“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”- Hippocrates Go ahead and sprinkle anti-inflammatories over your dinner. While non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, Aleve) are associated with gastric bleeding and kidney damage, anti-inflammatory spices have been associated with excellent cuisine for thousands of years. Turmeric, red pepper, cloves, ginger, anise, fennel, cumin, […]
You may remember the public health slogan, ‘Vitamin D helps build strong bones”. This message could be seen on colorful school posters and heard on radio and television programs as early as the 1950s. Getting enough Vitamin D was a major health issue, primarily for its role in preventing childhood rickets – “softening of the […]
We’ve all heard the phrase, “you are what you eat.” Unfortunately, this statement is more accurate than most realize. The human body’s biochemicals are composed of the foods that we ingest. Subtle biochemical injuries (dietary trauma) occur throughout our body when we eat a diet that is deficient in fruits and vegetables, and contains […]
Dietary intake of magnesium has gone down dramatically over the past 100 years. It is estimated that 68 to 80 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient. In places where water is harder, levels of magnesium are higher, and the incidence of coronary artery disease is lower. It appears, however, that 8 million deaths from sudden […]
Many judge the status of their health by the number of medications they are taking. The fewer, the better. Obviously this can lead to some erroneous conclusions. While we cannot drug ourselves to good health, we can be proactive about optimizing our nutritional status. Here are five “pills” that everyone should be taking.
Being active and pursuing fitness can be a challenge on many levels. Bad weather, hectic schedules, and traffic congestion unavoidably get in the way of our best intentions and efforts. On the other hand, setbacks from injuries and overtraining are often avoidable, if armed with the right information. So whether you’re training to walk a […]