Adequate levels of vitamin D have been linked with many positive health outcomes – reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and bone fractures. Now a study shows that surgical patients with higher vitamin D levels have lower rates of death and complications after surgery. An opinion paper written by two physicians is urging doctors to check … Read More

Vitamin D is rarely listed on food labels. Most of us remember it as the sunshine vitamin we learned about long ago in high school biology class. And, few of us think about this vitamin daily. Maybe we should. Vitamin D may be more important to your health than you realize.  Vitamin D protects your … Read More

Each time you open and close a vitamin bottle in the bathroom you add at bit of humidity and moisture. Right after a shower, the humidity in the room could be close to 100%. This high moisture content degrades the effectiveness of vitamin supplements. You can lose almost all the vitamin C in a week. … Read More

C for yourself – vitamin C slows wrinkles. In women aged 40 to 74, lower vitamin C intakes were associated with a greater risk for wrinkles and skin dryness. An orange a day could keep the wrinkles at bay. … Read More

How do you eat more nutritiously and add flavor, too? Add a little butter or olive oil to cooked veggies. Adding a little fat helps the vitamins in veggies to be absorbed more efficiently. … Read More

Americans spend more than 21 billion dollars a year on dietary supplements, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. Does the research evidence show that our dollars are well spent? Let’s look at some of the studies investigating supplements and see what the results mean to you. Folic Acid and Hip Fracture: After suffering a stroke … Read More

Pepper power – one green pepper gives you double your vitamin C for the day. Red or yellow peppers offer three to four times your daily vitamin C plus twice your daily requirement for vitamin A. … Read More

Many people avoid eating nuts because they are high in fat. But nuts contain monounsaturated fat, like olive oil, and are rich in vitamin E, fiber and B vitamins. As long as you keep it to a handful and not a canful, nuts are a healthy choice. … Read More

Vitamin/mineral supplements are additions to healthy eating, not substitutes for healthy foods. It’s a question we’re asked often. We’re not against supplements. We think of them like car insurance; wise to have but no substitute for safe driving. Experts aren’t in total agreement about who should take vitamin and mineral supplements but they all agree … Read More