This herb is actually named Andrographis paniculate and according to clinical trials can be useful for bacterial and viral respiratory infections, which would include a cold and sinus infections, as well as possible prevention of the common cold and urinary tract infections. It has also been shown to have protective benefit to the liver. Another interesting possibility is helping with ulcerative colitis. Most of the indications overlap well with traditional uses of Andrographis, which revolved around bowel symptoms, and utilization with a sluggish liver. There are also traditional therapeutic uses for respiratory and skin infections. Studies indicate that it works... Read More »


Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin also known as Cobalamin. This vitamin is getting a little more notoriety in the medical community as it is being recognized for its importance in the body. It is an essential vitamin required by all the systems of the body, including red blood cell formation, DNA synthesis, and metabolism, and when there isn’t enough the symptoms that present can be life altering. One of the most obvious symptoms with a B12 deficiency is fatigue, as this can be related to a type of anemia. Other symptoms you could encounter are: weakness, constipation, loss... Read More »


Did you know that current American diet, is critically lacking variety as well as nutrient dense options that provides our bodies with a foundation of health? It is extremely challenging to get a full spectrum of necessary nutrients from whole foods, particularly if your diet is also seeded with inflammatory foods such as sugar, dairy, wheat, and soy. If you were to supplement with each individual vitamin and mineral to try and fill the gaps would take all day just to get them in your body.  That’s why multivitamins are important option to look at when we discuss how to... Read More »