The Flu Shot – Does It Work and Is It Safe?

The Flu Shot – Does It Work and Is It Safe?

It’s that time of year again – when we (the general public) are bombarded with various flu-vaccination propaganda lauding the extreme importance and eminent risk of possible death if we don’t get our flu-shot. The government says we should get the flu shot every year, as do many industry-sponsored experts and physicians. But does it work and is it safe? (more…)

How Can I Find a Provider Near Me That Uses Amino Acid Therapy?

How Can I Find a Provider Near Me That Uses Amino Acid Therapy?

We get requests everyday from people looking for a practitioner in their area that uses amino acid therapy. The best place to start is to contact NeuroResearch at www.neurosupport.com and ask them if there is anyone near you that has taken a training with Marty Hinz, MD in your area; they have the most complete list of providers in the country and should be able to find someone you can contact. (more…)

What a Healthy Plate Should Look Like

What a Healthy Plate Should Look Like

Rarely does a day go by when I am not asked what a ‘healthy’ diet is? Some people ask in the hopes of finding the magic combination of foods to achieve a health goal; others ask so they can justify how they want and/or like to eat and/or proselytize how one diet or way of eating is better or worse than others. But most people are just confused about what a health meal really looks like, and it’s no wonder with all the (mis)information out there. (more…)

Antioxidants Role in Health – Part 5:  Orange & Yellow Phytonutrients

Antioxidants Role in Health – Part 5: Orange & Yellow Phytonutrients

Antioxidants are everywhere in nature. An easy way to spot them is to look for foods that have a natural, deep color. Most of the compounds responsible for these intense colors are called phytonutrients, and they have been found to have a  plethora of benefits for human health. Our previous post looked at the benefits of red phytonutrients; in this post, we will look more closely at their orange and yellow counterparts. (more…)

Antioxidants Role in Health – Part 4:  Red Phytonutrients

Antioxidants Role in Health – Part 4: Red Phytonutrients

When you look at food, deep colors tend to catch your eye more – meaning they are often more appealing to you – than less intense, or deep colors. For example,when you look at tomatoes, you will generally reach for a tomato that has a deep red color rather than a tomato that has a little red or pink color. Somewhere in the recesses of our brains, we know that things that have a naturally deep, intense color are better for us; and for the most part that is true. (more…)