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

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

Diet

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

Health

Heart Healthy Diets

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. A man has about a 53% chance and a woman 62% of having a fatal heart attack as the first symptom of heart disease. If you are worried about heart disease or have a history of heart disease in

Health

Which Supplements Support Good Heart Health

I’m often asked by my students to tell them which supplements are good for promoting and maintaining good heart heath. I’m put together the following list: Products to Promote Cardiovascular Health Vitamin C (found in Oranges, Lemons, Acerola Cherries and Strawberries) May reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease but not proven to reduce the risk

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

A number of foods we eat (or don’t eat) have caused inflammation in our bodies. Some scientists and doctors feel that inflammation plays an important part of our lives. For instance, getting too many Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) in our diet helps our bodies to create more inflammation. Eating the heart-healthy fatty acids (from

More Health Benefits of Exercise

Recently, 10,000 of us are reaching the age of “retirement” each day of the year. I don’t know about you, but I’m not even considering “retiring” until I have accomplished all that I set out to do! So what can we do to feel better, have more energy and perhaps live longer? We really don’t

Is Selenium Important to Our Bodies?

I read an interesting quote from a physician today. Allen Spreen, M.D. wrote: “When the FDA uses the phrase ‘may reduce the risk of certain cancers,’ it’s nearly impossible to imagine they’re talking about anything other than a new costly prescription pill. Because for any substance to get that kind of statement from the FDA

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