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Coenzyme Q10

by in Antioxidants, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Kitchen Sink, Vitamins February 20, 2008

Coenzyme Q10 or “CoQ10”, also known as ubiquinone, is an anti-oxidant that is essential for mitochondrial energy production and may play a role in cellular defense against oxidative damage. A growing body of research shows that using a coenzyme Q10 supplement alone or in combination with other therapies may be beneficial in the treatment of […]

Reasons To Consider Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

by in Kitchen Sink, Minerals, Vitamins February 20, 2008

All human beings need adequate micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements) for good health. Ideally, we would be able to obtain all the necessary micronutrients from a well balanced diet. However, the nutritional quality of the food in our world has been steadily declining, particularly in the last century. In the past, people ate […]

Lactobacillus Acidophilus/Bifidus

by in Acidophilus, Kitchen Sink February 20, 2008

Commonly known as “friendly flora” or “probiotics”, Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus species are microorganisms that live in the human intestinal tract. These “good” bacteria assist with digestion of food and produce natural antibiotic substances. They also play a role in normal immune function, cholesterol metabolism, digestion and absorption, and cancer prevention. Interestingly, when adequate fiber […]

Bioflavonoids and Flavonoids

by in Bioflavonoids, Kitchen Sink February 20, 2008

Bioflavonoids (or flavonoids) are a class of water-soluble plant pigments that bring color to many fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits are a rich source of bioflavonoids, including disomin, hesperidin, rutin, and naringenin. Flavonoids are broken down into categories. One system breaks flavonoids into isoflavones, anthocyanidins, flavans, flavonols, flavones, and flavanones. Although they are all structurally […]

What is Ayurvedic Medicine?

by in Kitchen Sink February 5, 2008

Ayurveda, which literally means “the science of life”, is the natural healing system of India. This traditional medicine was practiced as early as 4,000 BC. It was established by holy people and visionaries of this culture as a method to enhance spiritual evolution and promote physical well-being and vitality. Practitioners of Aurveda refer to a […]