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Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

How I’ll try to maintain my new year goals…

...but unfortunately by mid-February most of our resolutions have fallen to the wayside. The practice of reflecting on the past and the future would actually be wise to do on the first of every month...

Supplement Use

Supplement Use

Are supplements safe? Of course they are when used properly, and with guidance from a doctor.

...Yohimbe, is a powerful herb that is an alpha two adrenergic antagonist, appetite suppressant, and an aphrodisiac to name a few of its actions. However, its side effects include: nausea, vomiting, mydriasis, weakness, anxiety, panic, insomnia, loss of coordination, diaphoresis, increased heart rate, tachypnea, tremors, respiratory paralysis, or cardiac failure...

Back To School Immune System Prep

Back To School Immune System Prep

There is more to do than just clothes and supply shopping for back to school preparation.

...But I would ask that, as a family, you also work on your back to school health preparations. It is not uncommon that kids will get sick the first few weeks of school as they are getting freshly exposed to their classmates germs again...

Always Consult Your Doctor About Your Supplements

Always Consult Your Doctor About Your Supplements

Mixing supplements and your prescribed pharmaceuticals is a recipe for disaster without consulting your primary care doctor first.

...estimated that 23,000 people end up in the emergency room each year suffering from heart palpitations, chest pain, choking or other problems after ingesting dietary supplements.” This seems like a large number of people, and it is certainly nothing to ignore or take lightly, however it only accounts for about 5% of the number of ER visits involving pharmaceuticals by comparison...

Recent FDA Crack Down On Bad Supplements

Recent FDA Crack Down On Bad Supplements

Recent FDA crack down on low quality (or "no-quality") supplements might paint a bad image of the entire industry. There is a reason why I use specific brands.

...These companies that I trust, and use, not only do the third party testing on their completed products, but also on all of their raw materials. If the raw materials are not pure then these companies would rather have their product be on backorder than send out a less than pure supply as was recently the case with a prominent manufacturer...

Prop 65 And Supplements

The State of California is required, through Prop 65, to publish and maintain a list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

Multi-Vitamins

Multivitamins can be found anywhere; but are all multivitamins created equal? NO!

Flu And H1N1, How To Protect Yourself And Your Family

A concerning aspect of the promotion of the H1N1 Flu vaccine is that vaccine manufacturers are not fully listing ingredients in the inserts. However - here are some of the ingredients commonly found in vaccines:

Seasonal Allergies

It is allergy season again, which for some of us means dealing with runny nose, watery and bloodshot eyes, sneezing, congestion and itchy skin. How do we deal with the symptoms?

Why Should You Take Vitamin And Mineral Supplements?

We all know that we need regular supplies of macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fats. However when it comes to our micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements, we often disregard their importance...