Seminar Brain Health and Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health & Heart Health How to Improve Your Health Seminar August 31, 2017 at Natures Way by Dr. Charles Lewis, ND.   Watch the Seminar below.  Documentation mentioned in the Video are available either as a download below the video or call the office...

Your Responsibility in Buying Dietary Supplements

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Buying dietary supplement for you or your family can be confusing.  It is a big responsibility to choose the correct one that fits your needs, Through years of experience, training, and observation I have developed a few points I believe can...

Your Internal GPS

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD In 1908 Russian Nobel laureate Elie Metchnikoff proposed that people consuming greater quantities of fermented foods were healthier and lived longer. From observations of Bulgarians drinking fermented milk he deduced that it was bacteria in the...

Your Doctor Says Eat Your Fiber

By Ruth Ann Clayton, RD When you complain about digestion, bowel or other gut issues, you doctor may say, “you need more fiber”. Sounds easy, but implementation may lead to confusion. Fiber comes from the Latin word fibre that means fiber, thread, string, or filament....

Why Go Raw?

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD So what’s all the fuss about Raw Food Diets?  Why should you eat foods raw?  It may be the difference between being full of energy, just getting by, or being exhausted and in a disease state.  Many would attribute these differences to a lack of...

WHY B12?

By Ruth Ann Clayton, RD:  In the United States, such a plentiful land, you probably aren’t concerned about being deficient in any single vitamin.  Vitamin B12, however, even though needed in small amounts, plays a large role in your quality of life.  You cannot do...

WHAT SUPPLEMENTATION CAN HELP FILL THE GAPS IN YOUR DIET?

By Ruth Ann Clayton, RD In my June articleI challenged you to eat nutritious food at home, eat less processed items, make high nutrient dense food choices, when available, and to limit nutrient poor foods.  These challenges were made as it has been established that...

What is the Source of Those Extra Calories

By Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Every January as the New Year rolls around the subject of resolutions rears its ugly head.  At the top of the list might be weight loss, more exercise, better eating and so on.  Diets are begun but many times fade into the early weeks of the...

Understanding Vitamin D

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Drinking milk and spending 15 minutes in the sun everyday gives you all the vitamin D you need. Or does it?  Estimates are that 40-80% of adults are thought to be deficient in Vitamin D.  Why is it important, why such a variance in the data,...

The Importance of Vitamin K

By Ruth Ann Clayton, RD   If asked about Vitamin K, many would respond that they have heard of it or their doctor said stay away from it.   Actually there are proven benefits to your health from Vitamin K and research is pointing to more possible advantages of...

The Importance of Magnesium and Hypertension

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Magnesium is one of the most important basic mineral nutrients that power your body. It is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions.  Because your body doesn’t produce this mineral, you must replace it every day. Due to...

The Energy Nutrient You Must Have: CoQ10

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD The essential energy nutrient Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is receiving a great deal of attention lately.  However, this vitamin-like fat-soluble substance was discovered simultaneously in the United States and England in 1957. The English researcher,...

The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Each spring the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list of twelve types of produce that are shown to contain the highest amount of pesticide contamination. The resulting group is known as the “Dirty Dozen”. The list is generated from...

Taste it Before You Shake it

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Take this challenge:  Measure how often you use the saltshaker before you have tasted your food.  This eye opening exercise will yield a clue to the amount of sodium you consume daily. While sodium is an essential nutrient for life, too much...

Omega-9: The Forgotten Omega

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD There is an abundance of information about omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. In fact, my May 21, 2012 Baxter Bulletin article, titled “Mom Was Right” was on that very subject. Today, I’ll discuss the “Forgotten Omega”, omega-9. You may...

Nutrition Needs of Children

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Were you aware that over 50% of children don’t even eat one serving of fruit a day? Vegetables don’t fare much better with only about 30% consuming one or less servings each day. It amazed me as I’m sure it will you that one third of the...

Magnificent Magnesium

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD Magnesium is usually viewed as subordinate to calcium.  The truth is that magnesium is far from subordinate; its properties are magnificent. Magnesium is the fourth (4th) most abundant mineral in the human body.  Approximately 50-60% of it is...

It’s True! Chocolate is Good for You

by Ruth Ann Clayton, RD You have heard the news. Chocolate is good for you.  But before you dive into that chocolate wedding fountain or buy the biggest chocolate covered candy bar you can find, let’s temper the enthusiasm and get the facts.  Health benefits can vary...

Is Gluten-Free for You?

You might have noticed the attention gluten-free foods are receiving in the food aisles as well as in print and broadcast news.  Even Hollywood stars are singing its praises making the diet seem trendy.  If you are wondering if gluten-free is for you, a few facts can...

GMOs Part 2: Are GMOs Labeled?

By Ruth Ann Clayton, RD At the conclusion of last month’s article, “GMOs:  What You Need to Know,” I promised that this month I would expand the GMO topic.  Products in our food supply that are genetically modified is something you should be aware of.  To me it is...

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