Find Out Why Black Seed Oil Has Stood the Test of Time

This article was previously published July 12, 2018, and has been updated with new information. The use of medicinal plants to help treat various diseases is a practice that’s as old as mankind. For example, the Egyptian medical book known as the Ebers Papyrus, written in 1550 B.C., details the use of 700 different plant…

Reconfirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Make You Sick

This article was previously published May 8, 2018, and has been updated with new information. If you’re still holding out hope that science will eventually prove artificial sweeteners to be beneficial or at the very least, harmless, you’re likely to be disappointed. Again and again, research shows no-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose cause…

Chew on This: Is There Plastic in That Gum?

Society has a dangerous addiction to plastics and your exposure now includes chewing it.1 Several of the chemicals found in the production of plastic compounds are known to act as endocrine disruptors. Phthalates are one of those types of chemicals;2 they are also found in chewing gum. During the fetal and neonatal periods,3 babies are…

How to Measure and Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

Dr. Frank Shallenberger, author of “Bursting With Energy: The Breakthrough Method to Renew Youthful Energy and Restore Health,” has been a natural medicine physician for nearly five decades. He’s a true pioneer in the field and, as most good natural medicine physicians, a perpetual student. He was actually the first to innovate the use of…

Krill Can Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 one person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease. One identified risk factor is high triglyceride levels, which are a type of necessary fat. However, in excess, it can increase…

Top 5 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

This article was previously published January 1, 2019, and has been updated with new information. Vitamin D deficiency is incredibly common around the world, but many mistakenly believe they aren’t at risk because they consume vitamin D-fortified foods, such as milk. However, few foods have therapeutic levels of vitamin D naturally, and even fortified foods…

Give Up Soda

This article was previously published January 10, 2018, and has been updated with new information. One of the most straightforward steps you can take to improve your health is to give up soda, and with that I’m talking about both regular and diet varieties. The problem with soda stems from its high sugar content —…

It’s Emotional Wellness Month

  The Elements Massage® brand believes that monthly massages make everything better for your body, mind, and spirit. That’s why we’re so excited that October is Emotional Wellness Month: four weeks set aside to focus on the things that help make all aspects of living healthier, happier, and balanced!    At first blush, Emotional Wellness Month…

Guide to Soil Types: Pros, Cons, and Plant Suggestions

The success of your garden and even the grass on your lawn starts below the surface with your soil. There are six basic soil types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. What this means: If you have the wrong dirt for your plants, you can really soil your garden. This soil types guide will…

What DNA Methylation Testing Can Tell You About Your Health

Ryan Smith is the founder of TruDiagnostic, a commercial testing system that tests your biological age, as opposed to your chronological age. It’s can be a profoundly useful tool, because you need an objective barometer to tell you whether or not the things you’re doing to improve your health are actually having the desired impact….