CoQ10 is a vitamin-like substance that is essential for energy production in the body. Our ‘busiest’ organs are the most reliant on CoQ10 for energy, and this includes our heart, brain and nervous system, as well as liver detoxification pathways. Unfortunately, statin medications that are used to lower cholesterol also lower CoQ10 levels…. and quickly. […]
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Strategies for Success with your Program
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
Is It Your Adrenals?
Serotonin deficiency is the most common mood problems in the US. Serotonin deficiency is a factor in many seemingly unrelated psychological and physical symptoms, ranging from panic and irritability to insomnia and pain. A deficiency of serotonin causes the reverse of every positive, happy, satisfied feeling that sufficient levels promote. A catch-22 occurs because stress […]
On the brink of fall, we put away our Summer things: sunscreen, pool towels, bathing suits. While packing, let’s make sure this one major summer habit is kept with us into autumn: DRINKING WATER!
Does Alcohol Increase Risk for Breast Cancer?
Does alcohol increase risk for breast cancer? Women who averaged three to four or more drinks per week were 34% more likely to have a recurrence than those who drank less than once a week. Likewise, breast cancer-specific mortality risk rose 51% for the regular drinkers among breast cancer survivors. The increased risk of recurrence […]
Breast Cancer Risk Discussion
Factors that influence breast cancer risk: Pesticides such as Atrazine (most common pesticide sprayed on lawns) are xenoestrogenic (mimic estrogen), as are pthalates (in plastics, most fragranced products, medical devices)-95% of us have detectable levels in our urine- BPA (plastics, canned foods including baby formula), and parabens (cosmetics, soaps), air fresheners and insect repellants. It […]
Thyroid: The Most Misunderstood Organ in the Body
Thyroid: The Most Misunderstood Organ in the Body Are you suspicious about having thyroid dysfunction yet your labs are normal? Are you taking thyroid medication, yet are still symptomatic? The symptoms: Fatigue, feeling chilled, dry, thinning hair, dry skin, swelling, constipation, depression, muscle/joint pain, elevated cholesterol, low libido. The prevalence: 1 out of 7 US […]
The term GMO (genetically modified organism) is everywhere. Our government says they are safe, good for the economy, yet 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, have severe restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. GMO’s are designed to allow chemical […]
Breaking Our Bad Winter Habits
It’s been a tough, dark winter. Unfortunately that meant less activity and giving in to those comfort foods. The result: More fat, less muscle and habits that are hard to break. Imbalanced eating fuels sugar/starch cravings, which leads to increased fat, water retention and fatigue, none of which are a fun way to usher in […]
Recently, the New York State Attorney General’s Office accused four major retailers (GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart) of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements and demanded that they remove the products from their shelves with a cease and desist order. Through testing, label claims were found to be fraudulent, as herbs listed were not […]