Category: Family Nutrition

Medications and Micronutrient Depeltion

When taking any medication whether it is a prescription or over-the counter there are many opportunities for nutritional depletions. Medications are supposed to be digested in the stomach for best absorption via stomach acid. Any pH abnormalities (such as being too high or too low) could exacerbate the absorption of medications and possibly nutrient absorption…. Read more »

Just Say “Yes” to NO

What would you say if someone told you that a simple gas can improve overall health? If we increase this gas in the body, then we will slow down the aging of our arteries, lower inflammation, improve our immune system and reduce oxidative stress. People who are deficient in this gas may suffer from hypertension,… Read more »

Back to school: Transition Time for Better Nutrition and Health

     Although fall hasn’t arrived on the calendar yet, “back to school” is a time for transition.  The post Labor Day effect may affect almost everyone, even if you aren’t in school yourself or waking a little one up daily to get the bus.  Labor Day heralds in the beginning of fall and the end… Read more »

Keep Your Family Feeling Fabulous

Dietary needs are different for every member of your family whether they are male, female, a child, or pregnant. This may seem overwhelming but there are basic aspects to focus on for each. Since males are at a higher risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease, it is important for them to keep… Read more »

The Blood Sugar Surprise Leading to Type 2 Diabetes

Is your fasting blood sugar above 100? Even if it’s between 95 and 100 fasting, there is reason to be concerned. No, this is not considered diabetes, but it may be the start down the path leading to pre-diabetes and heart disease. A healthy fasting blood sugar should be less than 90. Actually, the blood… Read more »