Mesonutrients are the power source of the superfoods. By Julie Alvira, MD, MBA Trendy! We have heard about macros (big) and micronutrients (small) but now there are mesonutrients (in the inside or middle). Correction, the […]
By Joan Weems, RN For over 30 years, fat in our diet has been considered the culprit in obesity, heart disease, and high cholesterol. A typical heart-healthy diet consists of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat […]
By Christina Reiter, BSN, CCN To answer this question, it’s important to know that nutritional supplements are processed in the body as nourishment or food, just like a bag of potato chips or a can […]
By Stacy Apple Open your recipe book and chances are there’s a worn, dog-eared page that’s become a staple in your repertoire. These tried and true family favorites can conjure memories, quiet hungry mouths, or […]
Can Probiotics Help You Lose Weight? By Donna Barsky, D.PH., R.PH. and Christina Reiter, CCN, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine Probiotics seem to be hot buzzwords in the nutritional product industry right now. Lately, probiotics were […]
Everywhere you turn, we are hit with ads on how to eat, what to eat and when to eat. The “why” is often limited to weight loss-only programs that push “half-baked” healthier eating styles that are simply not focused on true health and are unsustainable. The marketing claims seem amazing and the canned testimonies border on the miraculous, yet most of these “diets” are based on making changes that don’t really solve the core problem—why we gained weight in the first place. […]
Courtesy Lifestyle Meals, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine
What are the most common addictions in our society? You may be surprised to learn they are the addictions to sodium and sugar. That’s right, those pretty white crystals sitting on most people’s kitchen countertop. […]
Nutrition – The Vitamins
By Ladislav P. Novak, Ph.D.
Courtesy John Eagle Honda, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine
When vitamins were discovered, people fell in love with them. Vitamins seemed to be the answer to an easy route to good health. Today, scientists are discovering the complexity of the interactions of vitamins in the body and in food. Scientific advances brought on understanding of the biological roles the vitamins play in maintaining health and preventing deficiency diseases. […]
Could your medications be the cause?
By Mika Bradford CN, CPhT, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine
A decline in naturally occurring hormones, thinning hair and an increase in bodyweight are just a few of the changes that many people experience with age. Many adults also associate an increase in bruising as one of those changes and while age can impact the elasticity and thickness of skin, common over-the-counter products and medications can also contribute to skin related injuries. […]