Archives for Vitamins

Know What Pill You’re Popping!

by Lisa Stauber September 18th, 2008 | Drugs, Health Research, Herbal Supplements, Medication, Vitamins
In our modern age, it seems there is a pill for everything. Unfortunately, many times these pills have side effects - and we don't always save all of the fine print we get from the pharmacist.

Is your dry mouth related to the antibiotics, or a new symptom? Can you drink milk with your statin medication? Can you take your anti-inflammatory with your iron supplement?

What about herbal remedies and vitamins? You can purchase these over the counter, but the FDA doesn’t require them to be labeled the same way prescription medications are. It’s also possible that

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Back To School Wellness

by Lisa Stauber August 19th, 2008 | Children's Health, Heart Health, Herbal Supplements, Vitamins

Kids are going back to school this week, and that means the germs will be spreading. You don’t have to spend the first few weeks nursing summer colds, however. Prevention is the key!

  • Wash your hands. You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again. The single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs is to wash your hands. Antibacterial soap isn’t necessary; it’s the mechanical action of the scrubbing along with the surfactants in soap that rinse the germs down the drain.

  • Sanitize. Most back to school supply lists now require hand sanitizer for classroom use. Small bottles
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Eat Your Sprouts

by Melissa April 1st, 2008 | Children's Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

If you would you like to eat some of the healthiest, most nutritiously complete foods available, try sprouts! I know what you’re saying, “I’m not eating those-- they look like little weeds!” (Okay, maybe you won’t say it, but my kids sure did!) Don’t be afraid to try them—not only are they healthy, they taste great, too.

Try a variety until you find some that you like. Try sprinkling a green salad with alfalfa and radish sprouts.

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by Editorial Team April 1st, 2007 | Nutrition, Vitamins
Having a strong, healthy mind is key to functioning in our daily lives, and stress can affect a persons state of mind. Taking a daily multi-vitamin is extremely important as life is busy and we don't always have the time to eat balanced meals. Folate helps to keep stress under wraps, and promotes mental awareness. Folate is a B-complex vitamin found in fruits such as oranges, strawberries, and avocados and in vegetables, such as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, broccoli, and spinach. The synthetic form of folate is folic acid and it is found in certain fortified grain foods, such as
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Benefits of Vitamin C

by Abigail B. January 4th, 2007 | Vitamins
Could vitamin C be the wonder vitamin of the ages? The following maladies are improved by taking vitamin C: cancer, colds, gum disease, heart disease, allergies, cataracts, migraines, memory loss, gallstone formation and hay fever. The list is so conclusive that it appears to be the chant of a snake oil salesman for the one product that helps whatever ails you. It is effective as an aid in so many of these diseases because of its antioxidant properties. It prevents the effects of free radicals which are cell-damaging molecules. Vitamin C is also effective because it boosts ones immunity. Vitamin
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