Friday, February 1, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Scientists investigate possible connection between autism and vitamin D [Study]

Vitamin D plays a pivotal role in a number of disorders. Now scientists are investigating whether the “sunshine vitamin” could be implicated in autism. With autism rates climbing and levels of vitamin D declining because of more sunscreen use and less time spent outdoors, scientists have begun to look into a possible link.

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Source: Environmental Health News

20-20: A Natural Approach to Better Eyesight

Just like other parts of our body, the eyes too require proper nutrition in order to function properly. While it is important for us to consume the whole spectrum of minerals and vitamins for optimum health, some vitamins are more important than others when it comes to the health of our eyes.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Magnesium and Calcium Revealed to Be Powerful Natural Treatments for PMS

Women looking for more natural cures for their period pains will be delighted to learn that research supports the long-term use of magnesium and calcium.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mott's for Tots Juice Sued Over Immune Support Claim

Plaintiffs say the juice doesn't have any scientific backing for immunity support

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is getting sued over a Mott's for Tots juice that claims to boost children's immune system.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Being Healthier by Adding Five Foods to Your Daily Diet

There are numerous often-ignored foods that fit the bill for healthier eating.

Folic Acid Doesn't Raise Cancer Risk [Study]

People taking high doses of the B vitamin folic acid are not at an increased risk of cancer, according to an international analysis, a finding that eases some concern about the possible side effects of national programs aimed to raise intake of the vitamin.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The ABC's of vitamins

Let's talk about vitamins A, B, C, and D, what they are good for and where we can get them.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

7 nutrient deficiencies that can make you sick

Tired? Depressed? Always under the weather? You might not be getting the right amount of these vitamins and minerals.

Friday, January 25, 2013

What’s inside your vitamins? Rock Health-backed LabDoor launches app to help you find out

LabDoor, a San Francisco-based startup backed by digital health accelerator Rock Health, on Thursday launched web and mobile apps to help people research dietary supplements.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Registered dietician weighs in on foods to eat when trying to lose weight

Typically, when you start a diet, you run down a list of things you'll need to eliminate, but there are certain foods you should never ditch when you diet.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Choose foods that fight illness

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"A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it," said Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.

He understood what we now know: Deficiencies of vitamins and other vital nutrients can cause us to fall prey to illness.

Seasonal Affective Disorder can be combated with vitamins, natural light

...Vitamin D deficiencies are most common in winter months and some studies suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and certain mood disorders, including SAD, which can cause mood changes and unhappiness due to the lack of sunlight...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Foods to help prevent the flu

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By now you know to wash your hands often and to cover your cough to prevent spreading the flu.

But what role does your diet play?

Came Down with a Cold or Flu? Eat These Foods

Vitamin ReadyA balanced diet can boost your immune system and help prevent you from getting sick, but if you happen to catch a cold, or worse, the flu, a healthy diet is essential in helping you recover faster. Here are the foods you should be eating when you're sick.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Prescription Drugs Depleting Your Vitamins [Video]

A local nutritionist says many people don't realize the prescription drugs they take for one problem could deplete them of nutritional vitamins and spark a whole new set of problems.

Vitamins You Need In The Postnatal Phase

The mother's body goes through a lot stress and trauma during pregnancy and even after it. That is, women feel weak after the delivery and are advised to rest well. Many women become victims of postnatal malnutrition due to an improper nutrition and lack of sufficient rest. This also happens when a healthy diet is not followed after the baby is born.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Do vitamins and supplements really work?

Does taking additional vitamins and minerals make a difference how you look and feel? Why spend money on them if it doesn’t? 

In the old days, physicians used to say, “If you eat right you don’t need any vitamins.”

I used to say, “Show me someone who ‘eats right.’”

Saturday, January 19, 2013

10 forgotten winter fruits and veggies

Usually people are too blinded by butternut squash and sweet potatoes to pay attention to the variety of produce that hits stands once the temperatures drop. Try these 10 uncommon yet delicious fruits and veggies in our favorite healthy recipes.

Megadoses of vitamin C help common cold, influenza

A study in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics suggests that taking megadoses of vitamin C before and after a person gets a cold or influenza can help prevent the viral infections and relieve symptoms effectively.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

7 Nutrients That Help Increase Muscle Tone

Calories aren't the only things that count when it comes to a jaw-dropping body: If you aren't eating the right nutrients, you aren't going to slim down or build strong, sexy muscles.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Essential Guide to Essential Vitamins & Their Food Sources [Infographic]

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There’s a reason certain vitamins and minerals are prefaced by the word “essential” — your body needs them to function properly, as this infographic illustrates.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Long Live You: Get Your Vitamins And Minerals: Magnesium

The new year is a great time to look at vitamins and minerals essential for good health. This month we are going to start with magnesium: why we need it and where we get it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Do vitamins C and D prevent the flu?

The simple answer right now is: no.
However, I believe in vitamins C and D as essential vitamins that, at healthy levels, can slow the progression of a viral infection.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

High dose vitamins 'could inhibit healing process'

Taking very high vitamin doses could harm the body by inhibiting its ability to heal, new research indicates.
Millions take pills to boost their levels of vitamins including C and E, which are antioxidants.

Calories, Vitamins and Nutrients application for iPhone and iPad [App]

Network Panda announced the release of Calories, Vitamins and Nutrients, a free application which can be used by everyone to find the calories, cholesterol, vitamins, minerals, fat and dozens of nutrients for more than 500 thousands foods and meals.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Vitamins take a hit but D-3 should be an essential part of your diet

We know there's a lot of iffy info about vitamins out there, but we're certain vitamin D-3 supplements should be an essential part of your health plan.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Vitamins can harm cancer patients: scientist

LATE-stage cancer patients could be thwarting their own treatment by taking multi-vitamin pills containing antioxidants, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has warned.

The benefits of supplements containing antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E are the subject of fierce debate.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

How common is vitamin overdose?

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Is it possible to overdose on vitamins? Many of the vitamins my patients take have 100% to 400% of the recommended daily allowance of B vitamins and vitamin A.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Loaded baked potatoes filled with vitamins, fiber

Much as I love mashed white potatoes, my favorite “potato” is the sweet variety.

I’ve been cooking and eating sweet potatoes as long as I can remember. And when I found out that they were loaded with vitamins and other good-for-you stuff like fiber, I immediately thought ... Here’s a great excuse to eat sweet potato pie!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Forest Hills Pharmacy Boosts Kids' Health With Free Vitamins

Here's something to chew on. A Forest Hills pharmacy is trying to improve local childrens’ health by giving out free chewable vitamins.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Vitamins: What You Need And What You Don’t

Vitamins and minerals are essential to any diet, and research suggests they may help prevent cancer and heart disease, not to mention other health problems.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Drink Your Vegetables: How to Juice Like a Pro

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If your New Year's resolution was to eat more fruits and vegetables, look no further than your juicer. From ingredients to equipment, this is the juicing pro's guide to creating drinks at home that pack a punch.

ROLLLINS: Natural remedies get their due in 2012

Exciting advancements in medicine are happening and 2012 brought a host of good news in the health care. Despite some depressing government statistics and politics of modern medicine there are many positive signs out there, as more natural therapies are being recognized for their value in disease treatment and prevention. Here are just a few that I find interesting.

Friday, January 4, 2013

B vitamins may boost colorectal health [Study]

Increased intakes of vitamin B6 and riboflavin (B2) are associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new study.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

10 Tips for a Healthy and Strong Back

If you are one of those who has to sit long hours on their office chair, you probably do appreciate a good, pain-free back. Unfortunately, for most such people, back problem is a cold reality.

Make Sure You’re Getting All Your Essential Vitamins from Food with This Reference Guide [Infographic]

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The essential vitamins your body needs can all be found in readily-available foods. This handy chart shows you which foods are rich in each vitamin, so you can plan your meals accordingly.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

13 Superfoods For Kids For 2013

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As adults everywhere renew their gym memberships, stock up on workout gear, and indulge in their last desserts in preparation for tackling those New Year’s resolutions, most kids are just looking forward to an excuse to stay up late and bang pots and pans. But while they may not be concerned enough with their health to commit to self-improvement in 2013, parents should see the New Year as an opportunity to improve the whole family’s health.

Are “Natural” Foods Better than “Artificial” Foods?

Have you been buying more “natural” foods lately? Because the word “natural” has become synonymous with safety, health, and wholesomeness, marketers have been labeling more foods as “natural” to imply the superiority of their products over more “artificial” foods. But does “natural” equal better?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year, from Vitamin Ready. Here's to a healthy 2013!