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Sleep (December 2012)

Is the lack of a good night’s rest the simple answer to your problems? Did you know there is such thing as World Sleep Day which falls in March to draw attention to the issue of sleep deprivation? New research shows that throwing off our body’s natural circadian...

Flu News (November 2012)

As the winter months roll around we are exposed to a constant bombardment of advertisements promoting the influenza “flu” vaccine. The strain of influenza viruses is always changing; therefore, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) recommends annual flu shots. But are...

Skip the Soy (October 2012)

With trendy marketing tactics and endless options, the soy industry has become worth hundreds of millions of dollars. John Pi, owner of the Soy Luck Club in New York City which features all things made of soy explains his inspiration: “Look at the soy section in...

Fatty Liver (September 2012)

With the traditional Western diet rich in processed foods, junk food, refined bakery goods and sugar, many diseases are linked to what is called fatty liver disease. In the USA the incidence of fatty liver is 15 to 20% of the general population and is much higher than...

Gallbladder (August 2012)

The human gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Bile is released when foods containing fats enter the digestive tract. The bile helps neutralize excess stomach acid and break down fats to absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K. Gallstones affect...

Mosquitoes (July 2012)

The long summer nights are upon us and with the stars in the sky and the sounds of the chirping crickets, it’s nice to sit outside and take pleasure of the warm season. As dusk approaches though, those pesky mosquitoes are out amongst us as well. Some experts are...

Detox: Part 2 (June 2012)

How do you know if you’re body needs a little extra help to detox? First of all, you can subjectively look at how your excretory system is functioning. Check your urination: Your urine should be a pale yellow and you should be drinking enough clean water to urinate...

Detox: Part 1 (May 2012)

“Detoxification” is a naturally occurring process that the body is designed to perform to rid the body of waste products that occur as part of normal metabolism. In addition, it works to rid the body of toxic elements that are inhaled or consumed from the...

Gluten (April 2012)

What is gluten? Gluten is a protein which is found in wheat, rye, and barley. Other grains, like oat and spelt, as well as processed foods can contain gluten as well without being labeled as such. The properties of gluten are what hold the bread and cake together....

Fevers (March 2012)

Many infants and children develop high fevers with minor viral illnesses. Fever is an important part of the body’s defense against infection. Most bacteria and viruses that cause infections in people thrive best at 98.6 °F (1). The American Academy of Pediatrics...
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