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Alkaline Diet: What Exactly Is It?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyZYVyocIA I immigrated to the United States in the early 80’s.  Diet in Korea was for the most part healthy, as my mom cooked most foods from home and we really didn’t have many fast food options in the 70’s in Korea. When we did...

A Functional Approach to Heart Health

There are many risk factors for heart disease, including lack of exercise, poor diet, genetics, and smoking. And making healthier choices can protect you from cardiovascular diseases. Try incorporating these tips and you’ll feel good knowing that you’re looking after...

Top 4 Supplements For Joint Pain

Everyone feel a little soreness in the shoulder or a twinge in the knee. But recent study shows that women are more affected than men. The CDC estimates that among 70 million Americans who suffer from arthritis and chronic joint symptoms, 41 million of whom are...

Is Stress Ruining Your Diet?

It seems when we are having a tough day, we crave more for pastry rather than a piece of fruit. A Swiss study suggests people cannot resist tasty, unhealthy foods when they’re under stress. Using food as a pick me up or to celebrate from time to time isn’t necessarily...

7 Easy Tricks for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time for everyone. We all dress up in scary costumes, enjoy parties, and your kids get to eat yummy treats. These tips will help you incorporate healthy habits into trick-or-treating. Keep the candy at bay. Tooth decay is painful and damaging...

A Quick Start Guide to Alkaline Diet

Alkaline diet, also known as the alkaline ash diet or alkaline acid diet, can help you lose a few extra pounds and avoid health problems. The general rule is that some foods such as processed foods and refined sugar cause your body to produce acid, which may...

How to best absorb antioxidants

Antioxidants are an important part of your daily diet. Antioxidants are found in plant based foods, and help eliminate harmful and unstable substances in the body. These harmful substances are called free radicals. An excess of free radicals causes inflammation that...

Maximize Antioxidant Absorption!

Antioxidants Antioxidants are all the rage in health news today. Antioxidants are nutrients found in plants that help decrease inflammation that causes chronic disease. They do this by neutralizing harmful substances called free radicals in the body. Free radicals...

Carrageenan bad for you confusion clarified

I always warn patients about "filtering" information on the web. There are tons of illegitimate claims being made everyday and it's becoming harder to know what to believe because there are confounding information. Confusion is inevitable.... One particular question I...

Fall into nutrition

Fall is the time of year where foods get richer, creamier, and sweeter. Americans consume an average of 200 calories more per day in the fall than in the summer. There are many theories as to why this is. It could be biological. Our innate instincts tell us to eat...

Outdoor Fall Activities

Before we all go into hibernation for the wintertime, take the time to enjoy the cooling down weather after a blistering summer. With the weekend coming up and 70 degree temperatures in the forecast, there are plenty of activities that you can do outside that will...

Getting more fiber

Fiber is among the many nutrients that are lacking in the standard American diet. Fiber keeps your colon healthy by promoting bowel movements. Fiber also binds to bad LDL cholesterol and carries it out of the body. Even with all the health benefits of fiber, the...

Is snacking helping or hurting you?

In the 20th century, Americans typically consumed 3 square meals a day. The 21st century has brought on the notion of snacking, largely because quick grab and go convenience foods are, well... convenient. There are many nutritious snacks and non-nutritious snacks...

Stop drinking soda for good

Whether you say soda, pop, coke, pepsi, or soft drink, they all mean the same thing. Regardless of how you feel about the correct way of saying this popular fizzy drink, I will use the word soda. Hopefully, no offense is taken. Soda is everywhere in the United...

The ins and outs of coconut oil

Coconut oil has rapidly increased in popularity over the past few years. Coconut oil boasts health claims such as reducing hypertension, maintaining proper cholesterol levels, and boosting immunity. Because of its increasing popularity, the choices of coconut oil...

How to recover from antibiotics

The season of sickness is upon us. It is the time of colds, flu, strep, sinus infections, and stomach flu. Everyone is cooped up indoors, and the spread of germs happens faster than the number of times you can wash your hands and sanitize surfaces in a day. If you do...

As the days get shorter

Days get shorter and the weather gets colder, there is less sunshine to go around. This means less vitamin D for our skin to absorb. Vitamin D is hard to find in foods. It is fortified in milk and orange juice, but many Americans do not drink either of them. All these...

Why Alkaline?

Our Alkaline Program is about creating balance.  Because we are organic, we constantly fluctuate on the general dichotomy of good-bad, alkaline-acidity, high-low, sad-happy, positive-negative, sick-healthy, etc… This fluctuation is highly dependent on...

What is adrenal exhaustion?

With so much information and busy schedules, we are becoming overloaded with “to do” lists and bombarded with flood of information every minute.  Consider the smart phones, Tablets, IPADS, and the likes……perhaps its time to really enjoy peace and quiet and really...

Vitamin D to thrive

Vitamin D: An Absolute Requirement for Healthy Living Everyone should have his or her vitamin D level checked at least once a year (infants through the elderly). Below are conditions that have been associated with vitamin D levels: 10 ng/mL Severely deficient 15 ng/mL...

Understanding Thyroid Tests

Understanding thyroid tests - There is confounding information in medical literature about thyroid testing. Traditionally, doctors have relied on a test called TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to help diagnose and treat patients with a thyroid disorder. Until...

Shocking findings from “Food Matters”

Eating Genetically Modified Corn can have devastating consequences.  It can cause cancerous tumors as seen above, “ new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn. The study was published in The Food &...

Restore your gut

One of the first steps to restoring your gut and healing chronic  inflammation is to stop the influx of chemicals and pesticides that come from our routine American diet. If you are suffering from digestive issues, IBS, gas, indigestion, or skin irritations,...

Importance of probiotics in kids

Probiotics are live strands of bacteria that are GOOD for you. Bacteria is usually associated with disease or sickness, but there is good bacteria that colonizes the gut. This gut bacteria is called microflora, or just flora for short. Flora plays an important role in...

Healing butter: ghee

Ghee is another name for clarified butter, and is a traditional healing food in India. It is made by heating butter until it liquefies into a golden liquid. The milk solids are removed, making it suitable for those who are lactose intolerant. You can also buy it in...

Have more energy

As a Physical Therapist, I share a personal space with my patients when treating them. Over time, found that each patient brings their own set of expectations, fears, and perceptions to the table.  The visit with me to facilitate healing only begins when our...

Foods that are making me older

Can food be inflammatory? YES. “Dietary patterns high in refined starches, sugar, and saturated and trans fatty acids, poor in natural antioxidants and fiber from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and poor in omega-3 fatty acids may cause an activation of the...

Food sources of vitamin B12

Food Sources of Vitamin B1 Vitamin B12 is required for proper red blood cell formation and neurological function. It is bound to the protein in food and is released by the activity of hydrochloric acid and enzymes in the stomach. Those with low amounts of hydrochloric...

Food for thought

I practice Hot Yoga (Bikram yoga) regularly, and had a thought during the class as my fellow yogis were engaging in the conversation about the Fast Diet.  One yogi did not agree with the yoga teacher touting and recommending the Fast Diet in class due to the...

Fatigue Solutions

Fatigued? Your diet may be lacking these 5 important nutrients. We are helping patients everyday overcome their fatigue through education and nutrition guidance. Here are 5 nutrients that your body may be lacking if you’re overcome with chronic fatigue....

When fatigue becomes an issue

I spent the weekend at an IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine) conference, where we focused on Energy.  I studied the implications and nutritional therapies that drastically reboot your health and increase your energy. My current Alkaline Nutrition Therapy...

Antioxidant foods

With so much publicity over the benefits of antioxidants, I am sure that you have heard about the health benefits of antioxidants. But do you know what an antioxidant is and how they actually work? Antioxidants are dietary substances including some nutrients such as...

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