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Dangers of Junk Food

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Dangers of Junk Food

We all know smoking is bad and it is less and less socially acceptable in this country all the time.   But a recently released report tells us that junk food is perhaps even a greater evil than smoking!  The United States ranks 53rd in the world for life expectancy.  We are far behind many countries that have a higher per capita consumption of cigarettes!  The bottom line – junk food is killing us and is a bigger risk factor for poor health ...

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Mind-Body Connection

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Mind-Body Connection

Food & You: The Mind-Body Connection

There’s no doubt about it: what we eat, and how much we eat, has a direct impact on our physical health. But did you know that those same choices also influence mood, mental alertness, memory, and emotional wellbeing? Food can act as medicine, have a neutral effect, or it can be a poison to the body and mind.

mind-body connectionWhen food acts as poison, it creates inflammation, which alters the ...

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Nutritional Supplement Quality

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Nutritional Supplement Quality

Nutritional supplements are one of several key tools I use to improve the health of my patients.  These supplements do exactly what their name implies – they supplement what one’s body is, or should be, receiving through ideal nutrition.  There are thousands of uses for nutritional supplements.  Some are very general, used to supplement nutrients that have been lost in our food supply as it has evolved to feed burgeoning populations.  Other nutritional supplements are very specific, used to restore the balance of ...

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Food Allergies & Food Sensitivities: Know the Difference

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Food Allergies & Food Sensitivities: Know the Difference

By Robyn O’Brien
(reprinted with permission)

Today, a life threatening allergic reaction to food sends someone to the emergency room in the United States once every six minutes. EpiPen is now a $1 billion brand.

Today, one in eleven children struggle with asthma, and one in four are affected by allergies. The incidence of allergy has increased significantly over the past two decades, and allergy to peanuts has more than quadrupled from 1997 to 2010. Approximately 30 million children ...

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How Can I Increase Metabolism?

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How Can I Increase Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?

Metabolism is your body’s method of converting calories, from the food you eat, into energy needed to power all the physiological processes that keep you alive and kicking 24/7. The minimum amount of energy your body needs to keep you going is called Base Metabolic Rate (BMR).

Calories in food – protein, fat and carbohydrates – fuel your BMR. Each of us requires a unique daily number of calories to ...

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GMO’s In Your Food

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GMO’s In Your Food

Fast Fact

Did you know that FDA doesn’t even test genetically modified foods to make sure they’re good for you? According to them, it’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their GMO products are safe.

GMO’s in Your Food: The Facts You Need to Know

foods with GMO'sIf you’ve paid even a little attention to food industry news, you know there’s huge concern over Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMO’s in your food supply. It’s estimated that more than ...

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