Nutrition Highlights of the Week

Sugary sodas still a major factor in obesity   According to an article from Medline Plus on November 14,2017 the amount of sugary sodas we drink may be on decline. Yet the overall consumption of these drinks remains high.  Calories consumed are still too high and obesity is still on the rise.  Many of these calories are consumed from Sugar-Sweetened beverages and reducing these drinks can have a significant effect on obesity.  Many teens and young adults are consuming more than the recommended amount of added sugar set by the dietary guidelines for Americans.  Recommendations from The American Heart Association […]

Sodas A Major Factor in Obesity

  A Cure for Cancer? Claims across the internet abound promoting products to treat or cure many diseases such as cancer.  As consumers of these products it is important for us to do our own research before purchasing them.  Our own health or those of our loved ones could be severely affected by the choices we make.  Claims such as providing a cure should be looked at with skepticism.  Medical research has made wonderful progress and there are now treatments available that were never imagined years ago, and more research is being done to find new and improved treatments every […]

Cancer Cures and a Warning from the FDA

Health Issues Today I am not a nutritionist, a doctor, or a health care worker.  I am a mother, wife and friend.  Over the years, some of my family members have been diagnosed with diseases that have decreased their quality of life.  Many times, I have heard the doctors say things like you need to lose weight, reduce your salt intake, control your carbohydrate intake, your A1C number is too high, your triglycerides are too high, you have high cholesterol, and you are pre-diabetic.  I have heard all of these things and more. Many people have these same health issues today. […]

Journey to Better Health

Part 3 of 3 Processed Foods are they bad for you? Many of the additives and chemicals added to improve the canned food in some way are controversial. Studies show that many have links to diseases found in society today. So called improvements to the processing system are thought to be causing harm and yet we continue to use these methods. Why! Because it’s a big business. There is a lot of money to be made processing foods and that takes precedence over possible health risks. Processed foods are made to be addictive, some of the chemicals in these foods […]

Part 3 of 3 Processed Foods are they bad for ...

Part 2 of 3 Processed Foods are they bad for you?   As our culture has changed so has the way culture addresses how to obtain the food we need. Years ago growing up I noticed that most everyone I knew had a back yard garden. Often an expansive one that covered most of the yard. Gardens were our pride and joy to be nurtured and shown off. Now not many people I know have a garden or even a yard large enough to plant a few favorite foods. I remember going out to the garden with Dad to pick […]

Part 2 of 3 Processed Foods are they bad for ...

  Processed Foods are they bad for you? What are processed foods and are they really bad for you or is it hype? What is in the processed foods we eat and why do they contain these additives? What would happen if we did not have any processed foods? And is there any place for them in our diets? These are a few of the questions that come to mind when I think about processed foods. Controversy over the additives in foods come out often and it is difficult to sort out all of the information presented. What are we […]

Processed Foods are they bad for you?

Coenzyme Q10 Coenzyme Q 10 was discovered in 1957 and its chemical structure was determined in 1958. Many studies have been done to determine its functions in the body. New discoveries have brought incredible breakthroughs. Coenzyme Q 10 works at a cellular level helping cells gather needed energy to do their job. That is an extremely simplistic explanation however I really do not want to get into the chemical side of this story. If you are interested in that story Dr. Sinatra explains it in his book the Sinatra Solution. And I found it to be extremely interesting. For now […]

Coenzyme Q10