Can Avocados Cause Breast Cancer?

 August 1, 2023

In the 2010s, photos of Pinterest-worthy and Instagrammable avocado toasts propelled the fruit into mainstream culture. By 2018, more than 2.4 million social media posts were avocado-related, making the superfood one of the most featured fruits online. Also known as “alligator pear,” avocados are synonymous with good nutrition. Consumers cite “healthy fats” and overall “wellness” […]

5 Major Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

 March 20, 2021

Fasting is not a new concept. Historically, religions such as Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism have practiced fasts for long periods of time. Researchers have discovered that there are benefits to fasting, which then stem from the practice of intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting or IF is an unconventional diet plan that monitors when you eat rather […]

What is the Sirtfood Diet and Does it Work?

 February 10, 2021

This quarantine, you have probably been aware that stars like Adele, Pippa Middleton, and Lorraine Pascale have had great success in their weight loss journey. These prominent figures have followed the sirtfood diet, a health regimen developed by authors Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten. With everyone looking for an opportunity to improve their health this […]

Children With Poor Vitamin B12

 August 10, 2019

Having more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognizing letters and interpreting other children’s feelings can be attributed to low levels of B12 in small children.  Low B12 levels as a baby was associated with a decrease in test scores at 5 years of age, according to researcher Ingrid Kvestad […]

Younger Doctors vs. Older Doctors

 June 4, 2019

I recently read an article by Dr. Robert Ashley who compared the younger doctors vs. the older doctors.  We have always believed that the older doctors had more experience and thus, were more reliant to care for us. Not true. Sorry my older doctor friends. Recently a study was published in the British Medical Journal […]

Blood Sugar Spikes

 May 31, 2019

Stephanie Watson wrote an article highlighting information from Joan Bardsley, RN and CDE, who is an assistant vice president at MedStar Health Research Institute.  Many people are asking the question of why their blood sugar spikes in the morning.  The following is Joan’s answer. Many factors can be the reason for a high reading in […]

Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies

 May 28, 2019

In the United States, a foundational requirement for optimal nutrition is by eating a balanced whole-food diet. It is quite often difficult to get the sufficient amounts of both vitamins and minerals if you don’t eat real food. Where and how your food is grown influences your nutritional intake. The soil quality is just one […]

Red Wine: Should You Pour a Glass Daily?

 May 13, 2019

Many believe that a daily glass of red wine is an essential part of a healthy diet. Meanwhile, others consider the alcoholic beverage as overrated and awful for the health. Let’s review both sides to determine whether red wine is good or bad. Top Benefits of Red Wine Red wine is often thought to be […]

Lemon & Salt Tonic

 January 23, 2019

  There are many potential benefits of real sea salt and lemon. The sea salt has been proven throughout the years and through science that moderate levels of this is actually good for your heart health and does not negatively affect blood pressure.  Stephen Seifert wrote an article reviewing the benefits of sea salt combined […]

Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

 January 18, 2019

Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […]