5 Nutritional Strategies for Acne

The connections between diet and acne are often overlooked. This is strange due to the fact that one of the most common treatments for acne is prescribing 13-cis-retinoic acid (RA) to suppress sebum in both pill and topical form. This chemical (that sounds like a Star Wars robot) is “a retinoid that could derive from the metabolismContinue reading “5 Nutritional Strategies for Acne”

Carrots: Orange You Glad You’ve Lowered Your Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

It’s pretty well established that carrots and their inherent nutrients are good for your eyeballs. In fact, a complete lack of vitamin A will devastate your corneas, and just a little bit of vitamin A deficiency will dry your peepers out. Beta carotene can also help improve your night vision because vitamin A assists the eyes inContinue reading “Carrots: Orange You Glad You’ve Lowered Your Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?”

Nutritional Strategies for Dry Eyes

If you’re a big fan of Dr. Greger over at Nutrition Facts, you may have seen his video on “Treating Dry Eye Disease with Diet.” The video contains graphic pictures of eye surgery and extremely unhealthy eyes, so be aware of that before making the decision to view it.  Over ten million Americans suffer from dry eyes,Continue reading “Nutritional Strategies for Dry Eyes”

The Immune System Marches on Its Stomach

There’s an expression in the healthcare industry: “The immune system marches on its stomach.” Why do they say this? Well, it’s because the sciences of nutrition and immunology are interwoven. You can’t have a functioning immune system when your nutrition needs aren’t being met. In fact, the biggest cause of immunodeficiency in the world is malnutrition. That’s why takingContinue reading “The Immune System Marches on Its Stomach”

Just Carrots: Strength in Simplicity

We live in an age where everything we buy is also something else. Our phones are cameras. Our watches are computers. You can play games on portable stereo systems, and there are now computers that can be used like books. Two-in-one items might serve double purposes, but neither purpose seems to work half as well. Luckily in a world of unnecessary complications, there isContinue reading “Just Carrots: Strength in Simplicity”

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”

Vitamin A: What It Can Do For You

Vitamin A kicks off the alphabet of vitaminery with a bang. If you’re a carrot (203% of vitamin A per serving) fan, you know that vitamin A is the good-vision vitamin. That’s because it helps protect the cornea and has been linked to preventing, impairing or reducing several eye-related health concerns: dry eye, superior limbicContinue reading “Vitamin A: What It Can Do For You”

Vitamin A Deficiency May Play Huge Role in Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes has been called the scourge of the American public because nearly ten percent of the population suffers from it. That’s one million people altogether. It’s the seventh leading cause of death, and there is no cure. A recent study at Weill Cornell Medical College may shed some new light on this problem.  Scientists there lookedContinue reading “Vitamin A Deficiency May Play Huge Role in Type 2 Diabetes”

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”