Minerals are perhaps the most important groups of nutrients human beings require. Unlike some vitamins, for example, minerals cannot be made inside the body and must come from our diet, supplements or drinking water. Minerals regulate most bodily functions by participating in all chemical compounds in our bodies. They also form the structure of the body. Continue reading →
The ff. is excerpted directly from Elizabeth Agnvall’s article in the November 2014 AARP Bulletin. It is worth repeating.
Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems. Now they are discovering that chronic stress–a mainstay of modern life–doesn’t merely exacerbate disease, it actually can cause it. Continue reading →
Craving a handful of super sweet Medjool dates or those juicy strawberries from the farmers market? Enjoy, but careful! Your fructose consumption should be kept at 15 to 25 grams per day. Continue reading →
More than 2 million Americans are affected by a type of arthritis called Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is one of more than 80 autoimmune diseases, each one having its own set of symptoms. RA causes joint inflammation that results in pain, deformity, fatigue, problems with range of motion, and resulting depression. Continue reading →
Hooray, I have finished my academic studies and graduated with honors as a certified Nutritional Balancing practitioner! I am so happy to become a legal nutritional consultant, as I have been unofficially advising some of you about food as far back as 1985. Along with my own 30-year journey studying food as medicine, I also have my clients to thank for motivating me to study the fascinating science of Nutritional Balancing. It is an extraordinary program that originated in the 1940s with Dr. Paul Eck from the University of Chicago and is carried on today by Dr. Lawrence Wilson. Continue reading →
Staying physically fit while you are pregnant can be challenging. Pilates may be the perfect routine for your body during pregnancy if you have no medical reason to avoid doing Pilates and IF you are doing it properly. Continue reading →