Help for Diabetes

Over 18 million people in the United States have diabetes. An estimated 13 million have been diagnosed while another 5 million are unaware that they have the disease. Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Tommy G. Thompson announced findings from the Diabetes Prevention Program’s clinical trial Continue reading “Help for Diabetes” »

The Benefits Of Probiotics

Bacteria Can Be Good For You! When we think of bacteria, we generally think it is bad. While this can be true, many of us are not aware that certain forms of bacteria can in fact be good for us. “Good” bacteria essentially combat the development of “bad” bacteria, which in turn strengthens our immune system and wards off disease. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Probiotics” »

Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options for Atherosclerosis

Dietary considerations: There is more to the dietary approach to atherosclerosis than eliminating fat from the diet. Fat restriction is important, but there are other dietary strategies that can be used to help lower cholesterol. As well, there are a variety of vitamins, nutrients, and micronutrients that can lower the risk of heart disease when consumed as part of a fat-restricted diet. Continue reading “Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options for Atherosclerosis” »