Supplements

Food Blog: Mo-o-ove Over Conventional Milk

Organic Milk in the EU Has More Omega-3

Confused about whether to buy organic milk? Here’s an update that might help you decide.

Women's Health Blog: Vitamin V – This One's for the Ladies

Probiotics: Vitamins for the vagina

Like good fats and bad fats, not all bacteria are harmful. Beneficial bacteria live in/on us and do useful things like produce vitamins (biotin, vitamin K), suppress harmful organisms, and help to train and balance our immune systems.

Health Blog: When Type 2 Diabetes Strikes, Part 2

How to naturally manage Type 2 diabetes

Here’s the advice I gave to my physicist friend James when he asked me what to do about dealing with his recent diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.

Health Blog: Beat the Sleep Demon

Five do’s and don’ts for getting to sleep at night

I have a friend who has a lot of things that keep him awake at night. He runs a business and has a very active mind … and a lot of responsibilities. Over the years, John has experimented with a lot of different things to get to sleep … and stay there. We asked him to share some of his best secrets, which follow.

Health Blog: When Type 2 Diabetes Strikes

Diabetes and Isaac Newton

My friend James, a physicist, and I were recently discussing Newton’s third law of motion — which states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction — when the conversation took a rather interesting turn. He abruptly exclaimed that nobody, in any situation, can escape this law, and that no one knew this better than he did. James has a great sense of humor, so I was curious as to what he was going to say next.

Health Blog: What’s that smell?

Krill oil and fish oil freshness can be measured 

Ever been at a restaurant (especially one inland) and had someone nearby get the skate wings or “daily catch” that smells so strong you can hardly eat your own food? This is the dish we jokingly refer to as “long time, no sea.” Many people have come to think of all fish as “stinky,” but the truth is, really fresh fish have very little, if any, smell.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

DHEA: The anti-aging supplement

DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands and converted to testosterone. Production decreases as we age.

Health Blog: War on Supplements?

Many herbal supplements likely to soon disappear from EU stores

If those who believe we’re in danger of losing our access to dietary supplements needed any more fuel, they have found it in the European Union law due to take effect on May 1 this year.

Food Blog: Know What You Eat – Garlic

How to get garlic’s best health effects

Consumption of large amounts of raw garlic can help your heart, but did you know that garlic is best – taste-wise and health-wise – when crushed before use?

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD part 3: Burn, Sugar Burn

ADHD patients need sugar, but the right kind

ADHD and ADD patients are severely limited because they typically run on sugar. And typically, they function well for a few minutes, and then crash when their brains have used up all the glucose (sugar). In my neurofeedback clinic, the objective is to learn new brain patterns and behaviors, but it is frustrating for both patient and therapist when only the first 5-10 minutes of a session can be used optimally.

Women’s Health Blog: Here's an Idea for the Holidays:

Give yourself the guilt-free gift of health

By January 1 are you anxiety ridden? Are you full of regret from eating too much? Are you tired but staying energized with coffee or energy shots? You are not alone. 

Health Blog: Quell the Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is at the core of heart disease

Excess body fat can lead to a host of heart diseases. Veins and arteries become more compromised, and blood vessels in legs and microcapillaries in eyes can wear out three times faster in overweight individuals. There is also an increased risk of high blood pressure with each additional pound of fat.[1]

Brain Blog: Where Can You Find Essential Fatty Acids for Your Brain?

Where do the essential fatty acids come from?

It is not widely known that our brain needs fat. This is part of our confusing history with fat.  We’ve heard for far too many years that fat is bad. This morphed into the maturing realization that certain fats are good, especially specific unsaturated fatty acids. The truth is, we cannot survive without the proper type and the proper amount of fat. In fact, our brains are nearly 60 percent fat, with a great need for saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and other fats.

Health Blog: Modern-Day Stress – What's In Your Control? Part IV

Don’t deal with stress by turning to the wrong ‘remedies’

The stress hormones elicited during the time of a stressful event are meant to be protective; however, these same hormones can also promote cellular damage and accelerate detrimental changes in the body if they are overproduced or not turned off properly once the apparent danger has passed.

Health Blog: Modern-Day Stress – Supplement Your Lifestyle, Part III

Dietary supplements can help reduce the effects of stress in your life

In this third blog about “modern-day stress,” I am going to discuss appropriate supplementation to help support us as we careen through this world, sometimes with one foot on the brake and the other on the gas pedal, subject to unrelenting chronic stressors.

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