Mini Guide To A Balanced Diet

What makes a balanced diet? With all the conflicting info on food pyramids and carb counting, it's tough to remember the basics. Here's a breakdown of the nutrients you need for a healthy body—and the foods that provide them. Protein—Protein is necessary for building strong muscles and protecting the immune system. It also helps slow the speed of digestion and makes you feel full faster....more

FAT-SOLUABLE VITAMINS

There are four fat-soluable vitamins and they are: Vitamin A (Beta Carotene or Retinol), Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.These vitamins are soluable in fat and are stored in the body. For this reason, an excessive amount of these vitamins can be toxic.Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene or Retinol)...more

The Role of Vitamins in Rheumatoid Arthritis

 Although there are some miracle prescription drugs on the market which can help curtail the crippling effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), there is still no cure for this chronic disease. No one knows exactly why some people end up permanently crippled while others can live somewhat normal lives with few minor adjustments. No matter the severity of the RA, we must continue balancing our lives to the best of our abilities....more

Recipes to Boost Brain (Including California Garlic), Breakfast With Jake & Reese

I had breakfast next to Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon yesterday. True, this has absolutely nothing to do with garlic or my post, but I can't stop thinking about it and thought it was a good attention grabber. Okay - it's out of my system. We can proceed. However, for all of you wondering, they are both as good looking - if not more so - than they appear on the big screen. Where was I? Oh, yes...back to California heirloom garlic. ...more
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