Nutrition

How Do Probiotics Help Me?

Probiotics have been around for many years. It was not until the earlier part of the first decade of this century that the study and evaluation of probiotics has accelerated. Many claims have been made, but what are the benefits of probiotics to your health and your family? What are the dangers? Are all probiotics the same... Continue reading

Prostate Cancer and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

A study performed by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington and also reported by the American Cancer Society has not only made some headlines, but has come under withering criticism by several groups and the medical community. The study reported a link between ingestion of Omega-3 fatty acids... Continue reading

Pumpkin Seeds Are Good For You

Pumpkin seeds provide many health benefits to our body. They are a good source of high-quality protein; 100 grams provide over 50% of our daily protein recommendation. They are also a delicious source of..... Continue reading

Vitamin D3 and Multiple Sclerosis

Research continues on the use of vitamin D3 in preventing and treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Studies are promising. The Congress of European Committee for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis reported that vitamin D3 is an important environmental factor in the prevention and treatment of multiple sclerosis..... Continue reading

Am I Getting Enough Magnesium?

Magnesium's role in human health seems to be more complex than health care providers understood. The benefits to the body reach further than what was previously understood. There are numerous biological processes occurring in our body that require the presence... Continue reading

Why Should I Be Concerned About My Vitamin D Levels?

Vitamin D has been receiving more attention the past several years. For several decades vitamin D was touted for its role in bone health, but more recently evidence is mounting that its benefits are far more reaching. As research has become more abundant to study the role of this vitamin we are beginning to see… Continue reading

Do I Need To Take A Multiple Vitamin?

The answer to this question is maybe or maybe not. A balanced diet may not require you to take a multiple vitamin. However, there are instances when taking a nutritional supplement that includes small amounts of vitamins, minerals and trace elements may be helpful or beneficial to your well-being. This article discusses why a supplement may not be needed, or on the other hand why you should consider supplementing your diet...... Continue reading

How Important Is Spinal Disc Nutrition

Proper nutrition to the spinal intervertebral disc is necessary to minimize and slow the degenerative process of the disc. Oxygen and glucose are necessary for the life of the cells within the disc, but other nutrients are needed to maintain the integrity of the disc material. Studies have shown that if there is a loss of proper nutrients or there is a breakdown of the disc nutrition..... Continue reading

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