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Chicory Root, Inulin & Prebiotic Fiber For The Gut

Chicory Root, Inulin & Prebiotic Fiber For The Gut

by Dr. David Minkoff November 05, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

The chicory root has been a staple of the human diet for over 2,000 years. Records of the chicory plant as part of regular meals date as far back as ancient Egypt, through ancient Rome, and into modern times.

Sadly, many people are unfamiliar with this incredible root, and an understanding of its many health benefits has begun to fade into obscurity.

Today we are going to discuss the benefits and uses of this extraordinary plant, one of nature’s most effective weapons in the battle for optimal health.

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The Low Sugar Con - Part 2: The Risks of a High-Sugar Diet

The Low Sugar Con - Part 2: The Risks of a High-Sugar Diet

by Dr. David Minkoff June 03, 2020 6 min read 0 Comments

Everyone knows that too much sugar is bad for you. You heard it from your parents, and if you have children, you avoid allowing them to have too many sweet drinks and candy, right?

Well, we have some bad news for you. The for-profit food industry has developed ways of sneaking sugar into your diet without making it obvious. In other words, you and your family are likely consuming much more sugar than you thought – and paying the price.

To understand this, we have to take a step back and walk through exactly what sugar is, what it does to your body, and how you get it. Let’s begin.

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The Low-Sugar Con Part 1: Maltodextrin

The Low-Sugar Con Part 1: Maltodextrin

by Dr. David Minkoff May 21, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

In today’s highly competitive economy, the new normal is for food manufacturers to use marketing ploys to make their products appear healthy – even when they aren’t.

Maltodextrin is one of the most common, hidden-in-plain-sight cons on the market today. It is glorified, processed sugar that masquerades as “carbs.”

It might sound unbelievable, but read the following quote from BellChem – a top US producer of maltodextrin:

“Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate that can be hundreds of sugar molecules in length, which is much larger than the simple carbohydrate arrangement of glucose. Many soft drinks and other flavored beverages contain maltodextrin in their formulas so that they can have a lower amount of sugar on their nutrition facts labels. On the nutrition label, maltodextrin is included under the “Total Carbohydrate” heading, instead of the “sugars” label.”

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Protein Bars: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Protein Bars: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Dr. David Minkoff April 14, 2020 5 min read 0 Comments

When you go to your local grocery or health food store, you probably see ten or twenty brands of protein bars, lined up in eye-catching packaging, each promising to supply your body with impressive levels of protein and nutrition.

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The BodyHealth Bar New Protein Snack Bars Blondie & Brownie

The BodyHealth Bar New Protein Snack Bars Blondie & Brownie

by Dr. David Minkoff April 10, 2020 5 min read 0 Comments

So – with that in mind, I decided to research and develop a protein and energy bar that would incorporate my discoveries on the perfect protein and organic nutrition into a tasty, convenient snack that would keep me at peak performance.

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