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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...