Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
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
Okie doke...reached a new low. Thank you so much to the woman in the grocery store who thought I was pregnant when I'm not. you hurt my feelings, but you've also encouraged me to push that much harder to reach my goals.... Read more
I eat a low carb life, but need some menu plans, guidance and support - I also realize how important veggies and fruits are- want to know how to incorporate them- Looking for target date of may 15 2015... Read more
Trying to start this weekend off right had a low-fat yogurt n 2 hard boiled eggs for breakfast n im about to do a mile with leslie 2 if the kids let me lol have a wonderful Saturday everyone... Read more
I know this doesn't seem like a problem, but it makes me think I am vastly underestimating how much I'm really eating.
I'm eating ~950 calories a day (I realize this sounds low, but I'm very petite), working out on the elliptical for 30 minutes... Read more
Asparagus is a good source for Vitamins A, C, K, Folic Acid. Just 25 calories for 8 spears these spears will naturally detoxify your body, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. I read somewhere that it increases recovery from chemotherapy, can help a... Read more
Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body's detoxification system and cholesterol-lowering ability, B-complex vitamins in broccoli are good for heart health. Broccoli has a combination of both vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vit... Read more
A health halo has been placed on baked chips while fried chips have been getting a bad rap. But are you really making a healthy choice when you toss a bag of baked chips into your shopping cart? Let’s take a closer look.Yes?One ounce (about 15... 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
I know this is probably only interesting to me at this point, but I got a headache, only tried salt as the remedy, and my headache vanished.
I realized that I had been using a spice mix on my steak that didn't contain any sodium (Mrs. Dash), I... Read more
I had some routine blood work done a few months ago but because of my comment that I'm tired all the time, she ordered a few more items to be tested. Turns out my Vitamin D is low (as well as one or two other minerals). Doctors orders: 1) Get more s... Read more
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