The Truth About Vitamin D And Respiratory Diseases

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How Should You Prepare For This Winter? Some health experts are making dire predictions for this fall when COVID-19 overlaps with our annual flu season. People are worried. When people are worried, hucksters smell a quick buck and start coming out of the woodworks. They are touting all sorts of miracle pills and potions that will keep ...

Does Poverty Affect Nutritional Status?

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How Can We Improve Nutrition In Disadvantaged Communities? Recently there has been increased focus on health disparities in disadvantaged communities. In our discussions of the cause of these health disparities, two questions seem to be ignored. 1. Does poverty play a role in poor nutrition? 2. Does poor nutrition play a role in the health disparities we see ...

You Can Touch Your Toes Again

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One more hot month to go!  This has been an exceptionally hot summer in many places around the USA. In fact, many times Florida was cooler (mid 90’s) than some of the cities up north.  Weird! I hope you are doing well as this COVID19 problem keeps hanging around to make our lives a challenge. When ...

How Much DHA Is Needed To Prevent Alzheimer’s

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What Are We Missing? We are an aging population. As such, issues like cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease are of increasing concern. After all, what is the good of reaching your “Golden Years” with a healthy body if you lose your mind? The ability of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA to reduce the risk ...

Are Nuts Good For Your Heart?

Which Nuts Are Best? Last week I shared an important study about the benefits of replacing some of the animal protein in your diet with plant protein from whole grains. In case you have forgotten, the study showed replacing just 15 grams of the animal protein in your diet with an equivalent amount of protein from ...

Does Eating Plant Protein Help You Live Longer?

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Are Whole Grains Heart Healthy? The diet wars continue. Dr. Strangelove and his colleagues are still trying to convince you that you can eat all the red meat you want. It is those deadly whole grains, beans, and fruits you need to avoid. However, as the benefits of primarily plant-based diets continue to accumulate, it is becoming ...

Which Muscles Are Affected By Stress?

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It's Time For The Beach This is a perfect time to go to the beach – August is hot and humid, and the water feels so refreshing.  Of course, we now need to socially distance ourselves from each other, but for those of us in Florida that is possible when we have so many beautiful beaches ...

It’s Buyer Beware In The Food And Supplement Industries

How Can You Identify High Quality Products? When it comes to the food and supplement industries a paraphrase of the famous introduction to “A Tale Of Two Cities” comes to mind; “It is the best of worlds, it is the worst of worlds.” There are companies who value your health more than their bottom line. They insist ...

Could Mom’s Stress Affect Her Baby’s Health?

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How Can You Minimize Stress During Pregnancy? If you are pregnant, the advice you see on the internet can be overwhelming. There are so many things you “must do” and so many things you “must avoid” if you want a healthy baby. It’s enough to stress you out. As if that weren’t bad enough, we are probably ...

What Is The Truth About Eating Eggs And Heart Disease?

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Have The Dangers Of Eggs Been “Eggagerated”? It’s no wonder you are confused about whether or not eggs are good for you. The advice you have been given about eggs over the years has been constantly changing. Eggs are an affordable source of high-quality protein, iron, unsaturated fats, phospholipids like lecithin and choline, and carotenoids. That almost ...

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