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Is Dairy Milk Friend or Foe for Human Health?

Is Dairy Milk Friend or Foe for Human Health?

The value of dairy milk in human nutrition has been highly disputed in the United States for a long time. Some health practitioners and writers condemn milk completely, most on the grounds that: 1) animal milk is intended by nature to nourish young developing animals; 2) no animal ever uses milk after the period of [...]

Leisure Time…Nobody Can Do Without It…Rebuild Your Energy!

Leisure Time…Nobody Can Do Without It…Rebuild Your Energy!

You work 50 hours a week with the commute and sometimes more. Come the weekend, you mow the lawn, walk the dogs, change the oil in your car, clean the garage and run the kids to the mall, a game or both. Then, it’s Monday morning again. Need a time out?! Leisure time isn’t a [...]

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

By Steve Marmor One gland in particular that can start to act up around midlife is the thyroid gland. As it turns out, the most prescribed medications in the country after birth control, are the class of medications for hypothyroidism (synthroid, levoxyl, armour thyroid, are examples). A couple of primary reasons for this are: lack [...]

The liver plays a vital role in digestion, metabolism and the elimination of toxins from the body

The liver plays a vital role in digestion, metabolism and the elimination of toxins from the body

By Steve Marmor Our largest organ produces bile to aid in the digestion of fats, convert lipids to essential fatty acids, proteins to amino acids and handles a host of other jobs. The liver stores and processes nutrients, including excess carbohydrates (as glycogen). When blood sugar levels drop, sugar is released by the liver to bring [...]

Stevia: A Medicinal Sweetener

Stevia: A Medicinal Sweetener

By Steve Marmor Stevia originated in South America, and is often used as a sweetener. Glycosides in stevia, particularly stevioside, give the plant its sweet flavor–anywhere from 100-200 times sweeter than sugar. The leaf of stevia is considered the medicinal part of the plant. Research shows that extracts of the leaf relax arteries and help [...]

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