Is Coffee Okay? 5 Things You Should Know

Many people look forward to a fresh cup of coffee to start their day or for a “boost” during an afternoon slump. But those who are health conscious might be wondering if coffee is okay to consume regularly. Well, the answer to that isn’t black and white, but let’s look at some facts about coffee and how it affects our … Read More

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4 Ways to Better Support Your Bones

Eating and living well is the best way to nourish our bodies and avoid health concerns as we get older — and that includes the health of our bones! They form the framework of our bodies, so having strong bones is important for avoiding long-term issues, such as bone loss and fractures. What Affects Bone Health? Although bone loss is … Read More

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Itchy skin & watery eyes? You could have allergies!

  An allergy is an abnormal reaction to something in your environment or to a food you eat. Triggers are called allergens. The allergens in food are somewhat of a mystery to medical science. It is largely unknown why some food proteins are more allergenic than others. Allergies are labeled, identified, and classified by how, and to what degree, the … Read More

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Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

Vitamin B2 is now called riboflavin. This is one of the most widely distributed water-soluble vitamins in the body. As a co-enzyme, it is important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Like other nutrients, it participates in the formation of red blood cells and antibodies, and is good for healthy eyes, hair, skin and nails. Another way that … Read More

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Vitamin B1 – Thiamin

This is the second article in the B complex vitamins series. As mentioned in our original post “The B-complex vitamins – Simplified” (March 2015), the members of the ‘Vitamin B Complex’ are actually varied in their actions in the body and their availability in foods.” Thiamin, formerly known as Vitamin B1, is one of the essential energy-producing vitamins. In the annals of vitamin discoveries, thiamin … Read More

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Getting Results – How Long Before I Get Results with High Potency Supplements?

This is a question I hear often, especially in my consultations. Of course, there are many variables that can affect the answer. The first consideration is the current nutritional status of your body. This means how much of each of the vital nutrients you have in your system at any given moment. Keep in mind that it changes based on … Read More

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Getting the Best from Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another one of the free radical scavengers. It is a great antioxidant.  And, remember that free radicals are constantly being produced in your body during normal metabolic activities.  I often recommend taking up to 1000 IU (international units) on a daily basis. However, you cannot just jump in and start taking that much. If you do, you could … Read More

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Vitamin D: The “Sunshine” Vitamin

VITAMIN D is a fat-soluble vitamin known as the “sunshine” vitamin because the action of the sun’s ultraviolet rays converts a form of cholesterol present in the skin into vitamin D. This bodily transaction also drives home the point that you NEED cholesterol. Vitamin D, along with the minerals magnesium and boron, need to be present for the assimilation and … Read More

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How Much Vitamin C Should You Take?

How much Vitamin C should I take daily? This is a great question. Each of us is bio-chemically unique. Because of diet and lifestyle, including work environment, different nutrient requirements exist and different levels are present in our blood stream.  Unlike most other animals, humans cannot make Vitamin C in their bodies.  It must be obtained from food or supplements. … Read More

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The B-complex Vitamins – Simplified

Technically, vitamins are classified as coenzymes or cofactors that must be supplied to the body because the body cannot synthesize them. Coenzymes and cofactors are needed to activate other substances in the body.  Since your bodily functions are dependent upon the activation of enzymes and proteins, enough of the vitamins are needed to make whole and complete enzymes where and … Read More

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