Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient for humans. Called the “sunshine vitamin,” it’s a building block of strong bones and involved in a number of processes. Recent research has also identified it as important to the immune system, particularly in the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus.
Your mom had an awful lot of wisdom about how to strengthen your body to fight pathogens like COVID-19 coronavirus. Did she know she was preparing you for a pandemic when she admonished you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? Maybe. Hope you were listening.
Every day there seems to be a new herbal weight loss supplement on the market. Each one claims to be the second coming for those anxious to lose pounds. With so many herbal weight loss solutions on the market, why are so many people still struggling with their weight?
Is there a single vitamin, mineral or element that makes “the” difference between staying healthy and catching every annoying bug that comes along? Probably not. Even so, there are plenty of medical experts, nutritionists and researchers who make a strong argument for zinc being the difference maker for your immune system, among other things. Zinc… Continue reading Get Zinc or Get Sick?
Less than two years after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) added higenamine to its list of substances prohibited in sport, an international team of public health researchers has published a peer-reviewed study documenting inaccurately labeled and potentially harmful levels of the stimulant in weight-loss and sports/energy supplements available in the United States. Based on the… Continue reading Are Your Supplements Hurting Your Heart?
Hands down, creatine is the king of supplements for those interested in bodybuilding or physique development. It’s high on the list for those who want to improve strength and power, as well as those whose interests lie in the sports performance realm. Why? The simplest answer is because it actually works. No supplement on the… Continue reading The Real Scoop on Creatine
Fish oil supplement in the later stages of pregnancy is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) in children in the first six years of life, which is explained by an increase in total lean and bone mass at 6 years of age, but with no increase in fat mass, suggest the findings of… Continue reading Fish Oil During Pregnancy Leads to Bigger, Healthier Children
The poster to the left really does say it all as it relates to nutrition for kids. Get them to eat real food. Fruits, veggies, meats, whole grains, natural dairy products and water. Honest, nutritious REAL food. If only it were that simple! Especially at that frightful, stress-filled time of year that kids dread and… Continue reading Back-to-School Nutrition Tips (Real World Version)