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Atkins Is a Low-Glycemic Approach

You may have heard the term “low glycemic” in the media and in discussions about weight loss, but Dr. Atkins was on to it many decades ago. With Atkins, it’s easy to know which foods have the lowest glycemic impact. It’s All About Sugar “Glycemic” simply means “relating to sugar.” The higher the glycemic impact Read More

Why Essential Fatty Acids are Essential

Once you’ve decided on an appropriate basic vitamin and mineral formula, this other vital nutrient group should be part of your supplement plan. Ever wonder why your doctor advises you to take one baby aspirin a day? It’s because it thins your blood and helps it flow more easily through your veins, carrying nutrients to Read More

Want to Extend Life?

Getting the most from your calories by choosing nutrient dense foods high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats is a great health strategy, no matter what your goals. What about counting calories? There’s been a recent spate of articles in the popular press about the life-extending effects of reducing calories. Calorie reduction Read More

Vitamin C Could Reduce Inflammation

New research has suggested that higher intakes of vitamin C could cut the level of markers for inflammation by an astonishing 45 percent. What is inflammation? In its simplest form, inflammation is the body’s response to a perceived threat– whether it’s a splinter in our finger, sunburn at the beach or a sprained ankle. So Read More

The expanding list of benefits from the miracle nutrient, CoQ10

What essential nutrient for the heart is not a vitamin, nor a mineral? It’s CoQ10, technically known as a ‘ubiquinone’ because of its ‘ubiquitous’ distribution throughout the body. CoQ10 is found in every single cell, concentrated in particular in structures called the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the cell’s headquarters for energy production and fat burning Read More

Diet and age-related macular degeneration: expanding our view

In the current issue of the Journal (1), Chiu et al describe their observations of a new aspect of diet that may be related to one type and stage of age-related macular degeneration(AMD)of the eye: a diet that is high in foods with a high glycemic index. This aspect of the diet adds to the Read More

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