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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Safer Approach to Chronic Illness

Medical foods are designed to nutritionally support specific conditions. Medical foods, which can only be recommended by licensed healthcare professionals, provide specific nutrients in therapeutic levels that aren't typically available through a normal diet to nutritionally manage a specific disease or condition. Medical foods are a special product class that can be an important part of the disease management approach, especially as patients look for a more comprehensive option that avoids the potential serious adverse effects and other safety concerns of many existing pharmaceutical drugs.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Take Nutrition to the Next Level

Nutrigenomic approaches to wellness. Nutrigenomics is the study of how nutrients in food and other plant-derived substances send the body positive signals to help reverse disease processes to promote and restore healthy functioning. In other words, how nutrition can help you reach your genetic potential for their best health possible.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Avoiding omega-3 pitfalls

Not all omega-3 (e.g., EPA, DHA) formulas offer the same health support or quality or meet label claims for active ingredients. And there are often health and safety reasons behind a healthcare professional's recommendations for a specific fish oil supplement, such as OmegaGenics formulas from Metagenics. Discover some important revelations below.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Are you getting enough omega-3s?

Omega-3s are polyunsaturated "essential" fatty acids. Omega-3s are prevalent in the body, making up a large percentage of some of our most vital organs. They influence every cell: structure and repair, gene expression, and cell signaling and responses. So their presence (or absence) impacts multiple aspects of physical and emotional health. Unfortunately, the typical Western diet provides an overabundance of unhealthy fats due to processed and fried foodsexceeding the amount of health-promoting omega-3s, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Digestive balance and immunity

Balance is the key. Did you know that eating a healthy or "balanced" diet could also mean fewer digestive discomforts (e.g., bloating, constipation, indigestion). And keeping a "life balance" by managing stress and maintaining mental well-being helps reduce the cause of certain digestive symptoms (e.g., emotional eating, eating on the run). While a balance of nutrients aids digestive function and comfort in many ways, so does a balance of intestinal bacteria or microflora.

Friday, July 27, 2012

25 super snacks with 100 calories or less

From sweet to savory, these delicious treats are low in calories but high in taste! See the snacks you can eat without having to worry. Snacks you don't have to avoid!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

New hope for avoiding a midlife meltdown

Women experience the menopause transition differentlyand at many different ages. Although the average age a woman has her last menstrual cycle is at 51 years old, there's no "average" way menopause affects women. Some may experience symptoms in their mid-30s as female hormone levels begin to change. This pre-menopausal phase (known as perimenopause) can last up to 10 years, with symptoms that can be just as bothersome as postmenopausal symptomsincluding hot flashes, anxiety, irritability, physical/mental exhaustion, and sleep disturbances. While hormone therapies (HT) may offer effective relief, they may carry a greater risk of stroke, blood clots, and certain hormone-sensitive cancers. To manage this risk, HT is generally only recommended in low doses for short-term use in postmenopausal women. And natural therapies, while typically safer for both peri- and postmenopausal women, vary in dependability and success.

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