Monthly Archives: August 2011


August 19, 2011 – 1:40 pm

Both low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) are stepping stones toward diabetes.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that for those children born after 2000, 1 in 3 will become diabetic. Although frightening, hope comes with the fact that most cases of diabetes can be prevented through healthy diet and […]

Breast Cancer Nutrition

August 18, 2011 – 2:51 pm

Breast cancer.  Just the thought can make us shudder.  As more women are becoming diagnosed with breast cancer it is imperative that we take matters into our own hands and seek out prevention as a means to avoid this disease. When it comes to your health, eating a nutritious diet and avoiding foods that promote […]

Foundation Support for Hypothryoidism

August 12, 2011 – 1:02 pm

The thyroid controls the body’s metabolism, so symptoms of hypothyroidism include: Fatigue, lethargy, weakness Depression, irritability, anxiety, insomnia Poor memory & concentration Weight gain, trouble losing weight Sensitivity to cold,  joint/muscle aches Constipation, sluggish digestion Recurring infections, poor immune function High cholesterol Hair thinning/loss, dry hair & skin Brittle, peeling nails Anemia, easy bruising PMS, […]

Germ-a-phobes – Triclosan

August 6, 2011 – 4:02 pm

What is it? The germ theory, which became the cornerstone of modern medicine and influenced the recent massive push for antibiotic use, proposes that microorganisms are the cause of many diseases.  I, and many others since, have argued that this is only one part of the equation.   One must also take into account the biological […]

Toxic Overload – Phthalates

August 2, 2011 – 3:03 pm

What are they? They are a class of chemicals used in many household products.  They’re very prevalent because of their usefulness: 1) they act as a plasticizer to keep substances soft and rubbery, 2) they act as a lubricant to help substances flow together well, 3) they allow lotions to penetrate the skin effectively, and […]