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
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... 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?
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Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
I have been trying very hard to eat the right foods to reach my potassium goal ("heart healthy" level) but, even though I am eating many high potassium foods, I am still falling short of it almost every day. Any suggestions on how to up my levels w/o... Read more
I run 3x/week with my border collie mix. I know to bring water with me for him, especially as it gets hotter, but I am wondering, as we add mileage (training for a 1/2 marathon in October and then a full in May - so we do two 3 milers and one... Read more
What are your thoughts on weight loss supplements? Like hydroxycut or even more natural types like the green tea/coffee pills and stuff like that? Are they worth it? Do they help? are the worthless? Just wondering if there was something I can do to g... Read more
I have been tracking my fiber for over a year and consistantly fall short of the 25 grams recommended. I usually fall into the 15 to 20 range. I know natural fiber is best but it's just not happening. Is it time to take a fiber supplement? Do you... Read more
Is there a way to include the supplements like potassium,magnesium, calcium, etc so it will show up on my nutrition tracker? I don't get enough of some of the nutrients and take supplements and would like for them to show up so I can see if I need ad... Read more
Having a clear understanding of how the enzymes work in my body is a key element for success my weight loss. Enzymes are just a pieces of the digestive puzzle. For enzymes to actually perform thousands of tasks , they need help from vitamins and m... Read more
Zinc is a lustrous bluish-white metal found in group IIb of the periodic table. It is also one of the most important minerals used by the body. Just 2-3 grams, about the weight of a penny, is found in the body and serves as a key building block for a... Read more
Cold Cure-All?They say there’s no cure for the common cold, but walk though any drug store and you’ll see plenty of products trying to convince you otherwise. In addition to antihistamines and pain relievers, there are plenty of homeopa... Read more
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