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Nutrition

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 […]

Meals Trigger Inflammation

 January 11, 2019

We are not only taking in nutrients when we eat we are also consuming a significant quantity of bacteria. That’s certainly not fun to think about! In order to fight these bacteria, our body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. An inflammatory response is triggered that activates […]

Surprising Sources Of Carbs

 January 7, 2019

  The normal foods that we associate carbs with are bread, pasta and cake.  We avoid these to keep the blood sugar level down. Carbs, however, can lurk in many less obvious places that we need to be aware of when counting carbs. Most people with diabetes aim for 45-60 grams of carbs per meal; […]

Facts About Melatonin

 January 2, 2019

The pineal gland, a small gland in the brain, makes a hormone called Melatonin. This helps control your sleep and wake cycles. You can find very small amounts of it in foods such as meats, grains, fruits and vegetables and can also buy it as a supplement. We all have our own internal clock within […]

All About Astragalus

 December 28, 2018

Astragalus oil is from the root of a plant known as Astragalus membranaceus, that has various names like Huang Qi, Bei Qi and Hwanqqi and is native to northern China and the elevated regions of the Chinese provinces like Yunnan and Sichuan. The astragalus is a member of the pea family and coined Huang Qi […]