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Statin Side Effects

Cholesterol-lowering drugs, also known as Statin drugs, are a booming market. Over 16 million Americans take these kinds of drugs. Lipitor, the market leader, sold approximately $13 Billion in 2002. Since these drugs are so popular, we should educate ourselves. Current Statin drugs: Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Mevacor, and Crestor. How they work: Statin drugs […]

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Coconut Oil Saturated Fat

Coconuts are filled with tons of saturated fat. So why are they so good for us? First I want to make it known that saturated fats, like coconut oil, is much better for you than the processed and heated polyunsaturated oils, like soybean and vegetable oil.  Coconut oil is mostly saturated fat so it is […]

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Acid Base Balance

A new hot topic out there is the pH of our body or our acid-base balance. Simply put – If your pH is under 7, this is considered acidic. If your pH is over 7, this is considered basic or alkaline. A low pH or acidic environment is very bad for our bodies and cells. […]

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How to Rid the Body of Toxins

From the minute that we are brought into this world we are exposed to more toxins than you could fathom. Our air and water supply are polluted, which effect the foods we eat daily. Most cleaning agents and plastics around the house are toxic to our bodies. Those silver fillings in your mouth contain mercury […]

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Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids, also known as fish oil, are the only fats that are considered “essential” to our body. Basically, these fats can be subdivided into Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are the beneficial parts of the fish oil. It’s almost impossible to obtain enough of the essential EPA […]

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Give Up Coffee

So have you noticed that there is a Starbuck’s on every corner these days? People are willing to pay $3 or so for a cup of coffee everyday. This yields over a thousand dollars a year. I think you can guess what my opinion is on this one – WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. Most […]

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Going Gluten Free

So, what is gluten? Gluten is a protein component found in many grains, including wheat, rye, bran, spelt, oats, barley, plus many more. Gluten is in most breads, pastas, cereals, and crackers What’s the significance of gluten? Studies show that 1 in 258 people may have celiac disease. This condition is caused by the inability […]

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Dangers of Soy

Soy foods have become VERY popular these days. However, there seems to be a lot of controversy over the health benefits of soy. I am going to explain both sides of the story without bias, then I will give you my opinion, as I normally advice my clients. SOY BASICS It all starts with the […]

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Random Nutrition Facts

Why does asparagus make your pee smell bad? I know that I have pondered this question my whole life. However, some people may think that I am crazy. It turns out that approximately half the population finds that their urine smells bad a few hours after they’ve eaten asparagus. Asparagus has many sulfur-containing amino acids […]

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Causes for Inflammation

Inflammation, joint pain and arthritis affects millions of Americans. With arthritis, he number is rising over 40 million. I picked this topic because Arthritis is a widespread problem of epidemic proportions and there are actually natural ways that people can help themselves. Arthritis Related to Digestive Issues The term Arthritis refers to over 100 diseases […]

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