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What you eat has a proven affect on your health and quality of living.

Detoxification

Considering a Detox Diet? Read this first.

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Reliable Information on Health Topics A-Z

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Expert answers on vitamins, minerals, herbs and more.

Weight Loss

We put our answers to common questions on weight loss we've had over the years into this easy to follow series of posts.

Allergies: Your Immune System in Overdrive Apr 29

You go through the same thing every year - you get a runny nose, itchy eyes, and maybe a headache - and it seems like there is nothing you can do about it.  It's just allergy season.  so many of us act like having allergies is just a part of who we are, and there's nothing to do but suffer through it until the season changes.  but what if there was a way to address the cause of your allergies instead of just waiting it out and fighting off symptoms with eye drops and antihistamines?

Magnesium [Mg] Jul 28

Magnesium [Mg]

Why you need magnesium

  • Those who consume more Mg in their diets were less likely to develop type 2 Diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Triggers more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, most importantly the production of energy from the food we eat
  • Generates a response to insulin, the hormone that ushers glucose into the body's cell, where it is used to make energy
  • Makes proteins in the body
  • Maintains muscle and nerve function
  • Sustains a steady heart rhythm, regulates blood pressure
  • Keeps bones and teeth strong

How to get magnesium

  • 1 cup baked acorn squash: 105 mg
  • 1/2 medium Hass avocado: 103 mg
  • 1 oz toasted wheat germ: 90 mg
  • 1 oz almonds (24 nuts): 86 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked spinach: 65 mg
  • 1 stalk broccoli: 59 mg
  • 1 medium kiwi fruit: 23 mg

 

The Calorie Counting Myth Aug 07

Calories are a measurement of energy, so cutting back on calorie intake and exercising more and expending more energy should mean that you lose weight, right? This "calculation" is the core logic behind the “calories in, calories out” theory—that creating a calorie deficit and burning off stored calories leads to weight loss. If only it were this simple. This approach takes for granted that all calories are alike and are burned in the same way, no matter where they come from.

Detox: Is it for you? May 26

If you scan the magazine racks next to the checkout in the grocery store, you're likely to see at least a couple issues offering you the latest detox diet.  Detox diets have become popular for all sorts of people, from celebrities to your friends and neighbors.  it seems like for every affliction, from obesity to cancer, there's a specialty detox diet that claims to help.  most of these detox diets involve very low-calorie offerings with just minimal fruits and vegetables, water, and maybe some additional supplements.  The idea behind these diets is that they quickly rid your body of all toxins, so your metabolism gets the boost it needs to fight off disease or help you lose those extra pounds.   The truth is ...

Choosing a Multiple Vitamin Jun 26

You may have heard people say that if you are eating the right foods, you shouldn’t need to take a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement. However, even a healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables might not be providing you with all the minerals and vitamins that you need. Generations of farming the same land over and over again have depleted the soil of vitamins and minerals.  Soil depletion means that the fruits and vegetables of today are not as nutritious as they were just decades ago. To make up for this loss of nutrients in our food, we recommend that everyone find a good quality multiple vitamin-mineral (MVM) supplement to meet their daily nutrition requirements and keep their body healthy.

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