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July 21, 2012

Vitamin D Testing. Is it Necessary?

It’s well documented that vitamin D is critical in bone remodeling but is also plays a key role in maintaining other aspects of overall health. Recent […]
November 18, 2012

Type 2 Diabetes and White Rice Link

Many people are consuming white rice every day. Whether it be visiting Asian and Latino restaurants or adding it to home cooked meals, white rice use […]
December 7, 2012

Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac

There’s a lot of media attention regarding gluten free diets. There has been an increase in the interest in gluten free diets: new books, new foods, […]
January 17, 2013

High Cholesterol Test Results? Lower It.

If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, there is an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. The three main lifestyle changes you can […]
January 21, 2013

Carotenoids May Reduce Cancer Risk

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests that women with higher carotenoid levels in their blood have a reduced risk […]
February 3, 2013

Control the Risk Factors of Heart Disease

February is National Heart Month and there will be many articles on how to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Note […]
February 13, 2013

Keep Diabetes in Check – Beyond Diabetes Blood Tests

If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, you are probably checking your blood glucose levels and watching your diet. Some have added an exercise routine and these […]
February 23, 2013

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate – in addition to the taste.

In a meta-analysis of 10 chocolate studies, researchers found that eating dark chocolate reduced LDL cholesterol by more than 6 mg/dL. This isn’t a big drop, […]
March 5, 2013

Factors that Increase Mortality

According to The American Journal of Epidemiology (edition 173: 319-329) which cited a Harvard University study of 50,000 people, these factors increase the risk of early […]
March 11, 2013

Cholesterol Blood Tests – What are Your Numbers?

When you get a cholesterol test (Lipid Panel), the results show 5 numbers: 1. Total Cholesterol 2. Triglycerides 3. High Density Lipoprotein 4. Very Low Density […]
April 17, 2013

Heart Health: Coffee, Tea, Quinides & Catechins

A recent study, published in the American Heart Association Journal, Stroke, studied Japanese men and women and reported that both coffee and green tea can help […]
April 21, 2013

Diabetes, Blood Sugar and Glycemic Index

Your blood sugar has highs and lows throughout the day. Typically, blood sugar increases after meals but will drop lower later on. What you eat can […]
May 13, 2013

Coffee: Health Hero or Villain? It all Depends

One of our great local coffee roasters, Sommo Coffees, provided this information to help de-mystify the coffee debate. What are we to believe? Current research has […]
June 10, 2013

Magnesium Blood Test

Magnesium: Why do you need this mineral? Most of the magnesium in your body is found in the bone and only 1% of it is found […]
September 25, 2014

Anemia – Low Iron

What is Anemia? Anemia is when your blood does not have enough hemoglobin or red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a main part of red blood cells […]
February 24, 2016

Is Statin Use Worth the Risk?

If you have high cholesterol, chances are your physician has prescribed or suggested using a statin drug. Statin use is considered the most powerful medication currently […]
August 10, 2016

Fighting Inflammation with Food!

Body inflammation is caused when the body senses a stimuli such as an injury or infection. Prolonged inflammation can damage many things in the body like […]
August 17, 2016

Yes, Eat Your White Vegetables

Often times we don’t eat white vegetables because they lack color so we think that they aren’t as “good” for you or have as much nutrients […]
September 12, 2016

Practice Mindful Eating

Many times you eat meals, and a couple of hours later you don’t even remember what you ate. It is important that you acknowledge what you’re […]
October 3, 2016

Chocolate – Healthy or Not?

Some argue that chocolate may help prevent cardiovascular disease and better your memory, but is it true? There have been studies conducted to see if chocolate […]
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