Monthly Archives: April 2014

Supplement of the Month: Astaxanthin

What is astaxanthin and where is it found? Astaxanthin is a reddish carotenoid pigment found in microalgae, salmon, trout, red sea bream, shrimp, lobster, fish eggs, and many bird species. It is a powerful antioxidant very similar in structure to beta-carotene.  It may stimulate immunity and protect cells from damage therefore and may be beneficial […]

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Youth Baseball and Bad Eating Habits

Team sports are very important for our children; they are associated with better academic grades, leadership, and discipline. More importantly, team sports keep children active and in shape.  However, a new study published in the journal, Childhood Obesity, found that youth team baseball was contributing towards childhood obesity rather than promoting a healthier weight!  The reason is because during […]

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New Tool Calculates Belly Fat

Most Americans know that unwanted weight and obesity have negative health consequences, especially if the weight is centered around a person’s midsection. A new tool, called “A Body Shape Index” or ABSI, calculates your relative risk of premature death based on your belly fat and age. If you go to www-ce.ccny.cuny.edu/nir/sw/absi-calculator.html and put in the […]

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Exercise Beneficial to Pre-Diabetics

Healthcare tends to focus on treating diseases and conditions rather than preventing them.  Most people are aware that chronic diseases increase the risk of death. In fact, research has shown that people with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease. On a positive note, exercise and diet changes have been […]

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Inositol

What is inositol and where is it found? Inositol is a vitamin-like substance that is found in many foods, especially fruit such as cantaloupe and oranges.  It is also found in grains and beans, but in a form that is not bio-available to the human body. Unofficially, it is referred to as vitamin B8.  It […]

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