15 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System, Or: How to Not Get Sick

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During this challenging time when we are isolated while the world tries to sort out how to respond to a novel pandemic on a seemingly hourly basis, many of us are feeling helpless and scared.  Our focus is simultaneously overwhelmed with the unknowns of our finances (when our income will return to normal) and our health (whether or not we will get sick), among other things.  So I thought I would share my formula for avoiding illness, which has proven … Read More

The Importance of Proper Digestion

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               We have all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Taken at face value, this statement can be somewhat misleading. A more accurate statement would be, “You are what you absorb.” Healthy food choices are very important, but those nutritious foods won’t do you much good at all and could actually be the source of all sorts of health problems if you are not digesting them properly.                  Even if nutrition is a high priority for you and you … Read More

Latest in Natural Products – 2015

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Every year I attend the Natural Products Expo East (there is a West coast version as well) in Baltimore and  share the highlights with my readers. For those who don’t know, the Natural Products Expo is the largest gathering of manufacturers and distributors (more than 25,000) of health and nutrition products in the world. This is an opportunity for new companies to introduce their products to the industry and for relatively new companies to expand beyond their local marketplace.  I … Read More

Are You a Sugarholic?

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You knew right away I was talking about you, didn’t you? Chances are you’re reading this article because you are hopelessly addicted to sugar or suspect that you are, or you have a loved one who is a sugarholic and you want to know what can be done about it. There are generally two kinds of sugar addiction: emotional and chemical. To make things even simpler, if the emotional void is not addressed through some other means, it can very … Read More

What is a good/healthy sugar substitute?

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Protein. But seriously . . . While eating more protein can curb your cravings for sugar, you would be kidding yourself to say it is a good substitute for the sweet taste of sugar. The truth is that most of us need to minimize our desire for that sweet taste altogether. For many people who have been addicted to sugar for years, simply eating something sweet — sugar substitutes included ““ can cause the same harmful metabolic response as sugar … Read More