Chino’s Hidden Treasure: Clark’s Nutrition

Staff Reports Chino – Father’s day is right around the corner and Clark’s has something for your hero on his day. Whether it is a supplement to help him grow his muscles, equipment needed for the gym visits or just something to help him sleep at night, whatever it is you can find it at […]

Does Calcium Cause Heart Disease?

By Clark’s Nutrition Calcium consumption from foods and supplementation has become somewhat controversial in the last few years. Osteoporosis prevention has centered on the consumption of calcium from foods and supplementation. Recently, (in October 2016) the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) released a research article that suggested higher consumption of calcium from supplementation […]

Hydrogevity

By C Doussett MPH, RDN Five hundred years ago, the Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon became fascinated with sailing, by dint of the circumnavigating exploits of Christopher Columbus. While Ponce de Leon established himself as an adroit farmer and landowner in the New World, he is perhaps most ubiquitously known for his quest to discover […]

Optimus Prime

By Craig “Deuce” Doussett MPH, RDN, Clark’s Nutrition The vast majority of us want cut-and-dried answers. We want to know what the best supplements are, how much sleep to get, the right amount of water to drink, the best foods to consume in their proper ratios and times, and the most effective exercises and peak times to perform […]

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 “I have noticed that lots of foods say low cholesterol. What is cholesterol and why is this important? And should I only eat low cholesterol foods?”  -A question from Vivian of Corona Cholesterol is a natural substance manufactured in the body and consumed in foods. As you might already know, blood cholesterol is typically monitored […]

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“I have heard a lot about Turmeric. What is Turmeric and why is it so popular?”  – A question from an anonymous reader  By Clark’s Nutrition  Turmeric (botanical name: Curcuma longa) is a member of the ginger family. In fact if you look at fresh turmeric in the stores it resembles the look of ginger […]

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I heard that calcium causes heart disease, is that true? A Question from an anonymous reader By Clark’s Nutrition Calcium consumption from foods and supplementation has become somewhat controversial in the last few years. Osteoporosis prevention has centered on the consumption of calcium from foods and supplementation. Recently, (in October 2016) the Journal of the […]

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I was talking with my neighbor the other day, and he was telling me that he takes B-vitamins to increase his energy level. What are B-vitamins, and can they be used to increase energy? -A question from Alex of Mentone By Clark’s Nutrition     B-vitamins have many different effects on the human body, with […]

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I have been hearing a lot about essential oils lately. What are essential oils and what are they commonly used for? Also, can essential oils be used internally? A question from Jeremy of Palm Lake Arrowhead By Clark’s Nutrition Essential oils are very popular right now. Although the current rise in popularity has made a […]

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I have seen the symbol “whole grain” on packaged foods when shopping. What does this symbol mean? A question from Chelsea of Palm Desert   By Clark’s Nutrition The symbol you are talking about has been around since 2003.  The symbol was created by the Whole Grains Council (this council is a private organization that […]

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Danny from Lake Arrowhead asks Clark’s:  What is the difference between organic and conventional produce? And how do I know if my fruits and vegetables are organic, conventional (non-organic) or genetically modified (GMO)?   Organic produce is regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the 2002 National Organics Program (NOP). This program […]

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By Clark’s Nutrition and Natural Foods Market A Letter from Janice from Palm Desert “I want to use essential fatty acids, but where do I start?” First, I think it is important to understand what essential fatty acids are. Essential fatty acids are fatty acids that cannot be made by the body and must be […]

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“What are antioxidants and how do they help the body? Can I get them in my foods? A Question from Tim of Palm Desert By CLARK’S NUTRITION The body’s primary antioxidants are a group of substances including vitamins C and E, beta carotene and the mineral selenium. The sulfur amino acid called cysteine; lipoic acid […]

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“What are nutraceuticals?” A question from Alexis of Chino By Clark’s Nutrition The term nutraceuticals was coined by Dr. Stephen L. DeFelice M.D. circa 1989. Dr. DeFelice is the founder and chairman of the Foundation of Innovation Medicine. Nutraceuticals comes from two words, nutrition and pharmaceuticals. At the time nutraceutical was defined as “any food […]

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“What are antioxidants and how do they help the body? Can I get them in my foods? A Question from Tim of Palm Desert  By CLARK’S NUTRITION The body’s primary antioxidants are a group of substances including vitamins C and E, beta carotene and the mineral selenium. The sulfur amino acid called cysteine; lipoic acid […]

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A questions from Vivian of Corona By Clark’s Nutrition   “I have noticed that lots of foods say low cholesterol. What is cholesterol and why is this important? And should I only eat low cholesterol foods?” Cholesterol is a natural substance manufactured in the body and consumed in foods. As you might already know, blood […]

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Ashley from Grand Terrace asks Clark’s:  “What is the value of growth hormones and do they have any side effects?” Growth hormones (also known as HGH) have become very popular in the last few years. There are many clinics that offer growth hormone injections as an anti aging solution. I think it is important to […]

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“What can I do to age well?” – a letter from Jim of Corona By Clark’s Nutrition   It is best said by Reebok “a body in motion stays in motion”.   Activation of muscle is the most important feature for keeping healthy and abundant muscle tissue on the body. Why is muscle tissue so important? […]

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I have been curious about cranberry juice. Is it helpful for the Urinary Tract System? – a letter from Maria of Ontario  By Clark’s Nutrition    Is the use of cranberry juice for treatment of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) common folklore or traditional use? Folklore or traditional use of a substance is often not scientifically […]

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“What can I do to age well?” – a letter from Jim of Corona By Clark’s Nutrition    It is best said by Reebok “a body in motion stays in motion”.   Activation of muscle is the most important feature for keeping healthy and abundant muscle tissue on the body. Why is muscle tissue so important? […]