There are over 20,000 known species of mushrooms, and at least 50 have health-promoting properties. While most people are familiar with the white button mushrooms, there are other mushroom choices at the grocery store, with potential therapeutic value.
Asian countries use mushrooms as medicinal foods to stimulate the immune system in patients with HIV and cancer. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center website has interesting information on mushrooms and cancer under “about herbs.
Foundations of Health
1. Proper diet
2. Sleep: good quantity and quality
3. Adequate stress management
4. Optimal digestion, absorption, and utilization of nutrients
5. Proper elimination
6. Optimal tissue minerals
7. Balanced essential fatty acids
8. Blood sugar regulation
9. Optimal hydration
10. Adequate vitamin levels
11. Balanced adrenals, thyroid and sex hormones
New DNA Nutrition Testing
We have a new test that I’m really excited about. It’s a DNA cheek swab that tests the
function of over 1000 genes.
Most people don’t realize that nutrients from food are just
raw materials. Everything our
bodies need, every tissue of the body, and every metabolic function is based on
nutrition. There is mounting
evidence that underlying health problems can be traced to genetics and
This genetic test offers customers a new perspective on their
How Lab Testing, Genetics,
and Microbiology Improves the Field of Nutrition
The human body is as unique inside as it is outside. Just as you wouldn’t expect everyone to
wear size 7 shoes, you also shouldn’t expect everyone to benefit from the same
diet. At minimum, the right diet includes
age, health, activity level and gender.
But that’s just a
start. Personalized nutrition can
go farther to identify, fix and improve body function. With tools like lab testing, genetics and microbiology, it means that nutrition improvements are more precise.
I just came across a supplement that’s described as a memory
solution, developed by a neurologist.
It claims to prevent fuzzy thinking and forgetfulness and protect
against oxidative damage. It also
claims to promote improvement in cognitive function, protect the brain, and to
demonstrate antioxidant activity.
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
There are a few problems with this product that are related
There are two ingredients in the product that
inhibit, and another to boost folate metabolism.
Holistic Nutrition Center – Hey diabetics, pre-diabetics
and people who wish to prevent diabetes.
The updated diabetic diet looks healthy on first glance, but it may not
be. The expectation for diabetics is
still to be ‘customers for life’, on a pathway can lead to blindness, kidney
failure and amputation. The new
diet doesn’t change this standard of care or the imposition this disease will
have on your lifestyle and pocketbook.
There’s a different path, but you have to be a
bit of a rebel to walk it.
The Nutrition Matrix
Food = slow poison or good medicine
Wellness Foundation = personalized nutrition matrix
Health is the result of a complex body that works right. A nutritional matrix is the connection of all parts and all body systems in a unique person. Your body, your health, your emotions – these make you an individual.
To find your unique matrix, we start with basic human nutrition requirements. The right nutrients help your body work right, the way it’s supposed to, so you have an abundance of energy and sharp brain focus.
Bladder Leakage and Inflammation
The ads on TV for adult diapers drive me crazy. No, it’s not okay to just treat the
problem by wearing something to collect your urine when you accidently wet your
pants. I suspect that most people
have correctable underlying problems that can be explained with physiology.
When you know what the body is supposed to do, even if
you only understand a few of the basic principles, you can take corrective
action. If you can fix the problem, you may not need diapers anymore.
How many times have people said that Holistic Nutrition Center should have a blog? I never thought there was enough time.
I like to help people eat better and some folks just need a little motivation. A blog may help. Let me know.
I think everyone should ditch the junk. Your body needs real food - that's the simple truth. So eat your veggies.
The complicated truth is that people are really sick. Over 50 million people are suffering from autoimmune diseases, 1 out of every 3 women can expect a diagnosis of cancer in her lifetime, most deaths are caused from heart disease.