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…

Resveratrol and It’s Benefits For Your Health

Resveratrol began drawing worldwide attention when researchers in the 1990s were looking to understand the unusually low rates of cardiovascular disease in France despite the high intake of fat and red wine among the French people. There are hundreds of scientific articles that reference resveratrol as researchers continue to explore the numerous physiological pathways influenced…

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…

Anxiety Medications Increase Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Drugs to combat anxiety can be addictive, and can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Research shows that benzodiazepines (drugs like Valium and Atavan) work on the same neurological pathways as heroin. A number of studies have demonstrated that the drugs increased the risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Two studies have appeared in the…

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…