Does Vitamin D Prevent Depression?

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Why You Can't Believe Everything You Read The days are getting shorter and Seasonal Depression, often called the “winter blues”, will soon be upon us. Most of the research on Seasonal Depression has centered on the effect of sunlight on our hormones. However, sunlight is also responsible for the synthesis of vitamin D in our skin cells. ...

Do Processed Foods Increase Your Risk Of Diabetes?

Fast Food Dangers

Why Do We Keep Eating Processed Foods? Unless you are Rip Van Winkle and have been asleep for the past 20 years you probably know that the highly processed foods in the typical American diet are bad for your health. But perhaps you didn’t realize just how bad they were. But first, let’s start with a bit ...

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 ...

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 ...

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