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Each week host of Wellness for Life, Dr. Susanne Bennett, shares with her listeners Nature's Secrets to a healthier body.

Each week host of Wellness for Life, Dr. Susanne Bennett, shares with her listeners Nature's Secrets to a healthier body.
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Each week host of Wellness for Life, Dr. Susanne Bennett, shares with her listeners Nature's Secrets to a healthier body.






The Power of Sulfur

Are you getting enough sulfur in your diet?Sulfur, the “forgotten mineral,” is rarely discussed by healthcare professionals. This mineral is important for muscle and joint integrity, cellular detoxification and more. You may have a sulfur deficiency. Artificial fertilizers don’t contain sulfur, which means our food supply lacks sulfur. Seafood, grass-fed beef and organic eggs are good sources of sulfur. High-sulfur vegetables include garlic, onions and cruciferous vegetables. Listen as...


Your Brain on Dopamine

How does dopamine influence your actions?Why do people seem to fall in and out of love so easily? It comes down to one chemical: dopamine. Dopamine plays many roles in the brain: addiction, disease, and disorders. From a survival point-of-view, the brain has developed to help humans attain things for survival. Desire, planning and motivation help us get what we don’t have. Dopamine drives us to seek love or become addicted for short-term pleasure. What’s Love Got to Do With...


Natural Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

Aid your health and reduce the effects of bipolar disorder.Bipolar disorder causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated moods. While the genetic component cannot be denied, we can influence how genetics are expressed. There is some experimentation involved in finding the right natural treatments. Supplements like magnesium, folates and omega-3s support cellular health. Listen as Eva Edelman joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss how to use bionutrients to reduce the...


Fermented Foods

Enjoy the benefits of adding fermented foods to your diet.Fermentation is the process in which a substance is broken down into simpler substances. Yeast and bacteria are typically part of the process. Adding fermented foods to your diet may produce health benefits. Everything we eat could potentially be fermented. People around the globe enjoy some form of fermented foods. You needn’t be scared of fermenting your own food. The United States Department of Agriculture shows no documented...


The SEEDS Plan: Prevention & Reversal of Alzheimer's Disease

Adopt habits to aid brain health and benefit the entire body.Alzheimer’s disease is the most age-dependent neurological degenerative disease. It is characterized by two types of proteins in the brain. Severe cognitive dysfunction may follow. The SEEDS Plan is designed to build brain health, thus improving health throughout the body. SEEDS SEEDS Your body needs all of these things to thrive. Adopt some aspect of each of these five pillars to maximize your wellness. Listen as Dr. Jennie...


Encore Episode: Healthy Foods That Are Making You Sick

Are you eating foods that contribute to inflammation?Gluten, the protein found in grass grains, can cause autoimmune issues for some individuals. The gluten-free industry has capitalized on this sensitivity and offers many products without gluten. Lectin is a highly toxic protein that is found in plants. Gluten is just one variety of lectin. Lectins are found in many gluten-free products, still resulting in symptoms. Plants don’t want to be eaten. They are living organisms that populated...


Glyphosate & Human Health

Glyphosate is harmful to gut health, impacting overall health.Toxic environmental chemicals impact health. Deficiencies and destruction of gut bacteria can lead to mental and physical illnesses. Glyphosate, an herbicide used to kill weeds and grasses that compete with crops, presents significant danger to helpful gut bacteria. It’s supposed to be safe for humans but adequate impact studies were not completed before the chemical was released for food use. Amino acid glycine is one of the...


Wheat & Gluten Sensitivity Biomarkers

Get tested to determine your specific wheat sensitivity.The mainstream medicine view of gluten sensitivity was one of "you have it or you don't." However, recent studies have shown that there is a spectrum of gluten sensitivity. You can be sensitive without having celiac disease. An allergy prompts an immediate anaphylactic reaction, like swelling, itching or difficulty breathing. The histamines in the body cause this reaction. Those with celiac suffer an inflammatory condition of the...


HIV: Will It Be Resolved in Our Lifetime?

HIV may be resolved in the coming years.Dr. Robert Redfield, the new Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, predicted the United States could end the HIV epidemic in three to seven years with currently available tools. Testing is the first step in maintaining a healthy life and reducing the spread of HIV. About one-third of new infections occur in those age 13 to 24. These people didn’t grow up with the fear of AIDS and as a result tend to engage in risky behavior....


The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

Sudden behavioral changes may have a physiological cause.What if someone you love experiences a large personality change? Or, what if you start to display strange, unusual, uncontrollable behavior? A psychological condition may be the cause. However, these changes may have a medical root that needs to be addressed. A brain tumor or medication can alter one’s behavior. It is important to seek medical help right away. Listen as neuroscientist Dr. Barbara Lipska joins Dr. Susanne Bennett...


Hydrate for Health

Hydrate your body through water in gel form.Chronic headaches, fatigue, brain fog, difficulty sleeping and joint pain can stem from a poor diet. They can also result from a lack of hydration. A chronic, low-grade dehydration can occur every day. Processed foods, air conditioning and electronics affect your hydration levels. Water exists in water, vapor and solid. It can also exist as a gel, also called solid water. It’s the same form of water found in our cells. Plants and vegetables...


Aged Garlic Extract for Inflammation

Garlic can reduce inflammation and decrease risk for chronic disease.Between 1980 and 2004, more of half of Americans were among the billion people worldwide who had become overweight or obese. As of 2017, the United States tips the scales with the most overweight or obese people. Our bodies were designed to eat when we are hungry, storing excess food for lean times. We don’t have lean times as a general rule in the United States. This leads to bodies storing more fat than the body can...


Sundowner's Syndrome & Circadian Rhythm

Address Sundowner's syndrome and your circadian rhythm with a few natural treatments.Sunsets are lovely to bid adieu to the hustle and the bustle of the day, winding us down for rest. However, those with dementia can become confused and angry at this time of day. Sundowner’s syndrome occurs in those who are neurologically compromised. The pineal gland seems to have difficulty producing melatonin. The cornea also begins to yellow so the light doesn’t penetrate the eyes as well. The...


Real-Time Glucose Monitoring

Tired of pin pricks to monitor blood sugar?One-third of the United States population suffers from diabetes or pre-diabetes. Many people go undiagnosed. Getting your blood sugar under control is the best prevention. Monitoring your biomarkers via testing leads to better outcomes. The blood glucose monitor was the standard for checking blood sugar through pin pricks a few times a day. This system is problematic, because it can be inconvenient, painful, and only provides information when...


The Virility Paradox

Learn more about how testosterone actually works.Testosterone therapy may conjure images of athletic enhancement. There are a lot of misconceptions about testosterone. Testosterone levels decline in both men and women over time. Testosterone and estrogen are hormones that exist within a body's system, but they bind to estrogen and androgen receptors in the body. There must be a receptor present for binding of that hormone. Testosterone works in the brain, muscles and hair follicles where...


Mold Toxicity & Chronic Inflammatory Illness

Biotoxins may be triggers for chronic inflammatory illness for some individuals.Chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) refers to symptoms associated with biotoxic exposure. Biotoxins can enter the body via inhalation, which is something that often occurs with mold spores. They can also enter the body via insect bite. Biotoxins can be consumed via contaminated food and drink. CIRS symptoms don’t fit typical disease models with an obvious inciting event. The individual’s body response...


Reverse Heart Disease with Super Antioxidant MitoQ

Mitochondria and heart health can be improved with antioxidants.About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States annually. It is the leading cause of death for men and women. A nutriceutical could play an important role in preventing heart disease. MitoQ is an antioxidant that gets mitochondria to function properly. When mitochondria are depleted of antioxidants, they don’t work as well. They also spill free radicals into the cell. Cellular function and repair are inhibited....


The Lyme Solution

Lyme disease cases are increasing. Find out how to treat Lyme.The black-legged tick is on the move into more civilized areas. The number of Lyme disease cases are likely to climb. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection acquired generally via tick bite. The bite doesn’t usually cause pain. The symptoms of infection include flu symptoms, tiredness, headache, and high fever. It feels like a bad flu. If it isn’t diagnosed and treated right away, it can progress to causing neurological...


Benefits of Honokiol

The bark of magnolia trees may help you reduce inflammation.Magnolia trees contain a beneficial supplement in the bark. Honokiol aids with inflammation and activates the cannabinoid system in the body. Honokiol can differentiate between a normal cell and pathologic cell based on the function of the cell. It can be combined with other things to treat specific conditions. Tolerance does not develop with honokiol in the same way it can occur with medications. Listen as Dr. Isaac Eliaz joins...


ADHD & Misdiagnosis

What is the specific source behind your child's ADHD?ADHD is characterized by hyperactivity, inattention, and/or impulsivity, all of which interfere with the functioning of the individual. Most conventional treatment addresses the symptoms without looking at the cause. Why does the brain have trouble with attention, organization or clear decision making? There’s often an autoimmune disorder occurring to the back of ADHD. The modern American diet is not as nutrient-rich as the body needs...