- Allergies: Food Allergies January 27, 2014
Peanut-free tables in school cafeterias, grade schoolers armed with EpiPens…it is impossible to miss the signs of almost 15 million Americans who cope with increasingly prevalent food allergies. According to ... Continue Reading
- GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisms August 27, 2013
Although we have been ingesting them for the last two decades, foods that are Genetically Modified Organisms, (or GMOs…also referred to as GE, for genetically engineered) are currently the subject of intense scrutiny.
GMOs were introduced 20 years ago as a possible solution to ... Continue Reading
- Apps for Healthcare August 27, 2013
Apps (short for “applications”), are pieces of software that you can download and utilize on your computer, phone or other electronic device. The initial explosion of apps in 2010 has grown exponentially each year, with more than 40,000 medical and health ... Continue Reading
- Peripheral Neuropathy August 27, 2013
It can start as “pins and needles,” as if your hand or foot has fallen asleep, followed by burning, feelings of electric shock, muscle weakness, or extreme sensitivity to the lightest touch. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a chronic and ... Continue Reading
- Milk June 27, 2013
Homogenized cow’s milk has been a staple in most people’s daily diet since early childhood. However, many individuals have allergies, are lactose intolerant, or simply don’t like the taste. The good news, as displayed in the dairy section of ... Continue Reading
- Inoculations June 27, 2013
Vaccinations are a vital part of preventive health maintenance beginning in infancy. Some vaccines that we received as children should be repeated in adulthood, and there are others that are specifically targeted for diseases that adults become susceptible to ... Continue Reading
- Organic Labeling April 27, 2013
Organic food, once only available in health food stores, is now a mainstay in most grocery chains across the country. What does “organic” really mean? Are organic foods really healthier?
In the United States, organic products must adhere to strict production ... Continue Reading
- Eyes – In Focus April 27, 2013
It is safe to assume that many readers of this newsletter put on their reading glasses first! For most of us, vision changes seem to be noticed in our 40’s. We may have first noticed ... Continue Reading
- Healthy Snacks January 27, 2013
Just when the holiday season is over—we’re back on track with healthy eating and an exercise routine—Super Bowl Sunday arrives and often derails our best intentions.
After Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the day that Americans consume the most ... Continue Reading
- Diet Soda January 27, 2013
Diet sodas have become a popular alternative to high-calorie, sugar-laden beverages. According to the University of Texas Health Science Center, 59% of adult Americans report drinking diet soda regularly, to assist with weight control by decreasing calories and to reduce sugar consumption. However, ... Continue Reading