Category Archives: The High Road to Health

Articles written for the newsletter “The High Road to Health”

Imagine a world that has existed since the beginning of time and yet has only been unearthed within the last century. This world can only be seen and observed under powerful microscopes and yet it impacts our lives on a daily basis.  Let me introduce you to about 100 trillion friends you didn’t even know […]

Irecently overheard a conversation between a husband and wife that made me smile. The husband, hit with a late night cravingfor potato chips, was telling his wife that he was planning on raiding the bag before going to bed. However, his wife was well aware of his condition of hypertension (high blood pressure) and the […]

Last time, we looked at 6 of the top foods that caused a inflammation. This is dangerous because inflammation causes a host of detrimental health effects. Let’s look at 6 habits that one can implement to counteract the negative effects of inflammation. These habits are easily implemented and can offer a whole host of wonderful […]

If you are bothered by the pain of inflammation in your joints a supplement contain glucoseamine and chondroiten can help rebuild some of the damaged cartilage and decrease inflammation and swelling. Capraflex™ is an ideal remedy for swollen painful and inflamed joints. Adding phytonutrients and antioxidants from fruit and vegetables is an excellent way to include anti-inflammatory foods in your eating. CapraGreens™ […]

Last week, we laid the foundation for understanding the importance and dangers of inflammation. This week we are going to look at the top 6 foods that cause a pro-inflammatory response. Eating to Decrease Inflammation When you eat, your body produces substances called prostaglandins from nutrients in your food. These substances can be either inflammatory […]

If you’ve ever been stung by a bee, sprained your ankle, or suffered from a runny nose as the result of the common cold or an allergy, then you have encountered inflammation.  Inflammation is your body’s reaction to irritation, injury, or infection.  Inflammation is the way your body protects itself and begins the process of […]

By Dr. Thomas Cooke D.O.

“Milk, it does a body good.” This was the marketing mantra employed by the cow industry in the 1980’s to boost interest in cow’s milk. The campaign was wildly successful and as a result, The Dairy Farmers of America have reported sales topping 11 billion dollars in 2007. But does the overwhelming popularity of cow’s milk in the United States signify that it really is the best?

In the vast universe of nutrition, knowledge is often assumed. Some fall into the habit of simply spewing nutrition “buzz words” or phrases without proper understanding or appreciation for the topic at hand. With this in mind, let’s define both an enzyme and its function…

The Center for Disease Control estimates that each year roughly 76 million people are infected with some form of food borne illness. At a yearly cost of between five and six billion dollars, this means that every second, at least two people are in a bathroom somewhere in the United States, painfully experiencing the power […]

As you read this, your body is waging an endless war against silent and invisible assassins. These assassins aren’t a new strain of swine flu, they haven’t caused any widespread panic, and no amount of antibiotics or vaccines will get rid of them. Find out what you can do!