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What Is a Calorie & Do They Matter?

Low or reduced Calorie foods abound on the shelves on grocery stores in this country. But confusion remains. What is a Calorie? Are they important? Why or why not? And how should one view them? A Calorie is measure of energy. Technically a food Calorie is a Kilo-calorie in scientific terms. The bigger question is do they matter and are…

Are Hormones Making You Sick & Tired? Environmental Influences

Are Hormones Making You Sick & Tired? Environmental Influences

Low energy, weight gain, possible food sensitivities, acid reflux, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, arthritis, auto-immune disorders and a plethora of other chronic diseases are rampant in our society. While many (arguably most) are caused by the foods we eat, today I wanted to talk about the influence our environment has on these and other dis-ease processes.…

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Virtually every disease we know of, especially the chronic ones, begins with inflammation. Then a combination of genetics, environment and nervous system function play a role in the resulting symptoms and disease. That’s why the most knowledgeable coaches, consultant and doctors begin a holistic approach with an anti-inflammatory diet. It’s also why two people can have the same diet, for…

NSAID Dangers in the News AGAIN!

NSAID Dangers in the News AGAIN!

It never ceases to amaze me how governmental entities can make and then quickly reverse statements that have the potential to affect the lives and health of millions. This week the FDA quickly took back the statement made last month and said that Aleve was really no safer than any other NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).  Aleve (naproxen) is manufactured by Bayer.…

Why Vitamins Don’t Prevent Disease

Why Vitamins Don’t Prevent Disease

  Some people were upset, confused and maybe even a little bit frightened recently when an article suggested that multi-vitamins don’t have the power, for the most part to prevent chronic diseases. Today, I’ll take a closer look at that: The study was published in the Annuals of Internal Medicine late in 2013 and it added to a list of…

Are Your Supplements Safe???

Are Your Supplements Safe???

Did you read the recent headlines? “Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to Dietary Aids” (NY Times 12/21/13). In this report, you will learn the simple checks you can do BEFORE you buy any supplement to be assured of its safety. But first some background: Anyone that knows anything about me knows these 3 things: (1) My perspectives of…

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Intro to Healthy Diet Options What constitutes a healthy diet? There is much debate about the answer to this question. In the media, on the internet and among health professionals the answers vary widely. Yet when we look at the science, the answers are quite simple. People in the Western world are dying from an excess of rich foods. Heart…