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Fuel Right! Are you getting nutrient rich foods or empty calories?

A balanced diet is essential for proper functioning of the entire body.  We get calories from everything we eat, from coffee to lattes, shrimp to steak, fruits and vegetables, and everything in between.  What’s most important, however, is the source of the calorie, and understanding exactly what it constitutes.  If your diet is full of… Read more »

Foods to Help You Fight Depression

Who would have guessed that what you eat could affect your mood? Eat these foods to ward off feelings of melancholy, especially during the coming winter months. Fish Fish are a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA. Omega-3s have a positive effect on the brain, providing it with healthy fat that… Read more »

Maintaining your calm during the stress of the holidays

We’ve all heard recording music artist Andy Williams crooning to the 1963 holiday classic, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” on the radio. What Mr. Williams forgot to sing about was the stress that can arise during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Many people find the time between November 1st… Read more »

Natural treatment options for ADD/ADHD

For many years, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have been on the rise. Although there are many hypotheses and research studies being conducted as to why it occurs and the best treatment options, schools of thought can agree on one thing: the brain of a person with ADD/ADHD just doesn’t… Read more »

Weighing in on Type 2 Diabetes & Gastric Bypass Surgery

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic health problem that involves elevated blood sugar levels; if glucose levels become too elevated then they become toxic to the brain and other body organs.   Often diabetics can struggle with weight gain and find it very difficult to lose weight and obtain healthy glucose levels. Recent advertising states type… Read more »

WOMEN AND HEART HEALTH

The most common cause of heart attacks in women is coronary artery disease, a narrowing of one or more of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.  This narrowing is due to the formation of plaque in the arteries.  Plaque is thick, waxy, yellowish substance consisting primarily of cholesterol, smooth muscle cells… Read more »

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Diet

Chronic fatigue syndrome is nothing new. Symptoms associated with it have been noted since the 1800s, and outbreaks of the disease recorded sporadically throughout the last century. Nevertheless, the medical community remains confused about what actually causes the disease. One thing that’s becoming more clear, however, is the important role that diet can play in… Read more »

How does metabolic syndrome affect high blood pressure?

Metabolic Syndrome refers to a collection of hazards that increases your risk for heart failure and other major medical issues, specifically, high blood pressure. These risks are normal functioning factors that increase your chance of developing a disease like diabetes. Metabolic risk factors can stack, and the more you have, the higher your risk. This… Read more »