What You Should Know About Trans Fats

You’ve probably heard that trans fats are bad for you. You may even be looking for them on product labels. But what about all the foods that don’t have nutrition labels on them such as French fries or doughnuts? When it comes to these foods, trans fats may be hiding in plain sight. That’s why [...]

2017-03-29T20:05:13-05:00 May 1st, 2013|Nutrition|

Should You Take Vitamin E?

The importance of vitamin E in a balanced diet is unquestionable given that its deficiency leads to neuromuscular problems, anemia, retinopathy and immune system disorders. Some studies have even shown that vitamin E deficiency may be responsible for male infertility. […]

2017-03-29T20:05:14-05:00 April 22nd, 2013|Nutrition|

Artificial Sweeteners: Here’s What You Need to Know

In light of the obesity epidemic of recent decades, it is clear our sugar intake has increased drastically–including our intake of artificial sweeteners. There are many who believe that artificial sweeteners are the solution to our obesity epidemic, but are they really a lesser evil? […]

2017-03-29T20:05:20-05:00 January 4th, 2013|Nutrition|

Dr Sooley Discusses Vitamin “H”: How to Get It and Why You Need It

Vitamin H, better known as Biotin, is one of the water-soluble B-vitamins (B7).  It is a necessary for a number of different functions including cell growth, healthy skin, hairs and nails, and to maintain a well-functioning neuromuscular system. Other roles include the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates and fats into energy. One of the greatest [...]

2017-03-29T20:05:44-05:00 December 8th, 2011|Health Care, Nutrition|

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is one of the few vitamins our body needs that it can produce independently of our diet. This fat-soluble vitamin is unique in humans because it functions as a prohormone, a precursor to the ordinary hormone, and is synthesized when our skin is exposed to the sun. It is synthesized in the kidneys [...]

2017-03-29T20:05:45-05:00 November 16th, 2011|Nutrition|

All About Vitamin A

You may have heard from your grandma that eating carrots can improve you vision. That may not be exactly true, but carrots do contain something called provitamin A carotenoids. These are pigments in some plants that can be converted by the body into vitamin A, and vitamin A is important to your vision. Vitamin A [...]

2017-03-29T20:05:46-05:00 September 26th, 2011|Nutrition|

Your Body’s Most Important Nutrient

"You're not sick; you're thirsty. Don't treat thirst with medication." --Dr. F. Batmanghelidj The most important nutrient for the human body is water. An average person can live for about forty days without food but only three to five days without water. Approximately two-thirds of a person's body weight is water--our blood is 82 percent [...]

2017-03-29T20:05:47-05:00 August 12th, 2009|Health Care, Nutrition|