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When it comes to health, nutrition and disease there is a lot of diversity of thought. That's the nice way to say there is bitter disagreement. And it's only gotten worse during the divisive era of COVID-19. Government directives supposedly "based on science" don't...

Former CDC chief says Vitamin D reduces COVID-19 risk

Former CDC chief says Vitamin D reduces COVID-19 risk

If you regularly depend on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for health information, it may be prudent to balance their currently-published information with statements made by employees after they have left the CDC. A case in point: Former director...

Is supplementary magnesium necessary? Dismal statistics say yes

Is supplementary magnesium necessary? Dismal statistics say yes

Is it necessary to include the mineral magnesium to your daily supplement regimen? Many nutrient guidelines state that megnesium is one mineral we don't need to supplement because we get more than enough from our diet; however, many nutritional experts today disagree....

Five studies proving Echinacea is a potent immune building nutrient

Five studies proving Echinacea is a potent immune building nutrient

Last week we presented a brief history on the use of Echinacea as a natural health builder. If you missed the article you can see it here. This week we'll provide a summary of five studies that show Echinacea's potent immune supporting properties. Flu fighter - Study...

Scientists pinpoint zinc’s mechanism for providing immune protection

Scientists pinpoint zinc’s mechanism for providing immune protection

Zinc deficiency is common. In fact, it's so common that experts estimate approximately two billion people worldwide are deficient. And research has repeatedly shown this "deficiency epidemic" is causing a serious global challenge. Namely, those that are deficient are...