Painful Knee? Vitamin D!

As we age, our joints can become creakier than a fleet of haunted pirate ships. They can also become subject to all sorts of unpleasant aches and pains. The knee is one of the body’s most useful joints,  often used to kick pesky soccer balls and to traverse winding staircases. So if you ever want to play soccer onContinue reading “Painful Knee? Vitamin D!”

AIM Products and Whole Body Nutrition: A Brief Overview

Whole Body Nutrition Food choices are the most important element of a healthy lifestyle.  A diet rich in whole-foods, in fresh foods, in real foods can impact our lives more than almost anything else. The problem is, most of us are eating processed foods, sweetened foods or foods loaded with artificial flavors and chemicals. ItContinue reading “AIM Products and Whole Body Nutrition: A Brief Overview”

New Study: Magnesium Shows Promise for Improving Diabetes-Related Health Outcomes

Magnesium plays a huge role in the day-to-day functions of the body. It strengthens your bones. It helps your heart to beat. It assists in the conversion of food to energy, and it also does a few hundred other things.  It’s very important, and yet the majority of mankind is deficient. (Somewhere between 60-80%).  Recently low levelsContinue reading “New Study: Magnesium Shows Promise for Improving Diabetes-Related Health Outcomes”

Vitamin D Brightens Futures Like Sunshine

There have been two big stories about vitamin D in the news this week. And besides for magnesium–which plays a huge role in vitamin D production, function and use–Vitamin D may be the most overlooked nutrient.  Seventy-five percent of American adults and teenagers don’t get enough of it.  I believe that people take it forContinue reading “Vitamin D Brightens Futures Like Sunshine”

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”

Magnesium Has Gone Mainstream But So Has Magnesium Deficiency

A recent story published on CNN.com proves that magnesium and magnesium deficiency have finally nabbed the spotlight of the mainstream media. CNN interviewed Dr, Danine Fruge the Associate Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida who reminds us that less than 25% of the US populace receives their daily allotment of magnesium. Without magnesium your heartContinue reading “Magnesium Has Gone Mainstream But So Has Magnesium Deficiency”

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”