What you may NOT know about Grapefruit and Drugs

Most people know that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with medications, but did you know that you might have to wait as long as 24 to 48 hours before taking a drug after having the fruit?

Grapefruit inhibits the important intestinal enzyme CYP3A4, which is needed to break down many medicines properly.

What you may NOT know about Grapefruit and Drugs<br />


Probiotics Symposium September 21-22, 2012

The annual Probiotics Symposium was held at the fabulous Solamar Hotel downtown San Diego Sept 21-22 2012. It was great venue. The hotel provided healthy meals and excellent service.

The first presenter was Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD who spoke about the systemic manifestations of gastrointestinal dysbiosis.

Probiotics Symposium
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Meditation & Exercise Have Shown to Fight the Common Cold

According to preliminary findings of a study conducted in Wisconsin, exercise or meditation may lower the rate, length and severity of the flu or common cold. The randomized controlled trial suggests preventing the common cold may not just be limited to practices such as frequent hand shaking or covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing.


Eco-Seals Decoded...The inside scoop on the ways products claim to be green

Walk into just about any store these days, and you're likely to come across at least a handful of products with some sort of eco-seal. The logos are on food, cleaning products, paint—even soccer balls and T-shirts! And while it's great that companies are taking steps to be greener, sometimes it can be hard to tell what a logo actually means. To help, here's the lowdown on some of the most common seals you'll see on shelves.


Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® Win Better Nutrition Magazine’s ‘Best of Supplements’ Award for FIFTH Consecutive Year

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics has been named a ‘Best of Supplements’ award winner in the Probiotic Category for the fifth year in a row, the only probiotic supplement to achieve this honor. Better Nutrition Magazine presented the Award during the Natural Products Expo East held in Baltimore, Sept. 20-23.


Unique Foot Pads used for Detoxification

There is a new natural, herbal foot pad available that is worn on the arch of the foot for up to 10 hours. It is able to eliminate toxins, including heavy metals.

The Japanese have been using this product for some time now. It is used to combat fatigue by improving circulation and increasing metabolism. It also enhances the quality of sleep. In general, it improves immune function and allows us to stay healthy and clean.



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