Browse Category: Nutrients & Supplements
Why do some people catch colds, the flu and other bugs while others don’t? It has a lot to do with your immune system, a collection of tissues, cells, proteins and organs that work together to help the body prevent the infectious diseases and illnesses that can make us sick.
My daughter is an avid vitamin and supplement taker and years ago she asked me: Can I take vitamins with food, or do I need to take them on an empty stomach? I decided to reasearch it out for her and here's what I found: For the most part, it doesn't matter if you take dietary supplements with food or without but here are some instances when it may make a difference...
As you may well know, in the fight to improve cardiovascular health, there are several beneficial changes that you can make to your diet. One possibility that’s been getting quite a bit of attention is red rice, a supplement that reportedly lowers high cholesterol and may also cure diarrhea and other digestive ailments. Keep reading for more information on this new health-friendly supplement.
I have always loved to read about how food and vitamins and supplements interact with and support a healthy body! I've poured through countless books and articles on the topic and I've taken vitamins and supplements for years. My best friend recently asked me "what is the end-all list of vitamins and supplements I should be taking?" so in an effort to keep my final list handy so I can share it with her and my other friends, I'm publishing it on IH.
Is it possible that a “magical new plant” has been discovered? According to a news report, this “magical plant” has actually been known in the Southwest United States and northern Mexico as a healing plant, similar to goldenseal and Echinacea. American Indians and Hispanics have been using it to help with a variety of health issues from toothaches to sinus infections for years. So what is this magical plant? Let’s take a closer look . . .
In the first two articles in this series, we reviewed what a clinical trial is, and why clinical trial evidence showing that a supplement does what you want it to do in humans is the most important reason to choose a supplement.
Now, we’ll take you through a couple of examples to illustrate the best way to use this knowledge to choose the right supplements, and to avoid useless ones.
In this second of a three part series, we’ll explore what makes good and bad clinical trials. Good results from good clinical trials are absolutely necessary before committing to the time and expense of taking a supplement.
With thousands of supplements making hundreds of claims, how does one go about choosing the right ones? In this first of a three part series, I'll offer up a common sense method that will make the job much easier, and help you narrow down the choices.
You know that vitamins and minerals are essential to your overall health and well-being, but which vitamins and how much of each should you be getting? And can you have too much of a good thing? For instance . . . do you get enough Vitamin C in your diet? What are the foods that contain this nutrient? And, are you eating enough of the foods that do contain this essential vitamin? Let’s take a closer look at Vitamin C and all its benefits.
You know that vitamins and minerals are essential to your overall health and well-being, but which vitamins and how much of each should you be getting? And can you have too much of a good thing? For instance . . . are you “B-eing” vigilant about getting enough of the B-Complex vitamins? Perhaps you don’t even know what they are! Where can you find B-Complex vitamins, and what can they do for your overall health? Let’s take a look . . .
When you think about calcium, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? You might say “healthy bones”—and you’d be right! But that’s not the only part of your body that needs calcium to thrive. Read on to learn more about this essential nutrient.
Does Vitamin A make you’re “A-List” on a daily basis? Or are you lacking in this “Grade-A” vitamin? You know that vitamins and minerals are essential to your overall health and well-being, but which vitamins and how much of each should you be getting? And can you have too much of a good thing? Let’s take a look at the ever-important Vitamin A.
Do you take a calcium supplement? For years the experts have been telling us that calcium is a vital part of a healthy woman’s daily nutritional regimen, especially when it comes to maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis. And since not all of us can get our daily value through food sources, many of us turn to calcium supplements to reap the rewards of calcium.