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Nutrition and Immunity

Dr. Steven Rudack, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV

During the flu season or times of illness, people often seek special foods or vitamin supplements that are believed to boost immunity. Vitamin C and foods like citrus fruits, chicken soup, and tea with honey are popular examples. Yet the design of our immune system is complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many […]

Understanding Food Labels – What You May Not Know Will Harm You

Understanding food labels makes it easier to stay on track with your health and nutrition goals, but the information found on food labels can be confusing. To add to the confusion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revised its rules for food labeling in 2016, giving manufacturers until July 2018 to comply with the rules. […]

Why You Crave Cookies and Not Apples

by Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP on March 1, 2015 Throughout your addiction journey, have you ever wondered why you’re so drawn to certain foods and beverages, especially ones that are grab-and-go, quickly microwaveable, or those that you can score at a drive-through window or convenience store? Funny how it’s not tuna on a bed […]

It’s Not All in Your Head – I had butterflies in my stomach.

He’s always had a nervous stomach. She was sick with worry. The English language is full of phrases that suggest a connection between the head and the stomach—or more precisely between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract. And certainly it doesn’t require a medical degree to understand that there does seem to be a link […]