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The Benefits of Vitamin C

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It’s cold and flu season across the country. As you’ve probably seen, flu shots have been popping up left and right at local clinics and pharmacies. For preventative at-home care, many people know to turn to vitamin C to ward off colds and flus; vitamin C, along with other...
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Pros and Cons of Taking a Multivitamin

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Should you take a multivitamin? The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no.” People should be getting the majority of their nutrients through their diet. Multivitamins should be included in a diet with good reason, and are usually best and recommended for people who are not getting...
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Health Benefits of Vegetables

We hear all the time that vegetables are good for us and that we should be eating more vegetables.  People who eat more vegetables as part of their healthy diet generally have decreased risks for many conditions and diseases.  There are many things about vegetables that make them...
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Health Shake Recipes

    Recently I got the new NutriBullet for making quick healthy shakes.  I wanted to share one of the recipes and also remind folks of the Green Goddess Shake recipe which I have advocated in the past as well.  These shakes are a great way to start you morning- controlled,...
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Negative News for Multivitamins: Are There Reasons to Question Conclusions from the Media?

My readers know that in my view, nutrition is everything when it comes to general health and wellness (well nearly everything).  Globally there is population evidence suggesting that people who eat a diet emphasizing vegetables and fruits (and thus high density...
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Antioxidants and Health

Recently in the news and the medical literature there has been positive data correlating antioxidant intake and improved health. Oxidation is an inevitable outcome of burning oxygen, even in our human cells. This process is potentially harmful to our cells due to the release of...
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B12 Deficiency – A Common Issue

Article adapted from my bi-monthly newsletter B12 deficiency is important to avoid as humans cannot naturally make the essential nutrient and it is necessary for proper blood and nerve function.  B12 can be found in calf’s liver, sardines, shrimp, scallops and other anima...
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Regulating Dietary Supplements: The DMAA Debate

Last week, the Archives of Internal Medicine published a commentary advocating more government regulation of dietary supplements.  Dietary supplements refer to non-vitamin, non-mineral products such as herbals.  The market for these products has steadily risen over the years and,...
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