Vitamin D used to be known just for helping build strong bones. But recent research is discovering benefits for a huge variety of conditions, from cancer to heart health to pain relief. A new and emerging body of evidence is now suggesting the possibility that vitamin D may also offer hope for people suffering from depression. . . .

Here's a herb you've probably never heard of: Caucasian whortleberry (Vaccinium arctostaphylos). Two new studies have now proven this close relative of the blueberry to be a powerful cholesterol fighter. . . .

Shiitake mushrooms are a delicious, exotic mushroom. But their benefits go beyond gourmet cooking. They are one of the most important and exciting immune boosters and cancer fighters. And now a new study has once again found the ability of these medicinal mushrooms to boost immunity. . . .

Once thought of as an unhealthy indulgence, dark chocolate is now known to be an important health food. Science has proven an incredible array of benefits for this delicious health food, especially for the heart. But a new study has now shown that when you enjoy dark chocolate, you're also benefitting your immune system. . . .

Recently, research has been offering up the suggestion that microflora in the gut may actually have a big impact on the nervous system. How important could this discovery be? Researchs decided to ask that question by looking at the relationship between probiotics and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's Syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder on the autism spectrum which affects socializing and communicating with others, as well as imagination. . . . 

Avocado always gets a bad rap. It is one of the only fruits that is ever accused of having bad fats. But, once again, avocado has beaten the rap. . . .

A new study has discovered the bizarre and important problem that acetaminophen (Tylenol) blunts emotions. . . .

Medicinal mushrooms, frequently used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, are among the most exciting treatments for cancer. Some of the best, and best known, are reishi, shiitake and maitake (especially maitake fraction-D or maitake fraction-MD). Another mushroom, corydalis (Turkey corn), is great for easing cancer pain.

Well, here's an important new medicinal mushroom from Traditional Chinese Medicine to add to the west's natural anticancer arsenal. . . .

In a recent blog, we reported on a double-blind study that found that acetaminophen (Tylenol), the most recommended drug for back pain, was no more effective than a placebo for treating back pain (Lancet 2014;doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60805-9). Now, a meta-analysis has confirmed this result and delivered even worse news for Tylenol. . . .

Spring is finally here! Going hiking? Going for a walk? Here's the easiest to make and most convenient to carry no sugar added treat that's all raw, all natural and all healthy.

Spicy Chocolate Pop 'Em Balls are full of heart healthy ingredients and feature antioxidant rich dark chocolate. . . .

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