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February 16, 2013 - Vitamin D May Not Contain Correct Potency
According to a recent JAMA article, the vitamin D in your supplement bottle, may contain between 9% and 140% of what the label says. This variation in potency is disturbing and a 2009 Consumer Labs study had similar results.

Our Thoughts: This is one of the reasons sells only American made health supplements from reputable supplement manufacturers that are GMP certified. We will only sell supplements we are willing to have our families use.

December 15, 2012 - Pesticides in Water and Produce Increase Food Allergies
A recent study published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reveals an association with pesticides in drinking water and in produce with an increase in food allergies. The researches found that those individuals with the highest levels of dichlorphenols in their urine had an 80% chance of having a food allergy.

Our Thoughts: Buy organic produce when possible. Avoid chlorinated water. And use a chemical free veggie wash when washing your fruits and vegetables.

November 13, 2012 - Dietary Fiber Lowers Risk of Death
Recent studies reveal that men and women who had the highest consumption of fiber had a lower risk of dying from any cause. In fact, the National Cancer Institute study of 400,000 people revealed that men had a 12% decrease in death and women had a 15% decrease in death for every 10 gram increase of dietary fiber. Most men should consume about 38 grams of fiber per day and most women should consume about 25 grams per day. Sadly, most Americans consume half that amount.

August 24, 2012 - Yoga Can Help Depression in Pregnant Women
Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System have recently discovered that "mindful yoga' was effective in combating depression in pregnant women. Not only did the women have less symptoms of depression, but they had stronger attachments to their babies in the womb.

June 14, 2012 - New Metagenics Product
Metagenics has recently released a new product called Coratin designed to help support normal cholesterol levels. The main ingredients are Red Yeast Rice and plant sterols. The use of Red Yeast Rice for lowering cholesterol dates back to 800 AD.

May 24, 2012 - Potassium for Heart Health
Cardiologist Martha Gulati, MD of Ohio State University reports that increasing potassium consumption and decreasing sodium consumption will help lower blood pressure. This is because potassium can hinder the blood pressure raising effects of sodium. It's been shown that folks with the unhealthiest ratios have twice the chance of dieing from a heart attack.

Our Thoughts: Our caveman/cavewoman ancestors consumed 10x the potassium as sodium. Americans consume 10x the sodium as potassium. Obviously, we need to improve these ratios and decrease our sodium consumption and increase potassium either with food or supplementation.

May 18, 2012 - Is Your Sunscreen Toxic?
Once again, science is catching up to what common sense has been telling us all along. Most sunscreens are toxic because they contain harmful chemicals that absorb through the skin.

According to the Environmental Working Group fifty six percent of sunscreens used for the beach and sports contain the harmful ingredient oxybenzone. They state that it is linked to hormone disruption, cell damage and even skin cancer. Obviously, the answer is to use a natural sunscreen that is non-toxic.

April 2, 2012 - Magnesium Can Help Lower High Blood Pressure
Researcher at the University of Hertfordshire has indicated that taking magnesium supplements can help to attain clinically significant reductions in high blood pressure. This information was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Elevated blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for death from heart disease. Lowering blood pressure naturally would save lives and money. Causes of high blood pressure, or hypertension are: diet high in salt, lack of exercise, smoking and deficiency in minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.

In the research study, the magnesium supplement doses ranged from 120 mg to 973 mg. The data revealed that taking a daily magnesium supplementation helped to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

March 30, 2012 - Autism is on the Rise
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it appears that the diagnosis of Autism has risen over 20% in just the 2 year period from 2006 to 2008. This amounts to 1 child of every 88 getting the diagnosis by age 8. This number was 1 in 155 just 10 years ago in 2002.

There is little agreement on the reason for the rise, however, some researchers believe that the numbers reflect an expanded definition of or increased awareness.

Our Thoughts: For sure part of the rise has to do with increased awareness on the part of the doctors. However, we must assume, since our genes haven't changed, that either some environmental toxin or a nutritional deficiency may be partly responsible.

March 11, 2012 - Exercise Good for Your Brain
Evidence is mounting that exercise may not only be good for your body, but good for your brain too. According to many scientific studies, exercising the brain may help prevent Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. The type of exercise these studies are referring too however is learning, or being 'mentally active'.

According to Dr. Arthur Toga, a neurology professor at the University of California, even during a conversation your mind is taking mental notes and remembering parts of the conversation and trying to make sense of it. All this, according to the professor helps your brain retain memory.

Our Thoughts: We're not sure why a scientific study was needed to prove what common sense already tells us, but we're pretty sure that regular physical exercise would also benefit brain health. Improving blood flow to the brain and neurological activity via exercise can only help. Of course keeping your brain active with regular reading and puzzles is probably a great idea too.

March 9, 2012 - Chemicals in Cleaning & Personal Care Products
According to a study that was published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, there are many dangerous chemicals that were found in cleaning products and personal care products. These harmful chemicals were linked to flair-ups in those with asthma and hormone disruption. The scientists advise consumers to reduce their exposure to these chemical laden products.

Our thoughts: Obviously, this scientific study discovered what we already knew. It is very important to use natural and chemical free household cleaning products and natural personal care products. Go Here to find Personal Care Products and Here to find Natural Household Cleaning Products.

We appreciate you, thanks for shopping with us when looking to buy vitamins and natural personal care products.

February 28, 2012 - Diets Deficient in Omega 3
According to a study published today in Neurology, it was found that if your diet does not contain enough omega 3 fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA, as found in fish oil; your brain can age faster and lose part of its thinking abilities and memory. Supplementing with a fish oil supplement containing DHA and EPA can help prevent this deficiency.

February 25 2012 - Citrus Fruits & Stroke
Recent research reveals that eating citrus fruits (oranges and grapefruits) can help reduce the incidence of clot-related stroke. The researchers believe the main reason has to do with a compound they contain called flavanone. You can find flavanones in DC Labs Natural Citrus Bioflavonoids.

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