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Avoiding Canned Foods and Drinks (September 2006)

Why should one avoid canned foods and drinks? These products contain excessive amounts of salt and sugar, and many of the canned foods are overcooked. Excess salt in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, which is a sign that the heart and blood vessels are being...

MSG: Monosodium Glutamate (August 2006)

What is MSG? Monosodium Glutamate, “MSG”, is a processed sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most common amino acids (protein building blocks) found in nature. As glutamate, it is present in virtually all foods. Glutamate is found naturally in foods such as...

Processed Meats (July 2006)

What are processed meats? Foods containing nitrites/nitrates or other preservatives and additives. Read your ingredient labels and look for “nitrite” or Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, and/or Sodium Nitrate. These ingredients are commonly found in pork products...

Artificial Sweeteners (June 2006)

What are artificial sweeteners? Artificial sweeteners are low calorie substances used to replace sugar and other caloric sweeteners. Some common artificial sweeteners include: Aspartame (Equal, Nutrasweet); Acesulfame K (Sunette, Sweet One); Saccharin; Sucralose...

Oil of Oregano (May 2006)

What is Oil of Oregano? As a member of the mint family, oregano has healing and anti-microbial properties. Even though you might sprinkle some oregano on your pizza, oregano was an ancient remedy used for seizures and narcotic poisonings.Oil of Oregano is a virtual...

Don’t Get Bugged This Summer (April 2006)

With the nicer weather comes camping trips with the family, hiking adventures, picnicking by the lake, and those pesky little mosquitoes that go buzzing by your head ruining the rest of the day. Mosquito bites are more than just a nuisance; a bite can be very serious...

Measure Your Health (March 2006)

What does being healthy mean? Does being healthy mean that you are thin, can run fast, you “feel” good, or can lift a lot of weight? What is “real” health? There is a plethora of nutritional information in the media. How do you know who to believe and what REALLY...

Asprin: Good or Bad (Januray 2006)

HISTORY OF ASPIRIN After learning about the adverse side effects linked to prescription painkillers Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra, patients have begun turning to over-the-counter drugs in hopes of finding a safer option. One alternative many seem to be opting for...
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