Five Most Common Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies in Athletes

It can be a challenge to maintain an exercise routine, but getting the right nutrients can help.  However, physical activity can also change a patient’s micronutrient needs.  “How exercise affects nutrient status is different for each person, says Joy Dubost, PhD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Certain vitamins and minerals are especially…

CBD oil is shaking up the medical cannabis industry

The endocannabinoid system, discovered in the early 1990s modulates various functions in the body.  Cells in the system that house receptors, including CB1 andCB2 are “activated” by chemicals known as cannabinoids. There are more than 80 different cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa L (marijuana and hemp)  The two most well-known of these chemicals are DBD and…

Important Anti-inflammatory Foods to Include in Your Diet

Losing weight is an important step toward becoming healthier.    Once you’ve lost 10% of your body weight, you are instantly healthier. Green Leafy Vegetables: Swiss chard, kale, and spinach all contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants and can be prepared in numerous delicious ways. These leafy greens are high in vitamins A,C,  K. Bok Choy: In addition to…

K2 For Your Health

I imagine if one of every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.  Unfortunately, this isn’t just a dark fantasy, but a stark reality, as more than 100 million Americans suffer from preventable diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. As a health…

Curcumin the Herbal Cure-All

For, centuries practitioners of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine have relied on turmeric for its wide range of health benefits. Today, more than 8,000 studies point to curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for its distinctive yellow hue, as the power behind the herb. Research shows that curcumin is a potent antioxidant that supports the…

What can your Genes tell us about your health?

The recent advances in genetic research have finally reached a point where we can begin to look at specific genes and what their functions are. With the recent completion of the genome project, research is mounting as studies are being conducted and associations being made as to the relevance of genetic variants to disease causation.…

The Power and Significance of Water

Modern medicine has overlooked the critical importance of proper hydration and the far reaching and devastating affects of dehydration. Water is not just a substance that dissolves and carries various substances throughout the body, it acts as a coolant, creates structure and provides energy to every cell in the body. As we look into the…