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Kratom shows what happens when dietary supplements go wrong

Updated on  May 2, 2018 at 10:43 am
A relatively new dietary supplement has shown up that has its own benefits and risks. This became vividly clear with a recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandatory recall of the supplement called kratom. Read More

New Year’s traditions have roots in good nutrition

Updated on  December 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Although many New Year’s traditional foods are symbols of good luck, health and prosperity, they also provide many benefits important to maintaining or improving health. Read More

Food restrictions pose challenges during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Holiday celebrations are all about bringing family and friends together. And, of course, sharing good food is central to festive traditions. Read More

October bursting with nutritional power of orange

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 1:13 am
If there is a color that symbolizes October, it would have to be orange. On the mainland, leaves turn orange, signaling the beginning of fall and harvest time for orange foods such as pumpkins and persimmons. And, of course, October goes hand in hand with Halloween and pumpkins. Read More

Don’t rule out ‘bad’ foods — they can do you good

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 5:04 pm
Classifying foods as “good” and “bad” is a common scare tactic used by nutrition zealots insisting that you should avoid certain foods completely if you want to be healthy. This approach is nothing new. Read More

Studies link coffee to lower death, disease risks

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm
For a number of decades there has been controversy about the potential health benefits or evil of an ancient herbal beverage called coffee. Read More

B vitamins can help lower Hcy-related disease

Updated on  July 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Homocysteine is another chemical that is becoming increasingly important because of its relationship to heart disease and a number of other diseases. Read More

Patients can manipulate connective tissues

Muscles can become stiff and lose flexibility for many reasons, with at least some of this stiffness is thought to be related to the fascia tissues that surround muscles. Read More

Exiting climate accord imperils our health

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 12:41 am
President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the international Paris climate accord could affect Hawaii more than many other states. Read More

Proper hydration, food safety key to healthy summer

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm
As summer approaches, we all know the days get longer and the temperature and humidity increase. These changes can promote a variety of health risks. Read More

Motherhood presents myriad of nutritional challenges

Updated on  May 13, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Supporting a successful pregnancy requires starting off with a healthy body that has been well nourished for some time. Read More

Nutrients enter body via cells in small intestine

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm
Cells that line the inside of the small intestine are the major entry point for nutrients to get into the body. Read More

Good health starts with gastrointestinal tract

Updated on  April 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Food is an enjoyable part of living that is intertwined with social life, culture and traditions. But what happens to food after it is eaten is rather mysterious. Read More

Varied diet offsets harm from natural toxins

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm
People often express concerns about toxic substances in their food, but what is rarely appreciated is how many toxic chemicals are present naturally. There is little or no regulation of these toxins produced by nature. Read More

Liver acts as body’s center to process, distribute nutrients

Updated on  March 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm
The liver helps process nutrients and fats in the body, as well as remove toxic components that can affect overall health. Read More

Marathon clinic a good start for endurance exercise

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Getting the most out of life involves the ability to be active, which requires a healthy heart. Read More

Optimal cardiovascular health requires variety of nutrients

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm
Do you know about the nutrients necessary to build and maintain a healthy cardiovascularsystem capable of functioning for decades? Read More

Proper sleep just as important as nutrition, exercise

It’s easy to get out of sync with your usual sleeping schedule during the holiday season, but getting the right quantity and quality of sleep is important. Read More

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