December 2012
Pamela Nathan

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics Win Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics has been named a 'Best of Supplements award winner in the Probiotic Category for the fifth year in a row, the only probiotic supplement to achieve this honor. Better Nutrition Magazine presented the Award during the Natural Products Expo East held in Baltimore, Sept. 20-23.

To select the winning products the editors of 'Better Nutrition' conducted extensive interviews with a panel of experts, including naturopaths, medical doctors, and experts in the supplement industry. They also considered the quality of ingredients, product reputation and tallied reader's votes for their favorite supplements. The award winners will be featured in the November 2012 issue of 'Better Nutrition'. Read more

Antibiotics and Bowel Disease Risk

New research has found that the use of certain antibiotics may put children at higher risk for developing bowel diseases.

The earlier children take antibiotics and the more they take, the higher the risk of later developing inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) known as Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr. Matt Kronman, assistant professor of paediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle said that there appears to be a 'dose response' effect, the more antibiotics children took, the more their risk increased.

What the study found
Earlier studies had suggested a link between bowel disease and antibiotics use, but most of those studies had limitations. Read more

Simple Remedies for Yeast Infection

There is interesting information out there about yeast infections...much of it is not very reliable, but most diet changes can help prevent yeast infections.

Here's why: Yeasts are everywhere.
They live in soil. They reside on the skins of fruit and berries. Yeast live in the body, some yeasts are good and others are not. The yeast most often responsible for infections in the body is Candida albicans (aka Candida). Although Candida is a normal resident of the body,it is considered an "opportunistic pathogen" meaning it is only harmful if it is allowed to grow out of control. Read more

Acupuncture Symposium 2012 Update

The Pacific Acupuncture Symposium was held at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego on November 8-11, 2012. I have been attending the symposium since it's inception 24 years ago. I always get a quiver of excitement as I park my car and walk towards the hotel, anticipating the wealth of valuable information I am about to receive. And I'm never wrong! Jack Miller, the dean the San Diego campus, takes great care in selecting the cream of our profession to continue to enlighten us, year after year. The keynote speaker this year, was none other than, Pete Egoscue, known internationally for the Egoscue Pain management clinics. Read more

Did You Know...

  • Researchers found that couples who worked out together had a 6 percent dropout rate after a year compared with the 43 percent dropout rate of couples who exercised separately.
  • Probiotics are live, health promoting bacteria
  • Probiotics increase the good bacteria in the body
  • Prebiotics serve as a food source for probiotic bacteria
  • Omega-3's boost brain power. People with low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had smaller brain volumes and performed more poorly on tests of visual memory, abstract memory and executive function than people with high levels. Omega-3's are found in fatty fish and can be taken as supplements.

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