June 21, 2017

Chondroitin Sulfate Helps Knee Osteoarthritis

Do you have aches and pains in your joints? There is a lot you can do naturally from an anti-inflammatory diet to taking the right supplements. 
Chondroitin is a popular supplement that is typically combined with glucosamine, this article shows conclusive evidence on it's effectiveness. typically It will work for 50-60% of people by itself and when combined with turmeric it can work for up to 80% of people! 
Getting your knees and hips adjusted and doing proper stretching can also help.


Read the full article at www.medscape.com

June 20, 2017

Turmeric Reduces Inflammation

Cucurmin which is found in turmeric was found to help reduce depression and anxiety by 50% in people with severe depression while a placebo only worked in 13% of cases. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27723543]
Turmeric and curcumin are most well known for reducing inflammation in a similar way that NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) do but without the side effects. Depression is an inflammatory disease so it makes sense that curcumin would help.
Typically 1-2 grams of turmeric per day is where the therapeutic dose starts.

June 5, 2017

Eat Late, Gain the Weight

Food is energy. It doesn't make sense to eat a lot of food right before bed since it won't get used as energy but instead be stored as fat. However, it does makes sense to eat more food earlier in the day as it will be burned throughout the day and before bedtime. 
Another study looked at people who ate the exact same meals earlier in the day compared to later in the day. The people who ate the meals earlier in the day had greater weight loss than those who ate the meals later in the day.

Try shifting your meals earlier and don't binge eat before bedtime!


Read an article about timing your meals at sciencedaily.com!

June 1, 2017

City Market in Bay City - interview with Matt Meehan

City Market in Bay City is coming soon! I got a chance to chat with owner Matt Meehan.

Eat Real Food

Real food is not made in a factory.
Real food does not have an ingredients list.
Eat real food -- the easiest rule to live by when trying to get healthy.

May 18, 2017

Reasons Why We Are Fatter Than 30 Years Ago

Weight loss is so much more than just eating right and exercising more. This article does a great job bringing attention to a few other factors related to weight gain over the years.
Some of the factors that cause weight gain, or inhibit weight loss from the article: 
1. Pharmaceutical Drugs
2. Chemical Exposure
3. Altered Gut
4. Dehydration
5. Junk Food Marketing
I always talk about chemical stress in classes, it's something many people don't think or care too much about but it's going to have a massive impact on our health if we don't start addressing it. 
Also, I've never seen someone who's overweight and taking a lot of medications be able to lose weight either.

May 16, 2017

Breastmilk Contributes to Babies' Bacteria

Up to 40% of infant's gut bacteria is formed from being breastfed! 80% of our immune system comes from our intestines therefore breastfed babies are going to have a substantially stronger immune system and reduced risk of disease. 
"The study, published Monday (May 8) in JAMA Pediatrics, found that 30 percent of babies’ gut bacteria seem to come from the mother’s breast milk and that another 10 percent can be traced to skin around the mother’s nipple.
“Breast milk is this amazing liquid that, through millions of years of evolution, has evolved to make babies healthy, particularly their immune systems,” UCLA’s Grace Aldrovandi, the study’s lead author, said in a press release. “Our research identifies a new mechanism that contributes to building stronger, healthier babies.”"

Read the full article here: www.the-scientist.com

May 4, 2017

Drugs are NOT the Answer

Drugs, drugs, drugs, just take a drug for it, that's the american way right? Unfortunately, all drugs have side effects. 
Kids (and adults) who are getting the right nutrients will not get constipated. 
The amount of kids taking medication for constipation is insane and it's usually something that can be fixed relatively easy though dietary changes, chiropractic adjustments, magnesium, veggie shakes, etc.
I usually don't post articles that are not backed by research, however I just think it's absolutely ridiculous how many kids are taking multiple medications for things that could easily be fixed through lifestyle changes.
The defense for this article will be "There is no published research showing MiraLAX can cause neuropsychiatric problems" 
My response would be
1. Why are kids taking MiraLAX in the first place?
2. ALL drugs have side effects eventually.
3. When enough parents start making the same claim, you just haven't done the right research study yet to prove that it's true.
4. Every person has a different metabolic makeup, and research will never be done on every single person taking a medication. So to say that it can't cause a problem is a lie, because unless you study every person you won't know for sure.

Source: www.wpxi.com