Sunday Morning Smoothie

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Low vitamin D levels can harm the brain

A new study out of the University of Kentucky found that rats who ate a diet low in vitamin D (for several months) developed damage to their brains. They performed worse on memory and learning tests and it's believed that the vitamin D deficiency may also be harming other organs.In addition to the immediate effects, the longterm effects could cause cognitive decline.The lead author of the study said that vitamin D deficiency is particularly common among the elderly and has been linked to Alzheimer's, certain cancers and heart disease.The solution?...more
Thank you for bring up an important topic!  I think Vit D3 levels should be checked on all ...more

Sunshine For Your Health

Most of us spend the vast majority of our time indoors....more

Worried about stroke? Take Vitamin B

A new study analyzed data from 54,913 participants, comparing Vitamin B to a placebo (or a very low-dose B vitamin). Here's what they found:- There were 2,471 strokes during the studies. All appeared to have some benefit from taking Vitamin B.- Vitamin B lowered the risk of stroke in several of the studies by 7%.- Taking Vitamin B doesn't necessarily reduce the risk of death or the severity of the strokes.- Taking folic acid seemed to reduce the effect of Vitamin B....more

Dr. Paul Offit on the Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine

Ideally, we recognize things that seem too good to be true, but when it comes to alternative medicine, many people put their faith in testimonials rather than science. Dr. Paul Offit's book Do You Believe in Magic? explains why alternative products and therapies are often neither better nor safer than traditional approaches....more
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The Scary World of Vitamin Supplements

There has been a lot of debate this week on the effectiveness of vitamin supplements.  Growing up, that bottle of fruit-flavoured, crunchy, chewable vitamins was always on the kitchen table in the morning, and frankly, it was the closest thing we got to candy-for-breakfast so we gobbled them down.  For a short period of time, I gave them to my twins.  A few years ago, the pediatrician said they weren't necessary when she looked at their varied diet, and I stopped giving them to the kids. ...more
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The Health Benefits of Vitamin B Complex

So many vitamins, so little time. But, there are those vitamins that are essential and those that are nonessential. The difference? ...more

Which Vitamins To Arm Yourself With This Holiday Season

 By Jo Garcia Lifestyle Blogger....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

Protect Yourself with these Flu Season Immune System Vitamin Boost

With the cold weather looming and the flu bug making its rounds, it's time to protect ourselves and children against the dreaded flu virus this season....more