Winter Depression

Wintertime Depression

When the winter solstice occurs and the sun is above the Tropic of Capricorn, do you turn from Prince or Princess Charming into an ogre? It’s the time of year when people report feeling more…

Diabetes: An Integrative Approach

Diabetes has been around for ages. It used to be called “sugar diabetes,” but modern times have changed that to “diabetes mellitus.” The “diabetes” part dates to ancient Greece, and indicates “one…

Is It The Time To Take Your Vitamins?

Lots of people take vitamins and minerals without knowing the reason. It might be that a friend recommended them or because “everybody takes vitamins.” Occasionally, a doctor or other credentialed…

The Importance of Healthy Kidneys

Bert Lance, who worked for Jimmy Carter in the Budget office, is credited with saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” as cited in the May 1977 issue of the magazine Nation’s Business. Sometimes…

The Skinny On Skin

Unlike other organs of the body, skin nutrition can be enhanced by “direct deposit” through topical application of micronutrients, which can complement dietary acquisition and result in a stronger,…

Calcium and CVD, Is There a Connection?

Is there a difference between, “I have blue paint in my bedroom,” and “My bedroom walls are painted blue?” A gallon of paint in the closet or on the floor in your bedroom verifies the first quote.…

Fat Blocking Soda?

Now we can eat all the fat we want in a meal and still lose weight. Forget that two cheeseburgers, fries and a soda, or fried onions rings/mushrooms and a juicy prime cut of beef with a gooey baked…

Special Vitamin K?

Many people think that vitamin K is used by the body only to clot blood after getting a cut. That’s true, but this nutrient is much more complicated than that. Because it’s fat-soluble, it requires…

Allergy and Inflammation

If you’re among the susceptible, the first whack in the face by a giant pollen ball is enough to set you back. You get the runny nose, the watery eyes, the headaches and all the accessories. If…

Shift Work and Your Health

Rotating shifts causes difficulties because it works in opposition to the body’s normal circadian rhythms, the most influential being the sleep/wake cycle. There is also the matter of social…