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Why is Vitamin K2 Important for Children?

Research over the past several years shows how valuable and necessary vitamin K is for adults and kids when it comes to supporting cardiovascular, bone, and blood health. Vitamin K2 as MK-7 ensures calcium is directed to the parts of our body where it's needed most, like our bones. First, a quick vitamin K review. Vitamins K1 and K2 have slight variations in their chemical molecular structure…

The Best Time to Take Supplements

As a dietitian, when I used to counsel individuals, there were several occasions when my clients brought in shopping baskets filled with supplements. They couldn’t remember exactly all of the reasons why they bought them nor how much or how often to take them. If this sounds like you, you are NOT alone! I think we’d all like to get the most out of our supplements through proper timing, combining,…

How Kids can Build Strong Bones

We usually think of bone-supporting nutrients as we age, but we should be thinking about them during early development. Childhood through our teenage years set the foundation for healthy bones as we age. Key ingredients that can contribute to strong, healthy bones are calcium, vitamin D3, and vitamin K2.Calcium-rich foods include milk, yogurt, collard greens, spinach, and turnip greens. It may be…

Everything You Need to Know About Calcium

Calcium is required at every stage of life. It’s crucial starting in childhood when we really develop a solid foundation for healthy bones in the future. Throughout adolescence, bones grow rapidly. It’s also very important during pregnancy and lactation, as well as when one is healing from injuries. In later years, bones can begin to lose some of their sturdiness and strength, so a calcium-rich di…

Should I take a Multivitamin?

There has been much debate over the years as to whether we need a multivitamin or not. Many Americans eat what has been unfortunately coined as the Standard American Diet (SAD) which is loaded with refined, processed, pesticide-laden “foods.” Many turn to these convenience foods and fast foods due to fast-paced lives, where eating on the run has become the norm.Daily life demands and not eating a…

The 10 Most Heart Healthy Nutrients

February is National Heart Month, and coincidentally Valentine’s Day too! We need to protect those magnificent hearts of ours as much as possible. An average heart can pump 2,000 gallons of blood each day throughout the body, which is amazing to me. As most of us know, in order to keep our heart functioning optimally, it’s important we try to avoid smoking, alcohol consumption, excessive stress, a…