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

What is Anemia? 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…
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Anemia: is it Iron, Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 1

What is Anemia? Part 1 Have you ever wondered what anemia is, exactly? Or, what is iron-deficiency anemia, if that's what your doctor diagnosed you with? The world of nutrition seems like it should be so simple, just eat a good diet with…
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7 “Most Wanted” Nutrients for Americans

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,…

Eat Right: The Sodium Attack – Do You Really Need to Limit Salt?

I was reading some articles yesterday that came through on my Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics daily email and was very happy to see this article by Caroline Scott-Thomas questioning population-wide salt reduction. I have been questioning…
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Eating Fruits and Veggies is as Important as Lowering Sodium for Blood Pressure

In celebration of Fruit & Veggies - More Matters month, I would like to bring your attention to the role fruits & veggies take in the battle against high blood pressure. When it comes to lowering blood pressure, rightfully, most people…