Probiotics

Probiotics are made of good live bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in your gut. You constantly have both good and bad bacteria in your body. This balance of good and bad can be altered because of sickness, antibiotics, high sugar diet, uncontrolled diabetes,...

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is becoming a popular supplement. It is both water and fat soluble. ALA helps push glucose into muscle cells and connective tissues instead of letting it turn into fat. It does this by protecting the membrane around cells. Alpha-lipoic acid is...

Preventable Deaths

It is sad to thing of how many deaths in this country can be prevented. An article published in the Journal of Public Library of Science Medicine, estimates nearly 2 million deaths each year in the United States are due to preventable and modifiable risk factors....

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

ACETYL L-CARNITINE or ALC is an amino acid made from L-carnitine. It helps the body turn fat into energy by moving fatty acids into the mitochondria of cells. The acetyl group that is part of the acetyl-L-carnitine contributes to production of the neurotransmitter...

Oral Health and Diabetes

‘Brush your teeth’. These words echo in our minds as a reminder from our parents of the importance of oral health.  Our entire GI track is full of natural bacteria needed to breakdown food for absorption and other processes, many of which are not yet fully...

Homocysteine

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced in the body during metabolism of a common dietary amino acid called methionine. The B vitamins, particularly B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folate) and B12 (cobalamin) help break down homocysteine into beneficial amino...

NAFLD

FATTY LIVER What Is Fatty Liver Disease? Fatty liver is a condition in which excess fat is stored in the liver.  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) currently affects 25% of people in the US. Over time, the disease can progress to NASH or non-alcoholic...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound on the foot. Ulcers can occur in up to 15% of UNCONTROLLED diabetes. The most common location is the bottom of the feet. Uncontrolled diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the United...

Death from Medications

Medications are very important to help with various problems. For many, taking medications is a daily part of life and can become so routine that caution is no longer considered.  But did you know that medications are one of the leading causes of death in this...

New Look at Aspirin

For years, aspirin was recommended to prevent cardiovascular disease such as heart attack or stroke. Scientists now see little benefit for most healthy people. The US Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated the recommendations for low-dose (81 mg)...