Category Archives: Nutritional Supplements

Eat Your Broccoli

Why do parents force their kids to eat broccoli? Well, everybody knows that broccoli is considered one of those healthy, “dark, leafy green” vegetables, that have an abundance of vitamins and minerals, but is there something more to this familiar green? While broccoli is considered a rich source of vitamins K and C, it is […]

Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis

If you or someone you know suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS), you probably know how unpredictable life can be.  Some may go long periods with mild or no symptoms at all, while others can experience frequent symptoms such as blurred vision, fatigue and unsteadiness.  Unfortunately, some with severe cases can eventually lose the ability to […]

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The inflammatory response is a complex cascade of biochemical reactions that recognize and respond to sites of injury. While we know that acute inflammation is a normal, protective process following pain or injury, chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when the body has persistent, systemic inflammation causing damage to its own healthy tissue, rather […]

Rosacea: The Gut-Skin Connection

Rosacea is a common, inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by redness, swelling, and general roughness of the skin. Typical symptoms include: Flushing Small red blood vessels that appear under your skin Eye issues such as itchiness, burning, and sensitivity to light Although there is currently no cure for rosacea, diet and lifestyle, and certain […]

You’re Only as Healthy as Your Gut!

One of the general truths revealed from naturopathic medicine is this:  “death begins in the colon”.  As alarming as that may sound, it emphasizes the fact that an unhealthy gut is a reflection of someone’s overall health.  At a recent conference of leading physicians and nutritionists, the takeaway message to all practitioners was, when in […]

Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays

July is UV safety awareness month and while you probably already know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays, you may not have considered the effect of the sun’s harmful rays on your eyes.  Research shows that UV-A and UV-B rays can result in long-term vision problems and damage to your […]

How to Manage Hypothyroidism

Do you frequently feel cold, tired, have trouble losing weight, along with other unexplained symptoms such as hair loss?   Although common, these symptoms could indicate an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), which means the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones.  Hypothyroidism slows your metabolism and is increasingly common with age.  If left untreated, it can not […]

Estrogen Dominance – How to Reduce Your Risk The Natural Way

Estrogen is an important hormone that is present in both males and females, albeit in different ratios.  In women, it forms the reproductive organs and is an important factor in regulating the menstrual cycle.  As women age (especially near menopause), their hormone levels change resulting in a decrease in both estrogen and progesterone.  Although both […]

Is Inflammation Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?

We all know losing weight is a simple equation.  Burn off more calories than you consume, and you’ll lose weight.  Right?  Turns out this may not always be the case.  Research has found there is something that may be lurking in your body that can sabotage your best efforts to lose weight, no matter how […]

Broccoli and Mental Health

May is mental health awareness month, so we thought it fitting to dig into the research behind a common food that has long been hailed as a brain boosting superstar – broccoli.   Not only is it packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, but it has certain bioactive compounds, including a sulfur-containing chemical called sulforaphane, […]