How Beta Glucan Supercharges Your Immune System

This week’s interview features Beta Glucan expert AJ Lanigan. Beta Glucan is a natural polysaccharide found in many foods like barley, oats, mushrooms and yeast, and is the most studied immunomodulator on earth with over 140,000 published studies on PubMed and 100 current trials on ClinicalTrials.gov. In layman’s terms, Beta Glucan activates and enhances your immune systems response to invaders like bacteria, viruses and cancerous cells, which is a good thing.

AJ has an extensive background in pharmaceutical and immunology, as well as drug and supplement research. Some of you will recognize him from the Truth About Cancer series. AJ is quite the character. He has a unique way of taking complex scientific concepts, like the inner workings of your immune system, and making them easy to understand. And he does it all with a sweet South Carolina twang. Enjoy!

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Curcumin Beats Chemo for Reducing Colon Cancer Stem Cells

There’s a new study comparing the effectiveness of curcumin to chemo drug 5-FU, on colorectal cancer cells. The researchers found that one specific type of high-absorption curcumin was able to reduce the spread of cancer cells and potentially increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced colon cancer. They also discovered something disturbing about 5-FU.

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2013 Healthy Holidays Gift Guide

Here’s my third annual Healthy Holidays Gift Guide for 2013.
If you’re looking for some great gift ideas (0f course you are), you’ve come to the right place.
As usual, there are some new discoveries and some old faves. Enjoy!

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5 reasons why I love my Berkey water filter

As some of you know, we used a water distiller in our house since 2004, but in 2012 we switched to a Berkey Water Purifier.
So I decided to make a little video about why I switched and why I love my Berkey so much.
This is no ordinary water filter!

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