Don’t Forget Your Fiber – Part 3

The third supplement in my article series on the five supplements I think every adult should take is fiber. Fiber is commonly known for keeping people regular, but did you know that it also helps prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes? Fiber is best delivered naturally by eating plant foods, grains and legumes, but most of us don’t eat enough fiber and are deficient in this vital nutrient. It’s not only important to eat enough fiber, but to eat it at the right time as well. Fiber is a carbohydrate that our body does not digest or absorb. Fat, [Read More]

Heart Health is Only the Beginning – Part 2

This is the second of five articles highlighting the five supplements I think every adult should take. The first was a whole-food based multivitamin. The second is a form of CoQ10. Ubiquitous means to exist or to be everywhere; to be omnipresent. From the same word source comes the second supplement I think virtually everyone should be taking: ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is the active and reduced form of CoQ10 (also known as ubiquinone). CoQ10 is found in every cell of the body and performs a critical role in cellular energy production. It also protects against free radical damage, which affects the [Read More]

Cancer Screening: Helpful or Harmful?

The Washington Post recently reported that men should NOT receive a routine blood test for prostate cancer. A government task force concluded that “for every one man saved by PSA testing, another one will develop a dangerous blood clot, two will have heart attacks and 40 will become impotent or incontinent because of unnecessary treatment.” Now before you think this is new news, similar information was reported by The New York Times back in 2009 and I first wrote about it when we originally launched New England Health Advisory in 2010. So this week, I am re-visiting the article  I [Read More]

Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Gummy Worms: The Connection to GMOs

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the European study linking genetically modified corn and Monsanto’s weed-killing Round Up spray to cancerous tumors and other health concerns. This study led to America’s GMO corn being banned in Russia and pending reviews by other European countries. As with all studies, some will challenge the results and even the study’s scientists say the study will need to be replicated. But seeing the pictures of the tumor-laden rats wasn’t necessary for me to confirm what I know intuitively: that these products are not in our best health interests. As the attention focuses around [Read More]

Arsenic: Not Just Your Grandmother’s Poison

Arsenic has been used as a poison for centuries; a single dose of inorganic arsenic about the weight of a postage stamp would be enough to kill you. But now concerns have been raised about chronic long-term exposure to smaller amounts of arsenic through drinking water, juices such as apple and grape juice, and foods such as rice and rice-based cereals and beverages. While the EPA regulates the arsenic levels in bottled water and tap water, no such limits exist for the presence of arsenic in other foods and beverages. You may have seen the recent reports of high levels [Read More]

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