Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes

Studies in the last few years have investigated magnesium’s ability to regulate insulin secretion and/or action, and this is why low levels of magnesium are commonly considered a risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Brown University are now looking at ways to tailor nutritional therapy for diabetes based on several factors: genetics,Continue reading “Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes”

Lycopene Shows Promise as a Fat Fighter

For those of you looking to lose some weight in the New Year, hope comes from Taiwan in the form on a tomato.  A small study published in the Nutrition journal found that people who drank a (280 ml/) daily glass of tomato juice had smaller waistlines. Taiwanese researchers attributed the reduction to the 32.5 mgContinue reading “Lycopene Shows Promise as a Fat Fighter”

One of the Most Popular AIM Products Among Local CrossFitters May Surprise You

Recently, I interviewed Frank and Micheala Beauvais, the owners of Snake River CrossFit and AIM Members, for Living Well Magazine.  The article will likely appear in the February issue. I published most of Michaela’s interview on The Red Rush Blog because the information about CrossFit and exercise was great and I felt that it really spoke to that RedContinue reading “One of the Most Popular AIM Products Among Local CrossFitters May Surprise You”

7 Supplements for Optimal Wintertime Health

As far as winter goes, we’re in the thick of things. The days are about twelve minutes long and the nights last over thirty years.  The streets are icy. Our cars are dirty, and it’s just plain cold no matter where we travel. Christmas is over, and we still have to suffer  winter for twoContinue reading “7 Supplements for Optimal Wintertime Health”

A New Reason to Use Cranverry+

Cranverry+ is very good at what it does. It promotes urinary tract health and protects the body against the candidiasis, more commonly known as a yeast infection. Most of us don’t deal with these problems on a daily basis, knock on wood. So you might then say, “Hey, now that my UTI problems are all gone,Continue reading “A New Reason to Use Cranverry+”

The 8 Micronutrients People Aren’t Getting Enough Of

In an interview with Nutraingredients, Dr. Baiz Frei from the Linus Pauling Institute said he’s concerned that people aren’t getting enough micronutrients in their diets. He also said that a healthy diet is the first step toward correcting these deficiencies and that supplements are the next one. What are the 8 biggest micronutritional deficiencies according to him? Here’s aContinue reading “The 8 Micronutrients People Aren’t Getting Enough Of”

Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure. Salt Linked to Headaches

How many comic strips have we sat through where a stereotypical husband stares longingly at a hoagie or sits slumped over a salad because their stereotypical cartoon wife disallows them from eating salt due to high blood pressure?  The husband is usually wearing a white tank top and a pork pie hat, the wife withContinue reading “Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure. Salt Linked to Headaches”

Coughing, Sore Throat After Exercise? Vitamin C May Be the Answer

I’ve been exercising five days a week over at Member-owned Snake River CrossFit. I am not very athletic and am kind of terrible at any exercise that involves technical skill or spatial coordination, (so nearly all of them), but at least I have lost a lot of body fat flailing about. My new motto is “lookContinue reading “Coughing, Sore Throat After Exercise? Vitamin C May Be the Answer”

5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda

Soda pop dominates our culture. The average American drinks 57 gallons a year.  It’s served in nearly every restaurant, stocked in the cooler of every gas station, you’ll find it in vending machines in hospitals and on posters adorning the walls of almost every athletic event.  But the stuff has a ton of calories and is burstingContinue reading “5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda”

Breathe Easier With Vitamin D Supplementation

A study out of England found that vitamin D supplementation reduced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease symptoms by forty percent in patients who were previously deficient in that vitamin. The symptoms of this disease include coughing, overabundance of mucus, shortness of breath and tightness of chest. These problems have the potential to worsen and lead to hospitalization.  All patientsContinue reading “Breathe Easier With Vitamin D Supplementation”