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Archive for May, 2015:

The Ups and Downs of Caffeine

It’s so easy to depend on the magic of the caffeine pick-me-up when you’re dragging through the morning, afternoon, or evening. It seems like a harmless way to help push through the day. A little pep in a coffee cup, right? Maybe not. What is caffeine, and how does it give us that boost? The coffee component we’ve come to … Read more.

Your Brain Loves Magnesium L-Threonate

Do you find yourself unable to “recall on demand” the simplest things? Have no idea where your keys, glasses, wallet, or cell phone are on a regular basis? Do you feel like you’re too young for all this? Don’t panic. After all, given the technological stimulation we endure on a daily basis, who could gather a complete thought–and hold it … Read more.

10 Foods That Will Ignite Your Energy

What exactly is a “superfood?” We hear about the super powers of  brown rice, spinach, yogurt, and many more. But what are we really talking about? Superfoods are biologically efficient: They have more nutrition per bite than other foods. They support the immune system. They reduce inflammation. They support mental health and cognition. They boost energy, stamina, and longevity. Still, … Read more.

Salmon

We all know about the wonderful omega-3 benefits of salmon. But there’s more to salmon than omega-3. Consider these unique benefits: Protein and amino acid content. Studies show salmon contains small bioactive protein molecules that support  joints, insulin effectiveness, and inflammation control in the digestive tract. One bioactive protein molecule, calcitonin (sCT), has been shown to assist regulation and maintenance … Read more.

Skip the Pharmacy and Hit the Farmacy for Abundant Health

The key to your health lies with the food you eat. You want to fire up your genes and improve their overall function? Eat well. It’s just as Dr. Mark Hyman, well-known nutritional expert, says: “Food is the fastest acting and most powerful medicine you can take to change your life. “ When you understand this, you are practicing nutrigenomics. … Read more.

Taking Statins? Beware!

Outspoken medical practitioner Suzy Cohen, RPh has a thing or two to say about statins and your cholesterol. First and foremost she says, “Beware!” You will do yourself and your body a huge favor, if you take a hard look at the implications of these oft-prescribed, high-cholesterol problem solvers. It’s easier to just take it and hope for the best, … Read more.

Powerful Strategies to Eliminate IBS & Other Gut Issues

Despite what your doctor may have told you, your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not all in your head. If you’re offended that your healthcare professional continues to call your pain “functional” or “psychosomatic,” you’re not alone. Your symptoms are distinctly uncomfortable, disabling, and embarrassing like bloating, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and pain. Here’s what the research and functional medicine tells … Read more.

POTS: How Salt Affects Your Blood Pressure

You know when something is wrong with your body. Even if your doctor reassures you. Even when he or she checks your chronically low blood pressure, pats your head, and sends you out the door with an “everything is just fine.” Brain fog, fatigue, dizziness, and chills all tell you different. So, what’s really going on? Consider your diet: Are … Read more.