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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...

Five studies showing Vitamin D is a powerful virus fighter

Five studies showing Vitamin D is a powerful virus fighter

Viruses may be in the news a lot lately, but they are not new. In fact, different viruses are the primary cause of hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Remember, influenza and your common cold are viruses. Pneumonia, AIDS, HPV, and viral hepatitis are also...

COVID-19 | The nutritional support facts you need to know

COVID-19 | The nutritional support facts you need to know

Fact: COVID-19 is a virus, and viruses are always more deadly to the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. So, is there anything we can do nutritionally to make our immune system stronger and reduce the damage a viral attack can cause? Proven research...

Western diet linked to lower sperm quality in new study

Western diet linked to lower sperm quality in new study

When it comes to sperm quality, diet is a lot more important than most men realize. According to a recent meta-analysis that included review of 185 studies, total sperm count was shown to have declined by 50% to 60% between 1973 and 2011. In Western countries this...