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Make You Fat.
to Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, from the
American College of Preventive
Medicine, medications are contributing
to the population's obesity.
Unlike poor diet or lack of exercise,
medications alone are not a separate
fast track for obesity. Rather, they
undermine a person's efforts at
lifestyle modification. Find out how
this occurs and what medications are
the culprits at the link below.
That Make You Fat.
origin is unknown, but are primarily
harvested in spring in the
When shopping for fresh artichokes,
look for tight, compact leaves and
fresh-cut stem ends. If you buy
canned, make sure it does not
contain sulfur dioxide or other
Artichokes are loaded with fiber,
folate, and contain enough protein
(4 g) to be considered a balanced
We consider artichoke a superfood not only for its
efficacy in supporting dyspepsia and
hyperlipidemia, but encouraging data
has surfaced for nausea, irritable
bowel syndrome, and as a diuretic
and choleretic. While data is scant,
certain cultures use artichokes for
treating snakebites, renal
insufficiency, anemia, edema,
arthritis, cystitis, liver
dysfunction, preventing gallstones,
lowering blood pressure, and as as a
Artichokes are most commonly used as
an appetizer with some form of dip,
but can be used in pasta or risotto,
on pizzas, in salads, and even with
NOTE: artichokes could cause an
allergic reaction in individuals
sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae
family of plants, which includes
Here is a delectable artichoke
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vitamin B6, and selenium have been
cited by Journal
of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
as being supportive for allergic
symptoms. Avoiding dietary
cross-reactors (see Conquering
Allergy and Food Intolerance)
and supplementing with specific
nutrients are crucial for enduring
allergy seasons that seem to
intensify with each passing year.
broad-spectrum digestive enzyme.
Twinlab Allergy Multicaps
Multiple vitamin/mineral for
Liquid Cod Liver Oil
Two-for-one combo contains one gram
EPA/DHA and 400IU bioavailable
vitamin D in one teaspoon. Liquid is
preferred because softgels lose much
of their EPA/DHA during processing.
NOTE: Carlson Mini Multi is
now in stock. In the past it was
corn-free, but now contains a trace
amount of corn (as maltodextrin).
San-J Black Sesame Crackers
Hosted by Food Consultant Carolyn
Martinelli and produced by Steve
Minsky. Once a month, we recommend a
Bonnie-approved foodstuff, explain
why we like it, and let you know
where you can get it. If you visit
the office, on occasion, we may even
have free samples.
"The mineral zinc serves as an
essential cofactor for over 100
enzymes that play a role in immune
function, oxidative stress, and the
Zinc deficiency, often resulting in
growth retardation, hypogonadism,
immune dysfunction and cognitive
impairment, affects nearly two
billion people. A combination of
genetic predisposition and dietary
factors play the greatest role in
compromising zinc absorption. A
correction of this deficiency would
truly have a great impact on human
health in the world
Zinc supplementation has been very
successful for acrodermatitis,
Wilson's disease, acute diarrhea,
chronic hepatitis C, shigellosis,
leprosy, leishmaniasis, the common
cold and pneumonia, preventing
blindness in age-related macular
degeneration, and decreased
oxidiative stress and inflammatory
cytokines in the elderly."
Journal of the American College of
A simple, non-invasive method for
testing zinc deficiency is the
"Oral Zinc Status Test."
Contact us for details.
WARNING: zinc is a mineral that
should only be prescribed by a
health professional. High,
unnecessary amounts can be
dangerous. To assure optimal
absorption, we suggest supplementing
with an amino acid chelate form of
Have a happy, healthy day.
Bonnie, Steve, and the staff at
Nutritional Concepts Inc.