Feb 222013
 

Let’s face it, when the economy is bad, it is more difficult to spend the extra money on certifed organic foods. If you find yourself penny-pinching at the grocery store like myself, keep in mind the following produce items which have the highest levels of pesticide residues so that you may prioritize your purchases. The …read more

Feb 222013
 

Thanksgiving dinner can still be a time for indulgence and enjoyment, but to avoid the post-Thanksgiving feast bloat, follow these tips: · Consume a balanced breakfast and lunch on Thanksgiving day. · Make it your goal to avoid over-eating. · Drink plenty of water throughout the day. By drinking water, your stomach will be partially …read more

Feb 222013
 

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone produced within the body, and it is secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as a precursor to the male hormone, androgen, and the female hormone, estrogen. DHEA falls within a class of hormones called steroid hormones, which are synthesized from cholesterol. Although the function of DHEA is not …read more

Feb 222013
 
Vitamin D decreases colorectal cancer risk

Vitamin D is found in two forms: D2, which is synthesized in plants, and D3, which is synthesized in the skin upon the exposure of vitamin D2 to UV light. As little as 10 minutes of daily exposure to sunlight may be enough to prevent vitamin D deficiency. Keep in mind, sunscreen limits the amount …read more

Feb 192013
 
How important is water to your health?

Water is one of the most important substances in the human body. In fact, about 60% of the human body is comprised of water. Water plays an important function in almost every bodily process, including metabolism, digestion, elimination of wastes, nervous system function, respiration, and regulation of body temperature. However, most people do not consume …read more