Health

How much water should you drink daily?

How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question, right? I’m not only a physician, but also a physiologist. The answer to this question is not simple. There are no easy answers. It also depends on who you ask. Research studies have produced many recommendations over the years, but in truth, your

Antioxidants

Take Supplements During Cancer Treatment?

Recently, I was asked if it was safe to take nutritional supplements while undergoing cancer treatment? The answer is not so simple. I answered this question with yes and no! The reason I “hedged” is because some supplements might interfere with chemotherapy, while others may help the body defend against tumors. Some doctors say patients

ARIIX

How Important is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)?

Coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10) or Ubiquinone – What Is It? Coenzyme Q10, also known as Co-Q10 or ubiquinone, is found in the mitochondria of all cells. It is naturally made in our bodies using the same pathway as the production of cholesterol. Coenzyme Q10 is found in most body tissues with the highest amounts in the

Health

Fat Soluble Vitamins – When to Take

When I was in medical school, we would ask our attending physician teachers if it was necessary to take vitamins every day. We were told that supplemental vitamins were not needed since all the vitamins we needed, including the fat soluble ones, were already in our food. What we now know is that this was

Aromatherapy

PRIIME Essential Oils

The Story Behind PRIIME Essential Oils During the Summer of 2015, ARIIX will release four blends of essential oils under the name of PRIIME. The philosophy of these blends is that “PRIIME belongs neither to the world of essential oils nor to the world of traditional healing.” PRIIME is dedicated to the best of both

Aromatherapy

How Essential Oils Work

What is the Chemistry of Essential Oils? Essential oils are Mother Nature’s volatile aromatic compounds. They are generated within flowers, shrubs, roots, trees, bushes and seeds. They are extracted from these plants through distillation of one sort or another. The power of an essential oil is determined in the constituents and synergy of the bio-constituents

Air Filtration

Air Pollution: It's not just outside

I grew up in Los Angeles, California. Fortunately, I lived a couple of miles away from some of the nicer beaches in Southern California. What I mean by this is the the daily sea breezes would blow the smog back into Center City and away from the beaches. Since we had no air conditioning (didn’t

Filtration

Don't Drink the Water – if it's Stored Warm

Plastic water bottles are frequently made from polyethylene terephthalate (PETE). When heated or stored in warm areas, the material releases the chemicals antimony and BPA. It’s that time of the year – Springtime turning into Summer. Spring sports are just starting. I remember when my children were younger, moms and dads would schedule which day

Aging

Age Accelerators

Aging is not just the way we look… Your skin is your largest organ in the body. We look at aging differently if we are consumers or physicians. If we get wrinkles, or aching joints or grey hair, it’s easy to think or feel that we are getting older. But your skin is just at

The Truth & Consequences of Cosmetics and Skincare

  What is Skin? It’s Not Just Our Outside!   A friend of mine was once asked by a male patient who came to his clinic as to whether or not women who use skincare products on a daily basis really have better or healthier skin than those who do not use any supplementary products?