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The Most Important Nutrients for Brain Health

No matter what our age is, we all can benefit from some extra brain support. Whether we want to support mental clarity, mood health, or focus, certain foods and brain exercises can help, but it’s still a good idea (especially as we get older) to add supplements that promote healthy brain function. Some of the best options include the omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaeno…

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,…

In Response to CNN's Article about Vitamin D and Bone Health

On October 6, 2018, CNN posted an article with the headline: Vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, major study finds. Here we go again, with another confusing article. It stated, “Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients.”T…

Top Supplements for an Active Lifestyle

Maintaining an active lifestyle plays a key role in optimizing our health and outlook on life. Activity keeps our joints lubricated, muscles strengthened, and tendons and ligaments flexible. Athletes of all types and levels of ability want to be able to maximize their workouts, enhance performance, and reduce recovery time as much as possible. Beyond balanced nutrition, many supplements offer supp…

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…

Vitamin D: Why We Need It & How to Get It

Vitamin D3 has been a “hot” topic of discussion for the past few years, and the scientific research continues increasing regarding the crucial role it plays in our health and wellbeing. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) are the two vitamin Ds referred to in research and are found in both food and supplements. Vitamin D3 is known as nature’s sunshine vitamin, and is a vit…