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Anemia: is it Iron, Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 2

Part 2 – Anemia caused by Vitamin B-12 and/or Folate Deficiency.Even though iron deficiency anemia (part 1) is the number one nutrient deficiency in the U.S among children and women of childbearing age, there are other types of anemia…
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Anemia: is it Iron, Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 1

The world of nutrition seems like it should be so simple, just eat a good diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, and you should be fine, right? I wish it were that simple, but people are not simple creations and human individuality comes through…
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7 “Most Wanted” Nutrients for 2019

We all know getting proper nutrition is important, but figuring out what to focus on can be confusing – should you worry about iron?  Carbs?  Vitamin D?  Saturated fats?  Cholesterol?  Healthy Fats? or what? So to keep things simple,…
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Are you D-ficient? Why Vitamin D is so important!

Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is vitally important for your health. Some of the many health benefits of Vitamin D include:• Protection against bone thinning, which is a common reason older adults are more vulnerable to bone…
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The ABC’s of Vitamins: Biotin for good blood sugar control

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is vital for cell growth and also helps maintain steady blood sugar levels. In fact, some studies have shown…

Eat Right: Pyridoxine for a healthy heart & mouth

Pyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps keep nerve tissue healthy and functioning well. It also plays a role in keeping skin and red blood cells healthy, and assists in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Niacin for energy and a healthy tongue

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cells use oxygen and helps release energy from the food you eat, similar to the role of other B vitamins. Niacin helps maintain healthy skin and keeps your tongue healthy. It also…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Riboflavin for healthy skin and eyes

Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cells use oxygen and helps release energy from the foods you eat. Riboflavin is important for healthy eyes and vision, and it  helps keep the skin around your mouth and nose healthy.…
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The ABC’s of Vitamins: Thiamin for nerves and digestion

Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin important for healthy nerves, appetite and proper digestion. Thiamine helps you utilize energy from the foods you eat.Thiamine is found in the bran and germ of whole grains. Polishing,…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Vitamin A and Beta Carotene for healthy eyes and skin

Vitamin A is important for good eyesight, healthy skin and and a strong immune system. Vitamin A also plays a role in growth and healthy reproduction. Because vitamin A comes in two forms, the term is sometimes used interchangeably with beta…