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Calcium: HOW MUCH?

Calcium: HOW MUCH?

Insufficient calcium leads to bone loss, muscle cramps and insomnia. Too much calcium may result in calcium being deposited in unwanted areas of the body such as the arteries. So, where is the sweet spot for calcium intake? T he chart at the   ...

 

Potassium, Essential for Heart and BONE!

Potassium, Essential for Heart and BONE!

Potassium is essential for Heart and BONE! Are you getting enough potassium for your bones and your overall health? In general, potassium, one of the electrolytes, is a type of mineral that is required for your body to work properly. A high i  ...

 

Salt in BONE OUT?

Salt in BONE OUT?

Salt in BONE OUT? Table salt (refined) and sea salt is primarily a combination of sodium and chloride (NaCl). Sodium is an essential element, which means we can’t live without it. Our bodies need sodium and it makes the taste of food, o  ...

 

Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivities

Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities are a common--and often undiagnosed--health problem. Next Wednesday, I'll be giving a free webinar discussing some of the most common triggers and ways to deal with them. There are many points of view about how to define fo  ...

 

Weighing in on Fish Oil Safety

Weighing in on Fish Oil Safety

Recently, an article showed up in the news regarding omega-3 fish oil supplements and their contamination by PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). Most of the PCBs in the environment today are due to pesticides that were banned in 1979. The problem i  ...

 

Dr. Lani's Favorite Tahini Recipe

Dr. Lani's Favorite Tahini Recipe

Tahini is a healthy Middle Eastern dressing or dip. I think you will find this dressing a very easy and healthy addition to your diet. It is high in protein, calcium and other nutrients. Another bonus is that lemon is alkaline, so it is good for   ...

 


Flu Shot or Not?

Flu Shot or Not?

Many of my readers have asked me to weigh in on the H1N1 vaccination controversy. There are two extreme points of view when it comes to vaccinating for the H1N1/swine flu. The CDC recommends that everyone get the vaccine starting with those most   ...

 

Okinawans Teach the World a Lesson on Longevity

Okinawans Teach the World a Lesson on Longevity

There is a saying that Okinawans utter before eating: "Hara Hachi Bu", or "Eat until 80% full". Okinawans are the oldest living society on the planet and many are centurions. What is the key for their longevity and excellent health quality? M  ...

 

HPV Vaccine Yes or No?

HPV Vaccine Yes or No?

By now most of us have seen the television commercials with girls of every race playing together, smiling and chanting, “I’m not going to be the one. I’m not going to be the one.” This is the commercial that Merck pharmace  ...

 


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