Satsalulu, or Sea Buckthorn, the Tibetan Miracle Berry

Sea buckthorn is said to be holy fruit: the fountain of youth in a berry form.  This ubiquitous plant is known as satsalulu in Lakakhi, near northern Kashmir, and it’s botanical name is Hippophae rhamnoides, which means “shining horses” in Greek. In recent years science has verified that sea buckthorn berries do indeed contain 190 different nutrients, including high concentrations of antioxidants and fatty acids, particularly the invaluable omega-7 (palmitoleic acid).  Sea buckthorn is a … [Read more...]

Children and B Complex Deficiency Syndrome

The emotional problems associated with B-vitamin deficiency or B-Complex Deficinecy Syndrome (BCDS) can start out quite subtly.  Your kid or grandkid is just quiet, or sad, or perhaps the best word might be sullen.  Most people might not even notice, but you do.  “Experts” might consider him or her to be mildly depressed and a candidate for drug therapy if it “doesn’t pass”.  For those kids who do not get the right intervention, this is the beginning of mental and emotional problems that at best … [Read more...]

Diabetes and Heart Failure

Type 2 diabetes is a nightmare disease with its drugs and their side effects, neuropathies of the arms and legs, blindness, amputations, heart attacks, strokes, and more.  But the #1, most overlooked by medicine, and most lethal complication of diabetes is heart failure.  And that makes perfect sense because both diabetes and heart failure have as their underlying cause a vitamin B complex and mineral deficiency.  In other words, both are primarily caused by the same thing! The most recent … [Read more...]

Greater Fruit and Vegetables Intake Associated with Increased Survival

An article published recently in the american Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals an association between increased vegetable and fruit intake and a lower risk of dying during 13 years of follow-up. the analysis included 38,221 participants in the Cohort of Swedish Men who were recruited between 1997 and 1998, and 33,485 women recruited from 1987 to 1990 to participate in the Swedish Mammography Cohort. Questionnaires completed upon enrollment provided data concerning diet over the previous … [Read more...]

Testosterone and Men…

As men age, the decrease of testosterone levels becomes a concern. Young males generally have soft clear skin until puberty hits and acne starts to show up.  This is due to the increase in oil secretion driven by rising testosterone.  The large hormone change during puberty is responsible significant changes in skin quality.  If men can maintain healthy testosterone levels throughout their lives, their skin can maintain a young and supple look due to balances secretion of naturally occurring … [Read more...]

Organic Papaya Extract for Bowel Support

Caricol is a new product made from the pulp of certified organic, GMO free, tree ripened papaya!  Using a proprietary and patented method, the papain enzyme is naturally concentrated.  The name comes from combining the Latin name for papaya, Carica, and the “colon”, where it has its predominant effect. The process for making Caricol was discovered by a Buddhist Master on Hawaii’s Big Island as a way to utilize and enhance the natural properties of papaya.  Founder and dharma master of the Lotus … [Read more...]

Slowing Down Osteoporosis….

Osteoporosis drugs like Fosomax, Boniva, Actonel, and others in this family of drugs are called bisphosphonates.  They are a pharmaceutical dead end because they do not cure osteoporosis, they do not build strong bone, and you cannot take them for too long because they have terrible side effects.  If you are like millions of American women who have GERD (gastroesophogeal disease), or reflux disease, you could be adding erosion of your esophagus to the litany of side effects with bisphosphonate … [Read more...]

Reversing Heart Disease

Heart Disease Facts from the CDC… America's Heart Disease Burden About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.1 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.1 Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.1 Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are … [Read more...]

Diabetes and syndrome X are caused by chromium and B vitamin deficiencies and lack of exercise

I routinely tell patients they met west whole foods and only take whole foods supplements. I explain that whole-food supplements contain a rich tapestry of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, sterols, enzymes, coenzymes, trace minerals and trace minerals activators. Chromium is a trace mineral that plays a role in maintaining proper blood sugar levels. It works in conjunction with insulin. Chromium and GTF Chromium can be found in organ meat, fish, poultry, cheese, nuts, dried fruits, … [Read more...]