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Is Dairy Really the Best Source of Calcium?

Whether it’s a pyramid or a divided plate chart, we have all seen the infographics designed to describe which foods and how much we should be eating for good health. Most, if not all of these charts include a significant portion of dairy-based foods. The rationale tends to be that dairy products are a good…

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The Best Supplements for Joints

As the summer has now officially begun, you may find yourself spending more time outdoors, partaking in recreational, physical activities. Or, you may be rubbing your achy joints. Wishing you could partake in summer fun the way you used to.  You may not be able to fix or cure stiff, painful joints with nutrition. But,…

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How to Increase Bone Density Naturally Postmenopause

About 80% of osteoporosis cases affect women. Mostly postmenopausal women.  It has been estimated that women lose about one-third of the mineral density in their hip bones by the time they reach the age of 80 [1]. Some factors contributing to osteoporosis are genetic, while others can be caused by nutrition and lifestyle choices.  So,…

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“What Are the Best Vitamins for Kids?”

This is a bit of a trick question: the best vitamins for kids come from healthy food, but a daily kids multivitamin is a great way to fill in any nutritional gaps in the diet. The best kids multivitamin formulas are the ones designed around the unique developmental needs humans have during childhood. Does my…

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How Important is Vitamin D?

If you have been lucky enough to avoid the COVID-19 virus thus far, you have likely spent more than a year sheltering-in-place, wearing face masks in public, fervently washing your hands, and sanitizing surfaces. But have you been practicing proper nutritional virus protection measures? Data on the role vitamin D has played in protecting infected…

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Spring Time in Bloom: Nutrition for Allergies

The Northern Hemisphere is starting to enjoy the beginnings of springtime in bloom and getting ready for summer fun. An unfortunate side effect to that spring and summer bloom, however, is the reaction it causes in many who struggle with pollen allergies. Luckily, there are some nutritional changes you can make this spring, to support…

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Benefits of a Nordic Diet

Your brain is not separate from your body, and we are quite literally made of what we eat. It follows then, that the more nutrient-dense, brain cell building material and the less damaging toxic material we put into our bodies, the healthier our brains will be. Of course, there’s a little more to it than…

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Can Brain Exercises Help Dementia?

Yes! Much like regular exercise can help to slow the physiological effects of age, so can mental exercises help to keep your brain strong and healthy.  Cognitive decline and memory loss are common symptoms of the aging process. “Dementia” is not a disease, but a catch-all term for severe cognitive decline. It can be caused…

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