Archive for the ‘ Nutrition & Diet ’ Category

So Just What Is a “Healthy” Diet Anyway?

So did you make any resolutions for the new year? How about one to eat healthier? It’s one of the most common, with no shortage of conflicting opinions on just how to do it. Enter US News & World Report, with its new rankings of 40 popular diets with respect to different dietary goals or […]

Tips for Surviving the Holiday Sugar & Carb Glut

The holidays are here – and for those of us who are trying to eat healthfully, it can feel a bit like a sugar invasion. How do you deal with the overabundance of sugar and refined carbs that comes with the season? One good place to start is with setting goals. Are you going to […]

Want a Healthy Smile? Think Probiotic

Korean researchers recently found that people who eat less yogurt are more likely to suffer from periodontitis. But why should yogurt protective against this severe form of gum disease? Contrary to what some expected, it’s not because of its calcium content. As we’ve discussed before, periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition caused by harmful […]

Is Saturated Fat Really Evil? (The Short Answer: No)

Some folks act like saying something over and over again will somehow make it true – like the American Dental Association insisting that neurotoxic mercury amalgam is “safe.” Or the American Heart Association (AHA) constantly telling us how much healthier we’d all be if we just replaced saturated fats with unsaturated. They did it again […]

New Fruit Juice Guidelines for Kids May Still Mean Too Much Sugar

Sure, fruit juice is delicious. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s concentrated sugar – and we humans are hardwired to crave that flavor, especially in childhood. As parents, it’s our responsibility to limit the sugar and ingrain healthy eating habits. That includes limiting juice consumption. According to the latest guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, […]

Encapsulating the Nutrients of Nature: Liposomal Vitamin C

If liposomal technology  sounds Greek to you, that’s because the roots of the word lie in the Greek language. Lipo means fat, and soma means body. The technology incorporates these two words, fat and body, to define the mechanical process developed originally by the pharmaceutical industry. Liposomal technology is a method that encapsulates a liquid medicament […]

Fructose: How Sweet It Ain’t

By now we’ve all heard the news, sugar is not only packing on the pounds, it supports chronic diseases of inflammation. From tooth decay and gum disease to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, scientific evidence now indicates we are living the sweet life at the risk of death. This year the […]

Feed Your Gums: The Role of Vitamins D3 & K2 in Periodontal Health

Good hygiene is only a part of preventing – or reversing – gum disease. While hygiene helps keep periopathogens under control, nutrition helps restore the tissues that they wreck. On the one hand, it’s about limiting foods that feed the harmful bacteria in your mouth – sugar, of course, but also refined grain products (think […]