Monthly Archives: December 2020

COVID-19 and Alcohol Use

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another-  from job loss and financial stress to extreme social isolation.  And now researchers say there is another alarming consequence to be concerned about.  It seems many Americans have turned to alcohol to cope with the stress, anxiety, isolation and uncertainty of the […]

Plant-Based Diets & Bone Health – Is There a Risk?

If you’re one of the many Americans who has decided to go vegetarian or vegan for health benefits (e.g., lower blood pressure, reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, just to name a few!), there’s one possible negative consequence you may not be aware of.  A recent study found that people on plant-based diets, […]

Prebiotics & Probiotics – Is There a Difference?

In our digestive tract, there are billions of bacterial organisms floating around. However, not all of them are harmful. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in your intestines and support your body’s immunity to defend against disease. They function by controlling the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are indigestible carbohydrates, or […]