Do We Need a Sugar Tax?

    Recent talk of a sugar tax implementation has caused quite a stir. Instead of taking a side and telling you what to believe, this article aims to lay out the facts about sugar so that you can judge for yourself. People have always been misinformed about sugar’s effect on health. While many have held the concept that too much…

Your Symptoms May Call for Probiotics

The term probiotics is popping up in grocery stores, news articles, and conversation.  While it has an eerie sound that brings connotations of biotic super heroes, this term refers to tiny friendly microorganisms that provide support for the beneficial bacteria that inhabit our intestinal tracts.  Probiotics, as defined by the Farm and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, are live microorganisms which…

Depressed Patients Receive Inadequate Treatment

  Many adults with major depression living in the U.S. do not receive treatment or therapy based on treatment guidelines.  In addition, some racial and ethnic groups have even lower rates of adequate depression care, says a report in the January 2010 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the journals of the American Medical  Association.…