60 Second Cruciferous

60 Second Cruciferous

Cruciferous vegetables are plant foods from the Brassica family. These foods are high in nutritional value and are also high in phytonutrients, substances that are beneficial to health and help prevent disease. Diets rich in cruciferous vegetables are associated with decreased risk for chronic disease. They are high in vitamin C, fiber, B vitamins, potassium,

60 Second Arthritis & Your Gut

60 Second Arthritis & Your Gut

Over 30 million Americans suffer from age-related arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis. At the root of the condition is an overall low level of inflammation. People with osteoarthritis usually have high levels of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in their blood. These lipopolysaccharides are released from bacteria in the gut and enter the bloodstream when the gut is

60 Second Got Fats?

60 Second Got Fats?

Omega-3s play an important role in supporting health, especially in the brain, heart, eyes, and joints. Most Americans lack sufficient quantities of this key nutrient. The standard American diet is high in Omega-6 fatty acids and low in Omega-3s, which can damage your health. Now there is a test to assess the integrity of the

60 Second Inflammation

Inflammation is a term used when the cells of the body do not function correctly — their chemistry is “off”. It does not mean that you have a red or swollen area. You can have inflammation without having pain. When the inflammation gets bad enough, a body part will fail. Irritable bowel syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,

I Love Cod Liver Oil

I Love Cod Liver Oil

Why would anyone love cod liver oil? It’s so beneficial to the heart that I thought that I would open up February – the month of love – with info on cod liver oil, why I love cod liver oil, and why it’s just so darn healthy… We were having a discussion about the benefits

The Buzz About Turmeric

The Buzz About Turmeric

If you’re an aficionado of Indian cuisine, you’ve been savoring turmeric every time you eat curry and many other flavorful Indian dishes. It gives the food a bright yellow color and a warm, peppery taste. But that’s not all that turmeric does. Curcuminoids and curcumin, the main active ingredients in turmeric, contains its medicinal properties

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

Whatever your personal health goals may be, adding one or more high-quality whole food supplements that your body truly needs to your daily regime can make a huge difference in your overall well-being. Certain whole food supplements also have a healing effect. Do you have frequent headaches? Stomach problems? PMS? Allergies? Rashes? Trouble sleeping? These

What Vaccinations Do You Really Need?

What Vaccinations Do You Really Need?

Vaccination is one of the most controversial health issues of our time. Last year, the state of California passed Senate Bill 277 requiring all children who attend public or private schools in the state to be fully vaccinated. We are constantly reminded to get a flu shot, a pneumonia shot, a shingles vaccination, etc. A