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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

Vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants are on everyone’s radar, so it’s ironic that we don’t hear much about glutathione. After all, it’s the body’s premiere antioxidant—and much, much more. That’s probably because you can’t go to your health food store and buy…

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The Power of Pumpkin

“Halloween” or “All Hallow’s Eve” dates back 2,000 years to the most significant Celtic holiday: the night before the new year (November 1 on their calendar), when the dead returned to mingle with the living. Scary faces were sculpted into turnips and gourds and lit with burning embers to…

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Health Benefits of Coffee: Prevent Skin Cancer

I’ve been extolling the health benefits of coffee for years. Now, there’s another reason to go ahead and drink up. A study found that drinking more than three cups of coffee per day can lower risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), one of the most common forms of skin cancer. The researchers…

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Five Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Your Cup O' Joe

Patients coming to the Whitaker Wellness Institute sometimes express surprise that we serve coffee. Doesn’t it increase the body’s acidity? Aren’t health-conscious people supposed to drink tea instead? Isn’t caffeine bad for you? If coffee were harmful, then every morning emergency rooms…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

You are likely familiar with some of the benefits of vitamin D, including its ability to help prevent osteoporosis and colds and flu. But here are six other ways optimal levels of vitamin D can help improve or support your health, and why supplementing with vitamin D is so important. * Abdominal…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released their latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). I have issues with several of the classifications in this manual; however, one this go-around is particularly irksome. They are now calling…

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