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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

Keep holiday weight gain at bay with calorie-shunning tips

It doesn’t matter if you’re the host or just a guest — there are ways to enjoy delicious treats without padding on extra pounds this holiday season. Read More

Titchenal, Dobbs summarize ‘take home’ messages

After 20 years and 600 “Health Options” columns, Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs share some of their best advice with readers. Read More
Updated on  November 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Diet, genetics can raise risk of gallstones

Many of us have had issues with our gallbladders or know someone who has had gallbladder problems due to gallstones. Read More
Updated on  October 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm

If dieting omits a nutrient, its effects take time to show

When people are feeling and functioning well, it is common for them to assume that their diet is good and meeting their nutrient needs. However, once health starts to decline, and problems such as easy fatigue become common, people often start searching for nutritional solutions. There are, of course, thousands of health gurus or special products that promise to fix whatever ails you. Read More

Eradication of mosquitoes could save threatened birds

In many parts of the world, mosquitoes transmit serious diseases ranging from malaria to the Zika virus. Read More
Updated on  September 27, 2016 at 12:43 am

Despite studies, most folks are still lacking in vitamin E

In the past 50 years, there have been over 30,000 studies on vitamin E. Despite this, the most recent studies indicate that most adults around the world consume less than the recommended amount of vitamin E with many potential adverse health consequences. Read More
Updated on  September 12, 2016 at 7:29 pm

Nutrition labels to undergo changes in next few years

If you don’t like change and also read food labels, get ready for a bumpy road ahead. In the next few years there are a series of new federal regulations that will be changing the face of nutrient information provided to consumers. Read More
Updated on  August 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm

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