Going Vegetarian…

Interested in what a vegetarian diet is all about, but not sure where to start?  This is a great handout on starting a vegetarian diet (click here for the Vegetarian Starter Kit). It is an enjoyable read and gives some ideas for taking the first steps to a vegetarian lifestyle.  If making the switch isContinue reading “Going Vegetarian…”

Antioxidants for Oxidative Stress in Overweight & Obese Adults

By Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Effects of Astaxanthin on Oxidative Stress in Overweight and Obese Adults.” by Choi HD, et al. in Phytotherapy Research. Antioxidant has become the new buzz word, and rightfully so, due to all the positive research. Oxidative stress occurs in the body when there are too many free radicals (ROS),Continue reading “Antioxidants for Oxidative Stress in Overweight & Obese Adults”

Resveratrol For Diabetes?

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND from “Resveratrol improves insulin sensitivity, reduces oxidative stress and activates the Akt pathway in type 2 diabetic patients,” in the 2011 issue of British Journal of Nutrition. Resveratrol has gained popularity as the key component in red wine that has health benefits (1).   For the first time, in a humanContinue reading “Resveratrol For Diabetes?”