These days, it seems we are constantly bombarded by ads for nutritional supplements claiming to make us healthier, live longer or prevent diseases. Many of the same supplements available to humans are now being offered to pets.
We want our... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
Thou shalt not force, bribe or coerce thy child to eat.
Thou shalt set a good example by eating at least five fruits and vegetables, three whole grain products, and three dairy servings per day thyself.
Thou shalt make mealti... 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
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
I started tracking my vitamins and minerals, I eat extremely healthy, I thought.
BUT....my Potassium is less than half of what I should be taking in, when I went to the health store she questioned how much potassium I was looking for.
RDA 4700 mg... Read more
A major medical medical journal has published an editorial to say stop the nonsense. Do you think people will listen?
The last paragraph especially is a kicker: "In conclusion, [beta]-carotene, vit... Read more
Back in July, I began having heart palpitations and arrythmias. I had a resting pulse of 100 bpm. I was eating healthy and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. Suddenly, about mid-July I began having the symptoms. Just walking to the mailbox was e... Read more
Do you use multivitamins? I am trying to figure out if it is beneficial to add a multivitamin, or if I should buy vitamin packs from GNC. I have had issues with iron, and no matter how much I eat, I cannot keep my iron normal without the use of suppl... Read more
It’s as simple as counting to 10! Thou shalt not force, bribe or coerce thy child to eat. Thou shalt set a good example by eating at least five fruits and vegetables, three whole grain products, and three dairy servings per day thys... Read more
Do you pop a multivitamin every morning? It might not be as beneficial as you think. A recent, quite sizable study of more than 160,000 women found that a vitamin regimen doesn't lessen one's chances of developing cancer or heart disease. The finding... Read more
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