5 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to Balance Your Hormones

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Fall is officially underway, and I can’t think of a more appropriate time for re-evaluating your health and bringing everything into balance. I see many patients with additional complaints this time of year, from infertility, irregular periods, and low libido to hair loss, digestive issues, and weight gain. Hormones seem to rule the season. As our bodies acclimate to the … Read More

Is Fish Oil a Cure for ADHD?

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Could fish oil cure ADHD? A recent study indicates that omega-3 fish oil might alleviate the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study also appears in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Fish Oil Studies Researchers at the University of South Australia performed the study with 132 children suffering from ADHD. It lasted for 30 weeks. All … Read More

Supplemental Probiotics

Rich JacobsFunctional Health

Supplement for Your Immune System Did you know that 80% of your immune system is located in your gut? Having balanced intestinal flora is a major factor in defending your body against disease. Balanced gastrointestinal (GI) flora is critical to a functional immune system. It is also responsible for the synthesis of nutrients and detoxification. Balanced GI flora is necessary … Read More

Chlorella Benefits

Rich JacobsFunctional Health

Chlorella is a miracle food. This single-celled freshwater microalgae is also a viable food source for humans. It has flourished for nearly two billion years. This underwater marvel photosynthesizes its energy from the sun and is also a powerhouse of nutrients. It is a natural source of vegetarian protein and boasts a very high level for a plant. Since World … Read More

What is a Good Supplement Program?

Rich JacobsArticles, Health, Nutrition, Supplements

What is a Good Supplement Program? Finding a good supplement program isn’t as easy as taking a one-a-day multivitamin and calling it a day.  Every person is different and so are their nutritional needs. The first thing one should do when wanting to add more nutrients and vitamins to their nutrition is to stop eating processed foods.  Anything that comes in a … Read More

Does Creatine Work?

Rich JacobsArticles, Nutrition, Supplements

There is plenty of research out there on creatine. Much of it both proves and disproves its use. It is most famous for its performance-enhancing claims and also it’s purported ability to add fat-free mass. However, from what I’ve seen in the real world, it works for some and not others. I can give you some guidelines based on the … Read More

Use Leucine to Boost Recovery

Rich JacobsArticles, Supplements, Tips

Want the best way to recover post-workout?  Midway through and post-workout, use both leucine and carbohydrates with branched-chain amino acids. During exercise, the body both breaks down and releases leucine. It also goes into a negative balance of protein synthesis to protein breakdown. If you want to see results faster, supplementation is one of the best ways to help support … Read More

Do we need supplements?

Rich JacobsArticles, Health, Nutrition, Supplements

The supplement industry is a multibillion dollar a year business.  Involved companies produce anything and everything in a powder or pill form.  We get supplements pushed on us from personal trainers, dietitians, nutritionists and doctors almost as much as pharmaceuticals.  Many ask “Do I need to take supplements, such as vitamins, if I eat a healthy diet?” I am not going … Read More