Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... 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
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
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
I consistently go over the recommendation for Vitamin, i.e., today I had a spinach and blueberry smoothie (shake) with skim milk, and a daily vitamin. The daily vitamin only has 25% RDA, but the range tracker says i'm at 304. What am I doing wrong... Read more
At first I thought it was just my magnesium supplement that caused the nausea; but I've stopped that ... now I'm noticing I feel nauseous shortly after taking my multivitamin ... it seems to last about an hour but not pleasant during that time. Is th... Read more
I EAT HOME MADE SOUPS ALMOST ALL THE TIME. I DON'T USE SALT, I PRECOOK CHICKEN SO I CAN FREEZE THE BROTH TO GET THE FAT OUT. I USE ALL FRESH VEGETABLES, WHEN I USE BEEF OR PORK IT IS LOW SODIUM OR LEAN. I ALSO HATE CERTAIN VEGETABLES SO I TAKE SUP... Read more
If you're going to take a vitamin, take a real multivitamin, not some "dietary/weight-loss supplement". Supplements are notoriously unregulated and, for all you know, contain ground up frog toes or some such (which doesn't have to be on the label).... Read more
Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin & helps our bodies over come depression issues & helps build strong bones. All you need is 15 minutes a day to get what you need (unless told otherwise by your doc). People take multi-vitamins think they might not be... Read more
Romaine has better nutrional value than iceberg if you want to maximize your health benefits. Romaine contains vitamin C and beta-carotene,vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, manganese, chromium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and the minerals like pota... Read more
In 1997, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created a new way to look at Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) by creating the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) system. Since that time, the DRIs for essential nutrients have remained the s... Read more
Recently my teenage son and I found ourselves killing time at the grocery store while waiting for the pharmacy to fill a prescription. Surrounded by an array of protein supplements and energy drinks, my typical "tell mom only what is absol... Read more
I was concerned about my doctor increasing my Vitamin D intake from RDA of 400 IU per day to 2000+ IU per day via supplement! I was concerned because D is one we are to be careful with (along with A, K, and E), and I knew I was already getting D fro... Read more
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