The 2002 World Health Report anticipated that by the year 2020 chronic non-communicable disease would attribute to 73% of all deaths and 60% of the global disease burden. In the report, The World Health Organization (WHO) stated the need for the “development of an integrated approach that will target all major common risk factors of […]
Supplement sales are soaring. Americans spend more $20 billion a year on supplements alone. There is so much information coming at consumers that it can become confusing and overwhelming to know which vitamins, minerals and herbs to choose. And so what often happens is that people end up with a cabinet full of supplements and
Magnesium deficiency is becoming an epidemic as less than 30% of adults consume the recommended daily allowance of this vital mineral. To complicate matters, as many as 80% of all people could be mildly to severely deficient in magnesium. And since magnesium is required for more than 300 processes in the body, when deficiency occurs,
Many people are starting to work with functional health coaches because they want to reclaim their health. Too often they have been to countless doctors seeking answers as to why they are feeling so poorly, but not getting solutions to the causal factors. Other people may be attempting to heal themselves with a host of
While it’s great that the FDA requires supplement and food labels to contain percentages of daily recommended values, these numbers can often be misleading. Vitamin D is one of the most important substances in regard to supporting good health and also happens to have one of the most misleading Recommended Daily Allowances. If you look
Good health is dependent on properly digesting and absorbing the food we eat, and in turn, this ability is dependent on the availability of digestive enzymes. Although you’ve probably heard of digestive enzymes, chances are that your diet is deficient in them and that your potential for optimal health is being compromised as a result.