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”

Carotenoids Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk and Recurrence

The next time you’re at the supermarket, you may want to spend a bit more time browsing the produce section. A new long-term study published in the American Journal  of Clinical Nutrition found that high concentrations of  carotenoids in the blood, specifically beta and alpha carotene and lycopene, were linked to an 18-28% reduction in breast cancer risk.Continue reading “Carotenoids Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk and Recurrence”

A Shiitake Mushroom a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

If you recall your Super Mario Brothers video game, Mario, a plumber, and his brother, Luigi, (also in the plumbing profession) grew stronger and bigger whenever they ate red and yellow mushrooms  hidden inside bricks that they headbutted apart. Although that sounds like the most insane thing ever–video game logic skews towards absurdity–there is a nugget ofContinue reading “A Shiitake Mushroom a Day May Keep the Doctor Away”

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”

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”