Air Filtration

Do Genetics Determine If I Will Have Heart Disease?

I read an article a couple of days ago that was written by a medical colleague of mine. It reminded me of my life story and what I have done to change it. A follower of his blog wrote:”… my father has heart disease, his father did too, and I’m obviously concerned about my own

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

Breast Cancer

Avoid Parabens

Recently, researchers published their work in which they found higher concentrations of parabens (preservatives found in many products, especially beauty products) in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied. This highly suggests that parabens may contribute to the development of breast cancer. One or more paraben esters were

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?

Diet

Live Life Like Your Life Depends On It

Recently, I posed a question on the last day of class to my nursing students. After teaching all quarter about each organ system and its diseases, I asked them to name the things that were important to life. They came up with four things they felt were important ingredients for life. They were (1) proper

Diet

Help! I'm Doing All The Right Things, But I'm Still Not Losing Weight

Are you struggling to lose weight even though you are doing everything “right”? Are you gaining weight even if your diet and exercise routine has remained the same? If so, then your hormones may be partially to blame. I’m not just talking about your “sex hormones”, but also the hormones that control appetite or how

Diet

Are These Spices In Your Diet Plan?

Some time ago, I came across a speech that David Heber, MD, PhD gave to a group of people interested in nutrition. Dr. Heber is the Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA. As some of you know, I went to school there, but most do not know that Dr. Heber was my