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Vitamin C: Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Cancer

Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble nutrient that's also known as ascorbic acid. The body uses it as an antioxidant to protect against damage caused by free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS). A 2022  study published in Nutrients revealed that the administration of vitamin C could also help against oxidative stress by protecting the body's vitamin E stores and promoting utilization. Most mammals can synthesize their own vitamin C, but humans must get it from their diet. According to Oregon State University, 2  it is an essential factor in many enzyme reactions, and several cohort studies have shown that it's associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular conditions such as stroke, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. Studies have suggested that vitamin C may be used alongside other conventional medical treatments to lower the risk of heart injury after cardiac procedures and regular use of a vitamin C supplement can shorten the length of the common co

Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology (2023)

With 100 years of continuous use and backed by 250 randomized studies , it is the most studied integrative oncology therapy in the world - and utilized in upward of 60% to 80% of patients in Europe. Dr. Nasha Winters, coauthor of “ Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology ,” reviews some of the benefits of this ancient herb in the modern world of oncology. Winters is herself a cancer survivor, so this topic is close to her heart. “I'm coming on 30 years out of a death sentence, a terminal cancer diagnosis,” she says, “and still to this day get met with so much resistance to what I've learned for myself, and for thousands, if not tens of thousands, of other patients directly, as well as way more than that, indirectly, through the training of their physicians ... My crazy controversy is that I focus more on the human organism and the health of that terrain versus the condition, the disease or the label that overlays that person.” Update: Johns Hopk

Best Absorbed Glutathione: What You Need to Know 2024

Glutathione (pronounced glue-ta-thigh-own), is a substance naturally produced by our cells from the amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamate. Glutathione is present in significant amounts in all our cells, which points to its importance in healthy cell function. This hardworking molecule acts as a major antioxidant, free radical scavenger, and an essential component of liver detoxification. There are many reasons to add a glutathione (GSH) supplement to your health regimen. But without knowing which format and formulation offers the best absorbed glutathione, you could just be throwing your money away.   Why Choose a Glutathione Supplement You may be surprised to learn that glutathione is one the most plentiful substances in the human body. Managing Internal Processes Glutathione (GSH) helps us carry out a variety of important functions throughout the body.  In the liver, for example, it processes out toxins like pollution

Are C-Sections Contributing to Autism?

A well-respected natural-birth pioneer, Dr. Michel Odent, has a theory about what might be behind our rising autism rates: C-sections. While C-sections and autism may initially seem completely unrelated, there is in fact an intriguing connection between the two — a connection that lead back to the gut. We now know that C-sections alter the microbiome in the child, and a number of studies, as well as clinical observations, suggest a disrupted gut flora may act as a trigger for autism. Research linking folate deficiency to autism supports this theory, as folate has been shown to aid in the detoxification of pesticides — chemicals known to increase the risk of autism by destroying beneficial gut bacteria. Might C-Sections Increase a Child's Risk of Autism? As reported by The Guardian: 1  "[Odent] has interpreted epidemiological studies that show that a high number of children born by cesarean section or induction go on to be diagnosed with an autis


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