Sleep Disorders : How to Get The Best Night Sleep

Sleep is the time the body can undergo repair and detoxification. Poor sleep patterns are linked to poor health.

The Problem with Magnesium Stearate

The Problem with Magnesium Stearate

Many people who buy supplements in the store don't always realize or check to see what's actually in them. Besides the key ingredients, there are often many others listed under "other ingredients". One of the most common "other ingredients" is Magnesium Stearate. It is a substance who's only purpose is to allow the machinery during processing to run smoother and faster and it can prevent the supplements from sticking together.

B Vitamins: Why you should never take them

When people are stressed or fatigued, they often turn to B Vitamins to eliminate their symptoms. This is something I would never recommend for one very simple reason: all the B Vitamins you buy in the store are synthetic. They are made from chemicals. B12 actually contains trace amounts of cyanide, which is a known poison. Some of the side effects of synthetic vitamins are nausea and stomach upset.

Why you should never take Synthetic Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene is found naturally in some fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, spinach and broccoli. It converts in the body to antioxidants and is great for good health. The key to remember is "natural" beta carotene found in fruits and vegetables. Many people are now taking beta carotene as a supplement, where it is synthetically produced.

Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil

There's a lot of marketing that goes along with supplements and lately, Krill Oil has been touted as being "better than Fish Oil". I'm not sure I agree. As a naturopathic doctor and the formulator for Vita Tree Supplements, I firmly believe that Fish Oil is the better choice. And here's why.

Toxins in Vitamins and Supplements

Many people assume that all supplements are natural and good for them, especially the ones you find in the health food store. Few realize that many so-called "natural" supplements are actually synthetic and chemically-based and produced.