The following links for articles are interesting reading and for you to obtain background/general information.  If you have any questions on any of these topics, please be sure to discuss these with Marge at your appointment.

How to choose a healthy breakfast cereal

Health experts offer tips for navigating the cereal aisle and finding the most nutritious — and tastiest — options among the fruity flakes and fiber twigs. Read the Article Here
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The Thyroid and its hormones

The thyroid is a small gland that lies in the neck about the level of the Adam’s apple and weighs approximately one ounce. It produces thyroid hormone and calcitonin. Read More
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What are trans fats and why are they so bad for you?

For years, fat was a four-letter word. We were urged to banish it from our diets whenever possible. We switched to low-fat foods. But the shift didn’t make us healthier, probably because we cut back on healthy fats as well as harmful ones. Read More
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Should I consume a gluten free diet?

In the world of trendy diets, the latest catchphrase is gluten-free. This eating style is absolutely essential to people with celiac disease, who can’t tolerate even small amounts of the protein gluten, which is found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley. As many as two million Americans may
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Information on probiotics? (1)

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits. Products sold as probiotics include foods (such as yogurt), dietary supplements, and products that are not used orally, such as skin creams. Read More
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Information on Probiotics? (2)

Bacteria have a reputation for causing disease, so the idea of tossing down a few billion a day for your health might seem — literally and figuratively — hard to swallow. But a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that you can treat and even prevent some illnesses with foods
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How Does Obesity Cause Cancer? Three Leading Theories

‘Love handles’, ‘muffin top’, ‘beer belly’, ‘extra padding’, ‘cuddly bits’, ‘winter insulation’… We all have names for the squishy bits we keep meaning to lose – but apart from not fitting into our favorite jeans, carrying too much weight isn’t actually doing any harm, is it? Read More
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The Beneficial Omega-6 Fatty Acid

Most health-conscious people already know about the broad-spectrum benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA/DHA from fish and other sources. The typical American diet, however, contains too much omega-6 fatty acids. Health-conscious individuals try to reduce this type of fat in their diet. Sources of excess omega-6s include most vegetable
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