Eat Real Food for Health

Rich JacobsArticles, Health, Nutrition

Are Your Food Choices Supporting Your Health? Losing weight is a popular topic of conversation.  We all want to lose weight, but we also want to look good.  Whether we’re at a restaurant, a bar, on a date, or having a casual conversation, it seems like it’s always in the back of our minds. Why has our society become so … Read More

Is the Beyond Meat Burger Good for You?

Rich JacobsArticles, Nutrition24 Comments

What is the Beyond Meat Burger? Vegan eating seems to be more and more prevalent these days.  Most people go vegan for health reasons whether it is to lose weight or decrease inflammation and then the few who just don’t want to eat meat.  What’s funny is that even though vegans and vegetarians want to avoid meat, they still want … Read More

Can Noise Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Rich JacobsArticles, Functional Health2 Comments

Report Shows Noise Raises Blood Pressure Considering living near a busy airport or highway? You may want to give this decision a second thought. In addition to disrupting sleep and contributing to stress, proximity to loud noises has a noticeable effect on our blood pressure. Rich JacobsRich Jacobs is a Board Certified Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practitioner who specializes in … Read More

Does Functional Medicine Work

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My mentor, Dr. Kalish, published his joint research study conducted in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic in May 2016.  This is the first step in proving that both Functional Medicine and the Kalish Method are effective.  There has been great progress in resolving gastrointestinal pathogens, stress markers (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal: HPA Axis) and also stress symptoms (depression, fatigue, anger, tension, confusion). Functional … Read More

Does ZMA really work?

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  ZMA (Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate) is a hot topic for debate. Many love to discuss whether it has a positive effect on both muscle growth and testosterone production.  There have been studies with results proving both sides of the debate, so who is right? Let’s break it down and you can be the judge.  We will start with Zinc. Zinc … 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

The Dangers of Drugs and ADHD

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Are ADHD drugs really safe and effective? Find out what the USDA is urging patients to consider. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has directed the manufacturers of all drugs approved for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to develop Patient Medication Guides. These Guides must alert patients that possible cardiovascular risks and adverse mental symptoms are … 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

Fish for Your Health

Rich JacobsFunctional Health

Both fish and shellfish are an excellent additon to your diet. Seafood is low in fat, high in protein, and is also a good source of iodine, vitamin D, and selenium. These nutrients are often deficient in the American diet. Many fish are rich in “good fats,” particularly polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. The two most beneficial types of fats, DHA … Read More

Mold Worsens Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Rich JacobsArticles, Health, Research

How Clean Are Our Homes? While some of us are getting ready for spring cleaning, this information may be shocking as we start to “clean” our homes. Despite routine household cleaning, a new study found mold is thriving in many U.S. homes — often at levels high enough to trigger allergy and asthma attacks. One hundred sixty homes were surveyed … Read More