Supplements & Herbs

Polyphenols for Life, Health, and Longevity

Friday Mar 14 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

“When the first frost turned cranberries crimson, we gathered these low-lying berries…. I didn’t know it then, but these winter treats ... more »

Is Your Fish Oil Supplement Safe?

Friday Jan 31 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

A recent study of fish oil supplements found that 21 of the 30 products had omega-3 levels that varied by over 10% off their label claims, and 15 were ... more »

10 Reasons Why You Need Vitamin B12

Friday Jan 17 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Mussels and other shellfish are a great natural source of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that keeps the body’s nerve and ... more »

Got Superbugs? Try Essential Oils—They Work Better Than Standard Antiseptics

Monday Jan 6 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

In a recent study, natural essential oils—including tea tree oil (from the tree shown here)—were more effective at killing super bugs than ... more »

Blue Green Algae: Five Ways Pond Scum Makes for an Anti-Aging Super Food

Friday Dec 6 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Blue green algae can make a great addition to smoothies, but it’s important to buy from reputable sources. Some plants grow in the earth ... more »

Crazy Deficiency Stories and Some Thoughts on B12

Friday Aug 9 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

One day, at the age of 18, after reading John Robbin’s book Diet for a New America, I decided to become a vegetarian. Probably the first day I ... more »

5 Food Sources for 5 Key Vitamins & Minerals

Monday Jul 29 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Rather than pop a pill, how about bumping up your consumption of certain foods when you need nutrients? Did your doctor recently tell you that ... more »

Are You Short on Vitamin B12? 5 Tips to Increase Absorption

Monday Jul 1 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A vitamin B12 deficiency is more common in the elderly, and can lead to dizziness and an uneven gait. Our friend Dr. Williams recently wrote about ... more »

Could You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease with Vitamin B?

Friday Jun 7 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Could vitamin B supplements be the key to preventing Alzheimer’s disease and preserving brain health? I value loyalty. It’s a principle worth ... more »

Overload: Why Taking Too Many Supplements May Be Bad For Your Health

Friday May 24 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Where do we draw the line with vitamin and mineral supplements? Have you ever wondered if you’re taking the right supplements for you? Is your ... more »

A Shocking 1 In 3 Deficient In Vitamin D & At Risk for Cancer—Are You One of Them?

Wednesday May 22 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you’re not getting enough sun exposure, you could be deficient in vitamin D, which can increase your risk of cancer and heart disease. We’ve ... more »

Astaxanthin: Is This a New Super Antioxidant Or Just a Hyped-Up Nutrient?

Friday Apr 19 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

You may have heard about it on Dr. Oz, but should you really be taking astaxanthin supplements? When a celebrity doctor teams up with great media ... more »