You’ve probably heard the term, but exactly what are “superfoods”? Broadly speaking, they're foods considered to be especially beneficial for our health due to the nutrients and compounds they contain. Superfoods come in many forms, including protein from plant and animal sources, whole grains, … Read More
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Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that approximately 52.5 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout. Arthritic diseases may be mild in some people but can be debilitating … Read More
Whether you’re suffering from tendinitis or bronchitis, inflammation can make you feel awful. You pop an NSAID (like ibuprofen or aspirin), but it doesn’t seem to touch your pain. Plus, now you’re suffering from its side effects—nausea, vomiting, constipation, and headaches. If … Read More
Psoriasis is characterized by dry, itchy, flaky patches of skin. These patches, often known as plaques, can appear anywhere on the body, but are often on the elbows, knees, and middle of the body. Psoriasis is likely an autoimmune condition, meaning that the immune system mistakenly identifies healthy cells in … Read More
Have you heard the claim that the best omega-3 supplement is a vegetarian omega-3? The fish oil vs. flaxseed oil debate has been going on for years but recently came to the forefront again. Some well-known natural health experts say that it’s better to get your long-chain omega-3 fatty acids … Read More
The one supplement most experts recommend to almost everyone—no matter your age, height, weight, or gender—is omega-3 fatty acids. Because of their wide-ranging health benefits, omega-3 supplements are the closest thing we have to a miracle pill. But why? Simply put, omega-3 fatty acids are essential.
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The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood lower triglyceride levels and offer a variety of other health benefits. While fish oil has been promoted as a leading source of these … Read More
The Aztecs and Mayans began eating spirulina as early as 1450. Now, almost 600 years later, it is used as an essential food for NASA astronauts. This algae’s enduring popularity is due to … Read More
I was recently reviewing the labs of an 83-year-old patient and was pleasantly surprised to see that his primary care provider had ordered C-reactive protein (CRP) and hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) tests. These tests aren’t commonly included in standard blood work, but many experts agree that they should be.
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Living in the Pacific Northwest where seafood abounds, I have grown up loving fish. My family cooks seafood on a regular basis, whether it is salmon on the barbecue on a summer day, fresh fish tacos for a family get-together, or flaky halibut cooked with capers and parsley for a … Read More