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Live long—like a Mediterranean

Live long—like a Mediterranean

Did you know people from Mediterranean countries—such as Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia—have less heart disease, cancer and obesity?  Do you know why? Diet and exercise. The Mediterranean diet originates from foods found in the area bordering the Mediterranean Sea — primarily fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, and fish. The health effects [...]

March 1, 2013 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Nutrition Comments Off on Live long—like a Mediterranean

Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

Treating yourself to a diet rich in highly processed, salty, fatty foods puts you at risk for heart disease and diabetes—and may also damage your bones. Studies suggest a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins (such as fish), where the main source of dietary fat is olive oil, may produce [...]

October 4, 2012 Susan Bone health, Men's Health, Monthly Promotions, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

How to prevent bone loss

How to prevent bone loss

Bone growth and loss is a natural, regenerative process called bone turnover.  During childhood, bone formation exceeds bone deterioration resulting in bone growth. However, around age 30, breakdown exceeds formation and normal bone loss occurs. By midlife, because of hormone changes, diet, and lifestyle, about half of all women and a quarter of all men [...]

October 3, 2012 Susan Bone health, Men's Health, Monthly Promotions, Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on How to prevent bone loss

Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis

Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis

Most women are aware of the risks of osteoporosis; but few know the extent of the risk. Low bone density affects women of all ages and ethnicities. Some startling statistics published by the National Osteoporosis Foundation: Of the nearly 10 million people with osteoporosis, 8 million or 80% are women. In the years following menopause, [...]

October 1, 2012 Susan Bone health, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis

Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Recent nutritional research examines the earliest human diet, the Paleolithic diet or paleodiet, in search of answers to recent health crises such as obesity and diabetes. The paleodiet was full of variety and was sourced mainly by hunting and gathering.  Early humans consumed berries, fruits, plants, as well as small and large game. However, due [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Women's Health Comments Off on Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol

Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol

Nuts are a super food—a small food that packs a big punch. Full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, many health practitioners are “going nuts” over nuts. Eating nuts is a convenient way to add dietary protein and fiber to your diet. And antioxidants found in nuts are credited with cell protection properties that help fight [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol

Are you really on track? A Nutrition Profile will show you.

Are you really on track? A Nutrition Profile will show you.

Identifying deficiencies in nutrition is not just for the acutely ill or severely deficient. In fact, blood tests to evaluate vitamin and nutrition levels are ideal for individuals who want to maintain their ideal weight, maximize vitality, slow aging and steer their bodies out of genetic danger zones. How do you know if you’re on [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Nutrition Comments Off on Are you really on track? A Nutrition Profile will show you.

Start your day with a Nutrition Panel

Start your day with a Nutrition Panel

The foundation of good health? Nutrition. Proper nutrition leads to fewer illnesses, faster recovery and overall better health. In many cases, medical conditions can be treated simply by eating better. How do you measure up? HealthCheckUSA has a nutrition panel that will allow you to work with your doctor to build a nutrition and diet [...]

July 7, 2012 Susan Nutrition Comments Off on Start your day with a Nutrition Panel

Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.

Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D or the “sunshine vitamin” is derived mainly from sunlight. The main role of vitamin D in the body is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, and is critical to the formation of strong bone tissue. Symptoms (though often subtle) of a vitamin [...]

May 26, 2012 Susan Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans

“Light Rhythms” From Experience Life, June 2009 Recent studies in North America and Europe indicate that a staggering 95 percent of people are vitamin D deficient — not surprising given how much time we spend inside. Sunlight doesn’t just help set your internal clock, it actually nourishes your body by helping it create vitamin D.  [...]

May 26, 2009 Susan Vitamin D Deficiency Comments Off on Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans