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Could Your Sunscreen Cause Cancer?

Memorial Day has come and gone, the kids are out of school for the summer, and July 4th is quickly approaching.  That means summer is officially underway!  It also means it’s time to think about the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the dangerous effects of sun exposure as you plan your… Read more »

What Your Bowel Movements Reveal About Your Health

Unless you’re the parent of a toddler who has just mastered “going potty,” poop is probably not a hot topic in your household. But the composition of what you deposit into the toilet has important implications for health. Did you know the features of fecal matter—such as the size, color, shape, odor, and consistency indicate… Read more »

5 Tips to Detox Heavy Metals

Toxins – Where do they come from? Chronic disease begins with a gene-environment mismatch; our environment has changed so much that we are now dealing with many chemicals in our food chain, over consumption of sugar, rising rates of obesity, fast food and processed food and we now have an alarming rate of increasing air… Read more »

Could you be gluten intolerant?

  Discover 10 most common symptoms of Gluten Intolerance   Gluten-free seems to be the buzz word of late, but it’s with good reason.  Gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut and oats is generally foreign to the gut lining, creating an inflammatory process by chipping away at the walls… Read more »

Spice up your BBQ for the Health of it!

Spring is here, and with the advent of warm weather, the grills are getting dusted off and fired up for backyard barbeques. Grilling doesn’t have to be the standard hot dogs and hamburgers. It’s easy and healthy to grill chicken, salmon, steaks, scallops, shrimp, lobster, and even vegetables on the Barbie. Asparagus, potatoes, summer squash… Read more »

Beating Cancer with Nutrition

It’s rare today to find a person whose life has not been affected by cancer.  We all know someone, somewhere, who has battled the disease.  If a diagnosis hits close to home, it’s important to learn the most basic nutritional knowledge to help support the body’s immune system and not give the cancer cells fuel… Read more »

Are Eggs Health Friendly? The Facts Revealed

For years, myths of health rumors revolving around eggs causing high cholesterol and increased risk for cardiovascular events circulated in the mainstream media.  Many stopped eating eggs altogether and poultry farmers took a hit.  What was once a key component of the American diet was suddenly taboo.  In recent years, however, extensive research is finding… Read more »

Surviving Spring Break without Weight Gain

Spring break season is just around the corner, and as families, teens, and college students pack their bags, they can also not fret about packing on the pounds while vacationing by following a few basic tips.  Vacations and spring break are not the free ticket to gluttony.  When we’ve worked hard to get our beach-body… Read more »

For The Love of Fiber

Fiber plays a vital role in our body’s internal health and well-being.  Helping solids to pass easily through the digestive tract, fiber also pulls toxins out of the intestines during the process of elimination.  In addition, its bulkiness absorbs cholesterol molecules which can help reduce the risk of heart disease.  And while we’re talking about… Read more »

Fats: Good, Bad & the Ugly

Not every fat is created equal and not every fat needs be feared.  Understanding the difference between healthy fat sources and those that cause disease states (including high cholesterol, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, cataracts and even Alzheimer’s, among a host of other physical ailments),  is the key to finding which fats to incorporate into your… Read more »