The Truth About Supplements – Part Two

fruits_vegetablesIn last week’s post we talked about why supplementation, although it may seem like the right thing to do to ensure you get the adequate nutrients you need on a daily basis, may not always be right for you. We talked about the dangers of certain nutrients building up within the tissues of the body, which can lead to toxicity along with the additional burden placed on the body when a supplement made with inferior ingredients and offering poor absorption is used.

On the other hand, I also mentioned that since our soil is so nutritionally depleted, it’s unlikely we’re getting the nutrients we need from diet alone. This post continues the discussion, giving you more information so you can make an educated decision about whether supplementation is right for you.  Continue reading “The Truth About Supplements – Part Two”

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The Truth About Supplements – Part One

SupplementsWhat is a supplement?

Supplementation is a process that has been used for decades, but the business of supplementation is bigger than ever. The news is overflowing with stories about athletes using supplements to enhance their performance and they are becoming widely used to improve mood, to combat sleep disorders and so much more. For our purposes, we’ll be focusing on dietary supplements.

A dietary supplement is intended to provide nutrients that may be lacking in sufficient amounts in your body because your diet may not be adequately balanced. These supplements are found in the form of vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids – the macro and micronutrients our bodies need for survival. These products may be beneficial to someone who is deficient in a certain nutrient because of a certain health condition, diet restrictions or because certain foods have been eliminated or neglected in their daily intake. However, there is risk for overuse when a supplement is taken regularly and not needed.  Continue reading “The Truth About Supplements – Part One”

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Sunday Radio Show: Vegan Whole Food Supplements

Join us this Sunday as Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Buddy Ojeda, CN, discuss vegan whole food supplements.

Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator. Buddy has worked in the dietary supplement industry since 1996. He has a broad understanding of natural health topics and is often called upon to discuss issues related to immune health, joint disorders, essential fatty acids, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cardiovascular health and energy management. He also has expertise in sleep disorders, stress reduction, digestive health concerns and energy medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle and the correct use of nutritional supplements.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

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Last week’s show was on support for chronic pain sufferers and their families. Click to listen.

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Radio Show: Micronutrient Testing For Nutritional Status

Host Dana Laake and her special guest John F. Crawford, Ph.D., will be discussing micronutrient testing for nutritional status and health implications in common chronic conditions.

John F. Crawford, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President of Operations for SpectraCell Laboratories. Dr. Crawford oversees the daily operations of the laboratory and works closely with the University of Texas Biochemical Institute to develop new assays. He has 25 years of operating and general management experience in the clinical laboratory industry.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on nutritional solutions for perimenopause – click here to listen. You can also browse our radio show schedule and archive of past shows.

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10 Tips to Live Longer and Healthier

I came across these 10 tips while sitting in the waiting room at my son’s last doctor appointment.  I thought they were simple targets to aim for.

1. FLOSS!  Flossing is so important because it prevents gingivitis. Gingivitis can age your arteries and lead to heart disease and decrease your immune system. Studies show that people with gum disease have an increased risk of heart disease and higher mortality rate.

2. LAUGHING!  When you laugh your body produces less aging stress hormones.  According to a 2006 Norwegian study of critically ill patients, odds of survival increase by 31 percent if you laugh a lot. Continue reading “10 Tips to Live Longer and Healthier”

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