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    Additives to Remove From Your Diet

    Thursday, July 9th, 2009

    Here’s a handy list of items that need removing from your diet. Read labels carefully and enjoy the good health you’ll achieve. 1. Sodium nitrite 2. BHA & BHT 3. Propyl gallate 4. Monosodium glutamate 5. Trans fats 6. Aspartame 7. Acesulfame-K 8. Food colorings (Blue & , Red , Green , Yellow ) 9. […]

    Sunscreens – Which are non-toxic and safe?

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

    Well, if you want an answer about safe products to use, look no further than our friends at the Environmental Working Group. This month, with the Fourth of July about to hit us, we are in the dog days of summer where sunscreen is being lathered on ourselves and our children. Go to this site […]

    Podcast update

    Friday, June 26th, 2009

    After another long hiatus, I’ve restarted my podcast and vow to keep up with a regular schedule. The latest interview is with Shari Kingston Adams who runs the Sykia Group, an educationbased marketing agency focused on the health lifestyles industry. For any health care professional who wants to improve their practice and increase the educational […]

    General News From the World of Science

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

    Today’s blog is just a gathering of things I’ve learned recently while perusing the numerous journals I subscribe to. A┬árecent issue of The Lancet published a study that says that if your BMI (body mass index) is 30-35 which is the definition of moderate obesity, you can expect to have 2-4 years cut off of […]

    Correlation & Causation – Genetics versus Epigenetics/Metabolomics

    Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

    People ask me why I am not all that excited about genetic testing. I think the following explanation from Dr. H. Frederik Nijhout, Department of Biology, Duke University puts it my thoughts together perfectly. He talks about genes and what they really do and how our behavior and environment are as important, if not more […]

    DNA Testing – Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Thursday, April 9th, 2009

    DNA testing is the latest fad to hit the health market. Companies like Navigenics are selling test kits that will supposedly tell you if you have increased risks for developing a number of diseases like Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration and many more. From there, you can make the appropriate lifestyle changes that […]

    Eat Local, Eat Better

    Friday, April 3rd, 2009

    Eating locally is known to be better for our environment as well as our health and the local economy. The problem is finding those local co-ops, farmers markets and other resources. Well, look no further than the website Local Harvest. Here, you just type your city or zipcode into the search box and out comes […]

    How to Eat

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    Michael Pollan, author of the must read books, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, was interviewed by Daniel DeNoon over at WebMD recently. He made a fantastic list of 7 rules for eating which I think everyone should follow. If you do, it is sure to improve your health dramatically. The 7 rules […]

    Possible Cautionary Use of Glycine in Prostate Cancer

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

    In the February 12, 2009 issue of Nature, researchers led by Sreekumar reported on the correlation between the progression of prostate cancer and the amino acid sarcosine. Sarcosine┬áis derived from glycine and methionine through methylation pathways. Functionally low levels of vitamin B2, aka riboflavincan cause a build-up of sarcosine as well as low folic acid […]

    Pesticides in Your Fruit and Vegetables – When to Buy Organic

    Thursday, March 12th, 2009

    As anyone who has ever been to one of my lectures can tell you, one of my favorite websites is the one for the Environmental Working Group. Well they just upped their usefullness by posting a listing of the fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest levels of pesticides. If you print out the […]

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