Soda And Heart Risk: And We Thought It Was Only Teeth We Had To Worry About

Did your mother ever say, “If you know what’s good for you, you’ll…?” Know what the matter is? Even as adults who know what’s good for us, we drop the ball as if we didn’t know what’s good for us.…

Is It The Time To Take Your Vitamins?

Lots of people take vitamins and minerals without knowing the reason. It might be that a friend recommended them or because “everybody takes vitamins.” Occasionally, a doctor or other credentialed…

Healthy Smile And Nutrition

Got teeth? Wanna keep ‘em? Brush the ones you want to keep. The others? Might as well brush them while you’re at it. How come? Because we said so? We can do better than that. Since prevention is…

Calcium and CVD, Is There a Connection?

Is there a difference between, “I have blue paint in my bedroom,” and “My bedroom walls are painted blue?” A gallon of paint in the closet or on the floor in your bedroom verifies the first quote.…

Vitamin C For Bone Health?

The human skeleton offers shape and protection to the body. It supplies a place for organs to attach or to be supported. It comprises 206 bones, the largest of which is the thigh (femur). It makes up…

Kidney Stones: The Basics

Ureterolithiasis, renal calculi, nephrolithiasis and kidney stone all mean the same thing: agony. The nurse told us the pain is equivalent to passing a five-pound canned ham through the southern…

Is Sugar Affecting Your Immunity?

Almost forty years ago scientists had an interest in the relationship of diet to health, specifically of sugar intake to immunity. But their curiosity went past simple sugar to include…

Child Athletes Nutrition

“Most children and adolescents who are strongly committed to sports are not concerned about nutrition as it relates to energy balance and obesity,” states a report from a 2004 issue of Nutrition.…

ADHD and Magnesium

An analysis of eighteen different study groups performed by Marianne Moussain-Bosc and her colleagues at a French institute for nervous system studies in 2006 indicated that ,”…B6/magnesium therapy…

Vitamins? Why?

The word “vitamins” describes organic substances that are quite diverse in function and structure. It was initially felt that these compounds could be obtained through a normal diet, and that they…