As we grow older, age-related loss of muscle mass, or sarcopenia, is unavoidable. Fortunately, we can modify the rate and degree at which sarcopenia occurs with simple nutritional and lifestyle interventions. Unquestionably, muscle strength and function is deeply associated with quality of life in senior citizens. Hand grip strength alone—not to mention arm, leg and … Continue reading Why Leucine Makes Sense for Seniors
In the functional medicine community, the value of magnesium as a "master mineral" is well known. A co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions, magnesium participates in protein synthesis, energy metabolism, blood sugar and electrolyte balance, stress and relaxation—the list goes on. Structurally, it is critical for healthy bones. Helping to maintain proper cardiovascular function, … Continue reading Magtein® — Brain Focused Magnesium
Not long ago, it wasn't uncommon for patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome to be told their problem was "all in their head". Luckily today, most medical practitioners know better. Psychological factors such as stress and anxiety certainly play a role in the etiology of IBS, but functional issues such as impaired migrating motor complex … Continue reading Supporting IBS Patients with Hyperimmune Egg Powder
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a specific type of high blood pressure involving the arteries which carry blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs. PH often occurs when cells lining the pulmonary arteries proliferate abnormally, causing these vessels to stiffen, thicken and swell. Because the heart must work extra hard to pump … Continue reading Cordyceps for Pulmonary Hypertension
Betaine hydrochloride (HCl) is one of the original and most often prescribed dietary supplements to support healthy digestion. As a safe source of hydrochloric acid, betaine HCl is well known to help counter the effects of hypochlorhydria or insufficient stomach acid, a common condition generally associated with aging which also may exist in younger patients. … Continue reading Betaine HCL for Healthy Body Composition?
Serum-derived Bovine Immunoglobulin (SBI) is a well-tolerated medical food researched to help optimize the gastrointestinal inflammatory response and improve balance in the gut microbiome. SBI is commonly recommended for people dealing with chronic gut lining irritation and its related issues—from nutrient malabsorption and bowel irregularities to increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) and its downstream … Continue reading Exploring Benefits of Serum-derived Bovine Immunoglobulin
People take garlic supplements for various reasons. Chief among these is helping to fight colds and flu, helping to support healthy blood lipids and blood pressure, helping to manage blood glucose levels, and helping to promote healthy gastrointestinal microbial balance. Garlic also is known to help support healthy liver function, associated with improved metabolic and … Continue reading Garlic Benefits Include Liver Health
In recent years, anxiety disorders are estimated to affect between 10% and 30% of the general population. Pharmaceutical treatments are ubiquitous, their many unwanted side effects well known. Nutritional, nutraceutical and botanical support is also available to help promote natural stress reduction and healthy mood maintenance. One remedy used since ancient times to help nurture … Continue reading Magnolia Bark, CB Receptors & Relaxation
As immune health continues to be a topic of great interest—particularly when it comes to seniors—it is wise to recall the essential role vitamin and mineral repletion may play in the body's ability to fight disease. Sadly, despite widespread fortification of packaged foods and increased public awareness of healthy nutrition guidelines, research suggests that in … Continue reading A Multiple Vitamin/Mineral Supplement for Immune Health?
Around the world, seasonal flu shots—designed anew each year to target two or three influenza strains predicted to be prevalent during the following flu season—are widely recommended as a public health measure. Depending on the year, these vaccines are reported to be up to 60% effective against either contracting or developing serious complications from the … Continue reading Boosting Host Defense with Immunoglobulin-rich Colostrum