Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fall Recipe: Warming Carob Nut Delight Bars – By Dr. Nina Lange ND

Some delicious kitchen ideas for warming your belly and soul during the cooler months. Guaranteed to make you smile!  ENJOY!! Ingredients: 2 eggs, separated ½ cup apple juice 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp ascorbic acid (Vitamin C crystals) *from … Continue reading

ABCs of Children’s Immune Health – By Dr. Julie Durnan ND

One of the most common questions we hear from parents in the clinic is:  “How can I boost my child’s immune system?”.  This is an especially hot topic in the fall so I thought it would be handy to provide … Continue reading

Vitamin C: The Super Vitamin – By Dr. Rick Santimaw ND

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is possibly the most safe and useful nutraceutical around. It is a water-soluble vitamin (your body doesn’t store it), which makes it very safe to use, even in high doses. We can get what we need from our diet, including papaya, bell peppers, strawberries, broccoli, pineapple, brussel sprouts, kiwifruit, oranges, cantaloupe, and kale. However, when preventing or treating certain conditions we supplement higher doses of vitamin C (either orally or intravenously) to attain therapeutiresults. Vitamin C plays many important roles in your body. A few of the major ones are: ●Essential in wound healing and scar formation. ●Repairs and maintains healthy bones and teeth. ●Helps make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. ●Very powerful anti-oxidant (protects your cells from free radical damage caused by, radiation, tobacco smoke, or simply aging). ●Strengthens and supports your immune system. Because of its versatility, vitamin C is used to prevent and treat a variety of medical conditions. Listed below are just a few: ●Heart Disease ●Hypertension ●Colds & Flus ●Cancer ●Osteoarthritis ●Asthma ●Age related macular degeneration ●Diabetes