Topics of Interest


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.

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According to recent research, nutrition during pregnancy should include the Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. These are important to help the development of the fetus, prevent prematurity and improve brain development. Most diets are deficient in these nutrients. Fish oil is a good source and the supplementation of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA eicosapentaenoic […]

Healthy Foods

The following foods are listed in alphabetical order and have beneficial effects on your health:

APPLES contain antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage. They help protect your lungs by providing quercetin. Also by eating two apples daily the acetylcholine in the brain is boosted. This neurotransmitter is important in memory function.
BANANAS help fight off H. […]

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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 […]

Omega-6’s vs Omega-3’s

Linoleic acid (LA) which is an omega-6 fatty acid and Alpha-Linolenic acid (LnA) which is an omega-3 fatty acid are both needed in the diet since neither can be produced by the body. That is why they are called essential fatty acids. On the other hand EPA , DHA and AA can be produced by […]

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PUFA’s and EFA’s

PUFA’s are the polyunsaturated fatty acids and the EFA’s are essential fatty acids. Over the past few days we have been going over the benefits of these, especially of DHA and EPA, before and during pregnancy and while nursing. The omega-6′s are in abundant supply in the typical US diet due to the high consumption […]

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.

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Health Secrets of Vitamin D

It is becoming evident that vitamin D deficiency is extremely common in conditions like diabetes, PCOS, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and several other disease entities. The reason Vitamin D is vital has to do with its role as a hormone precursor. Overweight individuals are particularly deficient in vitamin D levels.

This fat soluble […]

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 […]