Probiotics for Heart Health

A recent double blind placebo controlled study is pointing out new reasons to take probiotics. Besides supporting the health of your gut, immune system and skin, probiotics are now being implicated in the health of the cardiovascular system based on a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. Thirty two men and women with…

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Depression-A National Epidemic?

Depression is a national epidemic. Millions of people suffer from this condition and we have been convinced it is like any other medical problem that can easily be addressed by going to your doctor and getting a prescription. A person’s mental emotional state is determined by a vast range of experiences, interactions and physiologic variables. …

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Will Power-Understanding WHY We Crave

We have been told over and over again that the key to making positive changes in our diet is primarily related to making good choices and avoiding “bad foods”.  But the “bad foods” taste so good, and in fact, food companies spend billions of dollars exploiting the physiology of our body so those junk foods…

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3 Things to do today to Improve Your Health

Most of us are aware of the basic strategies touted for improving health. Increasing intake of healthy foods, exercising, smoking cessation and weight loss are some common examples, but there are some other health secrets on the cutting edge of research that you might not know about. Here is a list of the top 3…

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Farm Raised Salmon: A Serious Health Hazard

For years salmon has been touted as a great health food and as a result its consumption in the United States has surged.  52 million Americans consume salmon once per month and 23 million Americans eat salmon once weekly.  As of 2003 salmon had surpassed fish sticks as the third most commonly consumed fish product…

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