CAROTENOIDS

Hello! This is your Health Pearl #18 brought to you by Jacobus. Beta Carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A. This means it is one step away from becoming Vitamin A, which is a process that happens inside our bodies. Of the many different carotenoids, Alpha Carotene and Beta Carotene are the best known. Others […]

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FREE RADICALS 2

Hello Everyone! This is Jacobus with your Health Pearl #17. Free radicals are highly reactive forms of oxygen that damage vital cell components like proteins and enzymes, and that reprogram DNA. They have been implicated in some old age related diseases. Free radicals are byproducts of normal cellular metabolism, which is the utilization of energy. […]

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FREE RADICALS

Hey! This is Jacobus with your weekly Health Pearl #16. Last week I said that free radicals are the bad guys in the body. In reality these are molecules with impaired electrons. This means they will do anything to pair-up with other electrons, including stealing them from other molecules. This causes a chain reaction. Each […]

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ANTIOXIDANTS

Hello Everyone! This is Jacobus with your weekly Health Pearl #15. Antioxidants are important because they help the body to get rid of free radicals, which are the “bad guys” that cause damage to our cells. Right now our body makes us do everything we need to do to live 24 hours a day. At […]

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THE NEED FOR BREAKFAST

Hello! This is Jacobus with your Health Pearl #14. Breakfast is a very important part of our daily eating pattern. Our body wakes up after an eight hour fast, and therefore it is important to activate all organs with the right nutrition, so we have energy and mental alertness. Many of us are in such […]

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CAT’S CLAW

Hey There! This is Jacobus with your weekly Health Pearl #13. Cat’s Claw is an herb that is used in traditional Peruvian Folk medicine for the treatment of Cancer, arthritis, gastritis, ulcers, and certain epidemic diseases. Its fame has spread and today is used by many people in Peru including medical doctors and hospitals. Since […]

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DONG QUAI

Good Day to You! This is Jacobus with your Health Pearl #12. Dong Quai is an herb that has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of female complaints. In conditions like P.M.S., painful and abnormal menstruation, in the absence of a monthly cycle, and for menopausal symptoms, Dong Quai is the herb […]

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WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS?

Hello! This is Jacobus with your weekly Health Pearl #11. With any ache, allergy, bowel problem, mood swing, skin eruption, stiffness, or stress, our body tells us it is out of balance or trying to get rid of something. In contrast to other developed countries, Americans spend only 10% of every healthcare dollar on preventative […]

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CELIAC SPRUE

Hey there! This is Jacobus with your Health Pearl #10. Suffering from seasonal allergies is tough, but what if you couldn’t eat wheat or gluten-containing products for the rest of your life? People suffering from Celiac Sprue have a small bowel that is unable to digest and absorb gluten-containing foods such as barley, rye, wheat, […]

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COENZYMATED B-VITAMINS

Hello Everyone! This is Jacobus with your Health Pearl # 9. What good are vitamins to us when they are not properly absorbed?! Without coenzymes, or vitamins in their active forms, our metabolic energy processes would come to a halt. B-Vitamins are very important to us and have to be converted by the liver into […]

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