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Vitamin supplements may not prevent dementia according to the NY Times, but doing these things instead may

Vitamin supplements may not prevent dementia according to the NY Times, but doing these things instead may. According to the NY Times, the evidence supporting the idea that vitamin supplements can prevent dementia is weak or non existent.   On the other hand, there are things you can do that are proven to reduce your risk. Sure, supplements are relatively inexpensive and are usually safe.  Pharmaceuticals on the other hand, are risky and require a prescription because of that. The NY Times recently offered some great advice to reduce your risk of dementia.  This includes Increased physical activity; Blood pressure Read More »

13 must have essential vitamins needed to stay healthy according to Popular Science Magazine.

13 must have essential vitamins needed to stay healthy according to Popular Science Magazine. According to a recent article in Popular Science Magazine, there are only 13 actual vitamins that you cannot live without. These 13 vitamins are essential for your bodies chemistry to work properly.   Popular Science castes doubt on the need for vitamin supplementation, since they believe taking a supplement that covers 100 percent of you needs may be redundant and unnecessary.   Your mileage may vary on that idea since many of us may require supplementation on a regular basis to fill in for the deficits on our Read More »

Important Vitamins and Their Purpose, a guest post

Important Vitamins and Their Purpose, a guest post Consuming a variety of vitamins and nutrients is essential to helping our body function correctly, fighting off disease and keeping our energy levels high to keep us going throughout the day. They can be found in many foods ranging from fruit and vegetables to meat and dairy products providing us with a range of sources to choose from. The human body works differently for everyone and therefore different vitamins and minerals are required for different people. Careers and daily routines will have an effect on the requirements needed by each person and Read More »

Protect the skin you’re in. Here is an infographic that tells you how to do it.

Protect the skin you’re in.  Here is an infographic that tells you how to do it. The skin is an organ, just like many of the other body organs.  If we eat well, these nutrients enter the skin and help keep it healthy.  A lack of certain nutrients or too much in certain people can cause acne, psoriasis and many other problems. Certain vitamins can help our skin stay healthy. Let”™s look at a food that can give you an all-round healthy boost and stuff that you need to keep away from: Fruits and veggies are the de facto standard Read More »

Vitamin expiration dates; how long can I keep vitamins before they should be disposed of.

Vitamin expiration dates; how long can I keep vitamins before they should be disposed of. Most of us have vitamins in our cabinets, and like drugs, and eggs, and milk, they have expiration dates. If the supplement has expired, often, the date on the bottle is required by law from the manufacturer since the potency of vitamins will degrade over time. You can safely continue to consume most vitamin supplements past their expiration, however, their ability to work in your body will be diminished, and certain ones that require refrigeration, must be returned to the refrigerator soon after using them Read More »