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GERD (September 2010)

Most people have experienced some sort of heartburn in their life. It can happen from the occasional overindulgence of pizza or spicy foods. However, heartburn that occurs frequently is called GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD occurs when contents of the...

Melanoma Skin Controversy (August 2010)

We’ve been told for decades that the sun is bad! According to the Mayo Clinic, all forms of skin cancer have been on the rise. The greatest rise has been in melanoma, which is the most serious and most deadly type of skin cancer. Even with our sun-phobic,...

Asprin: Good or Bad? (July 2010)

HISTORY OF ASPIRIN After learning about the adverse side effects linked to prescription painkillers Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra, patients have begun turning to over-the-counter drugs in hopes of finding a safer option. One alternative many seem to be opting for...

Inflammation (June 2010)

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to harmful stimuli, pathogens, tissue injury or irritants. It is the body’s protective attempt to remove the irritant as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. In the absence of inflammation, wounds...

Still Drinking Milk? (May 2010)

Despite having a low Glycemic Index and Load, milk (even fermented milk such as yogurt) has been shown to elicit a very high insulin response. This has been shown repeatedly in intervention studies (*1-6). You may ask, “What’s wrong with causing this high...

Menaquinone-7 (Vitamin K2) (April 2010)

When most people hear Vitamin K, they think “coagulation vitamin”, associating it with its role in the blood clotting process; however, a second variant of this nutrient called vitamin K2 is changing the way we think about health and longevity. The...

How Old is “Old”? (March 2010)

No two people age in exactly the same way. The US Government defines “older adulthood” at 65 years of age because they’re eligible for Medicare and Social Security. Many people choose to retire in their 50’s while others choose to continue to...

Eating Clean (February 2010)

When determining your menu plan we recommend first to think of “Nourishment”. It’s the nourishment aspect of your meal that contains the vitamins and minerals needed for the thousands of metabolic reactions occurring in the body. But, you also need the “energy”...

Environment & Cancer (January 2010)

A classic study published in Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide (Tiburon, CA: Future Medicine Publishing, 1995), in which a team of researchers tested 3 chemicals on a group of rats, applying one at a time; no ill effects were observed. When they combined and...

Cholesterol (December 2009)

A little golden bee tells us nearly every time we turn on the TV that lowering your cholesterol will give you a healthy heart. Over the years high cholesterol has been the scapegoat for a plethora of heart/age related problems and foods containing higher amounts of...
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