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Is Soy A Health Food?

Aug 30, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

It seems that people everywhere are forming their opinion about soy and soy products. While some people find it to be beneficial, others have a completely different outlook about it. It’s earned the reputation of being beneficial to your health by helping to lower cholesterol, being an excellent source of protein, and even protecting against certain medical conditions such as heart disease and cancer. It can even help women experience a decrease in symptoms associated with menopause. … Continue reading

Vitamin D and Your Health

Aug 22, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, is an important part of your daily dietary intake and  supplement regimen. In fact, it serves a variety of different functions in the human body. The good news is that there are some foods can help you to get the Vitamin D you need. The important thing is to get some Vitamin D in your diet and take supplements to give your body what it needs. Getting the proper amount without supplements … Continue reading

Are You Still on a Low Fat/No Fat Diet?

Aug 15, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

Several fad diets have poured into the media over the past few years. It seems that when one new fad diet fades out, another one is coming in right behind it. One of the more recent popular diets was the low fat/no fat diet. A common belief is if you consume fat then you will gain weight and get fat. This is far from the truth. If you are still on this type of diet, then you … Continue reading

Should I Buy Organic Food?

Aug 08, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

Many health conscious people understand the importance of making dietary changes to improve their overall health and wellness. Over the past few decades, the popularity of organic foods has risen dramatically. Today, the organic movement has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. This is due largely in part to the perception that organic foods are healthier than traditionally grown foods. Is that truly the case?   Take a closer look at the differences between organic foods and … Continue reading

Lowering Cholesterol – Drugs vs Naturally

Aug 01, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

The safety of cholesterol drugs has definitely been all over the media over the past few years. Physicians are rather quick to prescribe these cholesterol lowering medications, but just how safe are they? There have been conflicting reports, some stating that cholesterol drugs are extremely safe and others saying that they are extremely risky. Before you even consider taking cholesterol drugs, you will want to take a closer look at their effectiveness and the risks involved with … Continue reading

Should You Avoid Genetically Engineered Foods?

Jul 23, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

The safety of cholesterol drugs has definitely been all over the media over the past few years. Physicians are rather quick to prescribe these cholesterol lowering medications, but just how safe are they? There have been conflicting reports, some stating that cholesterol drugs are extremely safe and others saying that they are extremely risky. Before you even consider taking cholesterol drugs, you will want to take a closer look at their effectiveness and the risks involved with … Continue reading

Is Dairy Really Good For You?

Jul 16, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

According to the USDA food pyramid, it is important to get three servings of dairy each day; however, more recent studies show that this may not be in the best interest of overall health and wellness. According to Doctor Mark Hyman, “Some of the ‘experts’ who helped create the pyramid actually work for the dairy industry, which makes the US Department of agriculture’s recommendations reflect industry interests, not science or our best interests.”   This fact may … Continue reading

Promoting Good Gut Health

Jul 09, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

Having a healthy gut is very important to your overall health. The good news is that you can do a variety of things to ensure healthy digestion. Most people are unaware of the fact that digestive issues can lead to many other health concerns. Most physicians have grown to understand these concerns and want to pass this knowledge on to their patients.   Dr. Mark Hyman stated, “Most of us (including most doctors) do not recognize or … Continue reading

Should You Avoid Artificial Sweeteners?

Jul 02, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

With more and more people attempting to eliminate sugar from their diets in an effort to lose weight and become healthier, artificial sweeteners are becoming increasingly popular. The problem is that most people are unaware of the negative effects of artificial sweeteners. While they are typically calorie free and may seem like the better alternative to sugar, there is little to no truth to this concept whatsoever.   So, what are artificial sweeteners? They are basically sugar … Continue reading

Are Your Hormones Balanced?

Jun 23, 2012 By Dr. Chaney

Hormone balance is a lot more important than many people think. When a person’s hormones are imbalanced, it can affect every aspect of life in both men and women. The three main hormones that should be kept in balance include estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. If you have low levels of these important hormones, it can lead to a variety of different health concerns. Keeping balanced hormones can definitely play an important role in your overall health and … Continue reading