7 Nutritional Strategies for Headaches

If you suffer from headaches, migraine or otherwise, finding dietary strategies may prove difficult. Take the banana as an example.  The banana has a lot of good stuff in it: potassium, magnesium, vitamin B 6 and vitamin C. A lot of these nutrients and minerals appear on this list of headache fighters. However, bananas alsoContinue reading “7 Nutritional Strategies for Headaches”

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”

Nutrition for Lifelong Skeletal Health

Osteoporosis International recently published an article that examined the nutritional needs of the skeleton during its bony lifetime.  Using the results of over 130 studies, the researchers set out to outline ideal nutritional goals to aid the bones during their journey from the cradle to the Craftmatic adjustable chair. Here are some highlights: During Pregnancy:  An overall healthy dietContinue reading “Nutrition for Lifelong Skeletal Health”

CalciAIM Video

CalciAIM™ is a natural citrus drink mix that provides free ionic calcium and bioavailable nutrients essential to proper skeletal function and overall wellness. Each scoop contains 38 percent of the daily intake of calcium, along with support minerals and vitamins such as magnesium, zinc, copper, and vitamins A, C, and D.

CalciAIM: A Healthy Foundation for Your Body

Postmenopausal women, the lactose intolerant, vegetarians, people who consume large amounts of alcohol, caffeine, and/or soda, folks with Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, people who don’t get enough sun, those who live in nursing homes, IBS sufferers, the obese, the very dark-skinned, and most people. It may seem like a random list of qualities, but everyone mentioned has something inContinue reading “CalciAIM: A Healthy Foundation for Your Body”

Low Vitamin D: High Rate of Cognitive Decline

Vitamin D deficiency–alongside magnesium, potassium and folate to name just a few–is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies. You need vitamin D to absorb calcium for bone growth, and your muscles need it for movement; it helps nerves transmit messages and bolsters the immune system. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked toContinue reading “Low Vitamin D: High Rate of Cognitive Decline”

5 Nutritional Strategies for Knee Pain

The greatest danger to your knees is simply using your knees–as one does–for years and years and years.  According to WebMD, there’s a 33% chance that if you’re at the doctor, you’re there because your knee hurts. The majority of knee problems are caused by osteoarthritis, a condition brought about by wear and tear.  Athletes, the overweight,Continue reading “5 Nutritional Strategies for Knee Pain”

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”

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”