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Vitamin D: Not Just for the Health of Your Bones


Decades ago the medical community only thought vitamin D was involved in the health of our teeth and bones. At one time, vitamin D deficiency was only thought of as the cause of Rickets. Although it does play a major role in the prevention of many bone diseases, new research has focused the shift on vitamin D and its involvement in many other diseases, as well as overall health.

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Weight Loss: 3 Simple Steps


Metabolism is important for your overall health as well as any weight loss goals you may have. People struggle with weight loss because their approach is focused on calorie restriction only. They choose foods that are lowest in calories and fat and this has a negative impact on their body’s metabolism. Foods and nutrients are required by our bodies to produce energy and for our body’s metabolism to function efficiently.

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10 Tips for Reducing Sugar Intake


I think by now, everyone understands that sugar is NOT part of a healthy diet. It has been linked to such things as accelerated aging, poor bone health, and emotional health issues. But the most concerning issue is how it suppresses your immune system. It does this by depleting necessary nutrients and minerals and causing an inflammatory state in the body.

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A Processed Food Diet: A Major Risk Factor For Type 2 Diabetes


The processed food diet of the Western world has contributed greatly to the type II diabetes epidemic in the United States. The rate of type 2 diabetes has increased since processed foods flooded our food supply. Other populations that adopt a Western diet also have high rates of type 2 diabetes.

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The True Facts About Cholesterol


Cholesterol is a molecule in the sterol family. Sterols are waxy insoluble substances that are only soluble in fats and oils. Because the cholesterol molecule is not soluble in watery substances or blood, it needs to be carried through the bloodstream via lipoproteins.

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Probiotics: Not Just For Digestive Disorders


Today many people suffer from digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, candida, ulcers and acid reflux. Currently, our country is facing an epidemic of digestive illness related to the foods we eat and our lifestyle (Lipsky, 2005).

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Nutrition And Gene Expression


Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, much has been discovered about the topic of epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of hidden influences or changes in gene activity without changing the primary DNA sequence.

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