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Nutritional Supplements

  • Eat Your Brussels Sprouts! They Could Prevent Cancer

    by Paula Gallagher | July 25, 2017

    Brussels-sproutsIndole 3 carbinol (I3C), a substance found in some vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.), and its metabolite di-indolylmethane (DIM) exhibit protective powers against some types of cancer, including breast cancer. These substances help support healthy estrogen metabolism by the liver, thereby potentially decreasing the risk of estrogen-sensitive cancers.

    Factors such as lifestyle, exposure to viruses, stress, air pollution, and diet all play important roles in the overall risk of getting cancer. Various studies have shown, though, that a high intake of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts has been associated with lower risk of several types of cancer. Why? Read more

  • Niacin, No-Flush Niacin & Niacinamide - What's the Difference?

    by Paula Gallagher | July 12, 2017

    vitamin-b_aA question I get asked frequently is about niacin and what forms to take. It does seem confusing, especially when using the correct chemical names. Let's start with what niacin really is. Niacin (nicotinic acid) is actually vitamin B3 and is naturally found in avocados, whole grains, legumes, eggs, milk, fish, organ meats and peanuts. It is an important component of enzymes involved in more than 200 reactions in the body. It plays a role in the digestive system, bile secretion, sex hormone production, detoxification, nervous system maintenance, as well as heart health.

    There are two other forms of niacin: niacinamide and inositol hexanicotinate (no-flush) Read more

  • 8 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

    by Paula Gallagher | June 27, 2017

    green-teapotGreen tea has many health benefits, including being high in antioxidants. And in a new study out of Sweden, participants noticed increased satiety and fullness after they drank 300ml (just over a cup) of green tea with breakfast. They also reported having a less strong desire to eat their favorite food and finding it less pleasant to eat another mouthful of the same food. Hmm, I wonder if this works for chocolate?

    Here are some other great reasons to drink green tea.*

    1. Green tea is a superb fat fighter. Read more

  • Alternatives to NSAIDs

    by Paula Gallagher | June 14, 2017

    knee-painAccording to the CDC, as many as 54 million Americans  have been told by their doctors that they have arthritis. Arthritis usually leads to restriction of physical activity, increasing the risks of heart disease, obesity, osteoporosis and depression. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen, are most commonly prescribed to provide pain relief for arthritis.

    These drugs only provide temporary relief and may even lead to further deterioration of the joint and surrounding tissue. Read more

  • Nutrients for Healthy Eyes

    by Paula Gallagher | May 2, 2017

    eyeEyesight is often the first sense affected by time and poor nutrition. The three most common eye disorders are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Fortunately, regular eye exams can help in early detection and treatment of serious eye disorders. Natural interventions can also help deter the development of the above eye conditions, improve eye health, as well as support ongoing eye health.

    Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from diet and supplements are essential for supporting and maintaining eye health. Nutrients for healthy eyes include the following: Read more

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