Archive for March, 2010

The Good and Bad of Fish Oil

Posted on 23. Mar, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Preventive Wellness, Youthful Aging

By now, nearly everyone has heard about the tremendous health benefits of consuming fish oil supplements that contain essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They are considered essential because they are vital for good health but cannot be produced by our bodies.[i]  Proper cell function is dependent upon the balance of these fats. The typical American diet has an over abundance of omega-6 fatty acids from refined oils, processed foods and grain fed meat, which has upset that balance. Read the rest of this entry »

Nutrition Myths Busted by Cassandra Forsythe, PhD, RD

Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Nutrition, Obesity, Preventive Wellness, Youthful Aging

Despite years of research and top-quality science, the world of nutrition is still riddled with flawed thinking. Most people feel that because they eat, they must be experts in nutrition. However, it’s not really their fault if their reasoning is wrong. Most people get their nutrition beliefs from the news and it seems that reporters change their minds almost as often as people change their socks, which is mostly true. One day you read that eggs give you heart disease, the next day you hear that this was wrong and they’re actually good for you. What’s a person to believe? Well, the best thing to do is to think like your grandparents when it comes to food. What do I mean by that? Well, if your grandparents wouldn’t recognize the food or nutrition advice, then it’s probably not good for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Start Growing Younger

Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Exercise, Heart Disease, Longevity, Preventive Wellness, Youthful Aging

Since the days of Cleopatra and Ponce de León, if not before, people have been seeking the elusive Fountain of Youth. Until recently, such pursuits were the realm of quacks and charlatans. To be sure, there is no shortage of dubious promises and untested remedies to increase longevity that are available for the naïve or ill-informed. But recent scientific discoveries are bringing respectability to the field, unraveling the secrets of aging on a cellular level and looking for ways to slow it down.  It is, afterall, the workings of the cellular machinery that determines the overall health and functioning of the whole person. Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy Eating with Cassandra Forsythe, PhD, RD

Posted on 10. Mar, 2010 by import in Broadcast, Media, Nutrition

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