Tagged: B Vitamins

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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...

Are multivitamins Worth the Price? 0

Are multivitamins Worth the Price?

Some individuals may be wondering if multivitamins are worth the cost and the effort. Not surprising when one considers all the bad press multivitamins are getting lately. For instance, in the Harvard Men’s Health...

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B Vitamins and Heart Disease

Can B vitamins keep your heart healthy? Sadly, the death of two young children who had died of massive strokes were the catalyst for a 1968 investigation. The Boston pathologist who investigated the death...

Personal Healthy Guide to Vitamins & Minerals 0

Personal Healthy Guide to Vitamins & Minerals

There is little dispute among the medical and scientific professional communities that the very best way to meet our bodies’ daily nutritional needs is through a healthy diet. Unfortunately, the typical North American diet...

Label decoder – Specialty multivitamins 0

Label decoder – Specialty multivitamins

Lots of multivitamin labels advertise that they’re specially formulated – for women, men, teenage girls, teenage boys, menopausal women, people who have high cholesterol, or even people who want more energy. Do those multivitamins...

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Depression

Depression is a state of intense sadness, melancholy, or despair that lasts for a prolonged period of time – sometimes for months. In some cases, it does not seriously affect the individual’s ability to...

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Multiple sclerosis

The cause is unknown, but it may fit into the “autoimmune” group of diseases, where the body’s immune system attacks itself. The myelin sheath around the nerves and the brain is slowly destroyed, causing...

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Grains

Grains are rich sources of complex carbohydrates (that supply glucose, the main fuel needed by the brain and body for energy) and contain some plant protein as well. They’re also good sources of vitamins...

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B-Complex or B Vitamins

Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12. B vitamins, also known as B-Complex, include eight water-soluble vitamins commonly found in foods. Thiamin Functions Thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, helps...

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Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin

Vitamin B12 is composed of several compounds that are given the generic name cobalamins because all of them contain cobalt. Vitamin B12 cannot be synthesized by plants and is found primarily in meat and...

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Choose Foods Rich in Calcium

Eat Broccoli Sprouts  Broccoli sprouts boost enzymes in the body, while detoxifying potential carcinogens. Researchers estimate that broccoli sprouts provide 10 to 100 times the power of mature broccoli to neutralize carcinogens. Doctors found...

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Vitamin B12: Cobalamin

Vitamin B12 is a soil-based microorganism and the best-known and most complex of all the known B vitamin family. It is unique in that it contains a metal ion, cobalt. For this reason, cobalamin...

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B Vitamins

Vitamin B1: Thiamine Casimir Funk discovered B1 in 1912. Also known as thiamine, it converts carbohydrates and fats into energy. It also help prevent the buildup of toxic byproducts of this metabolism, which could...