The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral with a very important role in human nutrition. Many of the human body’s normal physiological functions require a small, but vital, amount of selenium.[1] Selenium rich foods are fairly common, so obtaining a sufficient amount from diet alone is not a challenge for most people. However, supplements are popular for those who do find it difficult to meet their daily requirement through food alone. Let’s take a look at the chemistry that makes selenium an essential mineral. Understanding the Selenium Element Selenium was first […]

Vermont GMO Labeling: Monsanto’s Latest Controversy In 2014, the state of Vermont passed a progressive GMO labeling law that would require GMO foods producers to clearly identify all genetically modified food products. This legislation extends to any “food produced with genetic engineering” and is slated to go into effect on July 1st, 2016 – mere days from now. GMO labeling has been a testy issue for many, and no one has fought harder against this than Monsanto.

How Can Frankincense Oil Aid in Natural Skin Care? Frankincense is a special sap from the Boswellia tree and it’s had a wide array of cultural applications for over 5000 years.[1] Boswellia trees are hardy trees that yield the valuable resin when the bark is “striped”, or slashed open. It’s a process that’s done by hand to ensure the highest quality resin. Frankincense originated in Africa, India, and the Middle East, with most of the supply coming from the nation of Oman. Trade grew extensive and frankincense eventually became so prized that it was one of the three gifts […]

7 Ways Selenium Benefits Your Body Selenium is a trace element and mineral that is essential for human life.[1] It is critical to many of our basic physiological functions, including protecting cells from oxidative stress and helping the thyroid produce hormones. It is found in many selenium-rich fruits and vegetables and some animal products.

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