OneTouch® Verio®Sync Blood Glucose Meter and iPhone App


This page provides information and resources for the OneTouch® Verio®Sync Blood Glucose Meter and iPhone App. Visit VerioSync page on the OneTouch website for more details. While the testing system is relatively inexpensive and has the advantage of synchronizing with a smartphone, the test strips are very expensive costing about $1.60 each when purchased in a bulk pack of 100 strips. Amazon lists the retail price for 100 strips as $330. However, you can buy 100 strips for about $70 on Amazon.

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TruNature Prostate Health Complex – Saw Palmetto with Zinc, Lycopene, Pumpkin Seed

Fact Sheet: TruNature Prostate Health Complex

Provider: Amazon (No longer available at Costco)


Prostate Health Complex contains Lycopene, Pumpkin Seed and Saw Palmetto, nutrients that contain phytonutrients and fatty acids that may help maintain a healthy prostate. † Extra Strength. One Softgel per Day. †

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. trunature® is a registered trademark of Costco Wholesale Inc. We guarantee the quality of each trunature product offered online and in our warehouse locations. If you are not completely satisfied, your money will be refunded.

Suggested Use: Adults – One softgel daily with a meal as a dietary supplement. Supplement Facts: Serving Size: 1 Softgel Each Softgel

Contains – % Daily Value: Zinc 15 mg – 100%, Selenium 55 mcg – 79%, Saw Palmetto Extract (Serona repens)(Berry) 320 mg Standardized to 85% (272 mg) Fatty Acids w/ Active Sterols – *, Pumpkin Seed Oil (Curcubita pepo) 480 mg – **, Palmitic Acid 66.7 mg – *, Stearic Acid 27.8 mg – *, Oleic Acid 115.2 mg – *, Linoleic Acid 266.4 mg – *, Lycopene 300 mcg. *Daily Value not established. Ingredients: Pumpkin Seed Oil, Saw Palmetto, Gelatin, Purified Water USP, Glycerin, Zinc Gluconate, Safflower Oil, Yellow Beeswax, Selenium Yeast, Lecithin (from Soy), Caramel Powder, Titanium Dioxide and Lycopene.

Warning: Prostate Health Complex does not treat prostate cancer and is not intended to replace regular visits to your physician. Individuals taking any medication or have an underlying health condition should consult their physician before using this product.

Notice: Herbs have a distinct natural color and may vary in color.


Kraft Real Mayo 22oz. Squeeze Bottle Mayonnaise Calories and Nutrition Information


If you do a Google search for Kraft real mayo nutrition information, you won’t find the Kraft website prominently listed. In fact, the only link for the Kraft website will take you to a page that features Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil. The only easy way to easily obtain the accurate nutrition information is to visit the product description page provided by Amazon and then click to view the product images (provided below).

No Cause for Secrecy

There are lots of brands and styles of mayonnaise available, and they almost all have virtually the same ingredients and nutrition information. At 90 calories per tablespoon (and all that is fat calories), mayonnaise is fattening, yet something people are willing to expend their calorie budget on.

Product Comparison

Kraft has even developed a page that allows you to compare their Olive Oil-based mayonnaise with many other brands. Except, you won’t find Kraft real mayonnaise listed there either.

Product Images

We’ve provided the product information images below for your convenience as well as a screen shot of the Kraft Olive Oil-Based Mayonnaise comparison page. While Kraft doesn’t provide the nutrition information for their real mayonnaise, you can add it manually.

Activity, Health, and Nutrition Tracking and Monitoring Technologies


There’s been a lot in the news lately about technologies available now or in the near future that will help track your activity, nutritional intake, and vitals. The most recent and interesting of these are systems that scan your body, food, or beverages using spectrometers and similar technologies to provide accurate non-invasive reporting with little or no user involvement. This page offers a directory of the more prominent devices.

Activity Tracking Devices

There are a variety of bracelets and clip-on devices designed to track activity. Products like Basis monitor skin temperature and preparation to more precisely determine activity and calories burned. Here’s a short list of the products out there:

Food & Beverage Scanning Devices

  • GE Universal Food Scanner – Will scan a plate of food and tell you the calories.
  • Vessyl – Will scan beverages and can tell you what the beverage is, and in many cases who the manufacturer is, along with nutritional data.

Body Scanning Devices

  • AIRO – Uses spectrometer technology to monitor your blood and tell you what you’re eating based on blood analysis.



Juicing Recipe: Apple, Carrot, Celery, Jalapeño Pepper, and Sweet Pepper



A mix of Juicing Recipe: Apple, Carrot, Celery, Jalapeño Pepper, and Sweet Pepper can be a refreshing and energizing drink any time of day. Using a cold pressed masticating style juicer like the Omega J8006, it’s possible to retain the nutritional benefits of all ingredients.


  • Apples – 1 medium
  • Carrot – 5 pounds of organic peeled baby carrots
  • Celery – 1 pack (approximately 7 stalks)
  • Jalapeño Pepper – 2 large
  • Sweet Pepper – 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange


With the Omega J8006 juicer, and many other masticating cold press juicers, the opening is fairly small where food is inserted. This requires that food pieces be relatively small. You can prepare your food before you start, or as you go.

Once you start the juicing process, it’s a good idea to alternate between ingredients to facilitate the process. Some fruits and vegetables have more fluid than others. So, this helps keep flushing out the system. Carrots are good for cleansing the juicer.


The appearance of this juice will be the color of carrots.


The most noticeable flavors in this juice will be the carrot juice, but the jalapeño peppers will give it a bit of a bite.

Thyroid Wellness Suggestions from Dr. Jason Bradley


(Source: Dr. Jason Bradley of the Washington Street Wellness Center)

Simple Steps To Start TODAY To Fix Your Thyroid And Metabolism

I encourage you to take the following steps to rebalance your thyroid:

1. Make a thorough inventory of any of the symptoms that I mentioned in many previous posts to see if you might suffer from hypothyroidism.

2. Get the right thyroid tests including TSH, free T3, free T4, TPO, and anti-thyroglobulin antibodies.

3. Check for celiac disease with a celiac panel.

4. Consider heavy metal toxicity.

5. Check your vitamin D level.

Once you have confirmed that a sluggish thyroid is contributing to your symptoms, the good news is that there are many, many, many things you can do to help correct thyroid problems.

The following is a simple seven-step plan to address hypothyroidism that virtualy anyone can begin to implement today:

1. Treat the Underlying Causes — Identify and treat the underlying causes of hypothyroidism, like food allergies, gluten, heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies, and stress. THESE TESTS ARE AVAILABLE AT 319-466-0026 or email;

2. Optimize Your Nutrition — Support your thyroid with optimal nutrition, including foods that contain iodine, zinc, omega-3 fats, selenium, and more;

3. Minimize Stress — Eliminate adrenal exhaustion and minimize stress by engaging in a comprehensive stress management program;

4. Exercise — Engage in thyroid stimulating exercise, which boosts thyroid function;

5. Supplement — Use supplements to help enhance thyroid function, including all the nutrients needed for proper thyroid metabolism and function;

6.Heat Therapy — Use saunas and heat to eliminate stored toxins, which interfere with thyroid function;

7. Thyroid Hormones — Use thyroid hormone replacement therapy to help support your thyroid gland when determined necessary.

If you’d like more information, please join us WEDNESDAY EVENING at 7 PM at Washington Street Wellness Center, 113 Wright Street, Iowa City for a short lecture on thyroid health.

And, as always, Be Well!

Black Bean Dip


The Black Bean Dip shown above is an excellent snacking food. (Source:

The ingredients are fairly simple: Black Bean, Water, Lemon Juice, Fresh Garlic, Sea Salt, Cumin.

An entire 10 ounce container has only 110 calories, and because it’s made of entirely raw ingredients, the body processes it well.

This dip is delicious with celery and other veggies, but can also be eaten by itself.

Jalapeño Hummus


The Jalapeño Hummus (Hommus) shown above is an excellent snacking food. (Source:

The ingredients are fairly simple: Chickpeas, Water, Sesame Tahini, Jalapeno, Lemon Juice, Fresh Garlic, Sea Salt.

An entire 10 ounce container has only 330 calories, and because it’s made of entirely raw ingredients, the body processes it well.

Hummus is delicious with celery and other veggies, but can also be eaten by itself.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus


The Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Hommus) shown above is an excellent snacking food. (Source:

The ingredients are fairly simple: Chickpeas, Water, Roasted Red Pepper, Sesame Tahini, Lemon Juice, Fresh Garlic, Sea Salt, Black Pepper.

An entire 10 ounce container has only 280 calories, and because it’s made of entirely raw ingredients, the body processes it well.

Hummus is delicious with celery and other veggies, but can also be eaten by itself.

Cold Pressed Juices at the Bread Garden Market in Iowa City


Cold-Pressed and Locally Made

The Bread Garden Market in Iowa City has fresh cold-pressed veggie and fruit juices that are made on location in the coffee juice bar kitchen.

Time and Money Savings

Anyone who has spent the time and money on juicing knows how much time and money goes into making just a small quantity of juice. Even if you own a juicer, you might choose to purchase juice from the Bread Garden Market just to save time and money. Here’s what goes into making a glass of cold-pressed juice:

  • Time and money spent shopping for many different fruits and veggies.
  • Space required for storing the fruits and veggies.
  • Time required to do the juicing, and skill to combine the ingredients properly for a delicious result.
  • Time required to properly clean the juicing system.
  • Proper storage for fresh juice.

Bread Garden Market Juice Recipes

Below are two of the more popular juice recipes available. You can make these at home with a high quality juicer, but it will cost less money and require less time to purchase the juice already made.

Rise & Shine Juice

The perfect blend of fruits and leafy green spinach along with ginger for an extra kick. This juice contains the following ingredients:

  • Apple
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Lemon
  • Ginger
  • Spinach

Momo Juice

This juice cures whatever ails you. The combination of pear and cucumber make it smooth, sweet, and refreshing but not overbearing with sweetness. Ginger, mint, and basil provide cleansing and other benefits. Ingredients include:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Cucumber
  • Kale
  • Ginger
  • Mint
  • Basil

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