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Why Should I Use Only Professional Grade Supplements?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming they are all basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be.  Things to consider when purchasing supplements: #1 Allergies and Sensitivities:  Because…

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Why should I use professional grade supplements?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming they are all basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be.  Things to consider when purchasing supplements: #1 Allergies and Sensitivities:  Because…

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Vitex: the fertility herb

Vitex is a great herb for both men and women, but it is most known for regulating menstrual cycles and improving fertility.  The common name for vitex is chaste berry or monk’s pepper.  Vitex is native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia. It prefers to grow in creek beds and river banks.  It has beautiful slender…

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Osteoporosis: the hidden disease

Osteoporosis: a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Hightower L. Source: Community Medical Center, Missoula, Montana, USA. Abstract Source: Pubmed Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates this number will increase to 41 million by 2015. Ninety percent of bone growth occurs between the ages of 10 and 20. Present lifestyles of adolescents leave…

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These are a few of my favorite things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.  Eggs go quite nicely with pesto, I’m smitten. Below is the recipe for a wonderful pesto scramble I made this morning that I want to share. I finally gave in and bought a bunch of basil plants from TJ’s.  I just can’t wait for the ones I’ve actually…

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Top 10 Reasons for Abdominal Discomfort and Bloating

Gas and bloating are some of the most common gastrointestinal complaints I hear in my office.  There are a number of reasons we experience this uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptom.  If you are experiencing gas and/or bloating on a regular basis, it is definitely worth some investigation. There are some underlying causes that need to be ruled out to prevent any…

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Osteoporosis Questionnaire

Are you at risk for developing osteopenia or osteoporosis?  Take this survey to determine your estimated risk.  Stay tuned for the next write up on increasing bone density and dietary guidelines to prevent bone loss.

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Oh coconut oil.. how I love you.

Extra-Virgin Organic Coconut Oil The Healthy Fat: ignites weight loss, staves off heart disease, restores and maintains youthful skin? Coconut oil has been used as a nutritious food and skin conditioner for thousands of years. Sadly, it fell out of favor in the 1960s when the food industry and some medical professionals (possibly with no nutritional…

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Osteoarthritis

The most common causes of joint pain is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative type of arthritis, develops when the linings of the joints wear down.  Although it’s associated with aging and injury (it used to be called “wear-and-tear” arthritis), its true cause remains unknown.  Generally, prolonged overuse of a joint is thought to be the…

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Could it Be…Allergies?

The common cold is caused by a virus.  There are more than 200 known viral types that may be responsible for causing those miserable symptoms.  Because there are so many different viruses and serotypes involved it makes it nearly impossible to develop a vaccine to prevent colds or an effective treatment such as an antiviral.  …

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