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Is Gluten Free one big HOAX?

Is Gluten Free one big HOAX?

The gluten-free industry is currently totaling $10.5 billion and is expected to produce around $15 billion in 2016.  Compare that to the more seasoned, sugar free market, at $13.3 billion.  So what sparked this volatile growth in the gluten-free world?  Well, our interest budded from the discovery of Celiacs disease and the effects of gluten on these individuals.  Then emerged a series of studies looking at the effects of gluten on non-celiac patients.  In 2011… Read More
From Table Top to the Bedroom, Increase Your Pleasure

From Table Top to the Bedroom, Increase Your Pleasure

This is not an article to talk about the latest and greatest compound found deep in the jungle to help improve your sex life. In fact, the substance we are going to discuss has been around for thousands of years, but is usually used for an entirely different purpose. In a world where the word “hot dog” pings many unusual oddities, I was quite disappointed to see that my search on “coconut oil” was almost… Read More
3 Things You NEED to Know About Green Tea

3 Things You NEED to Know About Green Tea

Green tea began its life in ancient China and is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. It was originally harvested for medicinal purposes and later a method of consumption, drinking, came into vogue. Like many herbs, green tea contains chemicals called polyphenols. Polyphenols, or natural plant compounds, consist of catechins, flavonoids, and tannins – all of which have beneficial effects on the body. The most well researched catechin from tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Let’s… Read More
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: All in your Head or in your GUT?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: All in your Head or in your GUT?

Doctor:” What seems to be going on today?”    Patient: “Well Doc, I have been tired for a while” Doctor: ”Really? How long have you been fatigued?” Patient: “I would guess a little over 6 months.” Doctor: “So would you consider yourself to have chronic fatigue?” Patient: “Yes I would say it is def. chronic” Doctor:” Well, through my education I would say you have chronic fatigue syndrome”   Really?!   Is that what we have sunken… Read More
Sugar is just Sugar what is the BIG deal?

Sugar is just Sugar what is the BIG deal?

We are currently in the middle of a global crisis.  Diabetes, heart disease, obesity and mood disorders are all on the rise.  What if I was to tell you that they all have one familiar thing in common?  What if I could show you simple ways to improve your health by sifting through the lies and misconceptions?  The following is just a piece to this puzzle we call health care; but a very important one.… Read More
What do my Cholesterol numbers REALLY mean?

What do my Cholesterol numbers REALLY mean?

Short answer to the above question, NOTHING when taken out of context, which is most, commonly what happens.  Cholesterol has really gotten a bad rap, almost to the point where we would want to remove it completely, but cholesterol is not a dirty word.  As always we need to start with what is cholesterol.  Cholesterol is fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone, in essences its an alcohol and fat but is classified as a… Read More
Vitamin E increases Prostate Cancer?  Let’s look at the research.

Vitamin E increases Prostate Cancer? Let’s look at the research.

A recent study stated that Vitamin E increases the risk for prostate cancer.  This is a great example of how figures and studies can be manipulated in the favor of a certain industry to benefit from.  The most recent study on the effects of selenium and vitamin E and the role they play in cancer prevention has stirred up controversy in the pharmaceutical industry.  Many medical websites and journals have picked up this study, in… Read More
Testosterone Therapy: Creating SuperMAN or dosing with Kryptonite

Testosterone Therapy: Creating SuperMAN or dosing with Kryptonite

Testosterone — it builds lean muscle, creates aggressiveness, burns fat, can increase strength and CAUSE A STROKE.  That last one was not a mistype.  For a long time we have known the dangers of hormone replacement therapy, ranging from permanent dependency on external hormone sources to causing some cancers (esp. those related to estrogen), but now we are seeing a new trend.  Testosterone therapy is in vogue, thanks in part to the media and clever… Read More
How the Caribbean markets their cigarettes will SHOCK you!

How the Caribbean markets their cigarettes will SHOCK you!

This was sent in by a viewer of ours from her trip to the Caribbean.  It is interesting to see the difference in marketing from different cultures.  Cigarette smoke (including second hand smoke) accounts for 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States.  This is more evidence to how addictive smoking can be.  Could you imagine if your office chair had a note “sitting in this chair will paralyze you”? For those who reach… Read More
What your Doctor may not know about Glutathione

What your Doctor may not know about Glutathione

Punch the word glutathione (GSH) into any scholarly journal search engine will result in over 100,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers, but your Doctor has probably never mentioned it to you.  So why do I stress this point?   Well, glutathione is one of the most potent and powerful antioxidants in the human body.  Here is the good and the bad: the good is our body has the ability to produce glutathione, the bad is due to our… Read More
Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen: Estrogen Dominance

Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen: Estrogen Dominance

Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in the US among women. Within the last decade we’ve seen a leap in feminizing diseases. Is the increase in incidence of these diseases simply natural progression of the female race? Can all of these be blamed on genetics? Are these diseases just a natural risk factor with random occurrences? If the answer is yes to any of the proposed questions we then become helpless… Read More
Are plastics making you fat?

Are plastics making you fat?

Ok, before we get started, this is not some new fad or magic drink that claims weight loss in 10 days. What we are talking about here is the removal of plastics and coated containers to store foods and quench your thirst. Bisphenol A, or more commonly BPA, is a synthetic compound that is used to make many plastic containers, thermal receipt paper, and even sports equipment. BPA increases the lifespan of plastic and makes… Read More
Gluten….What’s the BIG idea?

Gluten….What’s the BIG idea?

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods derived from wheat and grains such as bread and pasta.   Unknowingly most of us are addicted to it as it gives some of our favorite foods their texture and consistency; cookies, cakes, pizza and gravies are just to name a few.  Its clear that gluten is the very foundation of our beloved food pyramid. Gluten is made of proteins called gliadin and glutenin. These proteins can become… Read More