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Doctor Parris Kidd

Dr. Kidd has been a contributing editor and science advisor to Total Health magazine since 1996. His columns include interviews with Dr. Andrew Weil, cancer treatment pioneers Drs. Nick Gonzalez and Linda Isaacs, Dr. Dharma Khalsa, Dr. Barrie Tan, and environmentalist Erin Brockovich. Other columns such as Why You Should Take Vitamins became instant classics. Dr. Parris Kidd’s website provides detailed information on his professional reviews, seminars, books and other career accomplishments.


Krill Oil Provides Nutrient Building Blocks with Breakthrough Bioactivity

Omega-3 is now a household term. Omega-3s are lipid nutrients because they don’t mix easily with water. Most of the omega-3s DHA (DocosaHexaenoic Acid) and EPA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid) are prepared from fish and are triglycerides, a storage form of fatty acids—literally fat. But another form of omega-3s has broader and more potent benefits than fish omega-3s—the vital lipids of krill.


Building health by building cell membranes

More than eight decades after its discovery, vitamin E is still identified primarily with the four tocopherol nutrients, particularly alpha-tocopherol. Yet the tocotrienols do everything the tocopherols do, and much more. totalhealth’s Science Adviser Dr. Parris Kidd (PK ) interviewed Dr. Barrie Tan (BT ), the pioneering tocotrienol expert.

OURS IS A POLLUTED WORLD. At home, at work, at school we are likely to be exposed to substances that can sicken and even kill us. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we eat—all can be contaminated with toxins that threaten our health. Other things we use in our daily lives—prescription drugs, lawn and garden chemicals, and household cleaners—often can have toxic effects that their labels do not disclose. Of the 50–60 thousand chemicals available to industry, only...

The Obvious Toxins: Lethal But Avoidable

You can begin to win freedom from toxins by making a detailed listing of the toxins in your everyday environment. Begin with a self-assessment: do you smoke? If you do, be aware that smoking is responsible for more than 80 percent of all cases of lung cancer and increases the risk of heart and other circulatory diseases by at least 400 percent. One puff of cigarette smoke contains 100,000,000,000,000 (10 to the power of 14) free...

Coauthor Lakshmi Prakash, Ph.D.

Human populations have been using spices to preserve and flavor their food all through recorded history. One of the earliest known spices is turmeric, which gives curry its yellow color. This distinctive color and taste come from a group of curcumin substances, often termed “curcumin complex.” These are also very ancient folk medicines. Spanning the spectrum from traditional foods to modern medicines, the curcumins are under intense...

PS (PhosphatidylSerine, pronounced fos-fa-tie-dil-ser-een) is a nutrient that supports many brain functions, and many of our most important life processes. PS has a sophisticated molecular structure in the vital lipid class. Biochemically PS is a phospholipid (fos-fo-lip-id), not technically a fat but working closely with “good fats”—essential fatty acids.

The omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are BIG news in nutritional medicine. And for the best reasons. First, they directly save lives by protecting against heart attack, including the lethal arrhythmias. They’re safe to take long-term, they’re affordable, and their anti-inflammatory properties ensure protection for all our organs. The scientific evidence is now incontrovertible (read awesome) that DHA/EPA are essential for good health and long life.

All of us want to be healthy in body and mind. We also like to be well. Wellness builds upon the health of body and mind with positive spirituality and hope for self-realization. Wellness is a prerequisite for reaching our full potential as human beings, and the key to being healthy and well is to have a soundly developed, personalized nutrient program.

Modern Western society as a whole talks the talk about health and wellness but doesn’t walk the walk. In these societies the...

Antioxidants, Our Natural Protectants: Metabolic Regulators, Antitoxins and Anti-inflammatories

Antioxidants protect us. They are the sub-stances that naturally regulate the fires within our bodies.

The fires are sparked by metabolic errors in our cells—errors that are unavoidable as our cells make and use energy for the business of life. The fires can be managed when we are young and very healthy but become harder to control as we get older. Aging is...

The Multivitamin-Mineral Cornerstone of a personal program

The first step in establishing your personal vitamin program is to ensure that every day you are receiving those vitamins and other nutrients that are truly essential to the human body. Since thousands of dietary supplement products are available, claiming to benefit every manner of body function, here are some guidelines to help separate the wheat from the chaff. Let’s start with the multivitamin-...