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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…

Which is Best: Cod Liver Oil or Fish Oil?

I visit dozens of natural food stores and pharmacies every year and attend a number of conferences and trade shows. I’m always asked, which is best: cod liver oil or fish oil. It’s a great question. Here are my thoughts…Cod liver oil and fish oil are both great sources of omega-3s. Here’s the difference – cod liver oil also provides vitamins A and D3. This is the main distinction between the two.…

How to Maintain Strong, Healthy Bones

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month – and there’s no better time to talk about preserving our bone health.First, let’s start with the offenders. The Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of highly acidic foods and beverages. These include lunch meat, beef, pork, sausage, hot dogs, potato chips, crackers, white pasta, hard cheese, and sugary foods (like cookies, ice cream, sodas, and candy), plus b…

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 Most Powerful Immune Boosting Nutrients

This is the time of year where our immune systems are more taxed than ever. This can be due to a variety of reasons which may include: colder weather and fluxing temps; food choices; and increased stress from all the holiday shopping, bills, entertaining, and travel. Not sleeping our regular hours due to all the above also adds stress to our body. Help keep your immune system in optimal shape with…

How to Beat the Winter Blues

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, sometimes we find ourselves feeling out of sorts or a little "blue." I've heard it described as the long, dark night of the soul. It isn't just outlook that may be affected. We may even find a change in our energy level or sleeping pattern.If you can relate, you're not alone. Millions of us struggle during the darker months. This mood and energy c…