Category: Vitamins Minerals News

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Eggs: the new super-food?

In the near future it is possible that they will become healthier still. Scientists have discovered that if you feed the hens certain seeds such as flax- and linseed, the fatty acids in the...

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Give the dog a bone pill!

SOME DOGS will eat anything and everything, including their medications. However, most dogs are reluctant patients. The ASPCA (www.aspcabehavior.org) offers some good tips and directions about humane pilling techniques. Try these tricks first When...

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Earthy, essential

Today’s lesson is all about minerals. I know that to some people learning about minerals is about as exciting as watching water boil. Not me, I think minerals are fascinating. These essential nutrients play...

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Cancer-fighting tips

When it comes to fighting cancer, the good news is that many kinds are subject to delay or avoidance by making healthy lifestyle choices. Some of the behavioral tweaks recommended by a leading cancer...

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Have you fed your brain lately?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the food you eat every day? Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from your diet help to nourish your body, passing through blood vessels to your internal organ...

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Ask about drugs, supplements

I have had several alerts on the potential problem created by specific “statins” —- medications taken by many, young and elderly, to control cholesterol. On the other side of the coin, there is consistent...

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Getting enough vitamins

In addition to texting, making calls and surfing the Web, you may want to consider using your smartphone — yes, your dandy cellphone — to help manage your health. For quick health advice in...

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Getting your vitamins

Whenever I speak to groups or patients in my counseling practice, I get more questions about vitamins and minerals than almost any other topic. Typical questions include “what should I take”, “how much should...