ADHD: Providing Answers to this Complex Condition

Can you imagine suffering from a condition that makes focusing on everyday activities challenging? That is what people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face every day. ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, and in some cases, are overly active. They typically have trouble getting organized, staying focused and making realistic plans. They may be fidgety, noisy and unable to … [Read more...]

Consider Exercise Therapy for Your Autistic Child

Consider Exercise Therapy for Your Autistic Child I have been writing articles focusing on exercise for almost a decade. During this time, I have lived a life of health and wellness that has included a disciplined exercise regimen. I have personally experienced the many benefits exercise has to offer. And I express these experiences in my articles. Yet I often wonder if I will run out of material to write about. However, my monthly research continues to uncover new and compelling information on the impact exercise has on a wide range of health conditions for both children and adults. And … [Read more...]

Natural Products Industry Veteran Completes 100th Marathon

Long-time natural products industry executive Mark Becker has recently completed his 100th marathon – The Los Angeles Marathon on March 18, 2012. Mark completed the 26.2-mile course from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica in 5:16:53. For almost 30 years, Mark has participated in numerous endurance events, including more than 150 triathlons of Olympic distance or longer, 100 marathons and numerous other events including ultra marathons and rough water swims from Alcatraz to the mainland. Mark credits his longevity in endurance racing to a comprehensive supplement regimen that includes the … [Read more...]

5 Steps to New Year’s Resolution Success

The New Year is a time of new beginnings. It's a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. For so many, the New Year is an opportunity to honestly evaluate yourself and set realistic marketing goals for the coming year. And, so often, the focus is on health. On January 1, 2012, thousands of people across the country genuinely committed to eating healthier and establishing an exercise routine. In fact, according to, in 2011, the top two searches after the New Year included weight loss and fitness. People have the best intentions in the New Year and vow … [Read more...]

Natural Products Outsourcing: Is This Standard Operating Procedure Moving Forward?

The U.S. economy continues its downward spiral largely as a result of the Standard & Poors downgrade of U.S. debt. And the European Sovereign debt crisis doesn't help matters. Unemployment hovers at more than nine percent nationally. Prospects seem bleak for many business owners large and small. Or are they? Many business owners are thinking "out of the box" to streamline processes and be cost effective. The natural products industry is no different. With that said, many executive team members are turning to outsourcing as a viable approach to reduce overhead in an effort to increase their … [Read more...]

Wage the War Against Type 2 Diabetes!

I am almost 51 years old and am in great health. As of this writing, I had completed the Los Angeles Triathlon 9 days ago. Next week, I will be running my 96th marathon in Long Beach, California. I recently had a physical and my HDL was 109 (do you believe that)! I am fortunate in that over the years I have educated myself about nutrition, dietary supplements and the benefits of exercise. I have been privileged to know so many brilliant people who have taught me so much about health and wellness.  No doubt that I am one of the fortunate ones to have been exposed to all of this. However, it … [Read more...]

Exercise: A Natural Solution for Breast Cancer Prevention and Recovery?

If you are one of those loyal and dedicated Nutricula readers, you know that I have contributed an article to each issue of Nutricula since the journal's debut issue back in December of 2010. You also know that in every article I provide a certain amount information on exercise and how it applies to the particular theme of that month's issue. Well, this month's article is no different. However, I feel somewhat challenged. The theme for the October issue of Nutricula is "Breast Cancer". First, and most importantly, I am not a health professional. So how could I, in good conscience, write an … [Read more...]

Omega 3s: Is It the Fish or Just a Fish Story??

As I stood on shore at the 2011 2-mile Pier-to-Pier swim  from Hermosa Pier to Manhattan Pier contemplating the swim that lie ahead, I thought to myself, my great health has a lot to do with the sea life that thrives in the body of water before me - The Great Pacific Ocean! What kind of sea life am I referring to? For the most part, cold-water fish, such as salmon and tuna, and Krill Oil. These creatures contain healthy fats also known as Omega 3s. I take Omega 3s every day - a lot. Every morning, I take about 5 grams (8 softgels) of an Omega 3 fish oil product containing 400 mg of EPA … [Read more...]