The B vitamins area complex group of compounds that cannot be synthesized within the body in sufficient quantities to support optimal health and therefore, must be obtained through the diet. (more…)
“I drink 64 ounces (or 3 quarts, or 2 gallons) of water a day – there is no way that I’m dehydrated!”
We hear statements like this a lot. And, while compared to most people you meet, you may drink way more water than they do, chances are you are still dehydrated. (We’ve tested thousands of people for hydration status and it turns out that only about 1% of people tested are properly hydrated.) (more…)
Many people are unknowingly placing themselves in harms way by consuming grapefruit juice along with their medications. (more…)
If you are paying attention to nutrition or health-related news, you know that not a week goes by without some new findings coming out about the health benefits of vitamin D. However, there is also a lot of confusion about how much vitamin D each person needs as well as the best/safest way to achieve optimal vitamin D levels. The purpose of this post is to try and clear some of the confusion. (more…)
“A long time ago, in a supermarket not so far away…”
This is how “The Store Wars” begins; it is a parody that explains the differences between organic and conventionally raised produce that can be a great teaching/learning tool for kids, teenagers and those new to organic foods. (more…)
If the thought of fries from Mickey D’s gets your mouth watering, you have to check out this video; you won’t look at those fries the same ever again.
Most people are dehydrated. We’ve tested thousands of people for hydration status in the clinic (using a device that uses bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA)) and have found that less than 1% of people are properly hydrated when they first walk through our door. (more…)
It can make you can weight, get diabetes and wreck your teeth too…
Soft drinks and energy drinks are the single largest source of sugar in the American diet. Together, they account for about 16 teaspoons of added sugar per day (that’s bout 67 grams sugar/day). If you haven’t been to sugarstacks.com, check it out; it can be pretty eye-opening. (more…)
Tis the season…unfortunately for many of us,that means it’s also the season to catch all sorts of bacteria and viruses that lead to colds, flus, congestion, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, missed work/school and mandatory time in bed. (more…)
16.8 pounds of weight gain to be exact.
A study by the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham Women’s Hospital found that bad habits in lifestyle factors, food choices, physical activity and sleep habits all add up to an average of 16.8 pound weight gain over a 20 year period. (more…)