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A few months ago our good friend Doug Kaufmann, founder and host of the popular daily radio talk show “Know the Cause” and knowthecause.com, e-mailed me the following message: “Go to our Web site and click onto my interview with Suzy Cohen, America’s Pharmacist, watch it, then call me.”


As Doug suggested I accessed the Web site and the interview. The following 20 minutes were an excellent informative...

In a Duke University study researchers found that Splenda may not be as healthy as previously thought, and may instead cause weight gain, kill beneficial intestinal bacteria and block the absorption of prescription drugs.

Over the course of 12 weeks, researchers gave varying dosages of Splenda to five groups of rats and then collected their fecal pellets. Though all of the rats consumed the same amount of food, the rats that received the Splenda treatment gained...

When Mom eats fish during pregnancy, junior may get a developmental boost. Maternal fish intake averaging about 59 g, a day (2 oz.) was associated with significantly higher development scores for the infant at 18 months compared with scores of children whose mothers consumed an average of only 5.4 g, a day, Emily Oken, M.D., of Harvard, and colleagues reported in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

A small square of dark chocolate daily protects the heart from inflammation and subsequent heart disease, a new study of Italians suggests. Milk chocolate might not do the job.

However, this guilty pleasure has a limit.

Specifically, only 6.7 grams of chocolate per day (or 0.23 ounces) represents the ideal amount, according to results from the Moli-sani Project, one of the largest health studies ever conducted in Europe. For comparison, a standardsized Hershey’s kiss...

Apple pectin and polyphenol-rich apple juice have an anti-carcinogenic effect on the colon, encouraging the production of suspected chemo-preventative metabolite butyrate, say researchers. Butyrate is a short chain fatty acid (SCFA) that has been found to be a major factor contributing to healthy colon mucosa.

The study, published in the April issue of Nutrition, looked at human fecal matter fermented with apple constituents and found a significantly increased yield...

Not eating your apple a day? Perhaps you should be. Adults who eat apples, apple juice and applesauce have a significantly reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health problems that are linked to numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


The study results, presented at the Experimental Biology 2008 meeting, were derived from an analysis of adult food consumption data collected in the 1999–2004 National Health and Nutrition...

Having the opportunity to meet Ed Begley, Jr., author of Living Like Ed, a Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life, and co-host with Rachelle his wife of the popular television series “Living with Ed” was indeed a pleasure.


Many of us are familiar with and fans of Ed Begley through his work in films and on television over the past four decades. However only recently have we become acquainted with his dedication to living and promoting the imperatives to preserving our...

Over the past quarter of a century, Carol Alt has been scrutinized by the cameras of some of the world’s greatest photographers and by the public eye. Touted as the model who started the supermodel trend, it is estimated that her face has graced between 600 and 700 magazine covers. Over the past 25 years of her career, she has also become highly visible through numerous advertising campaigns, commercials, endorsement contracts, hosting jobs, talk show interviews, television series, and...

Some diseases, or health conditions, seem to be women’s issues. Arthritis and osteoporosis are in that category. Although men also struggle with joint inflammation and bone loss, the literature focuses on women. Are women at greater risk? According to the research, they are. Over 50 percent of women will suffer an osteoporotic bone break, while just one in eight men will experience an episode of fracture due to bone loss. Arthritis statistics are similar. While younger men are more...

Results from a clinical trial published in the international Journal of Inflammation demonstrate that SierraSil®, a powerful, uniquely balanced blend of numerous naturally occurring macro and trace minerals, is safe and effective for significantly decreasing pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis.*

Mark Miller, Ph.D., and Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences and Pediatrics at Albany Medical College (NY), supervised the study and was instrumental in the...

Moducare® is a patented blend of plant sterols and sterolins, and the only sterol/sterolin product clinically proven to be effective in immune modulation. Moducare can be considered an adjunct to help shift immune responses to a more balanced state. It enhances the activity of various immune cells and increases the killing ability of specialized cells, called Natural Killer cells, responsible for immune surveillance. Moducare also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce the...

For more than 20 years, Kathy Smith has stood at the forefront of the fitness industry, with a collection of bestselling books and DVDs covering topics from yoga and menopause to weight lifting and Pilates. She serves on a Board of the Women’s Sports Foundation and the University of Southern California’s School of Gerontology. A member of the Video Hall of Fame, Kathy received the “Lifetime Achievement” award from IDEA, the world’s largest professional fitness organization, and gave...