Michael Chase has worked in the health and nutrition field as an educator, writer, and business owner for over 25 years. Michael completed undergraduate studies at Willamette University and attended graduate school at the University of Bridgeport’s Nutrition Institute, where he received a M.S. in human nutrition. Michael practices nutrition and dietetics and the Oregon Natural Market.

The Anti-Cancer Diet

The Anti-Cancer Diet AVOID SUGAR Cancer cells like sugar. The German biologist Otto Heinrich Warburg won a Nobel Prize for his discovery that the metabolism of malignant tumors is largely dependent on glucose consumption. Insulin production triggers inflammation....

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Why Is It so Hard to Lose Weight?

Why Is It so Hard to Lose Weight? “We just eat too damn much.” -Governor Tommy Thompson (R-Wisc.), U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Today, NBC, 2004 I’m sure you’ve either read the statistics or watched the news reports: America is getting fatter. In...

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The Business of Weight Loss

The Business of Weight Loss Have you been watching the Dr. Oz show lately? If so, you’re probably familiar with the headlines: “Bust belly fat with raspberry ketones”, “Lose inches with 7-Keto DHEA”, “ Melt fat away with safflower oil”, and “ Control emotional eating...

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Is Your Anti-inflammatory Medication Making You Sick?

Is Your Anti-inflammatory Medication Making You Sick? Nothing is more frustrating and uncomfortable than being in a state of chronic pain! Maybe you’ve been injured or are suffering from a degenerative musculoskeletal condition, and have been told by your doctor that...

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Do You Want One Cube or Two?

Do you want one cube or two? It’s time to start watching your sugar intake. Once again the question of whether or not to reduce sugar intake is making the rounds in popular media. Some sort of sugar is now found in everything from breads to sauces and yogurt to peanut...

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Nutrition & Cancer

Nutrition & Cancer It is estimated that one-third of cancer patients try some form of nontraditional therapy during or after their battle with cancer. The true percentage may actually be much higher. Dietary modifications and, to a lesser extent, nutritional...

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HOW TO CHOOSE A NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL

HOW TO CHOOSE A NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL As more Americans begin to seek nutrition advise and search for ways to live healthier lives, the popularity of nutrition counseling has significantly increased. As a result, there are many individuals offering nutrition advise...

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What’s The Story On Whey Protein?

What’s The Story On Whey Protein? The popularity of whey protein supplementation has exploded in the last several years. Go online and you can read 245,000 different opinions from self-styled experts on which whey protein is best to use. Better yet, you’ve got a...

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Top 10 Functional Ingredients

Everyone needs a top 10 list, right? Well, after 25 years in the field of nutrition I should probably have an opinion about what dietary supplements and foods are “hot” or “life changing”, and which ones just don’t make the cut. Today I’d like to focus on the 10...

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That Nasty Common Cold

That Nasty Common Cold It’s that time of the year again when all the usual suspects, or as I like to call them-the virus crime bosses, get together to discuss which territories they’re going to target next. I can see them all sitting around the table now: On the left...

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