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Foods to Avoid During “Detox”

If your 2016 resolutions include starting healthier habits, a detoxification program may well be part of your plan. To achieve the greatest success there are certain foods you should avoid during any detox program. Below are the foods to avoid and some healthier alternatives. Avoid… Sugar Refined sugar, including sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and dextrose containing products. Artificial sweeteners …

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Antacids Can Cause Fractures

A new study concludes that antacids can cause bone fractures. Nearly 100 million Americans estimated to be taking prescription and over-the-counter antacid and heartburn medications may be at an increased risk of bone fractures.  These medications, called “proton pump inhibitors” reduce the production of stomach acid in the process of trying to prevent heart burn and/or ulcers. The connection between …

Magnesium- The Wonder Mineral

Magnesium may be our most important and most necessary nutrient. The World Health Organization says, “Low magnesium status has been implicated in hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome,”  ( See Clinical Pearl on Mg and blood pressure) while ~ 80 percent of Americans are deficient in the mineral. In fact, magnesium levels in food have been …

Foods do affect body chemistry

Evidence presented here confirms that foods that we eat impact our body’s pH balance, also known as the acid/alkaline status or acid/base state. Click here to download a PDF of this article Our research encourages a diet you can digest, assimilate and eliminate without immune burden or neurohormone distress. This means eating foods to which we are tolerant. Tolerance here …

Bitter Sweet Chocolate!

Toxic metals like lead and cadmium have no place in foods yet we see plenty published research showing high levels of these and other toxic metals in what we eat.  A recent California research conducted on >40 types of chocolate showed that 60% of them had lead or cadmium or both! Does your favorite chocolate have high levels of lead …

Acid or Alkaline?

Maintaining an internal acid alkaline (pH) balance in the optimal range supports your bones and your body. Bones are the body’s “mineral storehouse”. Not only do bones provide strength, but they also house our mineral reserves and allow us to maintain optimum pH levels. Increasing the intake of alkalinizing minerals through an alkalinizing diet is the most fundamental and effective …

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Why Living Against the Clock is a Risky Business

A new study conducted by the Department of Biological Science and Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University says obesity may be linked to a disruption in daily time tracking. Below is a recent press release describing the outcomes of the research and its impact on insulin resistance. Living against the clock-working late-night shifts or eating at inappropriate …

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Magnesium… important for growing kids

While calcium has long been touted as the mineral to use for healthy bone formation, a new pediatric study in children is confirming what researchers have been discussing for a while with respect to bone health in adults.  Few studies have looked at whether magnesium intake and absorption are related to bone mineral content in young children. This study aimed …

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PERQUE Vessel Health Guard

Learn how PERQUE Vessel Health Guard can play a role in reducing risk factors for osteoporotic fracture by reducing homocysteine (HCY) levels. Click here to read more