“Happy T!”: Alcohol drinking pros and cons

It’s that time of the week. After a hard week, it’s time to open up that bottle and drink & hang with your friends. What a way to end the week, right? However, like all other things, that “bottle of sunshine and happiness” has its own pros and cons (Mostly cons). Pros: Light drinking can…

Kidney Stones: Nutritional Therapy and Prevention

Kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together. Causes of Kidney…

Omega-3 Out of the Sea

We all know that omega-3 fatty acids can be easily acquired through deep sea fishes and sea-foods. Aside from those resources, here are some foods that is also considered as a great source. Omega-3 fats have a variety of health benefits related to their anti-inflammatory properties. The omega-3 fats come in three main forms: DHA,…

NUTRITION GUIDE: ADOLESCENTS

A surge in appetite around the age of ten in girls and twelve in boys foreshadows the growth spurt of puberty.  Nowadays, teenagers are having difficulties when getting right amount of nutrients in their bodies. Social media, school works, peer pressure, vices, self-image and many more  have been a hindrance for the growing adolescence to…

5 Nutrition Label Tricks to Avoid

A recent government survey found that over 60 percent of shoppers use the nutrition facts panel on packaged foods. But using that information correctly is the real key to making the healthiest choices—and that can be a little tricky. One of my favorite things to do with my personal clients is take a trip to the…

Athero-NO NO: Dietary Prevention of Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis, clinically defined as hardening of the arteries, is an early form of heart disease in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and limits blood flow to major organs, including the heart, brain, and kidneys, and to the pelvis, spine, arms, legs, fingers, and toes. This can cause heart failure, stroke and aneurysms, chronic…

Simple Steps to Maintain your Weight

You’ve just lost weight and you don’t want to see that number go back up on your scale. Although gaining the weight back might feel inevitable, it doesn’t have to be. In fact a recent analysis by the National Weight Control Registry found long-term weight maintenance is possible — if you follow these key behaviors….

On the DASH

The DASH. The DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is a lifelong approach to healthy eating that’s designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). The DASH diet encourages you to reduce the sodium in your diet and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood…

Arthritis-Friendly Diet

Arthritis is a chronic and painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints which affects the interstitial tissues, blood vessels, cartilage, bone, tendons, and ligaments, as well as the synovial membranes that line joint surfaces. Risk Factors: Gender – Women are more likely than men ti develop rheumatoid arthritis Age – any age, but most commonly…

Nutrition Guide: Infants

Most infants relies on breast milk or formula as the primary source of nutrition until at least 12 months of age. So what are the best things to do feed your adorable infants. But first what is the benefits of breastfeeding for infants? It contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding lowers…

The Micronutrients: Minerals

Just like the vitamins. Mineral does not provide energy or nutritional effect. It just helps on the metabolic processes in our body that is essential in our everyday needs. Most minerals are considered essential and comprise a vast set of micronutrients. There are both macrominerals (required in amounts of 100 mg/day or more) and microminerals…