Monthly Archives: February 2009

6 Common Allergens Found In Sports Nutrition Bars

by in Allergies, Diet Tips, Kitchen Sink, Sports Nutrition, Wheat Free/Gluten Free, Whole Foods Diet February 19, 2009

Finding a truly healthy nutrition bar can be tough as I noted in my article, “Zing Bars Awarded Best Nutrition Bar 2008.” I interviewed the makers of Zing Bars, nutritionists Michael Kaplan, ND, Minh-Hai Tran, MS, RD and Sandi Kaplan, MS, RD to help us better understand the common allergens found in nutrition bars. #1 […]

Is Fake Sugar Making You Fat?

by in Diet Tips, Dr. Scott Olson, Kitchen Sink, Sugar, Sugar Substitutes, Weight Gain February 11, 2009

By Dr. Scott Olsen, author of “Sugarettes” How do artificial sweeteners cause obesity? When people first start to think about a sugar-free diet, they think they should reach for artificial sweeteners. This may not be the best idea. Here is the crux of the problem with artificial sweeteners: They don’t do what you want them […]

Twenty Tips for Better Sleep

by in American Sickcare System, Anti-Aging, Kitchen Sink, Lifestyle Tips, Sleep February 11, 2009

Are you not sleeping well at  night?  Sleep is critical for optimal health as it is one of the four pillars of health. Long-term health depends on the regeneration that occurs during deep sleep. Growth hormone, or the “anti-aging” hormone, is secreted during sleep, which stimulates tissue regeneration, liver cleansing, muscle building, break down of […]