Nutrition and SupplementsGood nutrition is one of the keys to optimal health and nutritional supplements such as food-based vitamins can also boost health and support the immune system. But before you run out and buy the drugstore brand vitamins, read these articles.
5 Ways to Recover from Thanksgiving
How to recover from Thanksgiving excess and survive the rest of the holidays healthy and happy.
Dietary Guidelines for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a multi-faceted problem and not just a calcium deficiency disease. Dr. john Lee explains how a bone building diet and overall good nutrition can make all the difference in keeping bones strong.
Do Antioxidants Cancel the Benefits of Exercise?
Taking too many antioxidant vitamins may cancel out the benefits of free radicals, which have important jobs in the body.
Drugs that Cause Nutritional Deficiencies
Many common prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause nutrient deficiencies.
Make Your Calories Work for You
Your body does very different things with fats, sugars, other carbohydrates and proteins.
More Evidence that Vitamin D Protects Against Breast Cancer
A new study shows that women with low vitamin D levels are at a higher risk for breast cancer, but women on HRT aren't as well protected.
Red Meat is Not the Villain
Research keeps warning us away from red meat, but don't blame it on the meat--blame it on how we eat it.
Soy Foods and Menopause
Soy is widely touted as a cure-all for menopausal symptoms, but does it really work, and do you really want to eat that much soy?
Sunshine = Vitamin D
Getting a little sun every day, without sunblock, is important to vitamin D production.
The (Processed) Food Pyramid
The USDA food pyramid is built by the processed food industry, so take their nutrition advice with a grain of salt.
Use Caution with Soy Foods
Soy foods have become wildly popular in the U.S. as a health food, but Dr. John Lee explains why it's wise to eat soybeans in moderation and consider how the Japanese eat soy, which is to say almost always fermented, as in miso and tempeh, and eaten with fish and seaweed to offset the antinutrients found in soybeans.
Vitamin D Nutrient Review
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin and an essential hormone.
When Good Vitamins are Bad
It may seem obvious that taking vitamins is good for your health, but that s not always the case. Your vitamins can do you more harm than good.
Why a Bit of Belly Fat is a Good Thing
For a menopausal woman, a little bit of belly fat is natural, healthy and put there for a purpose.
Carpal Tunnel and Yellow Dye No. 5
Eating foods that contain yellow dye no. 5 (tartrazine) can deplete vitamin B6 and cause or aggravate carpal tunnel syndrome.
Are Protein Shakes Healthy?
Protein shakes are highly processed fast food - use them accordingly.
Buyer be Aware: Diet Pills Spiked with Drugs
With diet pills spiked with dangerous prescription drugs it's time to avoid products made in China, eat less and exercise more!
Buyer Be Aware: SplendaŽ (Sucralose)
There's no free lunch when it comes to artificial sweeteners, and Splenda sucralose is no exception.
Children and Vitamin D
Infants and toddlers are at risk of vitamin D deficiency if mothers are vitamin D deficient. Nursing mothers in particular need to pay attention to their vitamin D levels.
Does MRSA Bacteria in Pigs Endanger our Pork Chops?
A strain of the deadly MRSA bacteria has found its way into pigs. Does that mean pork chops put us at risk for infection?
How to create a lifestyle of toxin-free cosmetics, personal care and cleaning products. Green your home and office.
Vitamin D - How Much to Take?
The RDA for vitamin D is way too low, but there is some scientific consensus about what's the right dose, depending on how much sunshine you get and where you live.
What is Your Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency?
Adequate vitamin D levels are essential to optimal health. Find out if you might be at risk for a vitamin D deficiency and start getting more of the sunshine vitamin today!
Vitamin D and Weight Loss
Find out how vitamin D and weight loss go hand in hand.
Vitamin D Research and References
A select list of references on vitamin D if you want to get up to speed on the science and biochemistry of this important vitamin/hormone.
Vitamin D Testing Science and Biochemistry
For health care professionals and science geeks, here's the science and biochemistry of why it's so important to test properly for vitamin D.
Prescription Alternatives - 4th Edition
by Earl Mindell and Virginia Hopkins -- If you're taking prescription drugs or want to avoid taking prescription drugs, this is the book for you! Hundreds of common drugs are listed with side effects, interactions, and best of all, natural alternatives.