Health

Magnesium’s magic works to minimize type 2 diabetes

Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in our body, may not have the nutrient star power like vitamin D, but its humble nature should not be overlooked. Decades of research have demonstrated the power this major mineral plays in keeping us healthy, and the active and mandatory role it has in over 300 biochemical reactions….

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 24, 2015

Men, have you lost that loving feeling? 6 ways to find it

Okay men, here’s the deal. You’ve reached a certain age, you’ve put on some weight, your cholesterol levels are elevated, your doctor said you’re pre-diabetic, and you are experiencing erectile dysfunction. Which problem do you want to work on first? Uh-huh, that’s what I thought – erectile dysfunction. For men, having erectile dysfunction, is an…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 24, 2015

Life after cancer remission – 9 ways to keep the odds in your favor

Photo courtesy of osagecountyonline.com Surviving cancer is quite a feat and should be commended. The chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, a stem cell transplant or whatever else it took to get in remission is a tough road to follow. When all of that is done and the doctor says “You’re cancer free,” those are probably some of…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 9, 2015

Seven Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism For Weight Loss

Have you ever wondered why some people can lose weight effortlessly while others struggle with it their whole lives? For those in the latter, they may blame it on their metabolism. Metabolism, also known as basal metabolic rate (BMR), or simply metabolic rate, is the rate in which the body uses energy or calories to…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 5, 2015

Two nutrients everyone needs for a sharp mind and clear eyesight

Photo courtesy of osagecountyonline.com When it comes to nutrients protecting and maintaining eye and brain health, there are two words everyone should be familiar with – lutein and zeaxanthin. This twosome are key nutrients that have substantial evidence-based science indicating the role they play in keeping two very important organs – the eyes and the…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 5, 2015