News from the American Diabetes Association 77th Sessions:  The Link between Diabetes, Heart and Liver disease, Alzheimer’s and Cancer

Going to a conference with 17,000 people is not exactly my cup of tea but conferences are imperative to staying up to date with research so down to San Diego I went. I won’t bore you with all the research technicalities but rather give you the bottom line which is more interesting that you may […]

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Healthy Finds for the New Year

Here’s to the New Year with some cool food and health care products that may change not only your morning but also how the rest of your day goes, and even your slumber. Being the undecided voter I’m always skeptical and wait to comment as to whether a product can really be of benefit. I […]

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5 Ways to Alleviate PMS

You wake up on the day final exams only to look down and see that Aunt Flo had made her monthly appearance. Your head is pounding, you’re tired and you can feel the cramps coming on. Is this really happening? Why ME? Why NOW? You’ve heard it’s important for a woman’s health to get her […]

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Vitamin D: Vitamin, Sunshine or Hormone?

You are diligent with taking care of your health but at your yearly physical the doctor tells you your vitamin D is low, and you need to add a supplement. “Wait a minute! I am often outside in the sun so WHY do I need a supplement? Is it just another way for the supplement […]

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Simplifying Prenatal Vitamins

Confused about prenatal vitamins?  You’re not alone.  You want to be the best mother to your growing baby and that means starting off with the right nutrients.  But where do you begin? Every prenatal claims to offer 100% of the daily recommended nutrients, but how do you know that’s true; and does it truly have […]

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Is your medication causing a Vitamin Deficiency? Common Drugs that lower B12 Absorption

  Your physician prescribes a drug for a certain medical condition and you take what is recommended but over time it causes your body to decrease absorption of other important nutrients. I was reminded of this topic when more than a few clients came in who had been on drugs long term caused vitamin deficiencies. […]

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Cracking the Code on Eggs

How can something so simple be so complicated?  Years ago people just bought a dozen eggs at the grocery store without bothering to see what type they were, how they were fed and where they came from  – they were just simply eggs. Let’s crack the code on eggs and explain what the differences are besides just the cost: […]

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Choline: The Next Vitamin D?

You may not have heard of choline.  It’s role in the body in relatively new as it was first officially recognized by the Institute of Medicine as an essential nutrient in 1998 and it is only the last few years research articles have come across my desk regarding choline.  Why is choline important? Choline has […]

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