Diet

Leaky Gut: Do You Have an Action Plan for a Healthy Small Intestine?

What is Leaky Gut? Leaky Gut is a condition in which wear and tear in the lining of the small intestine causes the lining to be overly permeable. Partially or incompletely digested foods can then penetrate the gut wall. Normally, these foods do not produce a problem in our guts, but a leaky gut lining

Diet

The Multiple Names of Sugar

Food manufacturers have gotten smarter with the food nutrition facts on the new food labels. Gone are the days when you would see straight “sugar” listed on every sweet tasting ingredient label. Manufacturers are required to place the highest quantity ingredients at the beginning of the list. But, sugar by any other name is still

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Vitamin D Supplementation Helps Patients With Heart Failure

Vitamin D is called the “Sunshine Vitamin” because it is naturally made in our skin when we are exposed to ultraviolet B rays found in sunlight. Heart failure patients are often deficient in this vitamin even during the summer months. A new five-year study investigated the potential benefits heart patients experienced when they took vitamin

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Jouve Given Prestigious Designation

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to get safe products into the hands of the consumer and to create organizational accountability. They do this by stringently inspecting products beyond their label and awarding the EWG VERIFIED™ status to those that qualify as safe, pure, and eco-friendly. Recently, the EWG

Fluoride – a poison we drink every day

Is drinking water containing fluoride really safe? I’m a traditionally-trained Pediatrician and when I was in private practice, I was an advocate for having fluoride in our water supply to help children and adolescents have strong teeth and less cavities. In fact, The American Academy of Pediatricians reported that fluoride is safe and effective for

Digestion

The Human Microbiome

In the “Last Frontier” of Medicine, as my Trekkie friends would say, scientists and physicians are exploring how the Microbiome and probiotics play a much larger and more vital role in our health. This role is larger than we could ever have imagined. What is the Human Microbiome? The human gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) is

Why Should We Use Supplements?

In 2002, The American Medical Association told their doctors to recommend to their patients the use of nutritional supplements. This was because there was a decrease in the micronutrients in our food supply. In 1951, a woman needed to eat 2 peaches to get the RDA of Vitamin A and Folic Acid. Today, the same

Exercise

Sore Muscles From Exercise? Don't Stop Exercising

When you make the decision to start a workout program, you can be faced with several challenges. In our busy schedules with work and caring for our families, making the time to exercise, creating a balanced routine and setting your goals are additional challenges we all face. Now add to this the muscle soreness you

The Benefits of Phytonutrients

Some of the benefits of phytonutrients are listed below in the following table: Plants Extracts Health Benefits Broccoli, kale, radish Sulforaphane Growth deterrent Cabbage Isothiocyanate Lung and other growth deterrent Cauliflower Glucosinates, thiocyanates (sulforaphane and isothiocyanates) Breast growth deterrent Citrus Plants Quercetin Allergies and heart problems Garlic, onions Allicin, quercetin (onion) Breaks blood clots, lowers

Cracking the Code on Antioxidants

I almost laugh when someone comes up to me and says he/she has a product with “the highest ORAC value” than any other thing on the market. I want to say to him/her (and those of you who know me know that I do) :”But what does it do at the cellular level?” They look