Escape Fire

CNN recently aired "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare"-- a fantastic but utterly depressing documentary that focuses on the problems facing America's broken health care system and attempts to define solutions. The issue that most resonated with me, as Dr. Andrew Weil puts it in the film: health care today is really just [...]

By |2013-03-23T12:16:00+00:00March 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Prebiotics Help Increase Calcium Absorption

Supplementing daily with prebiotics enhances calcium absorption according to a new study out of Purdue University. Just a 5-gram serving/day of galacto-oligosacccharides (GOS), a soluble, non-digestible fiber that can be fermented by gut microflora and used for food, increased calcium absorption in a group of 31 healthy adolescent girls according to research published in the British [...]

By |2013-03-21T22:18:00+00:00March 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Helps Reduce Fracture Risk

Systemic inflammation is the root cause of chronic disease. Heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and yes, osteoporosis, have their underlying basis in inflammation. Chronic inflammation messes with the delicate balance of bone formation and resorption during the remodeling process and leads to bone loss. You have probably heard that supplementing with fish oil for their omega-3 [...]

By |2013-03-13T16:37:00+00:00March 13th, 2013|0 Comments