Are You Aging Too Fast?

What to do about aging too fast

Slow down your biological clock by protecting your “telomeres” with these powerful strategies…

Aging…. It’s happening to all of us, but did you know that most Americans are aging “too fast”? You see, researchers now know more than ever how to measure aging where it actually happens, at the level of our DNA. And for Americans, the news isn’t good. Americans are aging faster than necessary and there are things we can do about it. Let me explain….

Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Dr. Rick Tague

Are you prepared to face the “Winter Blues”?

Everyone tends to feel a little “blah” when the days are short and cold, but for some people seasonal change brings with it something more serious than the blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression that 20% of Americans struggle with.

Vitamins & Supplements: Are They Good For Us?

By Dr. Rick Tague

You may have seen the above recent headline in the news.  The correct answer is a definite “Yes or No!”  Most vitamin formulas are 10-20 years out of date and unfortunately put well-meaning vitamin takers at unnecessary risk!  Further, many supplement consumers are not well informed on what their specific needs are for nutrient supplementation, resulting in bad decisions on what to take.  It is no wonder that research shows that some consumers put themselves at increased risk, even though their motive is to lower risk of disease!

3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight (And None of Them Are Willpower)

Don’t Blame Your Lack of Willpower for Your Troubles at the Scale

by Emily Farris, Kansas City Enhance Health & Wellness Magazine, Jan-Feb 2011

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HELP!“If only I wouldn’t have had that first French fry…”
“If only I didn’t like pasta so much…”
“If only I could resist the chocolate croissant at the coffee shop every day…”

If any of those statements sound familiar, you’ve probably blamed your willpower, or lack thereof, for excess weight at some point in your life. But Dr. Rick Tague, M.P.H. and founder of the Center for Nutrition and Preventative Medicine in Leawood and Topeka, Kansas, would tell you to stop being so hard on yourself. In fact, he says willpower has very little, if nothing, to do with weight.

Vitamin D

By Dr. Rick Tague

Vitamin D

Are you getting enough?   Probably not.  For up to half the year in Kansas and other states north of Texas, the limited sunshine will not allow us to produce any vitamin D.  Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because sunlight starts a chain reaction that produces the vitamin in your skin.   90% of our vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun.  The human body can generate 20,000 IU of vitamin D from 30 minutes of summer sun.  However, most people in the U.S. get  daily intake from food and sun well below ideal, especially in the winter months.  The amount of sunshine, time outside, sunscreen use, time of year, and the distance we live from the equator all play a role in the amount of vitamin D our bodies produce.  If you are overweight, over age 60, African American, or Hispanic, you are at high risk of deficiency.