Monthly Archives: February 2014

Acne Linked To Diet

It seems the old adage “You are what you eat,” has even more merit.  New research published in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has linked a high glycemic diet and dairy products to acne. Acne, which affects 17 million Americans – especially adolescents and young adults – can be socially debilitating. […]

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How To Reduce Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are the number one killer of both men and women each year in the United States. A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when a blood clot develops in one the blood vessels (coronary arteries) that lead to the heart. This blockage can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle.  A heart attack […]

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Longevity Tied to Eating and Sleeping

We all want to live a long, healthy and productive life; however, the majority of Americans knowingly engage in behaviors that do not promote a longer life.  Most of the country is obese, sedentary, stressed, and eats poorly.  A new study in the Journal of the American  College of Nutrition showed that men live longer with good […]

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New Flu Remedy: Elderberry

No one likes getting sick, and getting the flu can be very debilitating.  Some people get flu shots, while others take an array of herbal remedies and vitamins.  New research published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements presents evidence that elderberries can shorten the duration of colds and flu by boosting the immune system. Elderberries are usually […]

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Supplement of the Month: Bromelain

What is Bromelain? Bromelain is an extract from the stem and juice of pineapples. It is a mixture of proteases/proteolytic enzymes, which are enzymes that digests protein. It is used to treat a number of conditions due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Where is bromelain found? It is a supplement that comes from pineapples. It is available in […]

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