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Gluten-free: Not just for celiacs

September 17, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Pancakes made without wheat? Quinoa croquettes? A hamburger bun made from rice flour? Adzuki bean brownies? Question: Who would choose such unusual foods? Answer: Someone who is trying to eat a gluten-free diet. In case you have not been in a health food store recently, “wheat-free/gluten-free” is a new way to […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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Open your mouth and learn about your health

January 7, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — If you want to know more about your physical health, just open your mouth and look at your teeth and gums. In adults, inflamed or receding gums, cavities, tooth loss, gingivitis and other dental dilemmas can indicate major health problems like heart disease, vitamin deficiencies, cancer, diabetes or the risk […]

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Pre-diabetes — are you at risk?

October 13, 2012

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by Dr. Julie Gorman and Dr. Toni Vaughan —  More than 41 million Americans fall into the category of having pre-diabetes. With pre-diabetes, one’s fasting blood sugar is above normal (100 mg/dL), but not yet high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with pre-diabetes do not usually have symptoms, so most are not even […]

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Love your liver and live longer

August 13, 2012

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by Dr. Sandra Cabot —  The liver has everything to do with life, which is why it is called the “live-r.” The state of your liver will have a huge bearing upon how well you live, how long you will live, and how you look and feel. The healthy liver regulates fat metabolism and is […]

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No more trans fats? Look again

July 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sonny Sampedro —  Today, many people have become aware of the dangers of trans fatty acids, otherwise known as “partially hydrogenated oils.” There is clear documentation that trans fats raise total cholesterol, LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides. Trans-fatty acids also lower HDL, the “good cholesterol,” stiffen arteries, suppress the immune system, promote […]

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