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.

Sugar: The Great White Demon

Sugar: The Great White Demon My oldest son’s fourth grade class is preparing for its annual Halloween party, and parents have been emailing what they intend to bring for food and drink. Here’s what we know so far (names have been changed to protect identities):...

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Men and Testosterone

Men and Testosterone Yes gentlemen, you too can experience menopause, or should I say man-opause. The terms “male menopause,” “low-T,” or “andropause” are getting significantly more attention than most men would like to admit! For reasons we have yet to understand,...

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Health and Vitality in 2016!

Health and Vitality in 2016! Many observations can be made about the incredibly brilliant biological system known as the human body, but one that has always fascinated me is how resilient and forgiving the body is when we neglect and abuse it. Many people misinterpret...

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The Good Ol’ Fashioned Healing Salve

THE GOOD OL’ FASHIONED HEALING SALVE Over the years I’ve had many clients and customers share stories with me about how their great, great, great, great, great grandmother used a poultice made from local plants to heal an injured limb or treat an infection. Before the...

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The Four Fundamentals of Nutritional Supplementation

The Four Fundamentals of Nutritional Supplementation “The human body is remarkable and truly wondrous, but most Americans are not feeding the body the high-quality fuel it deserves and needs. When a dynamic living organism does not receive the proper building blocks...

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The Problem with Diet Soda

The Problem with Diet Soda Despite the fact that consumption of soft drinks (soda) is directly linked to an increase risk of insulin resistance (metabolic syndrome), type II diabetes, and obesity, millions of people are still buying the sugary swill and consuming it...

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Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention It is estimated that one out of eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and currently 40,000 women die each year of the disease. Interestingly, for American women, the breast cancer rate is 5 times higher than compared to other...

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Are Dietary Supplements Safe?

Are Dietary Supplements Safe? I’ve studied, used, and worked with nutritional supplements and functional foods for over 25 years. In that time period, I’ve never talked to anyone who has required emergency services or been hospitalized because of the proper use of a...

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Coconut Oil and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Coconut Oil and Neurodegenerative Diseases Is coconut oil an effective nutritional treatment for both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases? DISCLAIMER: To date there are no well designed, human clinical trials that have shown a positive correlation between intake of...

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Stress & Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety In the twenty-five years that I’ve worked within the health and nutrition industry, there is one question that customers and clients ask on a consistent-almost daily-basis, “what can I do for stress and anxiety”. Populations have been suffering from...

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