Healthy Tip Of The Week

Managing Acid / Alkaline Balance

July 30th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

I’ll be teaching about pH tonight at my office and thought this would be a good subject for everyone to read about. pH is the measure of acid and alkaline.  pH ranges from 0 to 14; 0 being most acidic and 14 being most alkaline.  If you want to be healthy, you’ll want to stay [...]

Vitamin D and Sun Exposure

July 7th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

Since it is summer, many of us are able to get more Vitamin D.  Thanks to a patients suggestion, here are some simple facts about why sun exposure is the superior method of achieving adequate vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced in the body after UV-B sun exposure on the skin.  When 80% of the [...]

Medication Effects On The Immune System

June 30th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

The immune system is primarily affected by the good bacteria in our intestines. Using antibiotics is intended to kill bad bacteria, but it kills both the good and bad, leaving the intestines susceptible to pathogens.    Previously, I wrote about the need to take good bacteria after a course of antibiotics here but there are [...]

The Benefits of Indoor Plants

June 21st, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

If you have been to my office recently or my home, you’ve experienced my belief in the benefits of indoor plants; here is why. Factories, coal burning and auto emissions are the big contributors of outdoor oxygen depletion.  Indoor pollutants include tobacco smoke, perfumes/colognes, room deodorizers, aerosols, paint fumes, dry cleaning and the many toxins [...]

Truvia Dangers

June 6th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

Stevia is an herb known to be very sweet and a great substitute for sugar.  It is also known for its ability to help balance blood sugar.  Due to its popularity, some companies have developed products made from Stevia that do not provide the same benefits and in fact, may be harmful. Truvia, unfortunately, is [...]

The GMO Labeling Debate

May 30th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

There are 64 countries that have labeled GMOs and several that have completely banned them.   Here is a timeline and list of countries and continents that chose to label. 1998     Europe 2001    Japan, Australia, New Zealand 2002   China, Saudi Arabia, South Korea 2003   Thailand, Indonesia 2004   Brazil, Venezuela 2005   Taiwan 2006   Russia, India, Chile 2011    [...]

Minerals, The Key for Good Health

May 17th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

Minerals are the most important nutrients one can consume for good health.  Minerals are needed for hormones, enzymes, metabolism and even vitamins to function.  Inadequate farming procedures, poor eating habits, compromised digestion and the wrong supplements all contribute to extreme mineral deficiencies and poor health in the U.S. The farming industry used to rotate crops [...]

Cholesterol Meds May Cause Memory Loss

May 4th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

A 2012 Report indicates that 32 million Americans use statin drugs to lower cholesterol.  36% of females between 65 – 74 years of age  use statins, while 50% of the same age group in males use them.  After monitoring these patients, the FDA added additional warnings to statin drug labels.  These warnings include memory, impairment, [...]

Why You Should Only Eat Organic Strawberries

April 16th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

During this week, as I spent time with my 4 year old niece Brittney,who told me about her weekend, she mentioned that she ate a strawberry as part of her dessert.  Of course wanting her to be the healthiest child possible, I told her “only eat organic strawberries”.  She asked why (of course) and I [...]

How To Avoid Fluoride

April 10th, 2013 -- Posted in Healthy Tip Of The Week |

Last week I discussed the detriments of ingesting fluoride (click here to read that tip).  Today is about how to minimize your exposure. Children are particularly susceptible to a condition called Fluorosis.  This concern is primarily because their higher metabolisms have them consume more fluoridated water and juices AND they often swallow fluoridated toothpaste.  Fluorosis [...]

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