Know Your Veggies: Fennel (February 2011)

All of us know we need to eat more vegetables. The reason many don’t like vegetables is because of dead taste buds. When one is a big consumer of highly processed foods (fast foods or eating most of your food from a box, bag or can), they’re consuming...

Genetically Modified Organisms (January 2011)

Have you seen the scientific evidence that genetically modified foods are 100% safe with no long-term health related side effects? Neither have we. What is emerging is more startling evidence that the government and seed industries “solution to world hunger” is...

Understanding Supplement Labels (December 2010)

Quickly Identify A Quality Supplement Look at the “other ingredients” usually at the bottom of the label. Artificial colors and sweeteners are used to make the product look better or taste better. Avoid the artificial sweeteners and colors: Aspartame...

Zinc: The Forgotten Element (November 2010)

Zinc has been somewhat of a forgotten element. While it was quite popular 8-10 years ago, the good ole’ zinc lozenge to ward off cold and flu in the winter seems to have taken a back slide to newer remedies on the market. However, sometimes the newest fad...

Weight Loss (October 2010)

It has been long held that in order to lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit. If you cut back 500 calories a day, you should lose about 1lb per week. Also, if you exercise to burn off 500 calories a day you should lose approximately 1lb per week. Do both, you...

GERD (September 2010)

Most people have experienced some sort of heartburn in their life. It can happen from the occasional overindulgence of pizza or spicy foods. However, heartburn that occurs frequently is called GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD occurs when contents of the...

Melanoma Skin Controversy (August 2010)

We’ve been told for decades that the sun is bad! According to the Mayo Clinic, all forms of skin cancer have been on the rise. The greatest rise has been in melanoma, which is the most serious and most deadly type of skin cancer. Even with our sun-phobic,...

Asprin: Good or Bad? (July 2010)

HISTORY OF ASPIRIN After learning about the adverse side effects linked to prescription painkillers Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra, patients have begun turning to over-the-counter drugs in hopes of finding a safer option. One alternative many seem to be opting for...

Inflammation (June 2010)

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to harmful stimuli, pathogens, tissue injury or irritants. It is the body’s protective attempt to remove the irritant as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. In the absence of inflammation, wounds...

Still Drinking Milk? (May 2010)

Despite having a low Glycemic Index and Load, milk (even fermented milk such as yogurt) has been shown to elicit a very high insulin response. This has been shown repeatedly in intervention studies (*1-6). You may ask, “What’s wrong with causing this high...
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