High-Protein Diet Could Be Harmful, Even for Healthy Kidneys

A high-protein diet, often recommended as a way to lose weight and stay healthy, appears to be harmful to the kidneys in individuals with apparently normal kidney function. Many previous studies have shown that a high-protein diet may harm kidney function, and this is why nephrologists recommend patients with known early stage chronic kidney disease… Read More

PAIN… and The Role of nutrition

Chronic pain can be debilitating and have a significant socioeconomic impact. Beyond surgery and other interventions, both prescription and nonprescription medications have been standard protocol to help mitigate chronic pain. Pain is one of the leading reasons Americans turn to complementary healing modalities including diet and nutritional supplements. Many individuals with chronic pain have elevated… Read More

THE PUZZLE OF PLATEAUS

Hitting a slump can happen but there are things you can do to get back on track You’ve started a new healthy eating plan to attain your optimal weight but at some point, you find you just can’t lose more weight.  Though common to happen it is unnecessary.  Before you get so frustrated you want… Read More

HEART DISEASE ROARS BACK

Younger people and women are more often stricken: obesity and diabetes stall the decline One of America’s greatest achievements over the past century has been a huge decline in death rates from heart disease and strokes. However, progress has stalled which is helping to drive down life expectancy. The death rate for CVD has fallen… Read More

THE SKINNY ON FATS: How Dietary Fats Influence Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Poor diets are a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death among adults in developed countries.  While there is no doubt that poor diets contribute to CVD, precisely what constitutes a poor diet in terms of cardiovascular risk is still a matter of debate.     The dietary fats at… Read More