Vitamin D – How Much Do You Really Need?

Vitamin D – How Much Do You Really Need?

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…)

Allergy Trigger #2: Stress

Allergy Trigger #2: Stress

The hormones and other chemicals released during extended periods of stress cause damage that triggers an immune response. What’s worse is that the continual flow of stress hormones also causes nutrient depletion as the body uses a tremendous amount of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to ward off the negative effects of stress. In addition, the more stress we have, the more likely we are to make poor food choices and not get enough sleep, leading to a downward spiral that continually throws our immune system out of balance. (more…)

Osteoporosis Screening Questionnaire – Interpreting Your Results

Osteoporosis Screening Questionnaire – Interpreting Your Results

If you checked three of more of the statements in the Osteoporosis Screening Questionnaire, you are at risk for osteoporosis. To verify with testing, we recommend the Bone Resorption Assessment to establish a baseline by which to measure the effectiveness of bone support therapies and identify your current rate of bone loss. (more…)