32015Jun

Vitamin D – Beyond Bone Density

It is widely understood that Vitamin D is necessary for healthy bone density.  Focus on this one benefit leads many people to mistakenly view Vitamin D as being only important for aging women in their effort to avoid osteoporosis and the dreaded “Dowager hump”.  Actually, we now understand that Vitamin D is critical to the…

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12015May

Tylenol Ineffective for Back Pain and Arthritis Pain

Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol and several other drugs, is commonly recommended for the treatment of spinal pain, arthritis pain and a variety of other aches and pains. In fact, acetaminophen is the most widely used “pain reliever” medication in the United States. Alarmingly, due to its pervasive use and the false belief that…

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312015Mar

Sitting Can Kill You!

Article for Cape Fear Living Magazine Article Title: “Sitting Can Kill You” Submitted by Dr. R. Todd Shaver 27 March 2015 If the headline of this month’s article strikes you as alarmist hyperbole, then please keep reading. An already large and steadily growing body of research clearly demonstrates that sitting is a health risk. For…

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42015Mar

Morning/Afternoon Snack Suggestions

Morning/Afternoon Snack Suggestions (150-175 calories) 1 egg, hard-boiled 1 medium apple (servings: ½ protein, 1 fruit) 1 medium pear 10 whole almonds (servings: 1 fruit, 1 nut) 1 slice whole rye bread, toasted 1 Tbsp. almond butter (servings: 1 grain, 1 nut) 1 medium carrot Celery and cucumber sticks, unlimited ¼ cup hummus (servings: ½…

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42015Mar

Breakfast Suggestions

Thank you Functional Medicine Research Center – Metagenics Inc. Breakfast Suggestions (275-325 calories) Omelet made with 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, and unlimited Category 1 vegetables, chopped and cooked with 1 tsp. olive oil 1 slice whole-grain toast (servings: 1 protein, 1 grain, 1 oil) ¾ cup nonfat or lowfat cottage cheese 2 small…

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272015Feb

Water Fluoridation: Helpful or Harmful?

In the United States, fluoride is added to 70% of public drinking water supplies.  However, most other developed countries do not add fluoride to drinking water; for instance, 97% of the population in Western Europe has water without any added fluoride.  Why the disparity?  Is water fluoridation helpful or harmful?  As it turns out, there…

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252015Feb

Healthy Transformations Weight Loss

Designed to be the last weight loss program you’ll ever need. The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program was designed to stimulate your metabolism to burn unhealthy fat while giving your body important nutrition for overall health—helping you to look and feel better. This clinically designed program includes: Targeted support for weight loss with high protein…

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232015Feb

Sauted Spaghetti Squash with Cilantro

Consuming Spaghetti squash will boost your intake of essential vitamins and minerals. One cup of squash contains 170 international units of vitamin A, which is almost 6% of the recommended daily intake for men and 7% of the recommended intake for women. Squash also contains several B vitamins and is a good source of calcium,…

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232015Feb

Bread Maker Gluten Free White Bread

3 eggs    1 tablespoon cider vinegar      ¼ cup olive oil ¼ raw local honey     1 ½ cup buttermilk, room temp.     ½ potato starch ½ soy flour      2 cups white rice flour       1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1. Place all the ingredients into the bread maker and select the sweet bread…

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