Why Eat Avocados?

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A research team in Mexico has discovered promising health benefits of avocado oil. A number of environmental factors can turn the oxygen molecules found in mitochondria, the power plants of cells, into free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable molecules that can destroy virtually all the normal molecules forming cells.  They have an effect on lipids, […]

Health Benefits of Fruit

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Need reasons to add a variety of fruit to your diet?  Studies consistently provide reasons and a surprising number of benefits like the following: “It raises good cholesterol, lowers bad cholesterol and contributes to weight loss.” “actually reversing bone loss in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.” “they also protect against neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s […]

Health, Weight Loss and Ideal Body Composition


People often ask us what they should eat to be healthy or to lose weight or to improve their body composition.  The answer is exactly the same for all three questions and only the quantity changes.  A balanced healthy diet will deliver weight loss and ideal body composition. There are no special foods, supplements, hormones […]

Iron Overload, Hemochromatosis and Blood Donation

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Excess iron from dietary sources is rarely a problem but like other metals, if it accumulates in your body it can result in a variety of health problems. Americans tend to get more iron from diet and supplements than they need.  Unless your doctor has instructed you to take iron supplements, you are best off […]

The Danger of Herbal Remedies


What do drugs, supplements and herbal remedies have in common?  They are all isolated compounds which are often used as “cures” or to relieve the symptoms of various “dis-ease” conditions.  However, is there really any difference between them?  Are those harmless looking pills on the shelf of the health food store really harmless? People seem […]