Nutrition
  • Harmony of Hormones and Neurotransmitters - Justin Opal, RPT

    An overview of the extreme importance of lifestyle on health. Who we are is greatly dictated by the delicate balance of hormones within our bodies. Hormones are regulated by the endocrine system which is sensitive to environment, thought, stress and diet. Hormones and neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that relay vital instructions through out our entire bodies. All of our hormones were designed to be in harmony with each other and nature’s circadian rhythms (night and day cycles and seasons). Even one hormone out of balance will send the whole system into dysfunction ...

  • How to Understand Food Labels Nutrition Facts Panel, Navigating Food Labels - Dianne Villano, CPFI

    Here are a few tips to help you dissect the food label before your next visit to the supermarket ... Just because the food label lists a certain number of calories per serving does NOT mean that's how much YOU eat. In fact, almost everyone I know consumes much more than the serving size listed on the Nutrition Facts panel. Many times the amounts are just not realistic, and most people -- rather than counting out 15 chips or measuring a three-ounce serving -- either fool themselves into thinking they're eating the "right amount" or ignore it altogether. And because the ENTIRE Nutrition Facts panel is based on the "serving size," it's very important to get it right or all the information will be inaccurate.

  • Water, H2 Oh-so-confusing! - Mike Howard

    Okay, so we all know that water is good for us and that we should drink plenty of it. Exactly how much water we need, however has been the subject of much debate, and remains an enigma to this day ... Is there such thing as too much? ...

  • Sugar. So….you don’t think that you eat much sugar? - Doug Setter

    In order to metabolize table sugar (sucrose), the human body must deplete its own stores of vitamins and minerals. High sugar consumption is linked with diseases such as: obesity, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Currently, the average North American consumes over 130 pounds of sugar annually or 40 teaspoons daily. While near impossible to avoid, it is a good idea to restrict your intake...

  • Diet for Cold Sores - Doug Setter

    ... Certain foods that you eat will boost your immune system, encourage intestinal flora (good bacteria) and inhibit the herpes virus. Keep in mind that the herpes virus thrives with the amino acid arginine, but not with lysine. Therefore, it is important to lower your intake of arginine and increase your intake of lysine when you have canker or cold sores ...

  • The Mediterranean Diet

    The Mediterranean Diet Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes. Making the Mediterranean Diet Even Healthier. The Mediterranean diet has been proven time and again to be a healthy pattern of eating. But is it possible to make the Mediterranean diet even healthier? The Mediterranean diet has been proven time and again to be a healthy pattern of eating. Just last week, two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that a Mediterranean-style diet can substantially reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and add years of life. But is it possible to make the Mediterranean diet even healthier...

 

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