The Secret to Maintaining your Weight around the Holidays

Fasting can be defined as willingly abstaining from food and/or drink. Intermittent fasting has been used throughout history for religious, spiritual and health reasons. More recently, intermittent fasting has become a method of weight control. According to Mark Sissons, author of lifestyle and diet book “The Primal Blueprint,” intermittent fasting—IF for short—can promote rapid weight […]

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A unique herbal remedy, rhodiola grows and thrives in dry, sandy ground at high altitudes in Arctic areas of Europe and Asia. Soviet scientists have long known that this native herb—particularly the species known as Rhodiola rosea—can boost energy and treat mental fatigue, along with other conditions. Now that the Cold War has ended, so have […]


Top 10 Immune System Supplements

The body’s immune system gets worn down every day by stress caused by any number of factors: pollution in the air or water, stress at work and home, finances, aging parents, global warming or the state of world affairs. The constant bombardment to immunity breaks down defenses quickly unless healthy eating, regular exercise and plenty […]


Why Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, […]


Two-Thirds of People Unaware they are Drinking this

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, analyzed more than 60,000 samples of drinking water taken from taps across the United States. Thousands of local water utilities gathered the samples from 2013 to 2015 as part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program. Over 75 percent of the water samples […]


More on the Importance of Vitamin D

Low vitamin D levels were associated with increased all-cause mortality, a comprehensive population-based study found. Among individuals whose 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were below 20 ng/mL, the adjusted hazard ratio for death was 2.37 (95% CI 1.87-3), reported Daniel Dudenkov, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, in a poster at the American Society for Bone […]


A New Approach for Asthma and COPD?

Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, is part of the connective tissue for bones, muscles, blood cells, cartilage, arteries and organs. As you age, the production of collagen decreases, leading to a slew of potential side effects. Drinking beverages containing collagen powder, made from animal or fish materials, may be beneficial by helping […]