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

Diet

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,

Diet

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

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

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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

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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

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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