Red Wine Can Protect Your Heart?

Red wine, long associated with the Mediterranean Diet has been considered “heart healthy” since the diet high in healthy olive oil, garlic and spices became popular. But is a moderate amount of red wine truly healthy? Or is it healthy only for its connection with the Mediterranean Diet? The link between red wine and a […]

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Stress and How It Affects Your Body

  Stress isn’t intended by nature to be a bad thing. It’s an effective survival system that has been within us since the beginning of time. When stress or an external threat are present, it ignites a biochemical process known as the “fight or flight response”  that provides our body with a rush of brain […]

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The Importance of Iodine in Your Diet

Iodine is considered an essential trace mineral. The term essential means that your body does not produce it, and it must be supplied by your diet. Your body needs this essential trace mineral for the production of thyroid hormone. Inadequate or deficient iodine can result in thyroid conditions ranging from hypothyroidism to enlargement of the thyroid […]

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Anemia and How It Affects the Body – Will Iron Supplements Help?

Anemia is a clinical condition related to the total number of red blood cells or the lack of hemoglobin in your blood. It is the most common blood disorder experienced and different types are classified based on their underlying cause.  There are three main classes of anemia: Production Anemia – Describes the most well-known one secondary […]

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The Benefits of Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fish oil is a major source of omega-3 fatty acids. Any conversation regarding the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids should include an overview of the dangers of Omega-6 fatty acids.  Our modern diet is drowning in Omega-6 fatty acids, an unhealthy polyunsaturated fat found in many packaged or fried fast foods. We consume nearly 25 […]

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Gluten: What is it and How does it Affect Your Body?

What is gluten? Have you noticed that every guest on every talk show claims to follow a gluten free diet? Should you also avoid it even though you have no apparent physical problems with it? Glutens are simple proteins found primarily in cereal grains including wheat, rye, and barley. When these grains are ground into […]

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Magnesium Deficiency – How It Affects Your Body.

Magnesium deficiency is not talked about like most of the other deficiencies. We are fairly well educated on the variety of vitamins we need to stay healthy – Vitamin C, for immunity, Vitamin D for strong bones, Vitamin A for vision, etc. But we know very little about the trace minerals that we need for optimal […]

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Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It?

The term metabolic syndrome is not so much a disease, as a label for a cluster of metabolic disorders that when combined, greatly increase a patient’s risk for diabetes, heart attack and stroke. The Big 5 – There are generally five disorders included, and your risks grow exponentially if more than one is present. The […]

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The Benefits of Chia Seeds and How to Use Them

Chia, salvia hispanica, is a member of the mint family and grows wild in Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds were first used by the Aztecs and Mayans as a concentrated, nutritious and fibrous food source. Your introduction to chia and chia seeds was most likely the chia pet commercials where the seeds were used to […]

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7 Dieting Tips That YOU Can Use

Dieting tips to help you achieve your goals. Losing weight and dieting are hard, right? But once you find the right combination of a healthy balanced diet and calorie burning exercises, you’ll be on the path to reaching your weight loss goals. And losing those excess inches and pounds will decrease your risk for type […]

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