Age: How Old is “Old”?

No two people age in exactly the same way. The US Government defines “older adulthood” at 65 years of age because they’re eligible for Medicare and Social Security. Many people choose to retire in their 50’s while others choose to continue to work and lead active lives into their 80’s…

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Eating Clean

When determining your menu plan we recommend first to think of “Nourishment”. It’s the nourishment aspect of your meal that contains the vitamins and minerals needed for the thousands of metabolic reactions occurring in the body. But, you also need the “energy” portion of this equation so that your cells…

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Environment & Cancer

A classic study published in Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide (Tiburon, CA: Future Medicine Publishing, 1995), in which a team of researchers tested 3 chemicals on a group of rats, applying one at a time; no ill effects were observed. When they combined and administered 2 at a time, a…

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Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to harmful stimuli, pathogens, tissue injury or irritants. It is the body’s protective attempt to remove the irritant as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. In the absence of inflammation, wounds and infections would not heal which would lead to progressive…

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Stealth Fiber

Have you noticed the labels of the white bread and the cereals on supermarket shelves that read “good source of fiber”? Now read the nutrition label – three grams. That’s the minimum amount that manufacturers need to pack into a product to have the words “good source of fiber” placed…

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Still Drinking Milk?

Despite having a low Glycemic Index and Load, milk (even fermented milk such as yogurt) has been shown to elicit a very high insulin response. This has been shown repeatedly in intervention studies (*1-6). You may ask, “What’s wrong with causing this high insulin response?”. Constantly increasing insulin levels may…

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