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Vitamin D May Support Weight Loss

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Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RN A growing number of Europeans are overweight. Given that obesity is linked to multiple health risks, something obviously needs to change. Can supplementing with Vitamin D possibly help counter this growing epidemic? According to a group of Italian scientists, the answer may be yes. Their preliminary research was presented at the 2015 […]

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Why “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Work for Nutrition

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Sandy Cardy (CPA, CA, CFP)   Why We Need Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins are organic compounds needed in the body. These are micronutrients that are essential to life. We only need vitamins in relatively small amounts (as compared to macronutrients such as carbs, proteins, and fat), but they are incredibly important due to their roles […]

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A Good Multivitamin: The Foundation of Your Supplements’ Regimen

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Enhancing your diet with nutritional supplements will get you closer to optimal health then diet and exercise alone. But why, exactly, is this the case? Because the food we eat, even if fresh, local and organic, does not have the same nutritional value as it used to. Simply put, currently the soil is poor and […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart-Failure Risk

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An article published in ESC Heart Failure reports an association between increased heart-failure risk and vitamin D deficiency among an older group of men and women.* Researchers analyzed medical records from 137 subjects aged 60 years and older who were seen at cardiology outpatient clinics. Deficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels, defined as less than 30 ng/mL, […]

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How to Keep Your Bones & Joints Healthy

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What we’d like to do with this blog post is introduce you to some “lesser known” nutrients that can help keep your bones strong and your joints comfortable as you age.   Micronutrients and Bone Health Scientific advancements have revealed that the etiology of osteoporosis – a weakening of the bones – stems not only from […]

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