The term ‘air pollution’ likely conjures images of industrial smokestacks and billowing plumes rising into the atmosphere. While outdoor air quality (IAQ) has captured a lot of attention, the worst air quality you experience every day just might be in your living room. Trapped, stagnant air and poor ventilation combine to create a toxic cloud inside the home. Here’s 10 facts everyone should know about indoor air pollutants and how to protect children, the elderly, and everyone else from the serious health dangers they cause.
Intrinsic factor is the most obscure–yet the most important–glycoprotein in the human body. It has only one primary function that is essential for good health. Produced by the parietal cells of the stomach as well as the salivary glands, intrinsic factor has a brief, but very important life. Intrinsic factor is key for supporting energy, metabolism, and mental health by working with one nutrient–vitamin B12.
Calorie restriction is defined as a reduction of 30-60% of one’s regular calorie intake while maintaining a diet that provides enough nutrients to prevent malnutrition. Scientists believe calorie restriction stimulates a defensive state designed to help an organism survive environmental and metabolic adversity. This non-genetic strategy has been observed to encourage youthfulness and extend average and maximum lifespan in most living creatures. 
In the same way air filters remove dust, pollen, and other allergens, the kidneys remove wastes and toxins from the blood. Modern environmental pollutants, UTIs, and drugs like NSAIDs can lead to serious damage to the kidneys, and processed foods only increase the risk. Since we simply can’t replace our kidneys like we might an air filter, regular kidney cleansing can go a long way in protecting the health of these vital organs. Here are 10 essential facts for receiving the most from a kidney cleanse.
Traditional Chinese approaches to health often use astragalus as an adaptogen to support the body’s ability to adjust to varying environmental and biological changes. For centuries, the dried roots of this plant have been used as an approach to the cold and flu, as a supportive herb during times of stress and fatigue, and as a general tonic. Its adaptogenic qualities appear to provide wide-ranging benefits, thanks in particular to its potent antioxidant properties. The root’s active compound cycloastragenol (TAT2) may even have anti-aging qualities, making it an interesting herb for scientific […]
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