Category Archives: University of Mt. Capra

Educational topics from Mt. Capra aimed at furthering understanding of basic and complex nutrition concepts

Making a homemade goat milk infant formula may seem scary at first but it doesn’t have to be. If you want optimum nutrition for your baby consider the top 7 reasons why making your own formula at home is superior to using ready-to-mix powder.

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 […]

  The cliche goes like this: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” No where does this adage fit more closely than with that of Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes progressive memory loss and decreased mental function. Alzheimer’s is prevalent in the U.S. and across the […]

High blood pressure, aka hypertension, is extremely common in the United States. In fact, raw stats show that over 73.6 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure.  Hypertension is known as the “silent killer” because there are no noticeable symptoms and yet is one of the greatest risk factors for both heart attacks and strokes. The […]

A startling trend has been observed by dietitians, nutritionists, statisticians, and doctors for the past 20 years. The trend observed has been vitamin D deficiency. The Archives of Internal Medicine reported that not only is vitamin D deficiency on the rise, it targets race and ethnicity.1 Vitamin D has many roles in body systems such as […]

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 […]

Fruits and vegetables are one of the best sources for getting heart-healthy potassium. Because potassium is found naturally in fruits and vegetables, it is highly absorbable and can be used by the body in a variety of ways. Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that regulates blood pressure as well as muscle function. Symptoms 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…