Mark Hyman is an M.D. He practices medicine but also writes a lot of instructional content on health and nutrition and functional medicine. He’s all over the social media world, and also authors a lot of articles and books on the topic.
Recently he penned a piece on how to buy supplements: “Savvy Supplement Shopping.” [...]
A blogger in Western Michigan is in the middle of a 2-month EpiCor challenge. She’s taking EpiCor in the middle of flu and winter crud season. And she’s a great candidate for testing EpiCor: a teacher (around sick kids all day) and a mom with kids in daycare (more sick kids). And, as she states, [...]
A picture of good gut bacterium
EpiCor is a prebiotic. A lot of people may or may not have heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but how many know the difference between the two? A recent story published in the nutrition industry trade publication NutraIngredients spells out the prebiotic story nicely.
First things first. The [...]
Some significant news today from Canada. The Canadian version of the FDA – Health Canada – has approved immune health claims that can be used on supplement products containing EpiCor. It’s a great development because people can now see on product labels that EpiCor is much more than just “supporting a healthy immune system,” which [...]
“There are a couple of standout branded ingredients in the immune support space, with EpiCor from Embria Health Sciences up first.” That’s the introduction to EpiCor as it was listed among the top 10 immune health support nutritional ingredients by a leading global nutrition business publication, NutraIngredients.
The publication cited the clinical science supporting EpiCor and the [...]
The headlines today included news that the inspector general for the United States Health and Human Services Department found that 20% of dietary supplements sold online or in stores are mislabeled with false or illegal claims.
To anyone new to buying nutritional supplements, a few timely tips:
1. Don’t buy anything that says “treats,” “cures” [...]
I now have nearly four years of taking EpiCor under my belt: four years of taking a 500 mg EpiCor capsule nearly every day. (Full disclosure: this blog is supported by EpiCor. Also, I take Vit. D, fish oil, and occasional Vit. B supplements as well.)
What have I observed? First, I’ve not missed a [...]
The British version of the FDA - The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency – has issued some guidance about echinacea in that country. The warning says that echinacea — a herbal supplement made from the echinacea plant — should not be used by children under 12 years old. The warning says ”the perceived benefits of the [...]
Dr. Stuart Reeves, head of R&D and Embria Health Sciences in the Des Moines area, has coined a new term: Inflammaging.
Stuart Reeves, Ph.D.
The abstract describing this iskind of complex (click the Inflammaging link to read it in a PowerPoint format). But from what I make of it, the primary thesis is that [...]