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Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

It is very important to have an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals especially during pregnancy. The main ingredients required as building blocks are essential aminoacids along with the following vitamins and minerals which must be taken as supplements even though foods contain these nutrients to some extent.
Folic Acid is highly important in the formation of cells and neurological development. Deficiency leads to neural tube […]

Eating for 1.1

The nutritional and metabolic environment of the fetus as comprised by the mother has great impact on the baby’s later development. If the fetus is exposed to high blood sugar in utero, the DNA of the fetus is geared to anticipate a similar environment following birth. This can lead to health problems.

The best guideline for […]

Antioxidant Agents and Antiaging

Antioxidant agents and antiaging capabilities are being studied and some intriguing facts are emerging.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a direct antioxidant. It is abundant in citrus fruits and berries. It also aids in collagen production.
Vitamin E as alpha tocopherol and tocotrienols found in olive oil, asparagus, almonds, nuts, green leafy vegetables, spinach and wheat […]

Glycemic Index and Your Health

Glycemic index (GI) has to do with how quickly the foods you eat are broken down into glucose. Fast is bad and slow is good. Foods that have a high Glycemic Index break down into glucose quickly and cause a sudden surge in your blood glucose- blood sugar level. This causes a big insulin surge […]

Healthy Nutrition and Olive Oil

Healthy Nutrition is based on research done to help promote health. We will start with the health benefits of olive oil. A study published this year showed that olive oil polyphenols and omega 3 fatty acids in fish will help reduce atherosclerosis between 54% and 61%. Olive oil increases the HDL (beneficial) cholesterol and lowers […]

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy diet, regular exercise and avoidence of smoking,alcohol and drugs and having a positive outlook form the basis of a healthy lifestyle. Here we will review some of the most recent data on diet in the prevention of heart disease in women This approach helps reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke.

In a […]

How To Cut Healthcare Costs By 75%

Obesity and Smoking cause 40% of premature deaths in the US. Obesity and Smoking also are the cause of 70% of chronic diseases like diabetes, emphysema, heart disease and disabilities. They cause 75% of the cost of healthcare costs. It is obviously imperative to prevent and treat obesity and smoking if we want to lower healthcare costs.

Safe Nutrition

Safe nutrition relates to avoidance of food-borne contaminants, pathogens and toxins that cause food -borne infections and food poisoning. There are 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses in the US annually and 5000 fatalities from this cause. The following precautions are beneficial in preventing these illnesses.

1) Hand washing completely with water and soap before handling […]

Omega-3’s and Heart Disease Prevention

The typical US diet has a ratio of 1:20 of omega-3′s versus omega-6′s. This ratio should be 1:1 to help prevent most of the degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, degenerative brain diseases and autoimmune disorders. Also depression and allergies can be greatly decreased by having the right ratio. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)has shown that by […]

The Obesity Epidemic and Metabolic Syndrome

The problem of obesity has now reached epidemic proportions in the US and is the single greatest healthcare problem and the most expensive in its effects. The Metabolic Syndrome which is a consequence of the obesity epidemic is alarming with increased insulin resistance, hypertension, blood profile that is prone to clots, low- level of vessel […]