Finding the Answers for Kidney Support

Some of the earliest known references to kidney disease are found in the Roman baths. The idea was to take some of the load off of the kidneys by using the sweat mechanism to detox the body. By the 1800s, we had scientific descriptions of polycystic kidneys and even dialysis, though effective dialysis treatments didn’t make their appearance until the 1940s. Back in 200 C.E., Chinese surgeon Hua-To was performing kidney transplants; in...

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Diabetes Awareness Month: What You Need To Know About Diabetes

Diabetes has been with us for at least 3,500 years, according to ancient writings. Diabetes is derived from the ancient Greek for “pass through” because of its most obvious initial sign: frequent urination. A name that did not stick was “honey urine,” describing the sugar in urine that tended to draw ants. The first century CE brought some more complete descriptions, but it was also noted that the prognosis, as might be...

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Healthy Halloween: Trick or Treating the Gluten-Free Way

Halloween is a time for treats but can be a real drag for children with celiac disease or gluten issues. Instead of keeping your children off the streets or not allowing them to get involved with the festivities, there are a variety of methods you can use to keep things exciting for children. Have Your Own Halloween Event – By hosting your own Halloween event, you have control over the treats served to the children. There are plenty of...

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What’s the Deal with DHA?

If you’ve been reading a lot about fish oil or omega fatty acids recently, you’ve probably come across the term “DHA”, which stands for docosahexaenoic acid. So, what’s the big deal with DHA? Not to worry – we’re here to break it down for you. DHA is actually a pretty powerful ingredient found in many fish oil supplements and its health benefits can be beneficial to just about everyone. So, let’s...

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Ask Dr. Dan in Our New Feature

If you’ve been keeping up with us, you know that we’ve been rolling out some exciting changes to our website. We have a new look, we have a new logo, and we’ve been working hard to listen to all of your feedback so that we can make our site the best it can possibly be. But one of our best features is actually something that you can’t get from a website – our knowledge and experience. We’ve helped countless...

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Gluten-Free Holiday Recipe Roundup

Keep gluten out of your diet all season long by trying out gluten-free holiday recipes. We have scoured the web looking for delicious, gluten-free eat and discovered some amazing gluten-free recipes that are perfect for your family, a holiday work event, or a winter party with some of your close friends. Wild Rice Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Pecans – Instead of serving a bread-based stuffing, you can offer this delicious option....

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