Secrets to Looking Young

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom One noticeable thing that happens to people as they feel better, they also look better.  What are the things that make people both look and feel better?  Let’s take a look. To start, we need to avoid processed foods, processed food have chemical preservatives and additives added to them that have […]

Synthetic vs. Natural Vitamins

Synthetic vs. Natural Vitamins

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom When is a vitamin not a vitamin? Why don’t vitamins work like they used too? How did we get to this strange place? When I was in college, a group of us were talking about our future careers. One person was getting a degree in chemical engineering and he said he […]

Vitamin D Explained

Vitamin D Explained

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom A popular vitamin to be prescribed seasonally during the winter time in our area is vitamin D. So what is it and how do we get more of it. Or do we need more? Vitamin D is produced naturally by our body when our skin is exposed to the sun. During […]

Do We Need Carbs to Survive?

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom Common wisdom is that we need lots of carbs to think and perform athletically. Current research says otherwise. What’s the truth? Carbohydrates come in two varieties. Simple carbs are things like sugars and fruits. Complex carbs are things like grains and potatoes. During the 1970s, it became popular for athletes to […]

Happy Healthy Heart

Happy Healthy Heart

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom February is famous for Valentines Day. It is also Healthy Heart month, so what can we do to promote better heart health? In a recent survey of the world’s industrialized countries the USA was ranked dead last for heart health. At the same time, we had the lowest cholesterol and lowest […]

Health Predictions for 2018

Health Predictions for 2018

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom Not being one to normally make predictions, I thought this year I would guess what the new hot topics for the next year will be. 1. Type 3 diabetes aka “Brain Diabetes”. If you haven’t heard of this, type 3 diabetes is that our blood sugar affects our memory. In fact, […]

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom We live in the richest country the world has ever known. We have a lot to be thankful for. Unfortunately, we still have people even in our own country that go without at this time of year. Please consider giving a gift to the local soup kitchen so that others can […]

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom I just did an internet search for healthy heart diet and at the top of the search results were ads for two types of cereal and a weight loss system that includes eating ice cream, pizza and pasta. If we go beyond the advertising, what does the research actually say is […]

Everyday Killers

Everyday Killers

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom A recent study of baby’s found that the average American baby had 280 chemicals inside of it at birth. Many of these chemicals are known hormone and DNA disrupters. How did this happen? Unfortunately, the use of chemicals in clothing, fragrances and household products is almost entirely unregulated. The Environmental Protection […]

Are Cell Phones Harmful?

Are Cell Phones Harmful?

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom A common question I hear is, “Is my cell phone harmful to me?” Well, what does the research say? At the time of this article, 26 research studies have found that electromagnetic fields (EMFs), given off by cell phones and other devices, activate calcium channels surrounding our cells which leads to […]

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