Archive for Health and Wellness

Do not be fooled by these nutrition myths.

  By: Dr. Keith Kantor   Myth: All Vegetarians are healthy Vegetables are good for you but ironically the vegetarian diet tends to be more grain focused and typically lacks quality protein and heart healthy fats. When animal products are eliminated it is an open door for nutrient and vitamin…

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Why are more people avoiding gluten?

  By: Dr. Keith Kantor   Gluten has become a common intolerance or sensitivity, there are both mild and more severe cases. The most severe is with those who suffer from Celiac Disease and mild intolerances include those who have a sensitivity.   Some deem avoiding gluten as a fad…

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Stress, Cortisol and the use of Adaptogenic Herbs.

By: Dr. Keith Kantor   Stress is the root of most health conditions including weight gain, Diabetes, hypertension, adrenal insufficiency, heart disease and thyroid disease. Chronic stress over time produces inflammation and imbalances in hormones (specifically cortisol) resulting in, very low energy, weight gain, disease and reduced quality of life….

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What You Need to Know About Macro and Micro Nutrients

  By: Dr. Keith Kantor   The term “macronutrients” has become a popular amongst the fitness and diet industry; several health experts use macronutrients as a tool for teaching patients the right amounts of foods to eat. Logging macronutrients can help patients track their own food intake regularly, enjoy their…

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The Pros and Cons of Cooking Oils

The Pros and Cons of Cooking Oils   By: Dr. Keith Kantor   There are several popular oils available today and the health claims or scrutiny associated with these oils can be confusing. Traditionally cooking fats come from animal sources and are solid at room temperature, while oils are extracted…

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Health Benefits Associated with Zinc

  By: Dr. Keith Kantor What is Zinc? Zinc is an essential trace mineral and actually a metal. It is commonly known as a barrier to the sun (commonly used on the nose and lips), and as a natural cold remedy.   Zinc is actually essential in small doses every…

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The Benefits of Amino Acids

By: Dr. Keith Kantor Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, so the foods with the highest amount of amino acids are those that are highest in protein. Of the 20 amino acids, nine are essential because your body can’t make them. Animal-based foods including meat, poultry, fish, and…

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How Hormones Influence your Health.

By: Dr. Keith Kantor   An imbalance in hormones is often the overlooked reason why some struggle with their goals, despite major efforts with healthy nutrition and fitness regimens.  Have you ever met a person who is living a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise and healthy eating habits, yet they…

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How to eat for a healthy brain.

  By: Dr. Keith Kantor   When we refer to the term “healthy brain”, I immediately think of two cognitive disorders that are diagnosed early in life and then in most cases very late in life. These disorders include autism and Alzheimer’s Disease, both are very different yet the nutrition…

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Can a vitamin deficiency cause you to gain weight and have health problems ?

By: Dr. Keith Kantor   Is there a link between a vitamin and mineral deficiencies, health problems and weight gain? There are many people who do not believe in taking high quality supplements for numerous reasons including, “ I do not like to take pills,” or “I get all of…

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