Bacteria Helps Weight Loss

Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724 supplementation on weight loss and maintenance in obese men and women This recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition has received a great deal of publicity. The researchers were able to show that a specific probiotic prebiotic mix called … [Read more...]

Grow the Right Bacteria in Your Gut

Antibiotics versus the gut microbiota - Medical News Today This article from Medical News Today talks about the importance of having the right bacteria in your intestines. Antibiotics while an important development do take their toll on the natural flora in the intestines. Infants in younger … [Read more...]

Are you depressed? How about omega-3?

Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Prevention of Interferon-Alpha-Induced Depression: Results from a Randomized, Controlled Trial. In the above study researchers took a look at three groups receiving interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C. Group one was treated with the omega-3 EPA, group 2 was treated … [Read more...]

This Job Really Stinks

Professional fart smeller is an actual job in China and you can make up to $50,000 a year. One of my employees mentioned this to me the other day and I had a hard time believing it. They sent me the link and sure enough, it is listed as a job. It is not the part of flatulence smelling that I … [Read more...]

Natural Products Show in Anaheim

News from the natural products show I have just returned from the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. It is always an interesting show and you would be amazed to see the size of the show. I am always astounded at the amount of people there and it has grown in the last 15 years … [Read more...]

Vegetarianism, is it bad for you?

Vegetarians more likely to think they are unhealthy, study finds In this article published in The Guardian, they discuss the research done by Medical University of Graz. What these researchers discovered was that the people they interviewed on a meat free diet were more likely to feel unhealthy … [Read more...]

Go Mediterranean – your life depends on it

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease among young US workers For Years I have been recommending to patients that they use the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet has been associated with a variety of health benefits. This recent article at Teatro Naturale discusses how … [Read more...]

The Non-GMO Label

Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy This is an interesting article published at NPR. It talks about the difference between organic and GMO. People are seeing an increase presence of non-GMO products in their natural food stores. As the article points out non-GMO is not the same or as … [Read more...]

My Memory is Getting Worse

Being in my mid-50s, I have noticed that my memory is not what it used to be. It seems that everyone that is my age range also has the same complaints. Of course, we all worry about Alzheimer's and are concerned. However, most of what we are experiencing are age-related cognitive decline. This … [Read more...]

Are You Taking Statins and Not Taking CoQ10?

Coenzyme Q10 ameliorates the reduction in GLUT4 transporter expression induced by simvastatin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes We have been telling our patients for years that if they are taking statin medication they should be taking CoQ10. It is very rare that we find anyone's doctor recommending CoQ10 with … [Read more...]

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