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Archive Year: 2012

Gluten-free Bread

December 11th, 2012

Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery now carries gluten-free and only 80 calories per slice. New Seasons carries this brand. I will admit I haven’t tried it yet–let me know your thoughts!  I have coupons at the office–please grab one the next time you’re here (while supplies last 🙂  ).

Smoking Linked with Back Pain

December 10th, 2012

So, just in case you need another reason to quit smoking, it has now been shown that smoking cessation may help reduce back pain!  Read more here.

Avoid Ibuprofen with Exercise

December 7th, 2012

This article sites several studies linking ibuprofen use by athletes to gastrointestinal damage. Please use natural anti-inflammatories, if needed, such as bromelain and turmeric, in place of ibuprofen or other NSAID’s. Consult with your naturopathic physician for the best formula for your needs.

Reducing the Risk of Bowel Cancer

December 7th, 2012

Again those bioflavonoids, plus resveratrol, are implicated in reducing the risk of cancer. Their recommendation on alcohol consumption is high, though–limit up to one serving daily for a woman and up to 2 for a man.  Read this article regarding bowel cancer . . .

Fruits and Veggies to Protect Against Breast Cancer

December 7th, 2012

Again, the mantra:  eat your fruits and veggies. Here is research linking their nutrients to reduced risk of breast cancer.

Nutrition Clarification . . .

December 6th, 2012

This is a great interview of Dr. Alan Gaby to help put to rest some of the confusing nutrition information that is out there. Click here.

Teen Smoking Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

December 6th, 2012

Most teens don’t realize that they are laying the foundation for their health for their lifetime. The teen years are critical–and sadly, many don’t know to take this seriously and, as teens, simply don’t care since in general they think they feel great. Remember those days of feeling bullet-proof?!! Now, research is also showing that teen smoking increases the risk of osteoporosis by preventing proper bone development:

AANP – Teen Smoking Increases Osteoporosis Risk – (Wednesday, December 05, 2012) –New research has found that teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life. (Osteoporotic bones lose mineral density, become brittle and facture. About 34 million Americans are at risk. Studies have linked adult smoking with osteoporosis risk, but this is the first study to look at smoking during the teens, when 50 percent of bone accrual occurs.) The study, which included girls aged 11 to 19 years, points to smoking having the greatest negative impact on bone mineral density in the lumbar region of the spine and the hips, areas of particular fracture risk for older women with osteoporosis. The report noted that as much bone is accrued in the two years surrounding the first menstrual cycle as is lost in the last four decades of life. Smoking had no effect on bone mass up to age 13, but through the teens, heavier smokers accrued less bone mass in the hip and spine. Alcohol intake had no impact on any bone outcomes. The research, published December 4, 2012 in the Journal of Adolescent Health, is available at with fee.

Diet Impacts Heart Health, Too

December 6th, 2012

Again–eat more veggies, for your heart, too!  Healthy diets reduce risk of repeat heart attacks per recent research.  Click here.

Strokes on the Rise in Young Population

December 6th, 2012

Don’t be mislead–strokes can and do occur in young people, not just the elderly. To support your health, be sure to include lots of vegetables in your diet, include healthy fats (e.g., cod liver oil, fish, coconut oil) and avoid ALL trans fats.  Read more here.

Herbed Salts

December 5th, 2012

What a great way to preserve your herbs and season your food!  (But limit or avoid if you have a salt sensitivity such as high blood pressure).  Click here for recipes.

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