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Nutrition

Vitamins A & C help erase cell memory

 December 12, 2017

Your DNA is also affected by Vitamins A & C and not good just for your health. The Babraham Institute Researchers and their international collaborators have discovered how vitamins A and C act to modify the epigenetic memory held by cells. This is an insight, which is significant for regenerative medicine and our ability to […]

How Fast Food Destroys Your Body

 December 8, 2017

Hopping into your favorite fast food joint or stopping by the drive-thru tends to happen more often than some would like to admit. Fast food is cheap, convenient and marketed to us when we’re young, so we often ignore how negatively it can impact our bodies in the long run. Having fast food too frequently […]

Bladder Cancer & Vitamin D

 November 16, 2017

Other than the already known benefits of Vitamin D, could there be yet another important benefit?  Our vitamin D intake is important, as low levels have been linked to a risk of bladder cancer.  These findings are coming from results presented recently at the Society for Endocrinology conference in the United Kingdom. Evidence has already […]

Treating Pain Without Drugs

 November 10, 2017

The United States released a federal report revealing that more than 54% of adults had some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder such as back, joint or neck pain in 2012. This is a leading cause of disability and major contributor to health care expenses and disability compensation, and a significant price Americans pay for pain. […]

Sugar Has Many Names

 November 9, 2017

Sugar is supplied to our bodies from natural sources in our fruits and vegetables. Combining this with additional fiber, vitamins and minerals, natural sugar is processed slightly differently than the refined white sugar, or sugar by other names, to disguise sugar in your food. It’s difficult to avoid those foods that are laced with sugar, […]

Increase Vitamin E

 November 8, 2017

How about tossing in some whole eggs to a colorful salad? According to research from Purdue University this will boost the amount of Vitamin E . Vitamin E is the second-most under consumed nutrient in the average American diet. This is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, according to Wayne Campbell, […]

Craving Ice, an Iron Deficiency?

 November 7, 2017

  We all crave that cold, refreshing ice on a hot summer day to relieve the heat, but if you are craving it frequently, there just might be something more it’s telling you. The craving to eat something non-nutritional is called pica, and chewing ice is a symptom of this. Most often pica is seen […]

Castor Oil Benefits

 November 6, 2017

The castor oil seed has a very unique chemical composition.  The seed plant is native to India and 90% of its composition is ricinolete acid.  This is a fatty acid that is thought to be responsible for castor oil’s healing properties.  In Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Persia and 17th Century Europe and the Americas, […]

Butter Yellow, Milk White?

 October 24, 2017

Why would butter end up yellow in color when the beginning product of milk is white? The cows eat grass and flowers, which contain the yellow pigment beta-carotene, and then store the pigments in their fat. Therefore, the cream, butter and other diary foods from cows contain the fat containing the beta-carotene as well as […]

Meat Alternatives and their Benefits

 October 23, 2017

Swapping out meat for plant-based protein may help you absorb a wider variety of nutrients, but that doesn’t mean all plant-based sources of protein are healthy. Vegetarian versions of carnivorous favorites such as meatless chicken tenders and roast beef made from tofu are no better than the real deal since most of them are rich […]