The Vitamins & Supplements I Take Every Day!

Vitamins and supplements can be controversial topics. So, let me just start this post reminding everyone that I am not a doctor. This post is just about what works for me and may work for you too. Please remember to consult with a medical professional before taking any kind of vitamins/ supplements. Anyway, I have SO MANY thoughts and opinions about vitamins and supplements this post could easily be 10 pages long. To avoid boring you all to death here's just a little summarized version:...more

What is Glutathione and Why Do We Need It?

 What is Glutathione and Why Do We Need It?Glutathione or GSH, is the most powerful naturally occurring antioxidant in all human cells.  It is a tripeptide composed of the amino acids glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. Glutathione is found in every cell in the body....more

Yacon syrup weight loss supplement: Here's what to know

When Dr. Mehmet Oz publicized the benefits of yacon syrup as a weight loss supplement, I was intrigued. He claimed it was "the next big thing to promote healthy weight loss" and cited studies showing it helped 73 percent of women lose weight in just four weeks. ...more

Dr. Oz weight loss supplements: Green coffee bean and garcinia cambogia

Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of "YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management," has gained a reputation for featuring weight loss supplements frequently. And two of them, garcinia cambogia and green coffee bean extract, continue to be marketed by many supplement companies. But do they really work? Should you try them?...more

How to speed up your metabolism quickly and safely: Benefits of dairy

Your goal: lose 20 pounds. And you feel as if you're doing everything right.You're dutifully dieting, substituting cottage cheese for breakfast and pushing away dreams of French toast. You take a baggie of carrot and celery sticks and a carton of plain yogurt to the office each day for lunch. You snack on more celery sticks and diet soda, and limit dinner to a skinless broiled chicken breast and a gigantic bowl of steamed broccoli without dressing....more

Supplements: All my questions answered by a Registered Dietitian!

Ever wonder which supplements you should take? Are they even healthy and safe? Is there a need or benefit for protien powder or crazy cleanses in your life? I sure did! So I was so excited when Elizabeth Somer, a Nutritionist, Editor-in-Chief of Nutrition Alert!, public speaker, and author of a variety of books including The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals and Eat Your Way to Sexy, offered to answer some of my questions!...more

Common Questions About Vitamins

By Jo Garcia Lifestyle Blogger.Whether you are thinking about taking vitamins or already a regular user, you may still have some questions around these helpful nutritional supplements. You’re not alone in your curiosity, and that’s why we thought you might like to look at some FAQ’s that we most often receive about vitamin usage....more

"It's time to take your vitamins!"

While my daughter has never had a hard time taking her vitamins, I still enjoy finding creative ways to "serve" her supplements.  Often kids fight "vitamin time" but maybe with a little fun thrown in, they'll at least get some enjoyment out of it!  *smiles*  Look around the toy box, could the dinosaur "feed" your son or maybe a vitamin could slide off a princess wand into your daughter's mouth?  It's worth the effort if you have a picky kid.  *BIG grin*...more

Does your Skin Resemble a Grape or a Raisin?

I’ve heard it said that the difference between a grape and a raisin is moisture. That statement becomes truer each day that I get older. But I continue to fight the never ending daily battle to keep my skin looking like a grape....more