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  • Searching for Sleep?

    We spend a third of our life in bed, but unfortunately, that does not always mean restful or sufficient sleep. Sleep deficiency is a major factor in health status. Lack of sleep has been linked to increased obesity due to lower leptin levels which control the appetite, it lowers immunity, interferes with cell repair, and increases cognitive and emotional impairment. Continue reading →

  • Searching for Natural Enteral Feedings?

    Enteral nutrition feedings (EN) save lives and help patients maintain their weight and nutritional status when eating by mouth is not possible, sometimes for long periods of time. However, many patients complain about the flavor (when regurgitated) and the medicinal nature of the feedings. Mark was a patient at our local cancer center who was unable to take foods orally, and he asked for alternatives to the typical processed tube feeding. He wanted meals with his family and similar foods to what they ate, so his wife considered blending home meals. Continue reading →

  • Autoimmunity and Nutrition Therapies

    Forty years ago, most physicians believed autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, and Graves’ disease were incurable, irreversible, potentially debilitating or life-threatening, and progressive once they began. Today, we know that although genetics plays an estimated 25 percent role in their development, environment and lifestyle play larger roles in both triggering and reversing the autoimmune continuum.

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  • Focus is on the Gut

    You may wonder why we offer so many courses written by physicians and dietitians that deal with gut health. The facts are in the research that confirms what clinical observation and practice have been saying for years:1-7  Continue reading →

  • Calcium Paradox and Bone Health?

    After looking at over 1,200 studies, book author, Dr. Amy Lanou, PhD, challenges us to look at bone health differently.  Is osteoporosis really caused by a deficient calcium intake? Are high calcium foods and supplements the answer to restoring bone calcium? Continue reading →

  • Happiness and Chronic Disease

    Guest Blog by Manette Richardson, RDN, CDE, LDN
    Diabetes Consultant to Helm Publishing, Inc.

    Have you ever wondered, What is happiness? And why some people are happy and some not?  Well, my husband and I recently went to a workshop on “The Habits of Happy People” presented by Brian E. King, PhD, sponsored by the Institute for Brain Potential.1 Continue reading →

  • Why Don’t We Give the Answers Up-Front?

    A week ago, a dietitian called and asked, “Do you send me the answers when you send the course?” She was just curious and others have asked as well. Over the past years, we have evolved on how we do our exams, but we still don’t give out answers or certificates before the course has been completed. These are open-book exams worth considerable CE hours based upon what the reviewers believe it will take the average reader to read the book and answer the questions. I believe that our customers and credentialing organizations (CDR, NCBDE, and the California Board of Registered Nursing) expect us to maintain high standards and not shortcut the process. Continue reading →

  • With Spring, Our Thoughts Turn to Disappearing Bees

    We know how important bees are to our flowers and food crops, impacting one-third or more of our world food supply. According to Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, PhD, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Best Bees Company ™, bees pollinate over 130 different fruit and vegetable crops that we eat!1  Researchers don’t know why bees are disappearing, but it is probably complicated. This has happened in isolated areas before, and was first reported in Ireland in 950 A.D. Today, they call it Colony Collapse Disorder.1 Continue reading →

  • You Don’t Have to React to Everything

    The other day, I was with two other business women and we were discussing lessons that we have tried to share with our kids and other young people in business. Three of those key lessons are: Continue reading →

  • Do We Make Our Own Luck?

    My daughter sent me a text this week with her Chinese fortune: “Luck happens when hard work meets opportunity.” I had plans to write on that subject after a conversation with my friend, Richard. He asked me, “Does luck exist?” Continue reading →

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