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Healthy Gut = Healthy Baby

Posted on 10/03/2011 12:56:10 PM

A recent study from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has shown that where and how a child is born has a great impact on their risks of developing asthma, eczema and allergies.  The study followed children from birth to the age of seven, and compared the incidence of developing ast..

Average Canadian Eats 26 tsp Sugar Per Day

Posted on 10/03/2011 12:55:28 PM

Before you plop that next spoon full of sugar in to your coffee, consider this: the average Canadian eats the equivalent of 26 tsp of sugar/day.  This finding was reported by Statistics Canada on September 28, 2011, in the Statistics Canada Health Report.  And in case you were wonderi..

B12 Deficiency Can Shrink Your Brain

Posted on 09/27/2011 11:52:30 AM

For many years, the medical consensus has been that memory loss is an unavoidable age related process.  Now, we know this may not be totally correct.  New research is showing that cognitive decline may have more to do with lifestyle choices than once thought.  There hav..

Pumpkin: Not just for Pies and Decorations

Posted on 09/27/2011 08:05:04 AM

Pumpkins and their fellow winter squash are members of the Curcubitacea family, which began being cultivated some 10,000 years ago in Central America.  They are well known to be one of the most significant plant sources of the carotenoids, including beta-carotene, which are precursors to Vitami..

Is wheat is making us fat?

Posted on 09/26/2011 09:32:27 PM

This weeks interesting health news: Is wheat is making us fat? Funny, one of the first things I remove when dieting is wheat products.  I'm always fighting that belly fat, since that is where my fat starts to show first.  Being a low carber for years, wheat is one the things not on th..


Posted on 09/24/2011 12:57:11 PM

  Most of the information we have today about obesity concludes that DIETS DO NOT WORK.  So, what else can we do to stem the tide of morbid obesity?   According to Albert Ellis, creator of the REBT model of therapy, obesity is deeply misunderstood.  I'm sure most people with a we..

Faux Olive oil?

Posted on 09/21/2011 01:19:12 AM

I prefer my fur faux but my olive oil? Authentic please! Olive oil fraud? Seriously? This one shocked me. I had no idea that many brands are in fact not 100% pure olive oil. My smart, in-the-know friend, Jamie, alerted me of this sham. Like most people, I choose olive oil for its heart healthy..

Corn Chowder

Posted on 09/19/2011 08:51:46 PM

Corn Chowder (Vegan) (makes 10+ servings) Fall weather is here in New York and I am so ready to rock some sweaters and make tons of soup! Last night I made a corn chowder with potatoes, frozen corn, and coconut milk. It’s pretty similar in flavor to the Spicy Corn Soup I made during the Cold..

How to: Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy

Posted on 09/19/2011 03:25:12 PM

Contact Optimum Integrative today Anyone who has spent time with a child during a meal is well aware of the near impossible task of convincing them to eat their vegetables.  Yet show that same child a piece of cake or a cookie, and the once fussy kid is now gobbling down that sweet little treat..

The Modern Evolution of ‘Diet’

Posted on 09/19/2011 02:14:26 PM

Contact Optimum Integrative today diet(dahy-it), n. A regime of eating followed for medical reasons, or in order to lose weight.[i]                           &n..

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