When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, preventing a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects on the body. Knowing that vitamin E is an important nutrient, many people take large, mega-doses of it because they beli... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
I have had certain periods of time where I was especially successful at weight loss. I have been using Sparkpeople on and off for about 8 years. Time has passed and I can't remember what I ate, or even remotely what my diet was like during those time... Read more
I keep healthy foods in my home. Not only for me but for my 2 kids. But I cant help myself from snacking on high calorie foods. Although they r healthy the calories add up. How do I stop myself?... Read more
I was recently diagnosed with food allergies. Even though these foods make me sick, I continue to eat them at times. I try to stay on track because it is important for my health, but it's such a struggle. .any ideas?... Read more
Can one input foods without connecting them to a specific meal such as breakfast, etc? I would like to input foods with all the nutritional info so that it is there when I might eat that particular food.... Read more
I am reading a book by Daniel Amen called Change Your Change Your Body. The idea is when you care for your brain, you care for your body. The various topics looks at the power of the brain to affect so many areas of our lives. I am passing this on... Read more
Vitamin D deficiency is serious business. I've been paying closer attention to this problem since my Mom had a serious problem with it last winter. She was holed up in the basement during our long power outtage. We had a bad winter last year, gray,... Read more
Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health. There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such... Read more
To help increase your immunity this cold and flu season, give yourself an extra boost of vitamin C (no supplements required!). This antioxidant is found in a wide range of foods from potatoes to bell peppers. Check out these 5 delicious, vitamin-C ri... Read more
I highly recommend Alive (no added Iron) Whole Food Energizer Multi-Vitamin Supplement.
Not only have these things helped with my urge to binge, it also seemed to help with symptoms of PMS, energy, and my hair and nails look SO much better!
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