Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Big food on the attack, again

Well, as if we didn't have enough to worry about in the organic, and family farm movement, leave it up to our Government to mess things up.

Senate bill S. 510 is seen as a very controversial piece of legislation. There were provisions that would spell doom to the organic farm movement and those that use only heirloom seeds. The bill got side lined and everybody thought we were safe. Not so! Below is a link that will explain a lot more than I go in to here. If you are into organic gardening, etc. it is worth the read. An informed population is a politician's worst nightmare.


You may have to copy and paste to get the story.
Stay informed.
Dr. Jim

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chocolate & Blood pressure

It seems that once again we have evidence that theobromine, one of the active ingredients in chocolate, can help with blood pressure. In an article published in Hypertension, a peer reviewed journal, indicates that the theobromine can help with blood pressure, but can't do what is needed in most cases.

The information can help us understand why eating chocolate alone will not be effective in blood pressure control. Clinically we have used the Pure Encapsulations product Vascular Relax BP for some time and found it to be an effect adjunct in blood pressure control. One of the active ingredients in VRBP is the cocoa extract talked about in the article. It also has other ingredients that help in the synergy of the product.

So, what do we take from this article? You can't just eat chocolate and lower your blood pressure.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Season tips

I always like to provide some tips for navigation of the Holiday season.

Tip #

1. Don't over eat, there are always leftovers to come back too.

2. Slow down and enjoy the season. You'll probably see folks that you haven't seen in some time, so enjoy the moments.

3. If you are out shopping, be aware of your surroundings. Criminals like this time of year as everyone is preoccupied and that makes you an easy target.

4. If you wait until the last minute it reduces the choices you have to make. It's a guy thing.

5. Don't over eat. Can't say that one too often.

6. Dress appropriately for the weather. Don't want to be cold or too hot. Both are stressful.

7. Always give to those less fortunate. It will make their Holiday more joyful and makes you feel good too.

8. Think about New Years resolutions that you can keep and not something that just sounds good.

9. Don't over eat. Oh, already said that one. It is a good one to remember though.

10. Slow down and enjoy the Season..............Dr.Jim