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You read labels at the supermarket so that you can make the healthiest choices for you and your family. But sometimes you get stumped: How do you decide between a container of pasta sauce with “reduced sodium” and another that’s labeled “low sodium”? Here’s a guide to help you tell the difference between some similar-sounding […]

Ever wonder how they come up with gluten free and what determines if it’s really gluten free or just maybe gluten “limited?” Well, in August 2013, the Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule that defined what characteristics a food must have to bear a label that says “gluten-free.”  As of August 5, 2014, any food […]

When we say “Oh man, that dessert is sooo addictive or I HAVE to have my chocolate every night before bed,” we may actually have a neurochemicals or physiological response that could mean serious health implications. Although sugar isn’t considered a “harmful” substance, I feel that it is on an individual basis to decide what […]

When most of us hear “eat foods high in antioxidants,” we think blueberries, kale and all other kinds of fruits and vegetable but what we don’t know, is that our spice drawer may also provide a variety of antioxidant rich flavor that we were unaware of. Turmeric, clove and oregano each have their own powerful […]

In the media, grocery stores, magazines and even T.V. shows gluten free has become all the rage. Singers, actresses and even doctors are on board. But why? Because it is healthier? Think again. It is important to know that there is a difference between being gluten free and healthy. First, we’ll break down the concept that eating […]

Do you have difficulty losing weight no matter how hard you try? Does it seem that no matter how little you eat or how hard you work out, the scale doesn’t go down? Or are you the opposite and can’t gain weight no matter what you do?  These are real problems that real people, like […]

To follow our healthy aging series, we thought you should know some truths about cholesterol and statins. Both of these things can have an impact on the way we each age. So what is the great Cholesterol Myth? The storyline behind this video was created by Dr. Jonny Bowden, PhD, C.N.S. The following is a […]

5. Protective Nutrients In this two part series, we are focusing on the types of nutrients that we consider protective.  Last time, we covered the first three, omega 3 fatty acids, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. In this post, we will cover functional nutrients, fiber and clean, filtered water What are Functional Nutrients? Functional nutrients are nutrients […]

1.  Markers of Aging There are many common markers of aging that we experience but we do not know why. These can help us understand what is going on in the body when we claim “senior moments.” Senior moments are things like walking into a room and forgetting why you went there; or maybe the […]

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