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

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How to Read a Food Label

Healthy eating starts with knowing the facts about what you are putting in your mouth. While reading nutrition labels helps you make wise food choices, knowing how to read the the “Nutrition Facts” on a food label and not relying on package labels like “healthy” or “low-fat” is a key step. Being in better control

Minerals

The Real Truth About Calcium & Magnesium Products

Doctors for many years have recommended to their patients, especially older adults or post-menopausal women, to take calcium to help prevent bone loss. In fact, when I was in medical school, my teachers would often recommend that we teach our patients to take antacids that contain calcium or drink more milk. But this isn’t practical

Health

Probiotics and Heart Disease

The Emerging Role of Gut Microbes in Heart Disease In the past few years, researchers have determined that specific strains of probiotics have the ability to target disease-specific risk factors. This is especially true for cardiovascular or heart disease.1-3 Probiotics and research on the human “microbiome” have become increasingly popular for their ability to boost

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Obesity in the Workplace: A Costly Issue for Your Business

Recently, every time you turn on the television, or read a magazine, or surf the internet, you see someone talking about the growing problem of obesity in the US. Now we’re beginning to see all of the news about how obesity is affecting the workplace. Let’s face it, healthy weight is not all about looking

Health

Health Benefits of Exercise

Remember when we were in school and were “forced” to take Physical Education? We were told it was “good” for us. Well science has provided us with overwhelming evidence that exercise is actually good for us. Regular exercise can help protect us from heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, noninsulin-dependent diabetes (Adult-onset diabetes), obesity,

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7 Steps to a Successful Weight Loss Program

Almost 98% of all “fad” diets fail within the first two years. Go to a local bookstore and you’ll see hundreds of books claiming the latest way to “permanently” lose weight. Watch the television shows famous doctors host that describe the “newest” fads in weight loss – but have only been tested on a small

Health

Deficiency in D-Major: Did This Last Symphony Kill Mozart?

It’s been nearly 222 years since the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the young age of 35 and recently, there has been a lot of speculation as to the cause of his death. At the time of his death, Mozart had some of the finest Viennese physicians caring for him and a number

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

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Which Form of Co-Q10 Should You Take?

Delivering co-enzyme Q10 in its reduced form (Ubiquinol) and in a soft gel capsule may increase the bioavailability of the nutrient, according to a new study. Researchers from Canada’s KGK Synergize compared CoQ10 formulations (usually called Ubiquinone) from hard and soft gel capsules, and found the reduced form from the latter resulted in a 3.3-fold