The Importance of a Healthy Microbiome

Getting Healthier Importance of Microbiome

Winner of the Nobel prize in medicine in 1908 and founder of the field of immunology, Elie Metchnikoff, PhD said “death begins in the colon”.  Similarly, health begins in the colon. Did you know that your gut is home to 100 trillion living microorganisms?  These microorganisms, weighing about 3 pounds, share the food you eat […]

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Why You Should Eat More Pigmented Potatoes

Nutritional differences between standard white potatoes in western cuisine and pigmented potatoes According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the most commonly eaten “vegetables” in America are catsup, french fries (potatoes?), and onion rings.  None of these foods are real vegetables.  We could spend an afternoon talking about the disadvantages of deep fried white […]

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Importance of B12. Why we need it?

B12 is an important water soluble vitamin, which is essential for optimal functioning of brain, digestive, nervous cardiovascular and immune systems. Besides, improving your energy levels, memory and mood, B12 helps in maintaining good health of your skin, hair and eyes. Chemically, B12 is made of many related compounds and some cobalt, therefore it is […]

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Is Fish Oil Essential in Human Nutrition?

Fish oil is mother nature’s anti-freeze.  In the arctic waters, microorganisms would freeze unless they generated omega 3 fats.  From that magical chemistry comes a fat that is of major importance in human health.  Fats are basically solid at room temperature (saturated fats), or liquid at room temperature (polyunsaturated fats).  Fish oil is a uniquely […]

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How Dancing Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Former President Ronald Reagan was a dynamic human with accomplishments as actor, father, governor of California and President of the United States.  However, this great man spent the last 10 years of his life requiring continuous nursing care for his Alzheimer’s disease, finally dying at the age of 93.  There is nothing pretty about Alzheimer’s […]

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Nutrient Deficiencies that Surface as Depression

Getting Healthier Nutritional Deficiences that Surface as Depression

50 million Americans or 1 out 6 people are on a prescription psychotropic drug for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, bipolar. The minds of modern humans are under assault due to poor nutrition, toxic burden, lack of sleep and undue stress. Depression, anxiety and poor concentration are real illnesses that can interfere with the quality of […]

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