s yeast, considered the most efficective at immune stimulation, is a very good supplement. Beta-glucans comprise a very... Read more