Category Archives: Vitamins and Supplements

Why the RDA is a Poor Guideline

RDAs (Recommended Dietary Allowances) are guidelines created by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine. Their purpose was to tell the public how much of each individual vitamin and mineral your body needs. It Sounds like a great idea…so what’s the problem with the RDA? The commonly held… Read More »

How Does Fiber Help you Detox?

Toxins tend to stick to the colon and intestines while the other stuff moves out. The buildup of these toxins can have many negative effects on the body. It can stop nutrients from being absorbed, cause weight gain, and lead to various diseases including colon cancer. How Does Fiber Help? Eating more fiber will put… Read More »

Which is Better, Juicing or Blending?

Have you ever wondered if there is a difference in the health benefits between juicing and blending? If you are looking to start doing one of these two healthy options, wouldn’t it be nice to know which is more beneficial to your health before you invest in either a juicer or a blender. So let’s… Read More »

Setting the Record Straight on Supplements

I loved this recent blog post by Dr. Mark Hyman. I wholeheartedly believe that good quality, medical grade supplements are vital for your health. Also, being tested for vitamin and mineral deficiency is key to finding a proper balance for your body. I often find that even in new patients that come to see me… Read More »

Fish Oil Could Lessen Effects Of Mental Stress On Heart

This article is from our friends at The Huffington Post. At my practice in Sugar Land, Texas, I recommend my patients take our Advanced EPA/DHA Omega-3, which is a medical grade fish oil supplement.  Following is an article detailing just one of the ways it can help you feel your best and protect your health.… Read More »

Feel It In Your Gut The Importance of Digestive Enzymes

Because of genetics, diet, lifestyle, processed foods and a toxic environment, we are all at risk for compromised digestion.  This often leads to weakened immune function, fatigue, hormone imbalance, digestive disorders and disease.  A healthy diet and lifestyle, along with supplemental digestive enzymes is the key to prevention and/or correction of such conditions.  Digestive enzymes… Read More »

The Importance of B-Vitamins For Celiac Disease Sufferers

An article by Leslie Ellis “Malabsorption can be a very serious symptom and side effect of Celiac Disease.   Most nutrients from food are absorbed in the small intestine, and people with Celiac disease will most often have difficulty absorbing important vitamins & minerals. B-Vitamins, more commonly referred to as B-Complex vitaminsare the group of 8 essential… Read More »

Overcoming the Aches and Pains of Arthritis

I see many patients who suffer the constant nagging pain of arthritis, or inflammation of the joints.  My approach to health and wellness always comes from a natural standpoint first.  Many sicknesses and diseases can be greatly improved by simple, natural changes. Traditional medicine would recommend certain prescription drugs to help that also carry with them a… Read More »

Boost Your Energy with B12

We’ve all been there-that moment in the afternoon when your energy wanes and you begin to feel sluggish. There can be many reasons for feeling low in energy and people often try to overcome this state with caffeine. B Vitamins have many wonderful benefits, one of which is that they can help restore your energy. … Read More »

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