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Your Multi-Vitamin and Nutrition Month

by Jessica B. March 13th, 2012 | Health Observance, Vitamins
It’s time to celebrate National Nutrition Month, and what better way to honor it than to review one of the basic elements to healthy eating we often take for granted, a multi-vitamin.

I don’t know if you are like me, but sometimes I find I rely a bit too heavily on my multi-vitamin. I mostly eat a very healthy, balanced home cooked diet, but some days, I get a bit too busy. I don’t have time to get everything done, so I grab something quick instead. I just say to myself, "that’s ok, I took my multivitamin. I should be
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Vitamin D: A Winter Must Have

by Jessica B. February 15th, 2012 | Vitamins
As you take in less and less sunlight, it might be time to look into taking a Vitamin D supplement, if you aren’t doing so already.

Why vitamin D? Some studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with everything from osteoporosis to cardiac disease. Others connect seasonal depression with a decrease in amount of vitamin D in the system. Vitamin D has also been linked to cancer prevention.

We take in vitamin D from a large variety of natural sources, most notably the sun! According to some studies it takes as little as 10 minutes in the sun, if you are fair skinned, during
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Vitamin Focus: K

by Louise January 12th, 2012 | Vitamins
Vitamin K is perhaps the least recognized vitamin. We rarely find it listed under the nutrition facts of a packaged product, so there are many people who have never even heard of it! Regardless, the definition of "vitamin K" has been somewhat hazy and often changing over the years. It's not a single chemical; members of the vitamin K family have been named as vitamin K1, vitamin K2, and vitamin K3 in the past. That terminology has largely been replaced by categorizing a type of vitamin K as either phylloquinones (made by plants) or menaquinones (made by bacteria).

What does it do?
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Even More of the Healthiest Foods

by Mackenzie M. December 22nd, 2011 | Vitamins
In the past I have written about some of the healthiest foods in the world.  In the final part of this series, I have included five more foods that are “super foods.” They are delicious, easily accessible, and most of all, they are wonderful for your health. Naturally these foods are packed with vitamins that can make you feel more energetic, and they are a perfect supplement to a healthy lifestyle. As with the other foods I have talked about, they are all found at most local grocery stores.

Lemons. Although some people cannot take the sour taste of lemons,
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Keep the Freshman 15 Away

by Mackenzie M. September 1st, 2011 | Vitamins
One aspect of college life that my writing has been lacking in is the importance of nutrition and vitamins in the lives of college students. This is a topic that is very sensitive to many college students, myself included, that is not addressed as often as it needs to be. Through a simple scaling back on fatty foods, proper exercise, and proper consumption of vitamins, the freshman 15 can be cut down, or avoided completely.

First things first: the freshman 15 is real, and it does affect many college students. There is even a campaign that has been started of
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