Category: Preventative Health Care

Lectins: Friend or Foe?

The basis of a Paleo diet is to remove all grains and beans.  One reason is that they contain lectins.   Lectins have been a hot topic of debate lately. To avoid or not, that is the question many ask!  Dr. Gundry’s “The Plant Paradox” has brought to light a food component that previously hasn’t been… Read more »

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 »

Gall Bladder Issues? Consider Bile!

 Bile: The Underweighted Element One issue that we commonly see with the clients in our office is the inability to or difficulty in digesting fat. To us that suggest the possibility for a number of things, however one place we may start is in considering the quality and quantity of bile. What is bile? Bile… Read more »

Common Probiotic Misconceptions and Facts

We often recommend probiotics in our practice. Every day, we answer questions regarding the importance of  probiotics, the best brands and how and where to purchase them.  There are other considerations that we would like to share with you. Probiotics are microorganisms that have been shown to prevent and treat illnesses. They are often referred… Read more »

Broccoli Sprouts- A Superfood!

  For full screen, click here  If there is one food that is a standout as a super food I would say broccoli sprouts are in the top 10. Broccoli spouts are a cruciferous vegetable that contains 50 times more antioxidants than mature broccoli. The key is to make sure you buy organic broccoli seeds…. Read more »

Fall Back Into Good Health

Ready to turn your clocks back?   With cooler weather and shorter days, we certainly feel the change in the air. There are more changes than the weather, especially this year. We anticipate change after the election, no matter what the outcome. We anticipate preparation for the holidays. With holiday catalogs already filling our mailbox, we… Read more »

Nutrition in Cancer Care and Prevention

Dee Harris, RDN, LDN, CDE It is always a shock to hear that you’ve been diagnosed with cancer.  Our immune system usually takes care of  cancer cells, but it takes multiple breaches of our system over time to actually develop a tumor.  So, prevention is key.  But, if you happen to be diagnosed with cancer,… Read more »

Invest in Your Health

It has become common practice to treat illnesses once they arise. It is imperative for our society to begin taking preventative measures towards good health. By following these simple guidelines you may be able to prevent disease from ever developing. Eat fresh, organic when possible, fruits and veggies as close to the state you buy… 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 »