Food and Nutrients

Cold Season Nutrition and Vitamin Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a number of changes in our daily lives. Good nutrition is always important, but during this pandemic, and as we enter into “cold season”, it’s even more important because a well-balanced diet of nutritious foods helps support a strong immune system.  Your whole health includes your sense of mind, body…

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Should I Give My Child Vitamins?

Did you know that between 10-40% of American children are deficient in vitamin D? Or that between 80-90% of girls and 60-80% of boys aged 9-18 do not get the recommended amount of calcium each day? These statistics may be the result of many different factors, such as an unbalanced or restrictive diet, lack of adequate sun exposure…

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5 Ways to Improve Vitamin D Levels

A recent study showed supplementing with Vitamin D could reduce your risk of developing advanced cancer. This discovery came from the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL), a study published two years ago. VITAL looked at the benefits of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids for cancer and heart disease among 25,871 American men (50…

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Supplementing Your Immune System with a Daily Defense to Fight Pathogens

Your Immune System is Your Daily Defense Against Invaders  At its peak, your immune system works like a master orchestra performing in harmony. Upon detecting potential threats — including bacteria, parasites, and viruses — your immune system unleashes a powerful army to destroy these foreign invaders. Usually, this defense works well, protecting you against illness. But sometimes…

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Slips and Falls May Fracture Your Bones, But Vitamin K2 Will Help You Heal

Fracture is the Medical Term for a Bone Break Accidents Happen and You Fracture a Bone Symptoms of a Fracture How to Heal a Broken Bone Vitamin K2: The Essential Nutrient for Bone Health Vitamin K1 & Vitamin K2 What Nutrients Create Strong Bones? How to Eat to Have Strong Bones A fracture can occur…

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Natural Solutions for Asthma

Do You Have Asthma? “Too many people have asthma,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), noting that statistics increase every year. This chronic inflammatory disease occurs when your lungs have trouble moving air in and out. The airways become swollen or inflamed, making them more sensitive to triggers including dust, chemicals, cigarette smoke, and pet dander.…

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What’s in Your Multivitamin? The Good, The Bad, and the Fillers

Essential Vitamins and Minerals Even the healthiest diet might not provide optimal amounts of essential vitamins and minerals. “Ninety-two percent of Americans are deficient in one or more essential vitamins and minerals, 80 percent are deficient in vitamin D, and over 99 percent are deficient in the essential omega-3 fatty acids,” says Mark Hyman, MD,…

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How to Treat Your Adrenals Well

Your Adrenals Support Your Energy, Immunity, Blood Pressure, and Stress Management! For such little glands, they sure do a lot of work: Your adrenals are two small but mighty glandsthat sit atop your kidneys, Though tiny — about 1.5 inches in height and three inches in length — your adrenal glands play many roles including managing energy levels, immune health,…

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Essential Nutrients 101: Your Guide to Nutrition, What You Need, and the Science of Why

Essential Nutrients Experts classify nutrients as “essential” because your body cannot make them, yet requires these nutrients for growth, maintenance, repair, and so much more. “Essential nutrients are compounds that the body can’t make or can’t make in sufficient quantity,” says Mandy Ferriera. “According to the World Health Organization, these nutrients must come from food, and they’re…

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