Why Do I Need Vitamin D?

  Surely you have heard of vitamin D. You may even understand the role it plays in supporting your bone health. What many people don’t know is that vitamin D plays a critical part in the health of your immune system and is essential for long-term optimal health. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient essential […]

Acidophilus – A Team Player in the Health of Your GI Tract

  You’d have to be waking up from a decade-long coma to not have heard the words acidophilus, probiotic or flora in the media – especially with Jamie Lee Curtis’ yogurt commercials making light of what happens “in the bathroom” and the hilarious Saturday Night Live parodies that followed. Acidophilus (specifically lactobacillus acidophilus) is one […]

Cleaning “House” with Fiber

  Fiber is one of the most important nutrients in our daily diet – it’s our internal housekeeper! Unfortunately, those of us eating the SAD way (ie. the Standard American Diet) are getting far too little of these substances to maintain optimal health. According to the Institute of Medicine, we need at least 25-38 grams […]

What do you Consider “Good Nutrition”?

  Surprisingly, I like Wikipedia’s definition of nutrition: “the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life”. These provisions are really macro-nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) and micro-nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, etc) that come from our diet. Ultimately the foods in our […]