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Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium?
The New York Times—by Anna Felz, Sept. 13, 2014. The idea of putting a mind-altering drug in the drinking water is the stuff of sci-fi, terrorist plots and totalitarian governments. Considering the outcry that occurred when putting fluoride in the water was first proposed, one can only imagine the furor that would ensue if such a thing were ever suggested. The debate, however, is moot. It’s a done deal. Mother Nature has already put a psychotropic drug in the drinking water, and that drug is lithium.

Dietary magnesium intake and risk of metabolic syndrome: a meta-analysis
Diabetic Medicine—The discussion section of the research reads: "The cumulative evidence from the present meta-analysis indicates that dietary magnesium intake and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome are inversely associated. Metabolic syndrome is less prevalent in participants with a higher level of dietary magnesium intake. Results from this study support the hypothesis that a low level of dietary magnesium intake is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome." Research conducted by D. T. Dibaba, P. Xun, A. D. Fly, K. Yokota and K. He.

ConcenTrace® Clinical Trial results
Conducted by Dr. Himanshu Bansal, Dr. Diwaker Agarwal, Dr. R. N. Srivatsava, Dr. Anupama Bansal—A double blind, placebo controlled randomized study was conducted on patients with moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. Preliminary results of the clinical trial concluded that patients who were given 40 drops (1/2 tsp.) of ConcenTrace® daily over a 6 month period showed improved joint mobility, decreased joint pain, and an improvement in joint structure.†

Magnesium intake and risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis
By S. C. Larsson & A. Wolk—From the Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. The findings in this study suggest that increased consumption of magnesium, including foods and supplements, may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic Syndrome-X A complex of common diseases.
By Dr. Mildred Seelig M. D.—A complex of common diseases - Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Dyslipidemia and Obesity - Marked by Insulin Resistance and Low Magnesium/High Calcium

Dietary Supplements Play a Significant Role in Wellness
NPIcenter.com 12/11/2009 —It wouldn’t be surprising to find that registered dietitians (RDs) are among the healthiest eaters in the United States, but their healthy habits extend beyond diet.

Vitamin D levels associated with survival in lymphoma patients
ScienceDaily.com 12/09/2009 —A new study has found that the amount of vitamin D in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was strongly associated with cancer progression and overall survival.

Eat your greens, for your bones' sake
By Julie Beun CanWest News Service & Canada.com 11/24/2009 —A combination of calcium and vitamin D may be just what the doctor ordered for osteoporosis patients, but a new study has found they could be exponentially more effective by adding common greens supplements..

Vitamin D deficiency linked directly to heart disease
By Guy Montague-Jones 11/20/2009 —Vitamin D has a good reputation even in the worthy company of other vitamins, having been associated variously with cardiovascular health, strong bones, cognitive health, cancer protection and immune health.

Supplement may help lower blood sugar levels
By D ÓNAL O'MATHÚNA 10/20/2009 —DOES IT WORK: VANADIUM is an element named after Vanadis, the Scandinavian goddess of beauty, youth and lustre. Vanadium is not said to bring all these blessings, but it has developed a reputation as a food supplement to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes. This is the most common form of diabetes, now estimated to affect about 250 million people worldwide.

Vitamin D may improve colorectal cancer survival
By Stephen Daniells 09/23/2009 —Higher blood levels of vitamin D may double survival rates of colorectal cancer patients, suggests a new study from Harvard researchers.

Low vitamin D raises blood pressure in women: study
Yahoo! News 09/23/2009 —Younger white women with vitamin D deficiencies are about three times more likely to have high blood pressure in middle age than those with normal vitamin levels, according to a study released on Thursday.

Low Levels Of Vitamin D Put Elderly At Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease
RedOrbit.com 09/21/2009 —A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows vitamin D plays a vital role in reducing the risk of death associated with older age.

Magnesium Benefits Not Fully Explored Pharma Exec News 09/08/2009 —Magnesium is the most important and essential mineral responsible for more than 300 cellular and bodily metabolic processes. But unfortunately, magnesium remains quite underrated and virtually forgotten when it comes to our diets.

Soaking up more of the sunshine vitamin for improved performance By Monique Ryan VeloNews.com 09/04/2009

Lack of Vitamin D in Children "Shocking"
Fox News 08/03/2009 —About 70 percent of U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, which puts them at higher risk for bone and heart disease, researchers said today.

American Academy of Dermatology Issues Updated Position Statement on Vitamin D
American Academy of Dermatology 07/14/2009 —The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) recently issued an updated position statement on vitamin D after an updated review of the increasing body of scientific literature on this vitamin and its importance for optimal health.

Superfruits: Harnessing the Exotic By Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner WholeFoods Magazine August 2009 If “you are what you eat,” then why not turn to superfruits for super health? Shoppers are asking themselves this question, believing superfruits offer a win–win scenario with delicious taste and feel-great benefits (many of which are data supported).

Diabetes, Nutrition and Your Shoppers
By Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner WholeFoods Magazine July 2009 If you feel like challenging the adage, “You can never have too much of a good thing,” make the case with carbs. Eating too many refined carbs and sugar (combined with not enough exercise and some genetic factors thrown in) may put one at risk for diabetes.

Reclaiming Fluidity and Strength
By Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner WholeFoods Magazine June 2009 Millions of Americans are embracing the adage, “You’re only as old as you feel.” Even though the population of Americans older than 65 is predicted to double within the next 20 years, they’re not going down without a fight.

Selenium may prevent female bladder cancer: Study By Stephen Daniells 12/08/2008 —Increased levels of selenium may reduce a woman’s risk of bladder cancer by 34 percent, according to a new study from the US.

Selenium supplements may boost heart health: Study By Stephen Daniells 11/28/2008 —Supplements of selenium may increase levels of an antioxidant enzyme with a reported role in cardiovascular prevention, according to a new study.

Selenium may ease onset of metabolic syndrome: Study By Stephen Daniells 11/21/2008 —An increased intake of selenium may decrease risk factors for metabolic syndrome and inflammation, suggests a new study from Spain.

Round Table: Gut health and obesity
11/18/2008 —Modifying our gut bacteria with probiotics and prebiotics may be a new weapon in the fight against obesity. Three experts active in this field discuss the current state of play, and what the future may hold for weight management with probiotics and prebiotics.

B vitamins may protect over-65s from cancer, says study
By Stephen Daniells 11/07/2008—A daily supplement of B vitamins may reduce the risk of breast cancer and other invasive cancers in women over the age of 65, according to a new study from the US.

Multivitamins and minerals help children's brain function: study
By Stephen Daniells 11/05/2008—Daily supplements of multivitamins and minerals may improve the brain function of children, says a new study from British and Australian researchers.

Vitamin C may protect elderly men from bone loss
By Stephen Daniells 10/19/2008 —Higher levels of vitamin C from the diet may reduce the loss of bone mineral density in elderly men, says a new study from the US.

Pomegranate ranked healthiest fruit juice; UCLA study lists top 10 healthiest juices based on antioxidant levels CBS News 07/05/2008 — Most of us know juice is a healthier drink than sugary soda. But not all juices are created equal.

Vitamin D-Calcium combo provides long-term benefits for men
By Stephen Daniells
03/10/2008 — The benefits of a combined vitamin D3 and calcium for bones, reported to stop or slow bone loss, may extend for up to 18 months after stopping supplementation, suggests a new study from Australia.

Magnesium linked to fewer gallstones
By Stephen Daniells
02/26/2008 — Increased intake of magnesium from dietary supplemental forms may decrease a man's risk of developing gallstones, suggests a new study from the US.

Calcium pills effective for boosting bone health in teenage girls
By Stephen Daniells
02/19/2008 — Supplements of effectively increased the build up and bone mineral content in teenage girls, but the benefits are undone if the supplementation stops, suggests a new study.

Anthocyanins show potent anti-obesity potential: study
By Stephen Daniells
02/11/2008 — Anthocyanins, antioxidant pigments from fruits and vegetables, have a "significant potency" against fat cells and could be used for the prevention of weight gain, suggests a new study from Japan.

Low Vitamin E levels linked to greater physical decline
By Stephen Daniells
01/23/2008 — Low blood levels of vitamin E are linked to greater physical decline in older people, suggests a new study from Yale University School of Medicine.

Low Vitamin D levels linked to increased heart disease risk
By Stephen Daniells
01/08/2008 — Low levels of vitamin D could increase the risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack, heart failure or stroke by 62 percent, suggests a new study from the US.

Selenium may protect against artery furring
By Stephen Daniells
09/25/2007 — Selenium supplements may reduce the risk of heart disease by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL ("bad") cholesterol, suggests a small study from Italy.

Multivitamins and minerals may boost mood in elderly
By Stephen Daniells
08/03/2007 — A daily multivitamin and mineral supplement may improve depressive symptoms amongst the elderly, suggests a new trial from the University of Sheffield.

More magnesium-rich food for less diabetes - meta-analysis
By Stephen Daniells
07/05/2007 — Eating more magnesium-rich foods, like green leafy vegetables and nuts, may reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, suggests a meta-analysis of observational studies.

Zinc Pills May Cut Infections in the Elderly
By Stephen Daniells
03/29/2007 — A daily zinc supplement may significantly reduce infections in the elderly, says a new trial from the US that may have implications for boosting "healthy ageing".

Vitamin D, Calcium, Dairy Linked to Lower Colon Cancer Risk
By Stephen Daniells
03/27/2007 — High intake of vitamin D and calcium from the diet and supplements may cut the risk of colorectal cancer by over 30 per cent, suggests a new study.

Calcium, Vitamin D May Help Cholesterol Levels During Weight Loss By staff reporter 01/25/2007 — A combination of calcium plus vitamin D during weight loss in overweight and obese women could improve blood cholesterol levels, says new research from Canada.

Açai Berries Top the Antioxidant Rankings, Says Study
By Stephen Daniells
11/08/2006 — The Amazonian palm berry, also known as açai, has the highest ORAC antioxidant values of any food, says a new study, but the researchers suggest that such values are dependent on the drying technique and not applicable to other commercially available açai products.

More Selenium Could Slash Bladder Cancer Risk, Says Study
By staff reporter
09/27/2006 — Increasing the daily intake of selenium from dietary and supplementary sources, could cut the risk of bladder cancer by 70 percent, suggests a new study from Belgium.

Selenium Supplements Needed For Elderly Women, Say Researchers
By Stephen Daniells
12/19/2005 — Levels of selenium and other antioxidants are low in elderly women, and could be boosted by supplements, say German researchers.

Magnesium Could Reduce Osteoporosis Risk
By Stephen Daniells 12/08/2005 — Increasing magnesium intake could increase bone density in the elderly and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, suggests a large American study.

Magnesium For Teenagers May Boost Bone Health
01/30/2007 —Magnesium supplements during adolescence, a key time for bone formation, boosted bone health in 120 girls in the US - research that suggests the mineral could have long-term benefits.

Goji's Dozen Friends of Eye Health
By Dr. Paul Gross
11/27/2006 — For over some 20 centuries, the Goji berry has had the reputation of preserving vision well into old age, even for many centenarians.

The Nutrient Cycle
As the soils become depleted of minerals, the seas become enriched with minerals.

What are Trace Minerals
Trace Minerals, natural balance, perfect solution.

Electrolytes and Ions
Like your body, it only lights up with "ionic" trace minerals.

Crystal Clear or Clear as Mud
Is the truth about your trace minerals, crystal clear or clear as mud.

Ions: The Body's Electrical Energy Source
Mark T. Nielsen Professor, Department of Biology University of Utah "Electricity is a fundamental entity of nature... This form of energy plays a critical role in the proper function of our body"

Hans Florine and Powerhouse Sports Recovery Plus
Hans Florine "I understand the powerful combination of the right supplements and the right attitude. This is what I've experienced with Trace Minerals Research's Powerhouse Plus Sports Recovery formula."

Minerals & Trace Minerals
Minerals & Trace Minerals: A Clarification of Definitions.