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
My boyfriend proposed last Thursday. :) I'd really like to find a nice restaurant we could go to celebrate, just the two of us, y'know? But, I'm not willing to blow my diet completely. Any suggestions?
Requirements: Not fish! Shellfish is okay t... Read more
This Saturday, I will be running my first 5K. I am very excited and although I know I may not be able to run the whole entire way yet, I have come very far in my training. Six months ago, I wouldn't have run 5 yards, much less 5K!
My question... Read more
I know whole wheat is best, but I find it has more fibre than I can handle so I've just been eating white bread. Is there such a thing as bread that has benefits of whole wheat but not the fibre?
Is rye bread a bread with low fibre?... Read more
I had a meeting with a dietician for pre diabeties. She told me to get in 15 net carbs a day. She said that 15g equals one net carb, so if i eat something with 30 grams of carbs that is 2 carb choices for the day leaving me 13 more. So i understand a... 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 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
Low B Vitamin Intakes Related to Depression in Older Adults
New research links higher B vitamin intakes to a decrease in symptoms of depression in older adults.
USANA's Essentials, HealthPak 100 and MyHealth Pak all include the nece... Read more
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