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  • Brazil Nuts – No Longer Banished to the Bottom
    Now that dietary fat is no longer public enemy #1, healthy high-fat foods are reclaiming their rightful and delicious place in people’s meals. For starters, Time magazine publicized the exoneration of butter not long ago, and then there’s coconut, which is rich in health-promoting medium-chain triglycerides, and fatty fish, rich in DHA. No one needs to feel guilty for indulging in fat-...
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  • And Yet Another Role for Alpha-Lipoic Acid
    Not too long ago we posted a blog on alpha-lipoic acid in regards to improving complications of type 2 diabetes. This nutrient is also helpful for chelating heavy metals, and owing to its capacity for recycling glutathione and vitamins C and E, it’s been called “an antioxidant of antioxidants.” But alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) doesn’t stop there. This workhorse compound may also be benefici...
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  • For Healthy Bones, Take Vitamin W – Weightlifting!
    When we hear the phrase bone mineral density (BMD) we typically think of osteoporosis, and when we hear that, we typically think of women. More specifically, what comes to mind is the image of a frail, hunched-over elderly woman. But the loss of bone strength in older age isn’t the exclusive purview of women. While hormonal changes after menopause certainly play a role in the loss of b...
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  • Tarragon is Terrific (Really)
    Tarragon: it’s a culinary herb that, like cilantro, has lovers and haters. For cilantro, it’s the notorious “soapy” flavor that turns people off. With tarragon, it’s the taste of licorice or anise, and depending on your taste buds, it’s either a selling point or a total turnoff. For those who enjoy the flavor, tarragon joins the ranks of rosemary, basil, parsley and other herbs that no...
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  • Papaya – Fruit of the Angels?
    The growing popularity of Paleo, low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets has led to increased awareness of the massive—and we might even say pathological—overconsumption of refined sugar. Whether it comes in the form of cane sugar, beet sugar, coconut sugar, agave nectar, or the whipping boy that bears the brunt of the backlash against sugar—high fructose corn syrup—sugar is sugar is suga...
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  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes – More than Skin Deep
    Dark circles under the eyes: Ugh. They’re the bane of many a woman’s existence, and men aren’t immune, either. They make us look older, sadder, more tired and more stressed out than we actually are. If TV commercials and the volume of products lining drug store shelves are any indication, these less-than-desirable facial features have reached epidemic levels, and people are desperate...
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  • LED Lights – Energy savers aren’t always health savers
    Incandescent lighting has served to illuminate the spaces of mankind since Thomas Edison first patented the lightbulb in the late 19th century. After nearly 130 years of service, this faithful lighting technology has suddenly been forced into retirement to make way for the newer, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LED) lights. Other forms of lighting have been introduced, includin...
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  • Meet Kale’s Cousin: Collard Greens
    When you think of cruciferous vegetables, what comes to mind first? Probably broccoli, cabbage, and maybe cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. And you can’t walk into a health food store or juice bar without being inundated with marketing material singing the praises of kale. There are kale chips, kale smoothies, kale everything! But what about kale’s often overlooked cousin, collard gree...
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  • The Protein Leverage Hypothesis – Could Skimping on Protein Make You Binge on Carbs and Fat?
    There seem to be two major camps in the diet wars: low fat and low carb. In the former, people go out of their way to buy skinless chicken and fat-free dairy, and their omelets are made from egg whites only. In the latter, people are adding heaping spoonfuls of butter and coconut oil to their coffee or tea in an effort to eat more fat. The macronutrient that gets ignored—with powerful ...
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  • Fermented Foods – A Fitting Revival
    A revival of ancient fermented foods is being rekindled, and while it may seem like a fashionable trend inspired by the hippie era, its roots run deeply through all cultures and all historical ages. In fact, fermentation is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. It was not until the rise of commercial food preservation that fermentation took a back seat and quality fermented f...
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  • Diatomaceous Earth – Un’earthing’ the Basics
    Diatomaceous earth (DE) seems to be making a comeback among health-conscious consumers.  For some of us, this chalky, white powder conjures up images of organic insecticides, rather than nutritional supplements, but an increasing number of people are consuming food-grade diatomaceous earth for its purported health benefits. Diatomaceous earth is made from the skeletal remains of tiny ...
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  • Lipoic Acid & Diabetes
    To say type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related comorbidities stemming from chronic hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia are epidemic is an understatement. In the industrialized world of the 21st Century, people who have healthy glucoregulation and insulin signaling are the exception, not the norm. A low-carb diet is one of the most powerful and effective non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical int...
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  • A+ for Apricots
    They’re pretty, they’re juicy, they’re sweet, and they’re fragrant. What’s not to love about apricots? Like peaches, their relatives in the Prunus genus, the eye-catching orange-yellow color of apricots provides a clue as to their nutrient content. Apricots are a good source of beta-carotene, as well as vitamin C and potassium, with small amounts of copper, manganese, and vitamins E a...
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  • Sleep Apnea and Metabolic Dysfunction – a Two-Way Street?
    We take it for granted that obesity is a risk factor for sleep apnea. Excess body weight, particularly around the midsection, may make it difficult for some people to breathe properly in a supine position. But what if the association between obesity and sleep apnea was a two-way street, and an obstructed airway during slumber was a risk factor for weight gain? A pretty robust amount of...
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  • Botanicals to Ward Off the Bugs
    Most of the nation was surprised by an unseasonably warm winter. Many enjoyed the extra days of warmth, but the downside is the heightened allergy and insect burden that followed. Outdoor enthusiasts have found they need to take extra precautions against vectors during their summer activities. Mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors carry dangerous diseases that are quickly escalating at ...
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  • Spotlight on Green Lipped Mussel
    It’s no secret that as a general category, seafood is a nutritional powerhouse. Whether it’s the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in salmon and other cold water fish, or the off-the-charts B vitamins and minerals in bivalves and crustaceans, there’s a reason marine foods are an important part of human diets all over the world. And there’s one bivalve in particular that has specia...
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  • Headline Shenanigans: Is a High Fat Diet Dangerous During Pregnancy?
    Did you hear the one about a high fat diet in pregnancy causing neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring? The fearmongering headlines might be enough to make women switch from butter to grape jam on their toast, or to revert to cowering in abject terror at the sight of an avocado or handful of macadamia nuts. But is the hype everything it’s cracked up to be? Since patients who hear t...
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  • Sunlight Exposure – Benefits Beyond Vitamin D
    “Public health advice has tended to concentrate on the dangers of sun exposure despite the absence of any data that increased sun exposure correlates with raised all-cause mortality.” - Wright and Weller, 2015  People sometimes like to think in extremes. When too much fat was deemed “bad” for us, a plethora of fat-free products flooded the market to great popularity. Now that fat—sat...
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  • Dairy & the (Full) Fat Wars
    “The emerging scientific evidence indicates that the consumption of regular fat dairy foods is not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and inversely associated with weight gain and the risk of obesity. Dairy foods, including regular-fat milk, cheese and yogurt, can be important components of an overall healthy dietary pattern.” - Arne Astrup, et al., 2016 The ...
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  • Reconnecting with the Earth
    “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ~John Muir, author, naturalist Sinking your bare toes into wet grass, dirt, sand, or water is the latest trend in wellness. Known as “earthing” or “grounding,” when skin comes into contact with the ground, the human body becomes a sponge that soaks up negative electrons from the earth. This practice is quickly ear...
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  • Marvelous Melon: Spotlight on Cantaloupe and Honeydew
    People watching their carbohydrate intake generally gravitate toward berries. Berries are rich in antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols, and they deliver nutrients while having a low glycemic impact. Regarding other fruits, fructose fearmongering has led people to avoid apples, grapes and bananas. But what about melons? Melons are juicy, delicious, and supremely refreshing on a hot ...
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  • For Migraine Relief – Cut Out the Carbs?
    Nutritional interventions for migraines often focus on adding something to one’s diet or supplements. For example, magnesium, feverfew, and rosemary are just a handful of the nutrients and compounds that are effective for helping to reduce the frequency and severity of these debilitating attacks—at least in some people. Other strategies to ward off migraines, or at the very least make ...
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  • Male Pattern Baldness – Insulin Strikes Again?
    “It’s genetic.” “All the men in my family lose their hair.” “It’s inevitable. There’s nothing I can do.” Poor body image typically brings to mind young women, but fretting over one’s physical appearance is an equal opportunity activity. It doesn’t discriminate. People of all body shapes and sizes, ethnicities and genders, will find fault with aspects of their physical body that othe...
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  • Sodium – Rethinking this “Dietary Demon”
    Along with cholesterol and saturated fat, sodium is a third nutrient that has come under fire—perhaps erroneously—over the last several decades. Saturated fat is being vindicated, albeit slowly, and according to the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, “Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” Sodium, however, is still the whipping ...
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  • Gluten-free Fearmongering – Coming Around Like Clockwork
    Another gluten study, another internet uproar. This happens so regularly, you can almost set your watch by it. What’s caused the fuss this time around? A study published in the BMJ, whose authors concluded, “the avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk. The promotion of gluten-free diets among people withou...
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  • Calendula – The Magic of Marigolds
    With the onset of summer, pharmacies and doctors’ offices usually start to fill up with people experiencing achy muscles and joints that come from sudden overexertion after the long winter and the up and down weather of spring. Whether it’s weekend warriors going a little too hard and fast in their athletic pursuits, or the muscle and joint pains that often come after hours of gardenin...
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  • Monolaurin – Impressive Antimicrobial and More
    Coconut oil: it’s good for cooking, great for the skin, and now that word is spreading about the brain-boosting effects of ketones derived from medium-chain fatty acids, people are putting heaping spoonfuls of it in their morning coffee or tea. The exponential increase in the popularity of Paleo, low-carb and ketogenic diets means that local supermarkets now carry a dizzying array of ...
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  • The Ins & Outs of Horsetail Extract
    Horsetail extract – such a strange (and misleading) name for a botanical, but don’t let that fool you; this compound does not come from horses! Several species of Equisetum, the horsetail genus, are employed in supplements, the most common of which is Equisetum arvense. The name Equisetum comes from the Latin equus, for “horse,” and seta, meaning “bristle.” It was so named because, as ...

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