Due to research indicating the protective effects that vitamin D may have against conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, there have recently been requests in the scientific and public communities to raise the recommended levels of vitamin D.* At the end of 2008, both the US and Canadian governments announced they would be reviewing vitamin D and calcium, which may lead to higher recommended daily intakes. A new [...]
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With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner many people may be partaking in adult beverages and eating traditional Irish foods like corn beef and cabbage. However, those prone to gout should watch both their alcohol consumption and their diet. Gout flair ups can be induced by foods containing purines. Ingestion of foods high in purines can raise uric acid levels in the blood and precipitate gout attacks in some people.* [...]
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Lutein, a nutrient found in various foods including green leafy vegetables and egg yolk, can be taken in supplement form to help reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD).* Research has also shown breakthroughs in skin and heart health. A new study from Beijing-based researchers, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, has noted improvements in the sensitivity to contrast on a computer screen in subjects taking lutein! [...]
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