Category: Nutrition

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Understanding Prebiotics and Probiotics

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 9, 2019

Prebiotics are substances that support the growth of certain microbiota, while probiotics are made up of the microorganisms themselves. Just one probiotic supplement contains billions of good bacteria. Introducing probiotics to resolve issues means you’re attempting to restore proper levels of intestinal microflora for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients....

Is Caffeine Addictive?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 12, 2018

Generally, when people talk about caffeine, they’re talking about caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea, and soda. But caffeine is also found in chocolate and foods that use chocolate or coffee as flavorings, including ice cream and yogurt. People aren’t always aware of the amount of caffeine in some of...

How the Body's Stress Receptors React to Natural Herbal or Mineral Inputs

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 21, 2016

Can supplements provide actual sustainable stress and mood support?Stress. The “silent killer” as it is sometimes described. We experience stress to trigger short-term reaction to recognize and fend off danger, kickstart our adrenaline and our fight-or-flight instincts. But consistent, long-term stress over time can be not just emotionally and physically...

Supplements For Depression: An Expert Tells Her Story

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 14, 2016

Depression will be the #1 disease in the world by 2020 according to the World Health Organization. Anxiety rates continue to rise in our technology-laden, high-pressure society. Can nutrition and select supplements help temper depression and anxiety episodes? Today’s article was written by Therese Borchard and appeared on everydayhealth.com in...

Food For The Brain. How Eating Healthy Fats Can Make You Smarter

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 1, 2016

Fat. Really? Isn't fat supposed to be bad for me? Well, fat – healthy, natural forms of fat – has made a comeback. Natural fats offer powerful benefits to your body — and your brain. Your brain is comprised of about 60 percent fat. Billions of cells rely of fat...

Can a Supplement Really Help with Memory, Vocabulary Recall, and Math Function?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 30, 2016

To operate optimally, the brain needs a consistent supply of nutrients to maintain its health and functionality. But certain nutrients support the brain's structure more than others. These nutrients are powerful supporting elements for the brain: omega-3 fats, B-Complex vitamins, magnesium, vitamin E, and potassium. There are certainly others, and...

The Role of Magnesium in Optimum Brain Performance

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 16, 2016

Let’s get a truth on the table at the outset. Your brain and your cognitive function are not optimized unless each cell has sufficient nutrition to function properly. Said another way, the average American diet is so deficient in many of the critical nutrients needed for the brain, it is...

The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 7, 2016

The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental HealthIs there a link between your diet and your mental health? The rate of mental health issues among our population is on the rise – the World Health Organization forecast depression to be the number one disease on earth by 2020. Historically, our...

Study Results: The Link Between Diet & Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 3, 2016

Micronutrient deficiencies in folic acid, thiamine, magnesium, and omega 3 fatty acids have been linked to the prevalence of depression.

Eating Disorders: Losing Your Sense of Self

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 9, 2015

Few things are as frightening as losing control, feeling powerless against overwhelming forces. When overcome by events, we can feel swept up on relentless waves of circumstance that hurl us toward terrifying heights and bone-jarring lows. Each event is made worse if we have tried to stop it and been...

Family's Affect on Eating Disorders

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 16, 2015

The key to an eating disorder or to disordered eating often lies in relationships. For most people, those relationships lie within the family. The behaviors surrounding a dysfunctional relationship with food are often the result of another relationship—perhaps several relationships—tilting off the mark. You may be able to pinpoint immediately...

What Diets Are Actually Doing To You

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 5, 2015

The increase of weight-gain and obesity in this country has caused the diet industry to explode. People are constantly looking for a “quick fix” solution through diet pills, special machines, meal programs, meal replacement drinks, and diet regiments. However, there are some unforeseen effects of this diet culture:Diets promote competition...

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