A Bit More Healthy Archive September 2012

Is Fish Oil All That Bad?

Is Fish Oil All That Bad?

You can't effectively squeeze lemon on a fish oil capsule.

By Kevin RR Williams

NUTRITION Many fish oil products in the market sit on shelves for three years or more. They are already rancid before consumers get them home.

Primped Up Anatomy Store Makeover

Primped Up Anatomy Store Makeover

Our human anatomy store is bigger, brighter, smarter and more social.

By Amy Storey

DECOR Educators and specialists benefit from being surrounded by informative graphics to augment spoken words. Whether you're a nutritionist teaching a healthy diet or a physician conveying a delicate diagnosis to a patient, our online store has the human anatomy posters you need.

We Share A Common Pinterest

We Share A Common Pinterest

We have more in common than you realize.

SOCIAL MEDIA While browsing through interesting articles within this blog or building a wish list of anatomy posters in our online store, you can now save images with Pinterest, a social media virtual pinboard.

Migraine Relief Without Opening Your Medicine Cabinet

Migraine Relief Without Opening Your Medicine Cabinet

Reducing migraines is a process of elimination.

By Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

NUTRITION To my friends and relatives who suffer from migraines, I have, on occasion, doled out "food advice." There are many triggers for migraine including noise, stress, body chemistry, genetics, external toxins. Here are some nutritional remedies for migraines I hope will be helpful to you.

GMO Foods: There’s A Little Monsanto In Each of Us

GMO Foods: There’s A Little Monsanto In Each of Us

Genetically modified organisms are in our refrigerators, on our shelves and likely in our digestive system right now.

By Kevin RR Williams

NUTRITION It must be natural. It came from the ground, right? Eschewing the microwave variety, we heat our popcorn kernels in a pot of peanut oil over an open flame, then lightly sprinkle with sea salt. We take pride in the fact that our unprocessed cheese eventually grows mold. Now we're eating healthy, right? Wrong.

How Vegetarians Can Eat Healthy

How Vegetarians Can Eat Healthy

Vegetarians are not nutritionally invincible.

By Kevin RR Williams

NUTRITION Vegetarian Man flies from meal to meal, gastronomically repeling deadly foes like obesity, high-cholesterol and diabetes but he's not invincible.

Is Your Doctor Is Listening To You?

Is Your Doctor Is Listening To You?

Most common complaint about physicians is, "They didn't listen to me."

By Dike Drummond, MD

HEALTH You are sitting in the office and the doctor is physically present in the room, but not all there. Even worse is when the doctor doesn't try to understand what you are going through. Sometimes it can seem like they don't even care. Here's an empathetic tip to get the visit back on track.

Best iPhone Bluetooth Accessories

Best iPhone Bluetooth Accessories

Reviews for perhaps your 2nd and 3rd favorite smartphone gadgets.

TECHNOLOGY If you're searching the Web for something truly remarkable, a game changer, an accessory that takes advantage of the technologies within your new iPhone and extends the reach of your mobile device way beyond four inches, read the reviews for these two devices.

Do You Have “Bad Nerves?”

Do You Have “Bad Nerves?”

Diagnosing a patient diagnosis.

By Joseph M. Carver, Ph.D.

HEALTH As a psychologist, I typically ask patients to describe the emotional state or social situation that brings them to my office. In over 30 years of clinical experience, I've heard a variety of descriptions. Some individuals have researched their symptoms and may describe themselves as depressed, anxious…

Foods That Put Insomniacs To Sleep

Foods That Put Insomniacs To Sleep

How a nutritionist uses natural methods to cope with insomnia.

By Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

NUTRITION According to the National Institute of Sleeping Disorders, eight out of 10 people have suffered from insomnia at some point in time. You can develop insomnia like I did.

Compassion Fatigue: One of Three Signs of Physician Burnout

Compassion Fatigue: One of Three Signs of Physician Burnout

Lack of compassion hinders more than patient engagement.

By Dike Drummond, MD

HEALTH If you find yourself being cynical or sarcastic about your patients, "venting" to your colleagues or staff you have compassion fatigue.

Is Your Body Craving B12?

Is Your Body Craving B12?

An essential vitamin goes lacking among vegans.

By Kevin RR Williams

NUTRITION Because animal products provide optimum food sources for vitamin B12, vegans have the greatest deficiency risk. But not just vegans are affected. Find out about the diverse symptoms of this malnutrition.

Chefs’ Secrets to Sensational Salads

Chefs’ Secrets to Sensational Salads

How to elevate salads to elegance.

By Kevin RR Williams

RECIPE Like me, I'm sure you've consumed more than a fair share of the "house salads" that come with your dinner entrée. "House salads" should not be served in your house. By shopping for ingredients ourselves, we can nip mediocre salads in the bud, separating the mundane from the magnificent.