60 Second Acid/Alkaline

There is a lot of talk about body pH, which means “the potential for hydrogen.” The pH level is the measure of acidity or alkalinity, which takes numerical values from 0 (maximum acidity) to 14 (maximum alkalinity). Our ideal blood pH is slightly alkaline, a range of 7.35-7.45. A chronic acid load can cause a

60 Second Friendly Bacteria

“Not me,” you say – but yes, it’s true – you do have friendly bacteria living in your intestinal tract. These bacteria and yeasts are essential to the proper health of the intestinal tract and your entire body. They produce many chemicals that are essential to the proper working of your brain, hormones, and actually

60 Second Magnesium

Most Americans would greatly benefit from increasing their intake of magnesium. Magnesium is found in foods such as nuts, seeds, leafy greens, peas, beans, and whole grains. Supplementation is also a good way to increase this vital nutrient while not increasing caloric intake. Few people are truly deficient in magnesium, but the U.S. Department of

60 Second Almond

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. The study was led by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Researchers tested the

Is Your Diet a SAD Story?

Do you eat a Standard American Diet? If so, your diet – and ultimately your health – might be a SAD story! The SAD diet is high in meats, especially highly-processed lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.), potatoes, processed and prepared foods, fried foods, and sweets. In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet